This is a screenshot from the introduction rap video made by new Randall School superintendent Jeffrey Alstadt.

In an effort to introduce himself to students prior to the school year starting — and in a way they can relate to — the new Randall School superintendent created a rap music video.

“I can’t wait to see you when school resumes,” Jeffrey Alstadt raps. “I’m the new DA, I will stick by ya. Your a Wildcat yeah. Your a Wildcat yeah. I’m the new DA. I will stick by ya. Your a Wildcat, yeah. Your a Wildcat, yeah.”

The video is posted on the school website and available on Youtube. By Friday, it had 1,020 views.

“I decided to put myself out there and introduce myself in an effort to connect with students and begin to build that relationship and develop trust,” Alstadt, who is a bit off key in the video said. “I didn’t even know my superintendent growing up.”

The video is actually part of a 10-page transition plan, also available on the school website. The plan details steps to be taken to reach goals geared toward communicating with stakeholders, supporting students and parents, and school operations.

Paris road closure starts today

Highway MB in the Town of Paris will fully close today to accommodate resurfacing work.

Pavement milling began last week. The full closure will affect the section of roadway from Highway 142 to an area just south of the Kenosha Beef main entrance. There are no residential or business driveways within that area. The Kenosha County Division of Highways is working with Kenosha Beef to ensure that truck traffic can reach that business from the south.

Salem Lakes names new fire personnel

Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue recently announced the hiring of five new firefighter paramedics and the naming of an assistant chief.

The following new hires were selected from a field of 19 qualified applicants:

n Nicholas Keller.

n Nicholas Bonczkowski.

n Mandalyn Herring.

n Thomas Heebsh.

n Shaun Ballenger.

James Lejcar was sworn in as assistant chief. Lejcar was one of three internal candidates considered for promotion to this position.

Lejcar has approximately 30 years of experience in emergency services as a firefighter and paramedic.

“His vast experience in emergency medicine, fire suppression, his formal training and on the job experience in both the public and private sector has provided a well-rounded skill set that will be important now and in the future endeavors of the department,” Fire Chief Mike Slover, said.

Wheatland blood drive

A Blood Center of WI blood drive is being held at the Year Round Market of Kenosha at its July 21 market.

Donations will be collected from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the event, held at New Munster Park, 6813 349th Ave., in Wheatland.

The market also features a variety of vendors including crafters, direct sales, local non-profits and small businesses.

Vendors who would like to reserve a spot during the event can contact Katie Sweatman at 262-492-2711