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Cancellations due to weather have extended our school calendar by one day to Wednesday, June 5, 2024, which will also be an early release day.

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Registration for returning students is August 1, 2024 from 12-6 pm at Wisconsin Dells High School.

Dear Parents & Caregivers,

May has arrived, and we have entered the final and most important stretch of the school year!  As of May 1st, there are just 25 days remaining in the school year, and let's look forward to finishing the school year in a very positive and robust fashion.  Once again, I encourage students to demonstrate regular attendance and fully engage in their daily learning.  As a friendly reminder, the last day of classes has been adjusted to Wednesday, June 5, 2024, and this is an early release day.    

 

SCHOLARSHIP & GRADUATION EVENTS

 

For members of the class of 2024, their days with the district are dwindling fast.  However, there are two significant dates on the horizon.  The first is the annual WDHS & WDEF scholarship program on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 6:00 pm.  This year, our venue will be the Nelson Family PAC, and participants will be able to enjoy the comfort of the theater seating as well as the exceptional sound and sightlines of this beautiful facility.  While most scholarships remain a surprise, eighty-six students will receive at least one scholarship, and it is anticipated that over $500K will be presented to members of the graduating senior class.  Our students are fortunate to live in such a generous community!     

Secondly, graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 24, 2024, with the commencement ceremony beginning at 5:30 pm sharp in the WDHS outdoor athletic complex.  Please see Mrs. Hoch's newsletter article, which outlines several important details to make your attendance a more pleasurable experience.  We look forward to celebrating and recognizing each graduating member of the class of 2024.  We hope to see you there!

 

STRATEGIC PLAN 2024-29

 

The board of education recently approved a third version of the district's strategic plan.  Previously, the board adopted a version in 2016 and approved a second plan in 2020.  The latest plan will serve as the plan through 2024-29 and will aid the district as a road map for the district's strategic objectives.  After going through this exercise, the district remains committed to the original mission statement of Connect, Inspire, Achieve, Everyone, Every day!  Additionally, our vision of academic and individual excellence for a stronger community remains after being ever so slightly revised back in 2020.  In this plan, the district has refined its belief statements and consolidated from nine to a total of five statements.  For your convenience, the five current belief statements are listed below.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN BELIEF STATEMENTS 2024-29 

 

  •  We set high academic standards, deliver a guaranteed and viable curriculum in every classroom, and believe all students will be successful.
  •  We value adult learning as it empowers educators to engage in effective and equitable instructional practices that enhance student learning.
  •  We implement evidence-based practices, pursue innovative ideas, and embrace the application of current technologies.
  •  We collaborate with families and partner with local organizations to develop a stronger community for the benefit of all students.
  •  We provide physical environments to facilitate high levels of learning and serve the needs of all students.

 

With fewer belief statements, the goal is to have a more intentional focus when improving student outcomes to ensure all students will be successful.  As we approach the end of the 2023-24 school year, this revised strategic plan serves as our kickoff to the 2024-25 school year. 

In the future, I will share the next round of strategic objectives and items, and there will be an intentional focus on continuous improvement.  Alternatively, the previous two versions of the strategic plan have served the district and, more importantly, our students very well.  For example, members of the class of 2025 recently took their state-required ACT exams, and student outcomes show improved outcomes across the board.  These outcomes are the intentional by-product of developing sound processes and systems dating back to 2016.     

Finally, let me close out this newsletter article by saying thank you for the opportunity to serve our community’s children, for it is both our highest priority and privilege to do so!

 

Respectfully submitted,

Terrance R. Slack

Terrance Slack