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Dear Families, On Wednesday night, Howell High School hosted its second annual TEDx event. The evening featured nine student speakers, two musical performances, and one teacher. Each TED talk was inspiring, thought-provoking, and well delivered. As I sat in the audience, I reflected on my time i ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Mar 01, 2019 at 2:58 PM
Dear Families,   The internet can be an incredible educational tool. However, it can also be a scary place. Over the past several years, a common trend on social media has been to pose a “challenge” to viewers using a video or a written message. When used for good, these “challenges” carry amazing ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Mar 01, 2019 at 2:53 PM
Dear Families, On Monday evening, the Board of Education voted to call for an election on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. This vote was the final step in the process of placing our bond proposal on the ballot. As I shared in a previous update, this bond proposal incorporates many of the capital needs proj ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Feb 21, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Dear Highlander Families, I want to take a moment to reflect on the decision to have school on Wednesday. After my team and I assessed the conditions early Wednesday morning, we felt we could safely hold school. I want to thank our Transportation and Operations Departments for their strong contr ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Feb 14, 2019 at 2:07 PM
Dear Families, With the snow, rain, and extreme cold over the past two weeks, we will undoubtedly be talking about the crazy weather of January 2019 for some time. We have received some questions regarding the number of “forgiven time” days (snow days) we have used, so I’d like to address those ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Feb 01, 2019 at 3:50 PM
Dear Families, After the “Securing Our Future Sinking Fund” proposal was narrowly defeated in November, numerous parents and district stakeholders contacted the Board of Education and me to express disappointment that the proposal did not pass. Their feedback also included the need for a more su ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Jan 18, 2019 at 3:17 PM
Dear Families, I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that your 2019 is off to a great start. I am looking forward to all of the wonderful things this year will bring for our district. The month of January is School Board Recognition Month. This is an opportunity to show our sincere appreciati ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Jan 04, 2019 at 3:46 PM
Dear Families, Last week, we honored our Laura Williams, Challenger Elementary building secretary as the 2018-2019 Support Person of the Year and Cindy Blackmar, Northwest Elementary paraprofessional as the 2018-2019 Service Person of the Year. Both Laura and Cindy are incredibly dedicated and d ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Dec 14, 2018 at 2:39 PM
Dear Families, Just before our Thanksgiving Break, students at Parker Middle School participated in the Fleece and Thank You program. During an extended Patriot Time, students created 187 colorful blankets and made videos that will be sent to children facing extended hospital stays. This project f ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Nov 30, 2018 at 2:56 PM
Dear Families, While I am disappointed that the Securing Our Future Sinking Fund proposal did not pass, I am very thankful for the support it received. The proposal failed to pass by just 28 votes, which shows me that a significant number of people in our community supported the need to increase ... more» 
Posted by gouldt  On Nov 09, 2018 at 2:59 PM
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