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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


Mr. Trevor Miller- Superintendent-High School Principal

Mrs. Rochelle Bruns-Elementary Principal

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

Exira-EHK Administrator,
Aug 6, 2017, 1:03 PM
Exira-EHK Administrator,
Aug 6, 2017, 1:03 PM