Superintendent of Schools

June 17, 2022 

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone had an enjoyable week. This evening we are lucky enough to celebrate the graduating Senior Class of 2022 at Frontier Field. This is the culminating event for our seniors and we are looking forward to recognizing these 361 young adults as they take the next step in their lives. I have enjoyed getting to know many of our seniors. The class as a whole has been a tremendous group to work with. A huge thank you to the over 800 staff members who have worked with our 2022 graduates since they started in Victor. In addition, thank you to all of the parents and guardians for raising such fantastic kids. The sky's the limit for this group!

Next week marks the end of the school year for elementary students. Our last day for students is Wednesday, June 22nd. Although there have been challenges throughout this year related to the Pandemic, our kids have had a great experience coming back full time to school and beginning to move into more “normal” activities as the school year progressed. A special shout out for the 6th Grade Celebration taking place on the afternoon of June 22nd. I know our 6th graders are looking forward to the day!

Finally, Monday we will have no school in honor of Junteenth. Juneteenth is a national holiday that commemorates the day that Texas, the last Confederate state, learned about the Emancipation Proclamation, marking the end of slavery in the United States in 1865. It has been celebrated annually on June 19th in various parts of the United States since 1865. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. 

The day celebrates the end of slavery for African Americans and also is a day to celebrate African American culture. According to the National Museum of African American History & Culture, the historical legacy of Juneteenth shows the value of never giving up hope in uncertain times. We celebrate Juneteenth and the ideals of freedom for everyone and an understanding and appreciation for the differences between us. 

Have a great weekend and please reach out if you have any questions. 

With gratitude,

Tim Terranova,

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VCS Class of 2022 in cap and gowns at parade