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Teachers start August 17th or 18th; Professional Development schedule for teachers and staff

posted Aug 10, 2017, 9:51 AM by Exira-EHK Administrator   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 9:51 AM ]

New teachers and mentors at Exira-EHK Schools will start on August 17th and all teachers begin the year August 18th.  School starts August 23rd for students.  Here is the complete schedule for teachers to begin the 2017-18 school year!

2017-18 Welcome Letter; school year calendar

posted Aug 6, 2017, 1:03 PM by Exira-EHK Administrator   [ updated Aug 6, 2017, 1:03 PM ]

On behalf of the Exira-EHK Administrative Team, it is our pleasure to extend a warm welcome to everyone as we embark on year two of our journey together in 2017-18. I have been busy this summer; as I will also be a shared Superintendent with IKM-Manning. I will be in the Exira-EHK District three days a week and the IKM-Manning District two days a week. I am excited to build upon our success from last year. During the 2016-2017 school year, the focus was on active engagement and backward design for all staff. The secondary staff has started the process of planning and incorporating MTSS into our student’s daily lives. The elementary will have a new literacy curriculum that will benefit our students.

To those who are new to district, we hope that you will quickly feel at home within your building and become involved within the school and district. August 17th will be a day for our new teachers to work with their mentors. We will continue to implement educational strategies to ensure academic excellence, 21st century skills, and positive character development for all students.

As Administrators at Exira-EHK, we will continue to challenge the staff to get out of your comfort zone and not be afraid of failure. The goal of doing this is to continue to grow as an individual to help ensure growth for all of our students. We will continue with the walk thru program, IPI data collection, and collaboration amongst staff.

This is an exciting time, as we updated our TLC plan and now have 1.5 Instructional Coaches in the district to help drive our instruction. It is also a focus of ours to support our faculty and continue to foster an atmosphere that promotes a learning community characterized by child centered instruction and decisions, best practices ensuring academic excellence, trust, respect, faculty community involvement, consistent constructive communication/feedback, and the recognition of both student and staff successes. We are committed to supporting the Exira-EHK team in providing a high quality, Iowa Core-standards aligned education that is focused on student learning and data driven results.

I will be sending out the complete In-Service Calendar next Wednesday after we have our MTSS team meeting on Tuesday.

  • August 17th 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. New Teachers and Mentors
  • August 18th 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. In-service
  • August 21st 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. In-service August 22nd 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. In-service

Sincerely,

Mr. Trevor Miller- Superintendent-High School Principal

Mrs. Rochelle Bruns-Elementary Principal

Mr. Stephen Humphrey- Dean of Students At-Risk Coordinator 



Exira-EHK proposed bond facts and information

posted Aug 6, 2017, 12:48 PM by Exira-EHK Administrator

Exira-EHK is proposing a $3.9 million bond for school improvements.  The vote will take place on September 12th, 2017.  See the links below for more details and information.

Mandatory Meningococcal vaccine needed to start school year for all 7-12th grade students

posted Aug 4, 2017, 10:55 AM by Exira-EHK Administrator   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 11:37 AM ]

Reminder for the 2017-2018 school year, and all future school years: 

All students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade and born after September 15, 2004, will need proof of one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). All students entering, advancing, or transferring into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999, will need proof of two doses of meningococcal (A, C W, Y) vaccine (1 dose received on or after 16 years of age); or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older.

Students that do not have the updated records or waiver will not be allowed to attend school on August 23rd.

Exira-EHK Schools collaborates with Heartland AEA to establish plan for district's future

posted Aug 2, 2017, 2:24 PM by Exira-EHK Administrator

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:

With change in administration, the Exira-EHK Schools believed it was the perfect time to come together to design a plan for the district's future. Prior to the start of the 2016-2017 school year last summer, the district and Heartland AEA partnered to start a collaborative process, which included a district annual planning meeting in which Heartland AEA's Shannon Harken, professional learning and leadership consultant, served as a facilitator.

The planning meeting members established a desired state for the district, identified the current state of the district, and began action planning to meet their targets. With a new district mission, vision, guiding principles, and motto their clarified focus would help ensure that their work would be strategic and help them fulfill their mission.

