Thoughts From The Superintendent Winter 2015
In the spring school board election both incumbent school board members, Nancy Cowan and Mark Kopplin, are running for re-election unopposed. Rosetta Boyle, long term board member, is moving out of the area so a replacement will be named, hopefully in February. We will miss Rosetta’s insight and dedication to our school and students. We wish her the very best.
The district intends on adding a couple of weeks of summer school this year during the first two weeks of August. The regular three week summer school in June will continue as an opportunity for enrichment, but the August session will concentrate on helping students catch up to grade level in reading and math.
Fundraising has begun in earnest to raise enough money to update our district’s outdoor athletic facilities without the use of tax dollars. Donations, deductible under current IRS regulations, can be sent to:
New Lisbon Educational Foundation
500 South Forest St.
New Lisbon, WI 53950
For more information, go to the foundation website at:
The Vision 20/20 process is continuing. The Vision 20/20 Committee meets for a semiannual review of where the district is on the different topics that were brought out in listening sessions. A report is given to the school board each summer.
The Vision 20/20 goal is that every student will “Graduate, College, Career and Community Ready.” To go along with this the district did an evaluation of how we are preparing our students to be prepared academically and ready for a career. We used a grid designed by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction and correlated where these different topics and tasks are accomplished in our district. A link to the grid and the results of our study can be found at:
Academic Planning Grid
Academic Planning Results