Welcome to the 2018-19 school year. This past summer our staff was busy training on and implementing new language arts and mathematics curriculum district wide. In addition to changes in curriculum, we have new administrators/directors in the district. Please welcome Mrs.Cassie Salberg, high school principal, Mrs. Megan Evans, secondary dean of students, Mrs. Anna Hogberg, elementary principal, Mrs. Emily Fickbohm, elementary dean of students, Miss Raine Blauw, preschool director, and Mr. Luke Barden, Facilities and Construction Director.
This school year marks my 27th year in education, and although much change has occurred throughout, one mindset remains constant—our students and their achievement matter most. Our schools saw marked improvement in state test scores as well as district assessments. This is the first time since state testing begun that all three schools are at performance which is the highest rating for schools in the state. Our district is rated accredited which is the second highest rating for districts. This would not of happened without the dedication and hardwork of all stakeholders in our district.
Speaking with honesty, thinking with sincerity, and acting with integrity continues to be emphasized and modeled as we strive to mentor these qualities in our students’ character and leadership through our districtwide RCD Program. This is the second year of using responsibility centered discipline districtwide, and we have seen it impact our student body in a positive way.
This year, we will embark on the construction and operational planning for a new school. The task will impact families across the district, so we must tread carefully and with the utmost respect for all involved - students, staff, families, and the community. I look forward to beginning that process toward the transformational outcome that this new construction can have on our entire educational program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by and visit with us. As always, we value input because it makes us stronger and more accountable to our stakeholders. It is truely an honor to work for Bennett School District. Thank you for the opportunity to educate your child.
Superintendent of Schools