RHAM is ready for the new school year, superintendent says

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Hebron - posted Tue., Aug. 23, 2011
The first day of school for RHAM students is Aug. 29. Photo by Melanie Savage.
The first day of school for RHAM students is Aug. 29. Photo by Melanie Savage.

At the RHAM Board of Education meeting on Aug. 22, Superintendent Robert Siminski gave a brief report on the district’s back-to-school readiness status. Computers in the media center are “up and ready to go,” said Siminski. The computers will assist the school in meeting technology requirements set by the State Department of Education. Siminski said that the school had purchased new anti-virus software, as well.

Cleaning of the facilities is progressing, and the buildings will be ready for the return of students. Staff is continuing to work on preparing the common core curriculum, so that it will be “ready to implement when the time comes,” said Siminski. New hires have been completed, and the teaching staff is ready for the start of classes.

Outside, 7,000 square feet of new sod have been laid on the competition field. The Wall Street field, which was renovated over the summer in order to eliminate rocks and holes and to make it safer for athletes, is ready for use by the football and soccer teams.

Overall enrollment for RHAM High School, said Siminski, is expected to be between 1,150 and 1,200 students. Since additions and subtractions occur up to and past the first day of school, the final count won’t be available until October, he added.

The first day of school at RHAM is Aug. 29.

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