October 2015 Superintendent Newsletter
October 1, 2015
Dear USD #416 Wildcat Family,
We have almost completed the 1st quarter of the school year! The official end to the 1st quarter of school will be Friday, October 9th. I appreciate all the support given to our school system and teachers by the parents and community. October 1st and 2nd will be parent-teacher conferences. I hope parents are able to attend to have some great conversations with teachers about their child’s academic progress. If you were unable to attend the conferences, please contact your child’s teacher to set up a meeting to discuss how your child is doing in school. We strive to develop positive home-school relationships with our families. If you have a concern or question, please call or email the teachers and/or the building offices so we can answer your questions or concerns.
Last year, our students took a new state assessment that was aligned to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards. Later this month, the scores will be released from the state. We will review the scores and share the test data with parents as well. State assessment scores are only a piece of the equation when it comes to monitoring individual student progress. We believe it is more important to concentrate on the daily instruction and classroom assessments than on the yearly state assessments. Yes, state assessments are important and are required, but our energy and dedication is on the daily interactions and learning we have with your children on a daily basis. As you receive information about your child’s assessment scores last year, please contact your building administrators and classroom teachers if you have any questions. More information about the assessments can be located on The Kansas State Department of Education website at: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=407
We have many exciting activities going on in our buildings. I enjoy getting into the classrooms and attending school events in the evening. It is a joy to interact with the students during these visits. As always, I appreciate your support you give our district, staff, and students. It is the positive and ongoing partnership that makes Louisburg a great place to call home!