Thank you to Chief Deputy Rich Wagner and Deputy Adam Goehl and their team of deputies for conducting an Active Threat Drill for our high school and middle school today. These drills are essential in helping our students and staff prepare for different scenarios which unfortunately may happen in schools today.
I would like to commend our students, staff and administration for their participation and performance in today's drills. Everyone reacted and performed will in the scenarios that were conducted. Following the drills the students were given an opportunity to reflect on what had happened as a group as well as with their individual teachers.
I encourage parents/guardians to speak to their children tonight about the drills and help them process what they would do in the event there was an active threat in the school. Again, it is our goal to provide the best education in the safest environment for your child.
Yours in education,
Scott D. Riddle, Superintendent
This is just a reminder that today we will be practicing with the Adams County Sheriff's Department for an "Active Threat" to our school. This is only a drill and will be done at the high school and middle school campus this afternoon. Our district does annual training to prepare our students and staff for different types of threats. It is our goal to provide the safest environment for your student to learn and this is part of maintaining our preparedness.
My name is Scott D. Riddle. I am in my 26th year of education which includes teaching math and science, Science Fair sponsor, coaching football, basketball, golf and track, as well as being an assistant principal and principal in Rochester School District, and a principal in Beardstown School District for grades 5-12 before coming to Unity. I have a wonderful wife of 28 years, Lisa Riddle. She is the Art Instructor for Gard Elementary in Beardstown as well as the Senior Class Sponsor. We have two children, Emily and Isaac. Emily is a Special Education teacher at Gard Elementary and coaches volleyball and track. Isaac is a senior at BHS involved in 3 sports, Student Council Vice-President, a member of the Key Club, and National Honor Society.
I would like to thank the staff and community for a wonderful welcome to CUSD #4. In the few short weeks I have been here I have had the opportunity to meet and greet many of you. I look forward to working with the CUSD #4 staff and Board of Education in continuing to provide your children with the best opportunities to be successful.
I hope you find our school a welcome and safe environment for your child and you. It is my goal to provide your children with the best education we can provide in the safest and most enjoyable atmosphere possible.
Please feel free to drop by and meet me at the district office. I will also be out and about at different school events and am more than happy to speak with you.
Scott D. Riddle, Superintendent CUSD#4
Superintendent of Schools