Superintendent's Message

Dr. Steve Meyers, Superintendent
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Pleasant Hill R-III website.
Our 2018 Bond work is progressing nicely with our auxiliary gym and classrooms starting to take shape at the high school and all our playground improvements at the Elementary and Intermediate have been completed. Also, you should be noticing our lighting improvements around the district as they are close to wrapping up their work as well. The Bond work will have several projects going on this summer with work on HVAC and electrical improvements at the Elementary, Primary, and Middle Schools beginning before summer and finish right in time for school to start. We are excited about all the district improvements and none would have been possible without your support of our bond issue last April. Thank You.

You may have noticed your child receiving MAP scores extremely late this year due to DESE issues with new test standards and scoring guides. As a district we had a solid APR score in the 96% range and will be continuing to improve on that each year. A few of the ways we hope to do that is through our RTI programs for students who are struggling in reading and math and our data tracking of students thru Fastbridge and Illuminate. These are two software programs that gives us feedback on students learning during the year to help with our lesson plans and interventions to best serve your child. This data is also shared between grade levels and buildings so when students move up, their data goes with them. Teachers will know students’ strengths and weaknesses at the beginning of the school year. We also have expectations of students knowing their own data and adding that information to their academic language vocabulary. This falls right in line with our district mission of Every Student Every Day.

Go Roosters! Go Chicks! Go Pleasant Hill!
Steven Meyers, Ed.D.