From the Superintendent

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Last winter, the school district engaged in strategic planning, involving surveys, community meetings, board discussions, and the production of numerous documents. The obvious question now is: What was the result of all that time and effort? We are currently in a crucial stage of the process, where...
You may be surprised to learn that summer break can be a difficult time for some people. Not being around the support and positive relationships they had during the regular school year can be an adjustment. Mental health can impact people regardless of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status,...
The school board is looking at 5 total vacancies this coming election. Four will be four-year terms and one will be a two-year term due to member Steven Hinson’s residency changing. Presently the school board is taking applications for appointment for two positions for the months of August to...
Greetings members of Thunder Nation. You may recall that the school received $1,000 in grant dollars last year and again this year to support educators with innovative classroom projects. This grant, called the Innovative School Project Grant, is backed by Sourcewell. It’s been instrumental in...
Greetings members of Thunder Nation. You may recall that the school received $1,000 in grant dollars last year and again this year to support educators with innovative classroom projects. This grant, called the Innovative School Project Grant, is backed by Sourcewell. It’s been instrumental in...
Our special education staff provides specialized instruction to our students. Our district is part of the Freshwater Education District, which organizes special education services for the member districts. Special education staff collaborate with classroom teachers to provide targeted instruction,...
Not everyone is aware, but there are many ways in which our school tries to invite comments and participation in the decisions we make. There are actually several decision-making processes in which feedback is sought out to inform our decisions. These are important processes and a valuable way to...
With December comes the Truth in Taxation meeting for school districts. During the last legislative session, there were significant changes to school finance, and the ramifications of these changes are still being calculated. You may have heard the headline that schools have received historic...
Why did my taxes change?! Coming in December is the annual Truth in Taxation meeting which is held just prior to the regular board meeting. This is a time for taxpayers to come in and ask questions about taxes levied by the school district and to inquire about how school funds are being used....
With the end of fall comes winter weather and announcements. It is a great time to review those procedures to make sure everyone gets the communications they want and need. When looking for the most current weather announcements, we rely on a few systems. The first ones we will always update as...

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