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We have received our first snowfall of the year as this column is being written and the daily temperatures have certainly gotten colder.  Thus, it is time for my annual “winter weather” column that will review how we will communicate with families as well as proper winter weather attire for...
With apologies to James Popham, the title of this week’s column is the Truth About Testing and will discuss the results of standardized testing and what it really means.  The content of this column is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the school...
Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing; just win baby; second place is the first loser.  We have all heard the phrases and we have probably said them.  But is the win at all costs mentality that exists at the college and professional levels appropriate for high school sports?  How do we...
Regular readers of this column know that your local school district initiated a new program this year where all students have access to a free breakfast at the school.  This week’s column will update readers on this program. One month into the school year and it seems like most of the glitches in...
School enrollment is a critical factor for all schools in making decisions about finances, academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs as well as decisions about our facilities; this week’s column will review recent historical enrollment numbers and look at a projection for future...
The school year is two weeks old and this week’s column will update readers on how the school year has started and address topics that may be of interest to readers. Enrollment - Our enrollment for the opening week of school was 891 students with the largest class being the Sophomore Class with 73...
This week’s column will update readers as we near completion of Phase IV of the Deferred Maintenance Project. 1. Roof Replacement – This project is substantially completed with all of the new roofs in place with some flashing to be installed and clean up work; the critical point is that all roofs...
Summer seems to be sliding away as school activities will be kicking into high gear next week!  This week’s column will review start dates and first events for Thunder athletics! All fall sports activities will begin on August 14th and more specific information is available on the district website...
School is back in session for students who have registered for summer school this year!  Summer school started on Monday, July 10th and runs for three weeks Monday through Friday. New for our students this year is that they will get lunch as well as breakfast.  This week’s column will review...
This week’s column will update readers on Phase IV of the Deferred Maintenance Project. 1.  Roof Replacement – Considerable work has been completed on both buildings and we are approximately 60% completed; the project is on time and on budget. 2.  Painting – The painters are making great progress...

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