December 2021 Superintendent Letter
Dear USD #416 Wildcat Family,
I hope everyone was able to have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with their families. The next three weeks of school will fly by fast! The weather doesn’t feel like December, but I will take all the warm days we can get before the harsh, Kansas winter sets in! There are many activities between now and December 17th. Be sure to keep up with the school announcements and calendars for all of the important dates leading into the next Holiday break. School will dismiss early on December 17th and students will return to school on Tuesday, January 4th. We will begin preschool on January 6th to allow our staff to have a few more days to get Circle Grove Preschool ready to go after the extensive remodel!
Speaking of the bond, the projects are going well across the school district. Circle Grove will be ready for students on January 6th. It is amazing what the building looks like and we can’t wait to welcome our students and families back out to Circle Grove in January! The construction crew is working on the south end of Broadmoor Elementary. They will finish the remodel of this area by the end of February. We will then move 3rd Grade back down to the south end so we can remodel another section of BES from February to May. Walls will begin to be poured at LMS during December so you will see the skeleton of the new high wind shelter emerge at LMS. The high school multi-purpose room continues to get the necessary items completed before a pad and walls are poured. We still remain within our working schedules and budgets. As projects progress throughout next semester, we will provide more updates.
The December Board Meeting will be the last board meeting for three board members. Dr. Doug Shane, John Payton and Michael Phillips will be ending their terms in December. I want to personally thank them for their dedication and passion to our students and school district. Being a school board member, especially during these difficult times, takes a lot of courage and dedication. I will miss serving alongside them and wish them the best as they look for other ways to serve the Louisburg Community.
Dr. Brian R. Biermann
Superintendent of Schools