Posted Date: 08/31/2022
Last week, staff returned to a fully in person district convocation! The day began with a team building activity inspired by the Portrait of a Graduate. Staff were broken up into groups to collaborate on artistic tiles that demonstrate the values and goals of the district. The mission of Portrait of a Graduate is for Wilton Public Schools to inspire and prepare all students to contribute meaningfully to a globally interdependent society. Guided by expert instruction and a rigorous, learner-centered curriculum, our students actively pursue their goals and aspirations and grow to be productive and resourceful members of the community. The staff demonstrated their boundless creativity to produce these tiles to inspire returning students of all ages.
The event continued with remarks from Superintendent, Dr. Kevin Smith. Dr. Smith used the convocation platform to unite and excite district staff with the rallying call to be legendary. A new year marks a new chapter and a new opportunity for staff to make a difference in the lives of their students. Dr. Smith celebrated the existing reputation of the district staff and urged all to recognize the impact of their meaningful connections.
The ceremony concluded with the House Band rocking the Clune! Jeff Ferri, Lauren Kantor, Eric Mendelson, Jim Sheridan and Mike Walsh pleased the crowd again with a cool selection of covers. Staff dispersed to return to their respective school to continue their preparations for the year. Ultimately, convocation concluded with a renewed excitement and palpable energy district wide to welcome the students on Monday!