February 2019 Superintendent Newsletter
Dear USD #416 Wildcat Family,
It is my sincere hope that every student has started the 2019 semester off on a positive note! Just like each semester, this semester will fly by, and it will be May before we know it. If there appears to be some early semester struggles, please contact your child’s teacher and/or principal to discuss ideas for improvement. We always want to be as proactive with issues and concerns as we possibly can. Having a strong home/school partnership is the key to success!
There are many activities taking place across the district this time of year. Our high school cheerleaders just arrived back from an exciting experience at Cheer Nationals in Dallas, Texas. Congrats to our cheerleaders! We concluded our spelling bees across the district and county. Once again, our school district will be represented at the state spelling bee! Congratulations, Blake Amren, for winning the Miami County Spelling Bee! Two of our young teachers, Kadra Boulware, Kindergarten Teacher at RES, and Leanna Willer, LHS Math Teacher, were selected as Kansas Horizon Award Winners! This award only goes to 32 young teachers across the state! Kadra and Leanna are awesome teachers and our community is lucky to have these ladies in front of our young learners on a daily basis! These are just a few examples of greatness across our district. As with every passing month, I know we will see more and more examples of exemplary student and staff work in USD #416!
In February, our high school and middle school students will begin the enrollment process for the 2019-2020 school year. I encourage each student and family to take the time to discuss the enrollment process. What future life goals does your child have? What classes interest them? What classes will challenge them to meet their goals? I encourage each student to find the classes that they feel will engage them, while still preparing them for the future career that they are aspiring to be. Even if this career goal changes, having a solid and well-rounded education will help prepare them for the future.