Parents, Students, and Patrons:
I want to welcome everyone to the 2015-16 school year. I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year with your children. Whether we are teaching, learning or playing games, we have the opportunity to be a part of some great new things here at school and in our community.
We ended last school year on an exciting note. Congratulations to our very own Class 5A State Champion Valliant Lady Dawgs Slow Pitch Softball Team! It took a long time, and lots of trips to Shawnee, but they got it done and everyone that is a part of our school and our community are both extremely excited and proud of these young ladies and their coaches on an awesome achievement. We can all be proud when we say "We are the Champions," and no one can ever take that away.
We have also made great progress on our Multi-purpose Safe Rooms. They are nearing completion of the construction of the Safe Room portion and are nearing a start date on completing the connectors. The buildings will give a much different look to our campus and put a new face on our campus. I want to again thank our community for supporting the construction of these buildings through the passage of the bond issue. We could not have done this without you. Our students will enjoy a level of safety that no other students in SE Oklahoma have ever had. Every student will have the opportunity to have a place to mingle, learn, read, or study that provides a refuge from severe weather. The buildings will also provide a place for our community to gather during severe weather which will give them the security that they have never had. It is truly exciting.
Our community continues to grow and change. We have new businesses and new industrial opportunities for employment. I encourage you to take part in the progress that our community will see over the next several months and years.
We are working diligently to provide the best educational experience for your child possible. Like any school, we still face challenges. Regardless, we strive to put your childs education first. Parents and guardians are always welcome and encouraged to be a part of your childs education. If you have concerns, please visit with your child's teacher or administrator to get assistance on working toward a solution to any concern you might have.
I am proud to serve our students and our community as Superintendent of Schools. I believe that our students will continue to experience great success regardless of their endeavors. I also believe that if we all work together we can make our school and our community that others will want to emulate. Please take time and involve yourself in our school. It is your school and we need your help as we continue to move forward.
It's a great day to be a Bulldog!