Superintendent's Message

August 15, 2022

Dear B.U. Community,

It’s hard to believe we are starting school this week. It feels like we just celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2022, and here we are welcoming the seniors who will be the BU Class of 2023!

We are really looking forward to the upcoming school year. We have a few new staff members and a new class of kindergarteners to welcome into the Rocket community – bringing new ideas and enthusiasm to our district. Additionally, our staff has been working hard to identify new technologies, innovative classroom experiences and exciting opportunities for our students. It’s going to be a great year!

As you can see when you drive into the school grounds, we have made significant progress on our new building! The walls are up, and we will soon be working on the interior of the building. While we anticipated being ready to start next school year (2023-24) in the new building, the timeline has shifted a bit, and we are now anticipating moving into the new building during winter break in late 2023. We are excited to share a video with you created by Sarah Bieber, third-generation BU alum, that is the first of several episodes we are creating to document the new building.
construction video

As you know, construction projects are a moving target at times due to supplies, labor, weather and more. So, we will be sure to keep you updated on everything our construction teams are working on over the next several months through our e-newsletter and social media as well. You can subscribe to our e-newsletter by clicking here, follow our Facebook page here  and follow our Instagram here.

Thank you, as always, for being such a supportive community for our students and staff.



Jon Parker


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