School District of Howards Grove

November Parent & Guardian Newsletter 2022

Superintendent Update

Dear Parents & Guardians:

On behalf of the School District of Howards Grove and the Board of Education, I would like to sincerely thank the voters for supporting our efforts to build a new middle school addition to our current high school, provide a safe and secure entry at the high school, ensure we have healthy air and water quality at Northview, and update our athletic spaces.

I am very proud of the proactive communication we provided and the informational sessions that have been held over the past year to prepare the community for the vote. Although I recognize we still have some residents who are not in favor of this plan, the overwhelming support we have received is greatly appreciated. With the passing of both referendum questions we will truly be able to make our school district a premier destination district of choice for students, staff, and the community.

As a district, we are committed to focusing on our long-range master plan as we move forward. Preventative maintenance and adequate funding to maintain our schools must remain a priority! Our recent facility study now gives us clear direction of the needs and upcoming priorities to keep our schools safe, healthy, and secure.

Thank you again for the support!

Shannon L. Kilton



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The Howards Grove High School drama department proudly presents the timeless musical, “Footloose”! You will be tapping your toes to many classic songs from the 80’s including “Almost Paradise”, “Let Hear It For the Boy”, “Holding Out for a Hero” and “Everybody Cut Footloose”. The cast of 32 students are excited to share this performance with you! Please note that this production has adult themes and mild language. Reserved tickets are $10 and can be purchased online TODAY at

Hope to see you there!

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Save the Date!

The PTO will be sponsoring the Dairy Queen Cake Sales again this year from December 1st-December 14th. Keep an eye out for a Skyward message in the near future.

Thanks for supporting the Howards Grove PTO!

Mark your calendar!

The next school board meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 21 at 6:00 PM in the high school library.

In person visitors are welcome, but we also have a virtual link each month.

Join Zoom Meeting

ALSO- the December board meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 12th at 6:00PM, which is the second Monday in December, instead of the third Monday.

Please Be Safe!

The safety of our students, staff, and families is a top priority. Each day students are dropped off and picked up at each school by caregivers. Students exit cars and navigate their way to the buildings and often times may not be paying attention. Please help us keep everyone safe by monitoring your speed, staying off your mobile device, and patiently waiting your turn in the drop off lines.

Thank you!

Communication Chain

As questions or concerns arise, please continue to follow this communication chain.

FIRST, Reach out directly to your child's teacher/team/coach.

In the event your concerns are not addressed or you need further support, NEXT reach out to the building principal or activities director.

Jon Hess- High School Principal:

Angie Houston- Middle School Principal:

Sarah Ellinger- Northview Principal:

Tracy Mueller- Athletic/Activities Director & Special Education Director:

FINALLY, if you still need additional support, please reach out directly to me, Shannon Kilton, Superintendent:

In the event, we have all failed to help you navigate your questions & concerns, your last stop would be to reach out to the school board. Here is the actual board policy on navigating this process.

I am personally asking for this communication chain to help us all develop positive and trusting relationships, which are always grounded in open and honest conversations. Most often, concerns can be easily solved when we all talk directly to the person involved with the question or problem.

Thanks in advance for the support and understanding of this process.

School District of Howards Grove

Shannon L. Kilton

Superintendent of Schools

The School District of Howards Grove does not discriminate in the employment of staff on the basis of any characteristic protected under State or Federal law including, but not limited to, race, color, age, sex, creed or religion, handicap or disability, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, military service (as defined in 111.32, Wis. Stats.), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, arrest record, conviction record, use or non-use of lawful products off the District’s premises during non-working hours, or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment practices. (Board Policy 4122)