Stephen Bovino, Superintendent of Schools
I am pleased to welcome all students and families for the 2017-18 school year. I know a great year is ahead of us, and I am looking forward to seeing all that our students will achieve.
On Tuesday, August 29, all of our teachers and support staff joined together for two district-wide opening day meetings that set the stage for the school year ahead. The enthusiasm and excitement on display by our teachers, staff and administrators was inspiring. One of the themes of my presentation was "Ken-Ton Proud." For teachers, staff, administrators, alumni, and the entire school district community, pride in our district runs deep. Ever since I was appointed to the position of Superintendent of Schools during the 2016-17 school year, I have continuously been amazed at the quality of the staff and programs we have here in Ken-Ton Schools. We have a great deal to be proud of.
Our schools offer an array of programs that are unmatched in Western New York. This includes the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, four state-certified Career Academies, the industry-leading Project Lead the Way pre-engineering curriculum, elite K-12 art and music education programs, exceptional world language education programming in French, German and Spanish, a thriving athletics program, and extensive extracurricular opportunities.
These programs are led by a superbly talented staff supported by an innovative mentoring program and our immensely successful Staff Development Center, as well as full-time instructional and technology coaches. We are also making significant enhancements to schools and facilities as part of the ongoing Capital Project, such as upgraded athletic facilities with newly installed artificial turf fields, renovated high school and middle school auditoriums, school renovations, and expansive technology investment.
The Ken-Ton School District has a very strong foundation, and we intend to take the success of our students, schools and staff to new heights. During the 2017-18 school year, the district will embark on a collaborative strategic planning process entitled “Ken-Ton Forward” to establish a renewed vision for the future of Ken-Ton Schools and a plan to make our goals a reality.
I look forward to another year of achievement as our students continue to exemplify the Ken-Ton School District’s long history of distinction and excellence. I wish all our students and families the very best this year.