Superintendent's Update - June 15, 2021

Dear Shrewsbury Families, Colleagues, & Community Members,

As we approach the end of this extraordinary year, I want to express my gratitude for all you have done to support our students through all of the challenges that the pandemic presented.  The effort and dedication I witnessed have made me even more proud to be a member of this community and this school district.  On behalf of the students, thank you!  

Please read on for information about providing me with feedback; links to view SHS graduation and concert performances; and a link to our district's spring virtual art show!

• Feedback for the Superintendent: I invite SPS families and Shrewsbury community members to take a couple of minutes to complete a very brief survey to provide me with feedback regarding my communication and leadership during this past school year.  I will share the results publicly as part of my evaluation by the School Committee.  You can access the survey here. (Colleagues, please see your school email for a separate staff survey).

• Links to SHS Graduation & Musical Performances: On Friday, June 4 the SHS Class of 2021 received their diplomas in a first-class graduation ceremony held outdoors at SHS.  You can watch the video of graduation here.  I also invite you to click here to watch the outstanding performances of the SHS band, choir, and orchestra groups that are part of their virtual spring concert, and to view the excellent virtual Commemoration performance by the Senior Choir & Strings group click here.

• Link to the SPS Grades K-12 Virtual Spring Art Festival: Please click here to view a slide show of student artwork created during the second half of the school year in both in-person and remote settings.  These student artists have created some incredible pieces - enjoy!

The examples of student success found above could not have been possible without the very skillful work of our educators and staff and the support of our families and community.  I hope you feel the same sense of pride that I do in what our students have accomplished, especially this past year.


Joe Sawyer
Superintendent of Schools

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