Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:05 PM
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Principal's Message

Dear Weigel Families,

To say the summer went fast is an understatement! It seems like just yesterday that we were waving goodbye. We have kept busy the last few months gearing up for a new year. We have added many new programs this year and you will notice many new faces. I am excited to introduce you to the newest Weigel Wildcats:

Kim Kuhlman- Assistant Principal                                                

Kristen Wells- Nurse

Erin Chrisman- Reading Specialist

Allison Walker- Math Specialist

Tracy Lattarulo- 4th grade teacher

Jennifer Philippo- 4th grade teacher

Amy Wiesman- Intervention Specialist

Jessica Fischesser- Intervention Specialist

Monica Gales- Intervention Specialist

Tamieka Franklin- Title Assistant

Kayla Richards- Title Assistant

Nicole Newman- Recess Monitor


We have an exciting theme this year that encourages our students to dream big and start thinking of their future. We want them to believe that they can do anything they wish to do and be anything they wish to be. We have planned activities throughout the year that will continue to encourage them to set goals for the future and work towards them.


This year we will be incorporating an Intervention Block into each day. Each grade will have a 60 minute block of time to divide the students up into small groups to either remediate, reinforce or enrich them in the areas of both reading and math. This daily support will help each child at their current level and will allow for tremendous growth for all.


Lastly, we are excited to introduce Restorative Practices in the district. This program helps build and strengthen relationships and provides a process for repairing relationships when they are damaged. Restorative practices encourages the use of affective language and gives students a voice to express their thoughts and feelings. I am excited to see how the program changes our building for the better.


The success we see as a school is greatly impacted by the support of our families. I encourage you to get involved. We are not asking you to volunteer but to talk to your child about school, help them with homework and attend a few events at school. I encourage you to reach out with questions or concerns. We all have the same goal and we are much more successful when we are all on the same team.


Yours in Education,



Lori Riehle