From the Superintendent's Desk
By Superintendent Leonard P. Lueck
Welcome Back for the 2017-18 School Year
“Learning Today for a Better Tomorrow” is the Brodhead District motto. It is very exciting to welcome back students, staff, parents and community members for the 2017-18 school year. As our motto says, our District continuously strives to help our students prepare for a better tomorrow. We approach this idea by setting themes for the District to concentrate on each year. These have included strategic planning, curriculum development, intervention systems and communication with our stakeholders. This year the District will be focusing on evidence-based decision making. Throughout this coming school year we will be researching and learning new methods to gather data, expand on our use of Professional Learning Communities to dispense and analyze the data, and ultimately make decisions based on this data.
Over the summer we have been able to complete several improvements to our programs and facilities. One of the most exciting improvements is our fiber project. The connection lines between buildings have been replaced with fiber and the District switched to a fiber connection from our carrier in July. This should dramatically improve our connectivity and speed in the District. Another exciting project will be the completion of the Fab Lab at the High School. The High School received $60,000 in grants to develop this laboratory and it will be a tremendous asset for our students. The adoption of a new Language Arts curriculum at the Elementary School should also be very beneficial to the students. The District will continue its implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions, (PBIS) to help create a positive learning experience for our students.
Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. We invite and encourage students and parents to work in partnership with us. Success would not be possible without all of the hard work that is completed by the maintenance staff, secretaries, and Administrators over the summer. Getting the District prepared for another school year is not an easy task and it takes a lot of effort from many people to get this accomplished. A huge Thank You goes out to these people.
The new year brings renewed excitement and opportunity. “Learning Today for a Better Tomorrow” will continue to be our motto. We understand the role we play in the lives of our families as well as in the community and we do not take this responsibility lightly. We look forward to a very positive and productive year together! We extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families and the community to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. We want, we need, and we value your involvement and support. Your active participation is key to the success of our young Cardinals. On behalf of the Brodhead School District, I want to thank you in advance for all that you do to help make our District successful. Welcome Back!