In September, the district direction committee identified "internal collaboration" as our top priority. We have been making progress with regard to providing our teachers opportunities but we haven’t forgotten our non-teaching staff. Just prior to break, Rita Hamsher, Berthold custodian, made a trip down to Plaza to work with Lyle Ouradnik on the building heat controls. Early in the year, Lyle made several trips to Berthold to help with maintenance and construction activities. Learning from each other has helped both improve in areas of inexperience and saved the district money. In the next month, our cooks will visit the kitchens of their counterparts to see if there is anything they can bring back to their home kitchen.