Algoma School District 2021-22 Updates

September 24, 2021

 To Our School District Community: 

Aside from the persistent divisiveness in society today, the Algoma School District continues to demonstrate that there is indeed a path forward. Like always, new paths take time to learn, and our students, staff, and the community have responded to that challenge. Managing uncertainty while learning new processes will be the ongoing obstacle of this school year.

While frustrating, it is also important to remember that we are remaining focused on keeping kids in school, providing unique learning opportunities, and building a culture that is both responsive and resilient. That culture will last longer than any individual or group effort anyway – so why not be a part of the solution rather than glamorize the problem? 

Our students and staff have clearly illustrated that we are off to a great start, we just need to manage the noise. I hope everyone realizes that witnessing students engage with one another meaningfully is a big deal and should not be overlooked. Students who have been away from formal education for 16 months are engaged, happy, and contributing to the greater discourse in Algoma.

So much greatness is happening right in front of our eyes, please take the time to see it, feel it, and embrace it. What we focus on matters, and that focus illuminates the path forward. It’s tough work, and together we can do it. 

Onward

Nick Cochart
Superintendent
Algoma School District

Additional information in this week’s communication

 Elementary School 

Middle/High School & Algoma Venture Academy 

Homecoming Spirit Days: October 4th-9th, 2021 Theme: Movie Genres 

  • Monday – Dress like a construction worker 
  • Tuesday – Dress up in your “movie theme” for your class
  • Wednesday – Class color day
  • Thursday – Camo day
  • Friday – Black/Gold day

Powder Puff Flag Football: Wednesday, October 6th, 6-8 pm @ Perry Field 

Friday, October 8th – Homecoming Fun: 

Pep Assembly @ 1:30-3 pm in Middle/High School Gym 

Pep Band plays @ 4:00 pm @ Algoma Long Term Care Facility 

Homecoming Parade starts @ 4:30 

High School Football Game @ 7 pm @ Perry Field (Homecoming Court will be announced at halftime) 

Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 9th, 8-12 pm 

Grand March starts @ 8:30 pm ($5 student/$3 spectator) 

District

Interested in Girl Scouts? Find out more information HERE 

The lack of officials continues to affect academic-based athletics and will only get worse over the next few years unless something changes. Here’s what you can do to help: 

1. Be kind to officials. Let them know you appreciate them so that your student can participate in athletics. 

2. Help be part of the solution by becoming an official. Click HERE to find out how to become a WIAA Official. 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Learn more HERE.