Dear Families and Community Members,
I am thrilled to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to each and every one of you as we embark on another exciting school year in our district. Whether you are a returning member of our school community or joining us for the first time, your presence is valued and appreciated.
Our district has experienced remarkable growth over the years, and today, we proudly serve over 5000 students. We have become one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state, and it's a testament to the trust and confidence our community has placed in us.
At the heart of our educational mission is our motto: "Be the Best." But what does it truly mean to "Be the Best" in our district? It goes beyond academic excellence; it encompasses a commitment to nurturing well-rounded, compassionate, and responsible individuals who will thrive in an ever-changing world.
Our district's vision is clear – we aspire to be the best school district in Iowa. We are dedicated to removing barriers to student success to achieve this vision. This commitment takes many forms, from adding more resources to our schools to lower class sizes, ensuring the right grade configurations in our buildings, and providing state-of-the-art facilities for learning.
We understand that excellence requires continuous improvement, and we take that to heart. We are listening to our stakeholders – parents, students, teachers, and community members – and your input is invaluable. We value your feedback, and together, we will work collaboratively to make our district even better.
As we embark on this new school year, let us remember that our collective efforts are shaping the future of our community. We are here to support each student's journey, to encourage their growth, and to provide them with the tools they need to succeed.
I look forward to another year of working together to realize our vision of excellence and being the best district in Iowa. Thank you for entrusting us with the education and well-being of your children. Together, we will make great strides and create lasting positive impacts.
Here's to a fantastic school year ahead!
Michael McGrory, Superintendent