Mainstreet Credit Union & Lansing Educational Foundation Sponsor 2021 All-District Luncheon at District Welcome Back on August 12th
Lansing USD 469 held an opening ceremony for all staff on Thursday, August 12th at the district auditorium located in Lansing Middle School. Superintendent Dan Wessel started the morning welcoming everyone to the new school year and invited each principal to introduce our new staff members. Our new Director of Teaching and Learning, Miles Azzeh, inspired staff with a fun game to get the audience engaged and Lansing USD 469 Director of Teaching and Learning, Chris Fletcher; Director of Special Education, Mary Alice Schroeger; and Assistant Director of Special Education, Dr. Ron Malcolm presented important information to prepare staff for the new school year.
The opening session ended with lunch provided by Mainstreet Credit Union and Lansing Educational Foundation. Mainstreet Credit Union made a generous donation to cover the cost of the certified staff at the event and brought raffle prizes that were given away to lucky staff members whose names were drawn. Mainstreet Credit Union has twelve branches in the Kansas City area, with a local branch in Leavenworth at 1608 S. Main Street.
Lansing Educational Foundation (LEF) also sponsored the luncheon, covering the costs of all classified staff. The foundation has held an annual BBQ Bash in years past for just the classified staff to thank them for all they do for the district. They were excited to partner with Mainstreet Credit Union and the school district the past three years. Classified staff consists of secretaries, custodians, maintenance department, central office staff, nurses, para professionals, ISS Aides, library aides, food service (cooks), counselors, social workers, ELL facilitators, crossing guards, special education paras, substitutes, transportation, coordinators, and special education support staff for Lansing.
"The ability to hear the same message and be able to share a meal are opportunities we don’t often have as a school district," said Superintendent Dan Wessel. "Challenging each other to ask 'why' we do the things we do was a highlight of the morning. The ability to welcome new staff into the 'Lion Pride' was another high point. Thank you to Lansing Educational Foundation for providing lunch for our classified staff, and Mainstreet Credit Union for providing lunch for our licensed staff."
The district plans to continue the tradition of having a combined event where all staff, certified and classified, have the opportunity to connect again before the new school year begins. All staff are looking forward to welcoming students back next week!