Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, September 14

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “Sometimes we lack the conviction that our success is needed, when in fact our families and communities need us to be uncommonly successful.”— Princess Fils Aime

Happy Friday!

Something happened earlier in September, and I have decided to tell you about it, hoping you will find it interesting. Continue reading

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, September 7

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “We were born to love, and we were born to have courage for it. So be brave, the rest is easy.” — John McCain

Good Friday morning!

Last night, I was reading some research from the National College Athletic Association (NCAA), and I found out that just over five percent of young men and about seven percent of young women high school cross-country runners go on to compete at the collegiate level. You may be wondering why I was curious about that. Continue reading

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, August 17

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.” — Jenny Han

Good Friday morning!

When I think back to Tuesday and the beautiful sight of all our teachers together in the Monticello gym, I can only be overwhelmed. What a journey it is to become a teacher, a person so important to so many. Continue reading

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, August 10

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good Friday morning!

I am so happy to know that all of our teachers are coming back to school next week! I had the pleasure of meeting 170 new teachers to the County on Tuesday this week; I think our veteran ACPS teachers are going to like them, and I know they can’t wait to meet you! Continue reading

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, August 3

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “We must accept the societal change in the mission of our schools.” — Rick Stiggins

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had an enjoyable July! This week, I had the opportunity to check in on the teacher leadership program, an intervention workshop, and threat assessment training, all out at Western Albemarle High School. Continue reading

Superintendent’s Weekly Check-in, July 13

Superintendent Matthew HaasDear Colleagues:

A thought for next week: “Some people could look at a mud-puddle and see an ocean with ships.” — Zora Neale Hurston

Good morning to you all! I hope that you have had a fine week and that you are getting a chance to rejuvenate this summer!

As you can imagine, these summer months are a time of intense preparation from our support departments to get facilities and programs ready for the coming school year. Continue reading