As we approach the six weeks mark of the school year, Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner. Conferences at the High School were held Thursday, October 11th from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Middle School Conferences will be Tuesday, October 16th and Thursday, October 18th, both dates from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Elementary Conferences will be Tuesday, November 13th and Thursday, November 15th. The times will be 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM each date. I want to remind parents that the vision/mission of the Greene County Schools is to “Promote Lifelong Learners through Real World Experiences.” As you meet with teachers make sure you ask them what Real World Experiences they are providing students to ensure they are engaged and encouraging lifelong learning. We need to work together to ensure engaging real world learning for all students.
October Work Session
I would like to invite everyone to attend our October 17th Board Work Session from 5:15 to 6:15 PM in the boardroom at the Administration Building. We will have Iowa House of Representative Candidates Phil Thompson and David Weaver in attendance. The Board will be asking them about their take on various school related issues that will be debated this year in the Iowa Legislature.
New High School and Career Academy
We are continuing to work on the design of the New High School and Career Academy. Architects and designers have had numerous meetings with the steering committee, staff members, and various community members. Soil testing has taken place on the site in order to allow engineers to determine soil bearing capacity which will allow them to right size footings for the project. Plans are to bid the project during January/February and a project start in March. Some initial discussion was held to possibly begin dirt work yet this fall. However, with freeze and thaw cycles in Iowa there was a concern that some or all of the dirt work would have to be redone in the spring which would result in an increased cost.