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QUICK NOTE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Greetings Patrons of the Edmore School District

Greetings Edmore Patrons:

On April 9th the school board and administration invited the parents with children attending the Edmore school to an informational meeting. The meeting was well attended with the majority of our parents showing up to listen and provide input. During the meeting the administration provided information to parents regarding the history and evolution of public education in the United States. Covering just chapters in a book have been replaced with the focus on grade level standards and mastery of skills rather than just test scores.

This year the district report card from No Child Left Behind has been replaced with a District Dashboard resulting from the Every Child Shall Succeed Act.  This dashboard is available for the public to view and has district and student information including more than just test scores.

Administration also provided parents information regarding the North Dakota Choice Ready platform. This document lists several pathways a student may travel to obtain the skills necessary for post-secondary life.  These include college ready, workforce ready, and military ready. The rigor for each of the pathways continue to be increased as skills required for 21st century jobs are also increasing. It was stressed at the meeting that jobs available for high school drop outs or even just high school graduates without some other post-secondary schooling are declining and make up a small proportion of the jobs available in the U.S. today.

As a result of the increased rigor being placed on today’s students, the administration stressed the need for increased attendance and completion of homework by students. The combination of improving these two variables will lead to increased skills and success for our students.

After the meeting parents thanked the board and administration for the informational meeting and would like to possibly have them perhaps twice per year.

Use of Facility

At the March school board meeting the board adopted the “Facility Use Form”. This form is intended to continue to allow groups to use the facility but also keep track of facility use.  Groups wanting to utilize the facility will need to complete a form and obtain an electronic keycard to access the school.

School Board Election

The Edmore School District election will be held on June 12th. Edval Helle will not seek re-election. On behalf of the school board and administration, I would like to thank Edval for serving his three year term on the school board. I am pleased to announce that three individuals will be running for the vacant position. They are Justin Grohs, Reaba Mack, and Jodi Myrvik.  All three candidates have children attending the Edmore School. I would like to thank each of them for submitting their application and choosing to serve on the school board.

The school board and administration are committed to providing a quality education to our children and keep the Edmore School open for as long as possible. I am confident that innovative measures can provide a continued quality education to our children and longevity to the solvency of our district.

On behalf of the school board, administration, staff, and students, I would like to thank the Edmore school district patrons for another year of supporting our youth.

 

 

Frank Schill

 

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