Bill Newby

Message from GLS District 36

Superintendent of Schools
Dr. William Newby

May 1, 2022

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


“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”- Muhammad Ali

May is here and there are only nineteen days of school left!!! This month is packed with events such as Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, the eight-grade dance, graduation, field day, track meets, a fine art festival, and more. How will this time be spent?

Students are attending these final events and preparing for their next great adventure. Some will be saying goodbye to our wonderful small school and hello to a much larger high school. Others are preparing for a summer free of schoolwork, late wake up times and days full of fun and play. Parents are keeping their children on track at school and getting ready to get into summer mode by planning family visits, vacations, and maybe setting aside just a little time taking care of themselves. Teachers are working fastidiously to complete the almost impossible number of tasks that the end of the school year throws their way! So much to be done.

Don’t count the days. Make the days count! I chose this quote not as a challenge to do more work or to add something to your plate. I chose it because if we just take a minute to look at each day and think about how we can make the most out of it, we might just find ourselves having more fun than we imagined.

We have all worked so hard and been through so much in these past two years. I encourage you to let loose and fully and completely enjoy your summer! Take the time to make the days count and to recharge your batteries!


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