Somers Lakeside School District 29

 Greetings From the Somers and Lakeside Schools,
     Welcome to Somers and Lakeside School. This is my third year as District Superintendent.  We are a K-8 public school with  students in K-5  housed in Lakeside and 6-8 middle school students housed in Somers. Presently there are 347 students at Lakeside School and 198 students at Somers School.  The Somers/Lakeside School Board meets on the third Monday of the month, and this year we will alternate meeting  between Somers and Lakeside. Please check the website for monthly for meeting location, times and other pertinent information..
     Something new on the school calendar this year is Curriculum Planning Days (CP). They are designated days in which school is not in session for students. These days are set aside for staff to collaborative on special projects, curriculum and other areas of professional development. Extra time has been added to the beginning and end of each day so the district is meeting state requirements for student instruction.
     I am honored and privileged to be part of such a team of dedicated and professional educators. The bar is high in the Somers and Lakeside Schools, and we fully understand the mission at hand. All of us recognize the importance of communicating and working closely with parents and community. I strongly encourage you to be active in your schools and ask questions to your school board, the staff, and me when you need answers. Only by working together and fully understanding the complex tasks at hand, can we truly meet the needs of all students in this ever changing field of public education.
     From my end, don't hesitate to invite me to community organization gatherings so I can share the good things that go on in your schools. I truly enjoy being a part of this community and working together with  all of you to provide the quality education we all strive for each day in our schools.
Mr. Paul Jenkins

Somers SD. #29