Keene Central School continues to be a strong educational institution
in a community that provides strong support for our small school in the
Adirondacks. We strive to continue the
longstanding tradition of providing a well-rounded learning environment that
allows students many opportunities to be successful. None of this would be possible without the
continued support of this wonderful community.
The 2016-2017 school year will, like other years, bring numerous
changes to our school. While we will
remain focused on the fundamental skills of reading, writing, math, and
communication skills, among others, we need to examine the changing landscape
of student learning. Moving forward, we
will continue to examine our methods and help ensure our students are receiving
the best learning opportunities they need in order to succeed at KCS and beyond.
During the 2015-2016 school year we began a Strategic Planning Process
to help us guide our future. We are at the point of putting the final touches
on the Strategic Plan, and we hope to unveil it sometime this fall. Our intention is to use the Strategic Plan to
help focus the district moving forward.
Changes at the State Education Department, the Governor’s Office and U.S.
Department of Education this past year indicate that there will be more changes
moving forward. We cannot control these
changes and we will not let them distract us from our mission of providing
students the best education possible. Testing is not our focus; our intention
is to stay focused on student learning. We
look forward to continuing and strengthening our mission:
“Let each become all he or she is capable of becoming.”
We thank you for all of your continuing support in helping us succeed
in that mission.