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Superintendent of Schools


Anita Murphy
p: (315) 625-5251

Sandra Robinson
Secretary to Superintendent
p: (315) 625-5251

August 2016

Dear Parents, Staff and Students:
It is hard to believe that summer is almost over and school is ready to start.  It is with pride and enthusiasm that I welcome the staff and students back for the 2016-2017 school year!  As you make your way into our buildings for the opening of school, athletic events and open houses, please take note at the pristine condition that our buildings and grounds are in.  As always our buildings and grounds personnel, custodians and operational staff have done a wonderful job ensuring that our facilities look GREAT.  In addition, this summer our bus drivers and cafeteria staff worked diligently to ensure that students arrived safely for our expanded summer school, summer enrichment and extended school year activities that occurred all through July and August.  We are thankful to everyone in our offices who welcomed new folks to our community when registering new students and helping members of our staff and community with any questions that they may have had.  Finally, I would like to recognize the business office for getting us all ready for a new school year while completing the mandated external audit.  Please join me in saying “Thank you” and “Job Well Done” to those that afford us the ability to educate our students in an environment we can be proud of.
The staff will officially usher in the 2016-2017 school year this Thursday, September 1st,   beginning with a breakfast at 7:30 in the high school cafeteria.  Our students will arrive Tuesday, September 6th, ready for the year ahead.  APW’s vision remains the same Academics at its best, Pursuit of Excellence, Where students come first!  To ensure that this vision remains a reality the Board of Education has developed goals and metrics that we will begin to share with the community on the first day of school.  In addition, the board will discuss these goals and metrics at the September board meeting after which they will be posted to the website and hung throughout the district on posters.  I thank the board for all of their work this summer to ensure that our staff and students continue to have the best experience that APW can offer. 
Individual and collective progress emerges for those that choose a positive attitude and relentlessly pursue excellence. I am proud to say that the staff at APW has embraced this and has been working over the past two years to make excellence a reality for all children.  Not only are test scores increasing rapidly but our students have embraced opportunities to participate in Advanced Placement Courses, new programming for special education students, a new program with OCC where students can earn an Associate’s Degree in Humanities at the same time that they earn a high school diploma, a new PTECH Early College High School that was created regionally in conjunction with business partners and OCC for students who wish to study mechanical and electrical technology while pursuing an Associate’s Degree with their high school diploma, full day (as well as half day), Pre-K, and the list goes on. 
I am extremely proud of our teachers who have worked persistently in creating standards based curriculum.  The curriculum is designed especially for APW students by the educators who know them the best.  The work done over the past two years has been extensive and I applaud everyone who works with our children for their dedication and hard work that will ensure that our students are college or career ready when they leave APW.    
One of my favorite activities of opening day is being able to introduce our new faculty and staff members. Our community, our school and our students are very fortunate that we are able to add such outstanding people to our team. Our students and staff are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the professionals here at APW Central School District.  Their care, concern and unyielding desire to serve our students are the foundation that our District is built on.
Each of us shares the responsibility to strive to ensure that every child, in every classroom, every day, achieves to the fullest of their potential.  I ask everyone in the community to help us make sure that this continues to remain a reality.  There are many events at APW including athletics, concerts, plays etc. where the community can show their support.  Please join us in celebrating our children in all that they do.
I want to start the school year by saying “thank you” to each of you.  Your continued commitment to the APWCSD makes it an honor and privilege to serve alongside of you.  We look forward to a fantastic school year.
Thank you for all that you do for our children,


Important Info.

Interim Superintendent Employment Agmt 2017
PDP Addendum to 2016 Plan
APW 2016-17 Elementary School LAP Plan
APW 2016-17 Professional Development Plan
Athletic Title IX Report 2016
APW District Code of Conduct 2015-16
2015-2016 APPR Plan (approved)
Superintendent Salary and Benefit Correction
Understanding Teacher & Principal Growth Scores
APPR Composite Score Parent Request Form
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Superintendent's Contract

Anita Murphy, Superintendent

639 County Route 22
P.O. Box 97
Parish, NY 13131