The first few months of the school year have gone by quickly and it has been an exciting and eventful time. Our schools have completed their first quarter and are part-way through their second. Parents have met with their children’s teachers during parent conferences.
For our schools to be successful, we must continue to strive for excellence while simultaneously improving our practices and strengthening our path forward. We have a responsibility to ensure the highest quality education possible for all students. It is not good enough to accept that successful programs will replicate themselves. We must reflect upon our practices, challenge the status quo, and never rest on our successes. Continuous improvement necessitates that we look at our programs and examine how we can improve our practices.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I am thankful for our students who come to school every day ready to learn – you give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here. I am thankful for parents who create a partnership for our students. I am thankful for our teachers and team members who care about students and have their best interests at heart.
On behalf of the Payette School District, I would like to wish all of you a happy and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday. Students will have a nice long five-day weekend to spend time with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!
Payette School District Superintendent