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SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE

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Greetings Bobcats Parents & Families! 

 

We continue to work hard to address the learning loss that has occurred due to Covid. We have hired additional teachers to provide interventions, computing devices for all our students, upgraded our curriculum across the board and provided time for teacher professional development. However, there are things that you as a family can do to help your child. As always, stay in close contact with your teacher. 

I have listed a few suggestions below: 

  • Access to books is critical. The public library is an excellent free resource for families to have access to books of a wide range of interests and reading levels, as well as librarians to guide children and families in selecting great books.

  • When children select reading materials themselves and read for enjoyment, they receive the most gains in reading achievement, including better reading comprehension, writing style, vocabulary, spelling, and grammatical development. Also, the longer that this free voluntary reading is practiced, the more consistent and positive the results. 

  • Children and teens tend to read more when adults in their lives encourage them to read, and when they see those adults often reading themselves.

  • Children that see reading as fun, tend to read more often.

  • Reading just 4 to 6 books over the summer has the potential to prevent a decline in reading achievement scores from the spring to the fall, so even small steps are very beneficial.

  • Parents, caregivers, and other adults can help by reading themselves, as children that see adults in their lives reading often tend to read more themselves.

  • Practice math facts to develop fluency with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The more automatic the recall of math facts the better able students can master more complex mathematical concepts.

  • Vocabulary, vocabulary, vocabulary! Words are thoughts and the more words a student knows the more critical their thinking and the better they’re able to communicate verbally and in writing.

 

“If there is no strain, there will be no strength.”

Oswald Chambers

Together we are Bobcats.

Mike McFalls

Superintendent

Our Vision & Mission
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Vision - The vision is to provide a quality education in a safe environment.

 

Mission - The mission is to prepare students for life beyond graduation.  

Our History

Early education was tended to in a church in the Colfax colony and a log cabin four miles southwest of Silver Cliff. As the county grew, so did the demand for education and in the fall of 1879 the first school districts were formed.  It was decided that schools should be no more than five miles apart so that each child had a school within walking distance. This resulted in twenty-four one room schools and two classrooms in private homes.