Nov. 2018 message

October proved to be a great month for Spencerport. How about our hometown Hero…Mr. Jody Wyant?! He assisted a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy in pulling an elderly woman from her burning home in Parma. (more on page 7 of Cornerstone). We are all proud of you, Mr. Wyant!

This November edition of Cornerstone also celebrates the:

• accomplishments of two educators being named among the state’s Master Teachers;
• selection of Ned Dale as the superintendent of Elba; and
• BOCES 2 capital project completion.
We hope you join us in congratulating our teachers, principal and BOCES 2 partners on these well-deserved accomplishments.

This month our focus also continued on safety and security. More than 35 counselors, school psychologists, principals, teachers, security staff, and district leaders completed three days of threat assessment and management team training, and members of the Ogden Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office joined us. In addition, I hosted the second Soup with the Superintendent, along with my co-hosts Ogden Police Chief Chris Mears and Monroe County Sheriff Captain Douglas Comanzo. We invited local first responders to attend the lunch with our security team and principals as an opportunity to meet and place faces with names. Our Family Support Center manager, Erin Hassall, also provided an overview of the center’s counseling and referral services. Please be sure to review this edition of Cornerstone for more details on these initiatives.

Finally, I would also like to recognize our fall athletic teams on their accomplishments this season. Whether division or sectional titles or demonstrating true sportsmanship, our coaches and student athletes make us all proud, and if you have the chance to cheer on our Rangers, please do so!


Dan Milgate
Superintendent of Schools