Dear Oswego East Family,
In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” In recognition of National Women's History Month, we celebrate all women who have made and continue to make positive contributions throughout history and present day society. I think we all can agree with Eleanor Roosevelt that it is better to have solutions to problems than to just complain about problems. Our students, families, and staff all work together as a team to solve problems and create possibilities for all students to be successful and pursue their dreams.
The month of February was a fun, busy, and successful month; thus the reason I didn’t want it to come to an end. In addition to celebrating Black History Month, Oswego East also experienced its annual International Fest sponsored by MOSAIC, our choir and band members gave yet another great performance, and we had students participate in art competitions, concerts, and athletic events throughout the state. Just recently, students from the Government Club participated in the Harvard Model Congress event where 1,500 students from around the globe joined our students in competition and learning. To close out Black History Month, the Black Student Association hosted its annual family night dinner event. It was an evening of celebration with song, dance, spoken word and wonderful food. Thank you to all of our parents, teachers, staff, and students who come out to various events to support our Oswego East family and to those who organize and offer such amazing events. We have definitely been busy and we are looking forward to another amazing month in March.
Our juniors are preparing to take the SAT on April 5th. All juniors received SAT information from Mr. Chris Grays, Assistant Principal of Student Services. Mr. Grays talked with the Class of 2018 about SAT and the resources they can access on the College Board website. Please visit: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat?affiliateId=www%7Chome&bannerId=ht%7Cgt-st-conn-sat-pr to learn more about SAT, Kahn Academy, and the resources that will help your student be success on the SAT. I encourage juniors and all students to plan for and take the ACT on the national ACT test days. Please contact your counselor for additional information or visit: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html for more information.
On Monday, March 13th, I will hold a coffee chat with parents in the LRC from 6pm to 7pm. The main topic will be homework but parents are more than welcome to discuss any topic at this meeting, as this is a wonderful time to hear from you so we can serve you and our students better. For those who are interested, the school board meeting will begin in the Community Room at 7pm. I look forward to meet with you on Monday, March 13th at 6pm. Please watch my Twitter page and our website for future coffee chat dates and times.
In closing, I would like to thank each of you for all you do for Oswego East. You play such an important role in the education process of students and I recognize that we cannot do all that we do without your involvement and input. We truly value you as our family member and I am so humbly gracious to serve this great school and community as your principal. Please contact me or any member of our phenomenal staff if you have any questions, suggestions or need assistance. Have a wonderful National Women’s History Month!
Yours in service,
Scott L. Savage, Principal