Dear Students, Staff and Parents:
Welcome to the 2015-16 school year! As the summer weather gives way to fall, I would like to welcome parents, teachers, District staff and students back to the Lackawanna Public Schools. For parents/guardians whose students are entering our schools for the first time, a special welcome and a heartfelt thank you for the trust that you have placed in us.
We hope the summer break provided time to relax with family and friends and that students are prepared to meet the challenges of the new school year. We are prepared and excited to help our pupils learn and succeed. Whether a member of the class of 2016 or 2028 or any place in between, we are committed to providing an education that will ready each student for the next step in their journey—whether it be another year in the Lackawanna Public Schools or college or military service or the workplace. We are committed to helping each and every student—all 1,800 of them.
We work at being “dedicated to excellence” every day. This year, we have completed two capital projects that make our school buildings more safe and more ready for the technological demands of today’s students. Our teachers have been preparing quality programming and working to address the new standards and state requirements. After all, the bar of excellence is always changing, and we are working to continuously improve.
As superintendent, I am excited to continue the strong traditions of the Lackawanna Public Schools. We are ready to start the new school year and welcome the opportunity to work with our students as they develop new skills, acquire more knowledge, deepen their understanding of the world, and achieve their goals. I wish all of our students a challenging, rewarding, and successful year filled with life-enriching learning experiences.
Anne G. Spadone