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ISD ONE10 is Wrapping Up Another Great Year with a Flurry of Enthusiasm, Celebrations, and Excitement!

As ONE10 wraps up the last two weeks of school there is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm in the school buildings.

It is so great to see all the events scheduled for the spring of the school year.  The enthusiastic spirit at ONE10 to enjoy students with fun events and celebrate student accomplishments is so refreshing to witness.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will have many graduations and celebrations of building transitions. A Big Thanks to all that brings joy to students at ONE10 and celebrate their success.  

 

As we finish the school year in a somewhat normal fashion, I want to acknowledge all the exceptional work happening at ONE10, especially as we continue to navigate some of the most stressful times – COVID pandemic; student learning and social/emotional gaps; contract negotiations; hectic end-of-year flurry and much more. THANK YOU to ALL at ONE10 for your Phenomenal Work!!

Congrats to our ONE10 Students for the Many Achievements in 2021-22.

Here are Some Recent Student Accomplishments to Recognize….

ONE10 is so proud of the many accomplishments that our students continue to achieve.  We would like to recognize a few that have made great achievements recently:

  • WHS senior Delaney Sebora has been named a National Merit Scholar Finalist.

  • Julia Bartell on being chosen to represent WHS as the 2022 Athena Award Winner

  • Kaethe Ludford on being chosen the 2022 WHS MSHSL Triple “A” Award Winner

  • Max McNelly won the USA National Wrestling Championship and will represent Team USA in the U17 World Team Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship in Rome, July 25-31.

  • The WHS Student Athletes National Letter of Intent Signing Day Honorees: 

    • Addy Kaeding, signed with The Naval Academy - Track

    • Travis Reighard, signed with North Dakota State University – Track

    • Caitlyn Schmidt, signed with Bemidji State University – Track

    • Grace Seim, signed with Winona State University – Soccer

    • Josh Wagener, signed with the Augustana, SD – Wrestling

  • Waconia Works Signing Day Honorees:

    • Konrad Breeggemann, with owners Jo and Troy Eiden, Modern Design Cabinetry

    • Jake Schram, with owners, Andy and Eric Strong, Waconia Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

    • Cole Machtemes, with Mike’s Electric

    • Devon Bielke, with Crimson Copper

  • We wish to acknowledge the great work our ONE10 Student School Representatives Jack Mccarty and Kate Schutte and thank them for all their amazing dedication and quality work

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!!

 

The data is being reviewed, analyzed, and prepared to be presented at the building and district levels.  Expect to see the complete data collection in mid-June and a presentation at the June 13th school board work session.  In the meantime here is of a quick review of the data:

  • Our ONE10 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.

  • Our ONE10 staff continues to enjoy ONE10….85% overall approval and 88% feeling of belonging in ONE10.

  • Our ONE10 students have high and low response ranges… 

    • 54%--I am provided with some relaxing activities during the day

    • 96%--I have friends at my school.  

    • The overall percentage of student responses is 72%, realizing we have some questions that will always score low for our students.  

    • The overall Belonging score is 81% 

    • 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 so that we continue the great work as recognized by the positive feedback.  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 of frustrations from people that may not have agreed with what we are doing and we have found ourselves being questioned more often than normal.  The results from this survey validate that ISD ONE10 continues to be a Great School and that the majority of people in our ONE10 community are very pleased with the environment and education we deliver at ONE10.  Thank you so much to all those that continue to make ONE10 a Fantastic place for kids.  You are the BEST!!....WE Are ONE10!!!

Waconia School Board selects Brian Gersich as the next ISD 110 superintendent

Waconia School Board members have approved a contract for Brian Gersich to become the next ONE10 Superintendent and he will begin on July 1, 2022.  We welcome Brian to the ONE10 Family.

 

Gersich is currently the assistant superintendent in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District. He has been in that leadership position since January of 2019. Prior to his time at District ONE91, Gersich was a vice president for US Bank, serving as a commercial banking manager. Before that, Gersich was the superintendent in Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools. He also spent 7 years as principal and 4 years as assistant principal at Mankato West High School.  

 

After graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a BS in Mathematics teaching and a Computers and Educational Technologies Certificate in November of 1997, Gersich taught mathematics at Mound Westonka High School. He received his Master of Education from St. Mary’s University and his principal and superintendent administrative licensures from the University of Minnesota. Gersich is currently working on his Doctorate of Education at Concordia University. 

 

We look forward to having Mr. Gersich’s leadership at ONE10 as the district continues to get even better.  Congratulations to Brian and to ONE10!

Honoring the WHS Class of 2022 and ONE10 Retirees

On May 27th we will be sending out an End of the Year MailChimp to celebrate all the accomplishments of the WHS Class of 2022 and we will be recognizing all the ONE10 Retirees.  Here is a short version of what to expect….

  • Initial List of the WHS Class of 2022 reflective information and accomplishments:

    • 313 Seniors Graduating on May 29th

    • 47 National Honor Students

    • 85 Seniors Graduating with Honors

    • 46 Seniors with a GPA of 3.95 or above

    • 12 Seniors with a 4.0 GPA

    • 10 Seniors have signed a National Letter of Intent to compete at D1 or D2

    • 4 Seniors signed commitment letters to the Manufacturing/Labor Industry

  • ISD ONE10 Retirees and Years of Service Honorees  We are looking forward to honoring this exceptional group of staff at the staff celebration on June 3rd.

 

Have a Wonderful Last Two Weeks of School!!

WE Are ONE10!!

ISD ONE10 Year-End Celebration and Devine Retirement Open House Gathering

 

Due to a lack of venue options for the last week of school, the ONE10 Year End Celebration will be held at The Winery at Sovereign Estate, on Sunday, May 29th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

This is the best available date to have a school-wide social gathering. I realize this is Memorial Weekend Sunday, therefore some may not make it….but no work on Monday.:)  

Feel free to come to enjoy some social time with each other if you are available.

To provide two opportunities at one time.  My wife, Kathy, and I are renting the facility at Sovereign’s and have booked The Jason Paulson Band for entertainment that afternoon/evening and inviting staff, friends, and family to come for a Pat Devine Retirement Celebration that is open to the ONE10 School Community, it’s a chance for the Devine Family to say Thank You to all who have made my time here at ONE10 so extraordinary.
 

What: ISD ONE10 Year-End Celebration and Devine Retirement Open House Gathering

When:  Sunday, May 29, 2022

Time:  4:00-8:00 p.m.

Jason Paulson Band:  Music begins at 5:00 p.m. and goes on until the dancing is done.

Where:  The Winery at Sovereign Estates, 9950 N. Shore Rd. Waconia

Who:  All ONE10 Employees and the ONE10 Community are invited
 

We are looking forward to all that will be able to attend to celebrate all that is good at ONE10.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  Thanks for making my time at ONE10 the best part of my 38-year career in education.  Let’s celebrate together.  Thanks!!

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