PRINCIPAL - LETTER TO COMMUNITY
Dear Barker Central School Community,
Welcome back to a new academic year at Barker! I am thrilled to extend my warmest greetings to each of you as we embark on this new journey of learning, growth, and discovery together. This year promises to be one of excitement and opportunity, filled with diverse experiences that will enable our students to excel. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment where every student can flourish and achieve their fullest potential.
I encourage each student to embrace the values of respect, responsibility, and resilience. Let us prioritize kindness and empathy, creating a culture of support and understanding within our school community. We will continue to emphasize the importance of collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity as we encourage students to think outside of the box and create their own paths to success. Our goal is to equip students with the skills they need to become adaptable and resourceful individuals, ready to navigate an ever-changing world.
We value your partnership in our educational mission. Your involvement and support play a vital role in ensuring the success of our students, and we look forward to working closely with you throughout the academic year. Let’s make this school year a memorable and enriching experience for everyone.
There are a few important dates to share with you as we prepare for the 2023-2024 school year:
- Welcome Back Night for students in grades 7-12 will be on Tuesday, September 5th from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. This will allow students and their families to meet the teachers, drop off supplies, and become familiar with the expectations of the upcoming school year.
- 7th Grade Orientation will take place during Welcome Back Night from 5:30 to 6:00 PM in the auditorium. If you are a family with a student in 7th grade, please plan to attend. This event will provide information to families regarding the transition into the JH/HS.
- The first day of school is Wednesday, September 6th for all students. We cannot wait to see you soon!
- Homecoming Celebrations will be held the week of Tuesday, October 10th through Saturday, October 14th. Please save the date!!!
I am thrilled to begin my first school year with the Barker CSD community! Please give a warm Barker welcome to the following additional new members of our team:
- Shae Owens - JH/HS School Counselor
- Jessica Bush - Library Media Specialist
- Max Cool - English 7-12
- Kristina Nagel - JH/HS Secretary
I look forward to building relationships with you this year! Please feel free to contact me at any time!
Additionally - please connect with the other members of our leadership/support team for any needs:
- Mr. Chris Cornwell, Coordinator of Curriculum & Professional Learning/Assistant Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Shelly Kordish, Director of Instructional Services - email@example.com
- Mr. Rob Mucha, Athletic Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs. Sara Thibault, Instructional Support Specialist - email@example.com
- Mr. Michael Gendrue, 10-12 Guidance Counselor - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs. Shae Owens, 7-9 School Counselor - email@example.com
Mrs. Micaela M. Love
(716) 795-3832 ext. 4406