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Teacher Appreciation Week is More Important than Ever

As we celebrate ONE10 Teachers and ALL ONE10 Staff this upcoming week, May 2-6, it is more important than ever to recognize the amazing work that happens here at ONE10.

In my first year at ONE10, I recognized that Waconia Public Schools is a special place and how our teachers are so gifted and caring.  ONE10 teachers always put students first.  Recently I received an email from a parent that emphasized exactly what I have witnessed.  All ONE10 teachers are excellent.  In other districts, many parents, including myself, look for opportunities to request certain teachers for their child to make sure their child gets the best education possible.  At ONE10, there is no need for that to happen, because ALL ONE10 teachers are GREAT!!  Thank you so much for being the BEST!!

 

During Teacher Appreciation Week, I wish to thank ALL ONE10 teachers and staff for your exceptional work and your genuine care for all students.  

A special thank you treat from the district will be delivered to the buildings on Monday, May 2.  This year we are providing Adventure Bowls to staff.  Your building principal will let you know the timing of the treat.  A special thanks to Tara Gesy, Founder & CEO of Adventure Bowls for making this possible.  Enjoy!

The Month of May Brings a Flurry of Enthusiasm, Celebrations and Excitement as we End the School Year

It is so great to see all the events scheduled for the spring of the school year.  Hopefully the May weather will cooperate for all the outdoor activities and events.  The enthusiastic spirit at ONE10 to enjoy students with fun events and to celebrate student accomplishments is so refreshing to witness.  Thanks so much for all you do to bring joy to students and celebrate their success.  Here is a list of some of the upcoming events at ONE10 (please let me know if I missed something you are doing for kids):
Friday, April 29
Laketown 1st Grade Showcase
All ISD ONE10 4th graders - Bayview Forest Adventure hosted by High School Conservation Club
Tuesday, May 3
5th grade Band Concert 
Saturday, May 7
Prom
Wednesday, May 11
WHS Academic Awards
Thursday, May 12
Middle School Choir Concert
Monday, May 16
WHS National Honor Society
Friday, May 20
2nd - 5th grade - Track and Field Day
Monday, May 23
WHS Senior Awards Night
Tuesday, May 24
Middle School Band Concert
Unified Track and Field Day
Friday, May 27
Senior Wildcats Walk - District-wide
Laketown 5th Grade Farewell
Sunday, May 29
WHS Graduation
Wednesday, June 1
Bayview, Southview 5th Grade Farewell

ISD ONE10 Continues to Receive High Reviews Amongst a National Trend of Unrest

We have received the raw data from the yearly “Daily Desired Experiences” survey that was completed by staff, students and parents this spring.  The initial information is pretty impressive when you consider the temperament of national, state and local campaigns to express frustration with public schools.  At ONE10, our community, parents, staff and students continue to appreciate our great school district and their feedback shows this gratitude. The great majority of all three groups have reported that we are delivering on the Daily Desired Experiences…..Nice Work ONE10!!

Data is being reviewed, analyzed and prepared to be presented at the building and district level.  Expect to see the complete data collection in mid-late May.  Meantime, here is a quick review:

  • Parents gave us great feedback and reviews….87% overall approval, 95% feeling students are welcome, 90% feeling of belonging in ONE10, and 87% feeling their students are receiving great academic support and programming.

  • Staff continue to enjoy ONE10….85% overall approval and 88% feeling of belonging.

  • Students have high and low responses ranging from 54%--I am provided with some relaxing activities during the day…to 96%--I have friends at my school.  The overall sense of belonging score is 81% and the overall academic support score is 83%.

At each building, this data will be analyzed for areas of celebration and areas for improvement.  Every year this feedback is used to form our school improvement plans so that we address the concern areas and continue the great work we are doing in other areas.  All-in-all, I am very proud of these results.  Throughout this year, the school district and staff have had moments where we have heard frustrations from people who may not have agreed with what we are doing.  The results from this survey validate that ISD ONE10 continues to have great schools. The majority of people in our ONE10 community are very pleased with the environment and education we deliver.  Thank you so much for all you do to continue making ONE10 a fantastic place for kids.  You are the BEST!!....WE Are ONE10!!!

ISD 110 Superintendent Search Update
The school board chose to interview 6 candidates on Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3. Interviews start at 4:00pm, are open to the public and will be held in the Waconia High School Media Center. For details, please visit the website or click here

Have an Awesome Weekend!!

WE Are ONE10!!!

 
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