School Board Org Meeting The School Board Organizational meeting was held on January 7, 2020. This is the annual meeting that determines the assignments and directions for the school board for the next calendar year.
It is also the meeting we elect our school board officers and this year elected positions are as follows:
Dana Geller, School Board Chair
Jackie Johnson, School Board Vice Chair
Tabitha Laumann, School Board Clerk
Cathy Thom, School Board Treasurer
Other committee assignments and school board expectations will be finalized over the next few months. Congrats to all.
One of ISD ONE10 Operational Plan Goals for this year is to enhance and improve our Crisis Communication. We have already made some very good improvements and have more to do. One of the improvements has been to utilize a UberConference service to allow all of our administrators on the same phone call during a crisis so that we do not have to make multiple efforts to communicate a given situation to each other. This week we met with the Carver Co. Sheriff’s Department, the Waconia Fire Department and with the Waconia City Administrator to discuss methods of improving our communication during crisis. One of our solutions was to add each one of these groups to our UberConference call during a crisis. We all feel very good about this improvement and know that it will help all of us have immediate and collaborative conversations when time and communication is extremely important.
We were also able to debrief and reflect on areas of improvement from the December 13 WHS and WMS lockdown and WHS school release. It is vital that we work with our crisis partners to continue to find ways to improve. As much as we all agreed that the outcome of keeping our students safe was very successful, we know we can always improve.
One of the areas that the school is looking to improve upon from the December 13 crisis is ways to inform and educate parents with what we can say, when we are able to say it and what expectations we will have from parents during events like this. As part of our goal that we have been working on this year, we will be informing parents, students, and staff of our crisis communication expectations during a crisis including the expected role from each group during such an event. We recognize that during events such as a real lockdown emotions will be high and we want to honor those feelings and help calm high emotions the best we can. In the end the shared goal will always be the same…”keep our students safe” and that will be our number one priority. May we all work together to support this vital shared goal.
ONE10 Day Photos
The WHS International Club is collecting shoes in the Soles4Souls campaign this month. This video was produced by Wildcat Media Productions a couple years ago and tells the story of Soles4Souls and how to donate. This year’s goal is 4,000 pairs of shoes. This year’s campaign runs through the end of January.