There has been a bit more of a gap than I prefer since my last blog in late December, but the holidays have now come and gone, and with their passing, so has passed much of the frenzied pace which seems to be synonymous with the Christmas season. January has been the best month for me to take some vacation time as well, and so I find myself in the process of "catching up" after being out of the office for a week. I admit, I am guilty of saying on Tuesday, (my first day back from vacation) that a snow day would come in handy soon! Lo and behold, Wednesday's weather resulted in a closure. No, the superintendent doesn't get to stay home on a calamity day, but instead, I enjoy a bit of a slower pace on those days. I can get several items off my "to do" list in just one of these days.
The renovation and expansion project has generated much community interest and excitement. Coming up soon on January 27, will be the bid opening for the early site work and temporary swing space, which was bid out during January. The building renovation and expansion project will be bid in March and awarded in early April. Garmann-Miller Architectural Engineers recently sent a proof of the rendering of the building, which looks great. Two sets of large display boards will be delivered soon so that the staff, students, and community can also see what the exterior of the finished building will look like. Stop by any time and check out the renderings and ask questions about the project. We can't wait to get started with the actual construction!
In closing,I have to pass along this bit of "fun" information that I ran across over the holidays. Apparently the average person eats 65,000 cookies in their lifetime! Since cookies are one of my favorite foods, I may have already met my quota for a lifetime. What about you?