Sharyl Allen   Sharyl Allen
  Superintendent of Schools 

It's already mid-October and the school year is zipping along.  The first round of fall MAPS (measure of academic progress) is completed.  Fall JH sports are completed, HS fall sports are beginning their last couple of weeks of regular competition, FFA is headed to Nationals, Speech and Debate is underway and our Advanced Art students are busy working on a mural project that can help tell the story of our community through installation in local businesses and service organizations, creating a walking tour of history.  

The Board of Trustees is planning their October work session/retreat for October 27th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., and in the midst of their work, there is a budget priority survey that has been distributed via newspaper, website, and social media, asking the pubic to participate.  Hard copies of the survey are available at the library and senior center.  Your participation is so important for us to be able to make Best decisions moving forward.
It is an election year!  We encourage every citizen of our county to vote.  It is a right that we should see as valuable as our liberties because it is what protects our liberties.  So remember to get out and vote for the people you want to represent you.  The future of our children depends on your active involvement today.  Please be a voter.
This past week, I've had two different experiences that were incredible.  I'll share one of them with you.  
An elderly woman asked me how things were at the schools, to which I replied, "things are moving forward very well, we have some excellent teachers and overall a staff that works to help our students.  We are so fortunate."  This woman replied, "I thought so, all of my kids went through the schools and are doing good.  They got a really good education here.  Thank you."  will have our newsletter for you to access.  If you would like a hard copy of this newsletter please contact our Central Office.  As we carefully assess our use of resources,  the mailed home newsletter has been cut.  Instead, hard copies will be available by request and a few copies will be distributed at the public library and the school's for your convenience. 

Last Modified on October 16, 2016