From the Board of Education: School District and School Board Summer Highlights

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In this month's Broadcast Communication article from the Board of Education, school district and school board summer highlights are showcased, 

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope.  Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius

This summer our learning community was energized once again with opportunities for children of all ages and abilities as the District welcomed over 3,000 students enrolled in summer school classes. However, students were not the only ones engaged in learning this summer. Below are a few highlights of District educator and School Board activities during the last three months.

  • Data Driven: Teams of teachers and principals analyzed assessment and survey data trends to inform curriculum, instruction and assessment practices for the upcoming school year;
  • Facilities Planning: Thanks to our community support for the April referendum, planning began in earnest throughout the District.  Educators, architects, and construction managers met numerous times and will continue ongoing efforts in support of upgrading all eight of our community’s schools;
  • Continuous Improvement: Routine maintenance, repair, landscaping, and cleaning of the community’s eight school facilities, totaling more than 1-million square feet, keeps our sites operating safely, efficiently and effectively throughout the school year;
  • Compassion: The Howard-Suamico Education Foundation partnered with Green Bay Community Church, businesses, employees, and other civic organizations in providing over 400 economically disadvantaged students with backpacks and essential school supplies;
  • Return to Learn: District leaders worked with the Board of Education, HSSD staff, Medical Health Advisory Team, and others to create a plan to return to five days a week in-person learning starting September 1 centered on health and safety, student wellbeing, and academics;
  • Leadership: Board of Education members attended the Wisconsin Association of School Board (WASB) 2021 Summer Leadership Institute in July. The Board of Education also met regularly to discuss, refine and develop policy language.

The District and Board seek to use frequent and varied methods of communication with the community.  Please let us know how we are doing and if there are other ways you would like us to consider sharing and receiving information.

For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District, please visit our website at www.hssdschools.org.