Information from your Superintendent,
October 18 is the first day for our Kindergarten 1 students. This is a time of great excitement and trepidation. We will have Kindergarten 1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the end of the school year. We have a huge responsibility to be the most positive role models possible for these impressionable youngsters. We all must strive to make the learning experiences and time spent at the school a positive endeavor for the students. It is our responsibility to instill a love of learning and social interaction so that the students will want to be at our school. We need to instill those values now so we don’t have school attendance, academic apathy, and behavior issues with them in the future. Personally, I can’t wait to greet them at the door and to share in their excitement and learning experiences! We also welcome Mrs. Meredith Phillipe to our school to teach these little ones.
Just a brief reminder that the hunting seasons are upon us. We are a weapon free school so it is very important that your student does not forget about hunting equipment in their vehicles when they drive onto school grounds. Please make sure all of their hunting gear is put away after their hunting endeavors. With the incidents we read and hear about in the news we certainly don’t want the notoriety and negative recognition that happens because a student forgot about weapons in their vehicles.
The teachers and I will be attending professional development workshops October 19 - 21. These are state mandated days for teachers to get additional training and information in their respective teaching areas. We will dismiss school and the buses will run at 1:00 on October 19 and there is no school again until October 24.
First quarter comes to an end on October 28. It is hard to believe the school year is almost a quarter of the way over. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on November 8 from 4 – 7 pm.
Our athletic teams are quickly winding down their respective seasons. The district volleyball tournament will be held in Geyser on October 28 – 29. There is a good possibility that the DGS Bearcats will host a football playoff game on October 29 also. Good luck to all of the DGS Bearcats student athletes and thank you for representing yourselves, your parents, the school, and the community in a very positive manner.