Superintendent's Message

Welcome to a brand new year - 2017!  Many great events and activities have been taking place during the first four months of school here at Central Fulton School District. We started the year with some new faces in classrooms and several new families moving into the district.  We welcomed Mrs. Amy Boyer to grade 5, Mr. Zachary Mason to Social Studies/Online, Mrs. Kristi Watkins to English Language Arts, Mr. Bretton Smith to Learning Support, Ms. Tonya Miller to the elementary computer and support, Mrs. Crystal Michael to our support staff and Ms. Erika Fleagle to our support staff.  In addition to the new staff, we adjusted well to others in different positions throughout the district.

The district is currently measured on the scores of the PSSA and Keystone Exams, as well as other areas including, but not limited to the Vocational NOCTI exam, SAT, ACT, attendance and graduation rate. When that score became available to us, we looked at areas in which we are strong as well as areas of struggle. We took the opportunity to place staff where we felt there would be a better fit, reviewed and revised curriculum, began piloting new materials and offered professional development in areas that appeared on the annual needs assessment. Much of this occurred over the summer as we prepared for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

As summer ended and school was about to begin, we carried the Olympics theme a bit further and as a staff traveled to Cowan’s Gap State Park for a day long professional development activity where the staff worked on communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. At the end of the morning, we had medal winners for gold, silver and bronze medals followed by a barbeque lunch provided by our cafeteria.

Over the course of this 2016-2017 school year our professional development needs have and will continue to be focused on topics such as common core math, ELA, mental health issues, internet security, and data analysis. Mr. May and Mrs. Mellott along with Mrs. Beatty, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Carbaugh and I have worked to secure speakers and plan activities to improve and inform our staff on these topics.

Another major undertaking that started last spring is the renovation of the elementary building. While most of the work has centered on a new roof, heating and cooling system as well as a secure front entrance, other “new” signs in the building will be cabinetry, carpet, tile, paint, doors, and a couple restroom upgrades. This project will continue over the next 10 months with an anticipated completion date of October, 2017. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility throughout this project as classrooms have been moving into temporary areas to allow renovation to take place.

Our fall sports teams did a tremendous job representing our district in their regular season and into the playoffs. Winter is also off to a great start. Those games can be seen almost any given day in our gyms, both at the elementary and high school. The high school musical staff has been working hard to be ready to present, Joseph and the Technicolored Dreamcoat for you in March. You will not want to miss this performance.

Our FFA students showed animals and presented projects at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show last week.

Band and Chorus have participated in concerts for the winter as well as those at the county and district level. Odyssey of the Mind teams are putting their skits together and practicing for their competition.

As promised, this has been and continues to be a great year to be part of Central Fulton School District!  

We are CF Spartans….Continually Focused on Student Preparation And Readiness To Achieve Next Steps.