SMS Does it Again!

This is the eleventh time that a student from Suffield Middle School has received the highest score in the state of Connecticut for the Middle School Scholastic Achievement Challenge.

World Language Student

The World Languages Department at Suffield High School is honoring Gabrielle Stevens as its Student of the Month for May. Gabby is currently a student in the Honors Level French 4 class at Suffield High School, where she consistently performs at an extremely advanced level in this course.

SHS Principal Named

It is with pride and great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mr. James Blain as the incoming Principal of Suffield High School. Mr. Blain was interviewed and approved by the Board of Education after a rigorous process.

Good Friend Honored

Several of these Suffield High School seniors, pictured on May 8, said they were the ones who created this heartfelt memorial in the school parking lot to honor Brianna Mailloux, their popular classmate and star athlete who was killed walking on I-91 in Windsor on April 19.

Superintendent’s Update

On April 24 I was honored to participate as a panelist in the 2018 Special Education in Connecticut Summit sponsored by the Klebanoff Institute and the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education. The keynote speaker, Dr. Renee Bradley, Deputy Division Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, presented “Equal Access to Opportunity: Do We Have What It Takes?” She asked questions of us that I often ask.

We Know Our Students at McAlister

Administrators, teachers, and staff at McAlister Intermediate School have been working hard to live and breathe the Suffield Public School District’s mantra this year of “Know Your Students.” My colleagues and I are inspired by the Responsive Classroom philosophy and how many opportunities it provides us with creating a classroom community and getting to know our students. Every single day students are greeted as they enter our classrooms, participate in a community building morning meeting to set the tone for the day, and are provided closure and reflection during Closing Circle at the end of the day.