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Superintendent's Message

A new school year has begun. Our 13 year-round elementary schools have already welcomed back students, parents and staff and our schools on modified traditional and traditional calendars are gearing up for an August 14 start.

A new school year brings excitement and fresh opportunities for students to achieve academic success, explore their interests through a variety of extracurricular activities and make new friends. Our colleagues have been and will continue to engage in professional development to ensure that our students receive a top notch education in each of their classes, every day. Together, we continue to deliver curriculum, instruction, programs and services that ensure our students are academically prepared for graduation, college and careers with ongoing success.

Over the summer, the educational buzz continued to thrive in our District. Thanks to the efforts of many, summer 2014 was the first year since the recession that we have been able to offer summer school classes in all of our schools beyond credit recovery. Students have engaged in enrichment classes, advanced placement courses and other opportunities. For many, these summer classes, allow students to free up their schedules so they can participate in more opportunities such as career academies and the arts that round out their education and prepare them for life beyond high school.

One such program is the Green Energy Technology Academy (GETA) at Laguna Creek High. Through the dedication of the incredible teachers in this program, six GETA students were invited to go to Monaco in July with a solar boat that they built to compete at an international level. What an opportunity for our students! This is just one of many programs that we have built in Elk Grove Unified that provide exceptional experiences to our students that expand their horizons, challenge them to dream of possibilities and help prepare them to be successful in the 21st century economy. I am grateful for the teachers, administrators, parents and business partners who have supported this work and our students.

In Elk Grove Unified we are helping our students become active citizens in a changing 21st century global marketplace. I have been honored to be a part of this work for the past nine and half years and I look forward to watching our District as it moves into the future. Best to you for the 2014-2015 school year!

Sincerely,

Steven M. Ladd, Ed.D.
Superintendent


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