Friday Board Bulletin (Saturday Edition) 12/16/17

Board Members:

Happy Saturday! I left at 4:30 yesterday afternoon so I could get on the road before it got dark. With the condition of the roads I thought that was the best option. That is the reason for the tardiness of this communication! I hope you all had a wonderful week and are enjoying a nice quiet Saturday! If you are like me, you are probably going to be ‘hunkered down’ today and tomorrow! Hopefully if you have any Christmas shopping to get done, you are at least toward the end!

It was a busy week once again at school. We had a very productive preschool planning meeting on Monday, the context of which you can read about in the board notes for Monday night! This week was also the fall ISFLC conference in Des Moines (I guess it’s still technically fall). Hudson was again honored to help discuss the virtues and successes of our teacher leadership system at this conference. We had several teacher leaders and administrators on hand for this conference. I am very proud of the work of these teacher leaders! If you read my blog this week, you saw quantitative proof of the benefits of teacher leadership in our district. I am also excited to give you a sneak peak at some other exciting data on Monday evening!

As we gear up for the legislative session in January, I would like to call your attention to the legislative advocacy day scheduled for January 17th at the Capitol. This event is sponsored by IASB and will provide a great opportunity for you to engage with our legislators. I am happy to facilitate this event for our district. As I shared last week, our superintendent meeting with area legislators went rather well. However, remember they expect to hear from superintendents. Your voice is much more important than mine on these issues!

The picture I am sharing this week is from an event the first grade hold every year where they build Gingerbread houses. This is a great opportunity for our youngsters to join with their parents in a really fun activity! As you can see from the photo, we had a great turnout of parents for this event. It is such a special time of year for our teachers and students alike! I look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Dr. Anthony D. Voss, Superintendent