Superintendent Lynn JohnsonAs I write this message I would like to reflect on the 2018-2019 School Year as well as update everyone on our goals and objectives during summer break.  To start, I want to Thank and Congratulate the retirement of the Following Staff who have served Bangor Public Schools over the past number of years:
  • Dan Thorbjornsen – Middle/High School Dean of Students.  Mr. T as he has been known to many over the years is retiring from Bangor with 29 years of service to the district.
  • Kit Coggins – Middle School Special Education Teacher.  Mr. Coggins is retiring after serving the students of Bangor for 24 years.
  • Bev Letten – Kitchen Paraprofessional.  Mrs. Letten is retiring after serving 22 years at Bangor.
  • Joann Small – Middle school Counselor.  Mrs. Small retired at the end of February 2019 after 27 years serving students at Bangor.
  • Mary Goril –Kitchen Paraprofessional/Bus Driver.  Miss Mary retired after 18 years of service to Bangor Public schools.

I thank each one of you for your dedication to the children of Bangor Public Schools and wish each of you a great and happy retirement.

This past school year brought us some very exciting happenings within the district.  The addition of “Robotics” to the High School building created collaboration opportunities for our students and districts alike. The excitement kept growing as our own Valhalla Nation Team qualified for the State Robotics competition which was held at Saginaw Valley State University in early April.  Thank you Mr. Jeremy Gleason and Mr. Bill Mock for mentoring these fine students.
Also, we want to thank the following programs that continue to be successful and make Bangor High School a great place for extracurricular opportunities:
  • Mrs. Tianna Doe and the fabulous Bangor Band program. This year’s band have set the bar extremely high for all future band students with the amount of prestigious awards they received during the year.
  • Mrs. Christine Sargeant and the Drama/Theatre program and Show Choir. Mrs. Sargeant has been very successful in rebuilding these Fine Art programs.
  • Mr. Mark Myers and Gone Boarding.  Dream it…Build it…Shred it! Mr. Meyers has created a very popular class with many students wanting to sign up for the course.

Please keep a lookout for more new and exciting programs and clubs to start in the Fall of 2019.

The School District also spent considerable amount of time this spring working with Michigan Association of School Boards in the development of a District-Wide “Strategic Planning Process”.  Goals developed for Implementation are as follows:
  • Goal Area 1: Academic/Programs
  • Goal Statement: Create Diverse Learning Environments to meet the needs and interests of all students.
  • Goal Area 2: Learning Environment/Culture, Personnel/Leadership
  • Goal Statement:  Improve Culture, Accountability, and Trust between all Stakeholders
  • Goal Area 3: Communication/Stakeholder Engagement
  • Goal Statement: Utilize Resources to Implement Activities for all Stakeholders
  • Goal Area 4: Operations
  • Goal Statement: Create Processes and Procedures to address district-wide Systems

These are just a few of the GREAT and EXCITING things that have happened here at Bangor Public Schools.  Please continue to follow us on Facebook, and the School District website for more updates throughout the summer.

I hope everyone has a safe and joyous summer break and I look forward to seeing everyone in the fall.

Lynn Johnson
Superintendent, Bangor Public Schools

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