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Superintendent Update: October Update

posted Oct 3, 2017, 1:13 PM by Matt Schmitz
Happy October. It is hard to believe that it is already the second of October and we are already past mid-term of the first quarter. 

September 12th:
In September, our voters passed a $3.9-Million-dollar bond. This will allow for a number of necessary upgrades to happen at Exira-EHK and I want to personally thank everyone who came out to vote. The measure passed with a 72% yes vote as the requirement was 60%. It was great to see the number of people who came out as we had 357 voters come out compared to just 76 with our last school board election. In addition to the bond measure: Kevin Petersen, Tamie Fahn were re-elected to the board and Pat Greving was elected. Tom Benton decided not to run for re-election again after 14 years of being on the school board. Thank you Tom for your years of service in our district and communities. 

I will have updates on the bond and facility planning in the near future. 

Homecoming:
It has been great to see our students involved in many different activities and the success they have accomplished. Congratulations to our homecoming King Cole Madsen and Queen Sophia Peppers. The week of homecoming was busy for all involved with the different activity days, coronation, football game, and dance. The parade and pep rally went well considering how warm it was by the windmill. 

Fast Bridges: 
The state of Iowa has switched host sites for our K-6 Fluency and Accuracy testing and when you make large changes there are challenges. Our teachers have adjusted as issues are worked out with the state. These are the same test that have occurred over the past few years so I am looking forward to seeing the growth of our students. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences:
Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences are Oct. 24th and 26th from 4:30-7:30 at both schools please plan to attend so you can meet the teachers and receive positive feedback. If your students are like mine when I ask them how their day was I get it was fine and what did you learn they give me short sentences. Elementary Teachers are sending home or have already had sign ups. If you can not make your time, please communicate with your child’s teacher to reschedule. Middle School and High School Parents please take this opportunity to stop in. 

We will also not have school on Friday October 27th due to conferences on Tuesday and Thursday of that week. 

I am looking forward to the month of October and being in more classrooms to see all of the positives that are going on in the Exira-EHK Community School District. 

If you have questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Trevor Miller

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