Bison Reporter

May 2021

From the Principal

The end of the school year is truly "bittersweet" for students, staff, and parents. Although this was school year presented many challenges, I am grateful for many things.

Thank you to our wonderful students. They have worked so hard to reach goals in reading and math. The students of today will continue to be presented with new ways of learning as they continue their K-12 educational journey. I am so proud of the growth our students have made and they should celebrate all that they have accomplished during this school year. They continue to teach us every day and inspire us to be better than yesterday.

Thank you to our committed, dedicated, and caring staff. I am so impressed by the teachers and support staff for showing up everyday to go the extra mile to reach kids, and to help each other. I feel so fortunate to work with a group of adults who put students first every day.

Finally, thank you to our parents for sharing the gift of your children with us this school year and your support in an unprecedented time for education. We wish you a safe and happy summer and look forward to seeing you in the fall. Attached is the calendar for the 21-22 school year and be on the lookout for Back to School information in August.


Mrs. Karn

Important Dates:

May 13 4th Grade Music Program

May 17 Field Day

May 18 5th Grade Band & Celebration

May 19 Last Day of School Early Dismissal 1:30

May 24-June 10 Bison Boost School

May 24-July 30 Bison Boost (more information about incentives for students who continue to learn)

Aug 18 First Day of School Early Dismissal

Field Day May 17, 2021

Grades and Times: 3rd, 4th, and 5th will go from 9:00 – 11:00 and 1:30 – 3:00

Pre School, PK, K, 1st, and 2nd will go from 1:00 – 3:00

Closing ceremonies @ 3:00 (football stadium)

Locations: Field across from pre-school playground, behind the stadium, and FB field

Teams: Blue team (students that have PE on Monday’s and Wednesday’s)

White team (students that have PE on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s)

Clothing: Blue team = blue shirt

White team = white shirt

Wear proper shoes; nothing open-toed, no sandals, slides or boots

Other notes: Sun block, hats, sunglasses, water bottles, prepare for any weather, etc.

Make-up date: May 18, 2021

Interested in the Bison Boost School? Join other students in fun activities while Learning!

The summer school team is excited about being able to bring back summer school to our community and students as it can provide continued progress and exposure to many fun activities to keep them learning. We hope that your child will be able to join us for summer school. If you are interested in attending summer school, please fill out the fill below to let us know. The team looks forward to getting to know your child and helping them continue to grow. If you have any questions, please call the office.

Summer School will be May 24-June 10 from 8:00-12:00 Monday-Thursday. The summer school team is busy planning fun activities to help your child continue learning and continue to make progress for these three weeks of school. Learning will be based around:

  • Reading/Math
  • Project Based Learning
  • STEM
  • Recreation

Thank you to a wonderful donor who is making it possible to be able to send our summer school students to 30 minutes of gymnastics through the Hot Springs Recreation Program. We are excited about this partnership and getting students exposed to this sport.

Kindergarten/1st grade students will attend gymnastic from 8:00-8:30.

2nd/3rd grade students will attend gymnastics from 830-9:00.

4th/5th grade students will attend gymnastics from 9:00-9:30.

The summer school team is excited to continue learning with your student!

Bison Boost Teachers:

Rachel Nilles, Tara Walz, Koreen Hammel, Michele Merrill