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Pictured are the members of the percussion section of the SCW high school band. The band led the Homecoming parade last week after the color guard. The rest of the band rode on a flatbed in front of the drummers. Pictured are front: Brody Miiller and Noah Terkildsen; middle: Hannah Terkildsen and Eli Fry; back: Sebastian Kotilinek and Andrew Lindgren.

Even with a few temporary changes needed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackhawks Homecoming 2020 was still full of fun and energy for all grade levels. The actual homecoming football game with Miller/Highmore-Harrold had to be cancelled due to too many COVID cases affecting the opposing team, but the parade still happened, and Blackhawk pride was all around.

…See the parade results and enjoy two extra pages of color photos in this week’s issue, and thank our sponsors for the pages with your business and support. 

At our last regular scheduled school board meeting, the Woonsocket board members approved to decrease the opt-out from $50,000 to $0 for taxes payable in the year 2021.   

In 2018, the School Board approved a seven-year opt-out for up to $250,000. The opt-out allows the Woonsocket School District to collect up to $250,000 in additional taxes to cover any short fall of general fund operating expenses from year to year.  A short fall in funds usually happens because of a loss in state revenue, increased operating expenses, and declining enrollment.  

In the past three years, the district has collected between $0 and $50,000 in opt-outs. The low amount taken recently is due to the school’s steady enrollment and cost efficiency within the budget. This includes sharing of staff, combining administrative duties, and other cost saving measures that have been implemented.  

The school appreciates the community’s support and will continue to work hard to make our school even more successful for the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Supt. Rod Weber. 

Woonsocket School Counselor, Mica Foxley, said a few words before asking everyone to take part in a moment of silence in honor of Jordan and Dylan Klich and Kristian Kesary on the one-year anniversary of the fatal car accident that took their lives last year.

Sept. 14 was the infamous day of the car accident that took the lives of three young teenagers from Woonsocket and injured another. On Monday afternoon, the Woonsocket School PreK-12th grade student body congregated around Lake Prior to celebrate the wonderful memory of the three boys, Jordan and Dylan Klich and Kristian Kesary, who were taken too soon from their families last year. 

Superintendent Dr. Rod Weber spoke first and then he handed the reins over to the school counselor, Mrs. Mica Foxley. She asked everyone to take part in a moment of silence in memory of the boys. Then Dr. Weber asked teachers to help hand out balloons to the fellow classmates of the boys, who would have been members of the sophomore and junior classes this year. Once all the classmates had one, the family members of the boys who wanted one could take one, as well. And, at the count of three, through tears and a lump in his throat, Dr. Weber asked the balloons to be released in honor and memory of Jordan, Dylan and Kristian.

Everyone was treated to ice cream treats served by the lake after the balloons were launched. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the day, which only made a person feel like perhaps it was heaven-sent.

…See another photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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