Superintendent’s Message

RetireesDear Team,

Last week I had the pleasure of honoring our 2015-16 retirees. In total we have 42 retirees who have worked collectively for more than 760 years in the SDoL! On behalf of the district, we wish you good health and happiness as you enter this new phase of your life. Please continue to mentor and support our wonderful students as you will always be a part of the SDoL Team.

Last evening the Board of Directors approved a proposed final budget which includes an investment in supplemental reading materials (ARC), instructional technology to include iPads for all 6th grade math/science classrooms, additional teaching positions to assist with lowering class size, and an additional crossing guard near King Elementary to accommodate student safety. I applaud the Board for recognizing and financially supporting these areas of need. A final budget must be approved prior to June 30, 2016.

Congratulations to our McCaskey Boys’ Track and Field Team for winning both the Section 1 Championship and the Boys’ Lancaster Lebanon League Championship. Several of our students placed in various events at the All League Meet.

May has been an extremely busy month for all of us as we wrap up the school year. I personally thank each of you for the many memorable learning opportunities you have provided for our students. From high quality instruction to field trips, concerts, games, special speakers and other events, these moments are what keep our students engaged and eager to do their best. Keep up the great work!

Together We Can,


Martin School’s Isaac’s Night

Martin Isaacs DinnerJoin Martin School for their “Community Night” Isaac’s Fundraiser which supports Martin’s Mini-THON (Four Diamond’s Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital) on Wednesday, May 25, 5-9 p.m. @ Centerville Road Isaac’s.

National History Day

FullSizeRenderKya London represented Martin at the District level for National History Day where she won third place, the Regional competition where she placed third, and then the State level. #MARTINPROUD!

Broadway Bound

20160511_080104(0)Last week the cast and some family members of The Lion King, Jr. from Buchanan enjoyed The Lion King on Broadway! They worked hard to fund-raise money for the trip.

The students will perform on May 25 and 26 at Wheatland Middle School, 7:00 each night. The directors are Judy Martin, Georgia Katsourides, and Ashley Payonk.