The last school year and the remainder of the 2019-20 school year presented hurdles to education that we had never faced before. Thanks to the determination and resilience of our staff, students and community, we were successful in offering face to face instruction for most of that time. When we were not able, our staff stepped up to provide a solid education via online and remote learning. Hopefully this year will not encounter the same challenges, but one thing we have learned is that we can be successful in the face of adversity.
Things will look different throughout the district this year. There have been several administrative changes starting here in this office. I will retire at the end of October and Mr. Kyle Wolfe will assume the role of Superintendent. This change resulted in several other administrative moves and I’m excited for the district, as a change in leadership sparks creativity and innovation.
The new 40,000 sq. ft. fieldhouse will open this fall. This facility will offer numerous opportunities for our students and the community. The main floor will encompass three full-sized basketball courts. There will also be a suspended running track, new locker rooms and a separate space where the district can collaborate to create a wellness center. Along with this project, the new practice fields for football and soccer will be developed and should be available for spring practices.
I’m excited about this new year where (hopefully) we will be able to see the faces of our students and staff. I look forward to seeing parents and community members at our events again this school year as well. I encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see many of the great things taking place around the district too.