Please take a moment to read the complete collaboration spotlight article for further details on this initiative.

Thank you again, 

Trevor Miller, Superintendent
Exira-Elk Horn-Kimbalton CSD

2017-18 School Supply List

posted Jul 31, 2017, 10:33 AM by Matt Schmitz   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 10:34 AM ]

The 2017-18 school year is almost here!  The PK-5 school supply list can be downloaded below.

Find summer meals in the Exira-EHK Community

posted Jul 19, 2017, 9:23 AM by Exira-EHK Administrator

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you:

2017-18 Spartan Open House scheduled for August 22nd

posted Jul 19, 2017, 9:14 AM by Exira-EHK Administrator

Calling all Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton parents, student, grandparents, and community members! Please join us for our 2017-2018 Spartan Open House on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Exira is from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Elk Horn is from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. We encourage all PK-12 students to come and bring your school supplies, meet your new teacher(s), and pick up your registration packet. You don't want to miss this event. For more information, please view our flyer:


2017-18 Annual Improvement Goals

posted Jul 19, 2017, 9:06 AM by Exira-EHK Administrator   [ updated Jul 19, 2017, 9:07 AM ]

Here at Exira-EHK School District, we are always striving to improve the education that your child receives. With that said, check out our 2017-2018 Annual Improvement Goals: 

District 

Math - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments, 64% of the cohort 5"-7" grade students (FAY) were proficient in Mathematics. Our Annual Improvement goal is to increase the percent proficient of the 6th-8th grade students (FAY) on the 2017-2018 Iowa Assessments.

Science - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments 60% of our 2nd grade students were proficient in Science. Our Annual Improvement Goal is to increase the percent proficient of the next year's 3rd grade (FAY) students in the subject of science on the 2017-2018 Iowa ASSeSSments.

Reading - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments, 55% of the cohort 8th grade students (FAY) were proficient in Reading. Our Annual Improvement goal is to increase the percent proficient of the 9" grade students (FAY) on the 2017-2018 Iowa Assessment.

Social Studies - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments, 36% of the cohort 8th grade Students (FAY) were proficient in Social Studies. Our Annual
Improvement goal is to increase the percent proficient of the 9" grade students (FAY) on the 2017-2018 Iowa Assessments.

Middle-High School

Math - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments, 64% of the cohort 5"-7" grade students (FAY) were proficient in Mathematics. Our Annual Improvement goal is to increase the percent proficient of the 6"-8" grade students (FAY) on the 2017 - 2018 Iowa Assessments.

Science - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments, 0% of the cohort 10" grade Students (FAY) were advanced in Science. Our Annual Improvement
goal is to increase the percent advanced of the 11" grade students (FAY) on the 2017-2018 Iowa Assessments.

Reading - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments, 55% of the cohort 8th grade Students (FAY) were proficient in Reading. Our Annual Improvement
goal is to increase the percent proficient of the 9" grade students (FAY) on the 2017 - 2018 Iowa Assessment.

Social Studies - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments, 36% of the cohort 8th grade students (FAY) were proficient in Social Studies. Our Annual Improvement goal is to increase the percent proficient of the 9" grade Students (FAY) on the 2017-2018 Iowa Assessments.

.Elementary

Reading - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments 73% of our 4th grade students were proficient in Reading. Our Annual Improvement Goal is to increase the percent proficient of the next year's 5th grade (FAY) students in the subject of Reading on the 2017-2018 lowa Assessments.

Math - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments 70% of our 5th grade students were proficient in Math. Our Annual improvement Goal is to increase the percent proficient of the next year's 6th grade (FAY) students in the subject of Math on the 2017-2018 Iowa Assessments.

Science - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments 60% of our 2nd grade students were proficient in Science. Our Annual Improvement Goal is to increase the percent proficient of the next year's 3rd grade (FAY) students in the subject of science on the 2017-2018 Iowa Assessments.

Social Studies - On the 2016-2017 Iowa Assessments 67% of Our2nd grade students were proficient in Social Studies. Our Annual Improvement Goal is to increase the percent proficient of the next year's 3rd grade (FAY) students in the subject of Social Studies on the 2017-2018 lowa ASSessments.

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