September 2015 Superintendent Newsletter
September 1, 2015
Dear USD #416 Wildcat Family,
I hope all of our students have had a positive start to the 2015-2016 school year! I enjoy seeing the excitement on the kids’ faces as they come back to school. I am hoping that this school year can be one of the best ever! As we progress through the school year, please let your child’s teacher or principal know of any issues or concerns that you may have. It is important that the school and home work closely together to help educate each child. As your child’s first teacher, we want to bring you into the partnership to better help serve each child. Please don’t hesitate to communicate with the school if you have a concern. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held the first week in October, but please don’t wait until then if you have noticed a concern. We have wonderful parent and community support and we want to keep the twoway communication strong throughout the school year.
I appreciate all the support and patience that has been given to us as we implement some new features in our district this year. All of the resources we are implementing will help us better serve you and your child. As with any change, there are always some troubles and roadblocks. Rest assured, we are working through these hurdles as we constantly strive to provide the best education possible to each child. Once again, your support and patience are appreciated!
September will bring us many different school and community functions. Our community has great support of our school functions and I enjoy seeing many of you supporting our students. If you would like to attend any of the functions, please check out our school calendars for the time and dates of the events. I know that our “Wildcat Pride” will be in full force when you are helping cheer on our students.
We just received our ACT testing information from last year. Our composite score for each of our students averaged 23.8. This score is the highest ACT score that we have recorded. It is also almost 2 points (21.9) higher than the state average. This is great news and is another testament of the type of students and teachers we have in USD #416! I am proud of this great academic accomplishment!