Superintendent's Message

Dr. Steve Meyers, Superintendent
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year.
We have started year two in our efforts to become a student centered district, and the two biggest additions were the implementation of Eureka Math and Readers/Writers Workshop. Our elementary buildings, grades k-6, started this implementation last year, while our secondary buildings are making the transition this school year. This past Parent-Teacher conference looked a little different in the K-6 ELA and Math as our staff shared with parents where their students are based on standards and not a grade. This is a significant change based on our history and one that I believe will be more beneficial for our students and parents. This change was a product of best practices in particular grade levels (K-6) and one driven by our new curriculum in Math and ELA. We have had positive feedback, along with some concerns on this transition, but overall in year one it appears to be a positive transition. Also, I would like to put a big thank you out there to all our staff who have been working extremely hard to implement these changes and looking at things from a different lens. The impact of change is difficult for all but when everyone starts rowing in the same direction things are much smoother. Also, thank you to parents for their patience with this transition.
Many of our projects from the 2018 Bond campaign have been completed and are in the wrap up stages with punch items being finished in our new spaces. We would like to invite anyone interested in looking at our new spaces at the high school to come visit at Open House on December 2. We will be providing tours on that day after our Professional Development. We have not set the times, but we are looking at early evening for those tours. Our winter sports programs have started and practices and classes have been using our new auxiliary gym and new weight room. These are two of the new areas the public will see during our winter sports seasons. Please take time to come visit if your schedule allows.
Go Roosters! Go Chicks! Go Pleasant Hill!
Steven Meyers, Ed.D.