Bill Newby

Message from GLS District 36

Superintendent of Schools
Dr. William Newby

April 1, 2019

Dear Grass Lake District #36 Students, Parents, Staff, and Community,



Spring officially began on March 20, and I could not be happier! As much as I enjoy our winters, this is by far, my favorite time of year. The winter doldrums and endless gray days are fading away, replaced with peeks of color as daffodils, crocuses, and tulips begin to burst through the newly thawed ground. Birds can be heard greeting us in the morning and later sunsets allow for “after-dinner” strolls.


I have always welcomed spring with open arms, as it is a time of rebirth, rejuvenation, and regrowth that brings with it a feeling of renewed energy and awakening. One of the wonderful things about living in the Midwest is that spring’s arrival is not subtle. It is usually ushered in by blustery, stormy weather that over the course of several weeks yields to gentle rain showers, sunny days, and warm breezes. You most definitely know when spring has sprung here!


Spring is often seen as a metaphor for the heralding of new and better times. As we return from spring break let us return rejuvenated, energized and determined to make the remainder of the year filled with new and better times! 


As we make the final push to the end of the school year permit me to say, “Welcome, spring!”


William Newby Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Grass Lake District # 36