Community Message October 2017

Community Message October 2017
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October 2017

The season for giving thanks arrived early at Weld RE-4. Over 1,500 people in our community provided feedback about our school district this month by responding to our survey. Thank you! In the coming weeks, we will evaluate the responses at the school and district levels and explore opportunities to implement your feedback and improve the ways we communicate.

So many of you took time to select your responses and expand on them with thoughtful comments. Again, let me express my appreciation: I am personally reviewing every comment. We know our families and staff are very busy, so we value each response and will use the data to inform our decisions and strategies.

One survey comment I read mentioned the importance of promoting outstanding student conduct and performance inside and outside the classroom. We recently saw an example of this in the ways students responded to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Three ninth-grade English classes at Windsor High School (WHS) came up with ideas to help Texas City High School in the wake of the hurricane. They made encouraging postcards, raised funds, and collected first-aid and school supplies to send to the school.

The desire to make a difference permeates our entire district. Mountain View Elementary School’s Cougar Connections outreach project recently focused on collecting food and delivering it to the Windsor Food Pantry, where students prepared and served grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup to about 60 people. Severance Middle School’s Hawk Flock created positive, motivating messages for a student battling cancer, while WHS hosted haircuts at a football game to honor those fighting the disease.

We will continue to encourage this type of citizenship, which builds character and helps students understand the difference they can make both in and beyond our community. Thank you for everything you do to set this example through your own acts of generosity and kindness.

Sincerely, 

Dan Seegmiller
Superintendent, Weld RE-4 School District
http://www.weldre4.org