Two High Schools, One Community
21 September 2012
During a week of intense athletic competition between our two high schools, I had a chance to connect with many parents at the Superintendent Chat, soccer matches and through the countless volunteer opportunities that exist in our schools. Throughout, I was cognizant of a developing theme centered on a sense of community in our school district that is unsurpassed. At every turn I heard comments that reflected pride and commitment to our journey to serve our students at the highest levels. For me, this week was filled with school visits, athletic competitions and work at the state level around policy. We heard from the State Superintendent about moving high school assessments toward the ACT suite and out of the WKCE in order to provide students, parents and staff with meaningful information about college and career readiness. Keith Brightman, Assistant Superintendent, and I had a chance to meet with policy advisors to Governor Walker regarding school finance as we continue efforts to be fiscal stewards to the community. As rewarding as the adult interactions were, the student interactions were even better.