School District of Howards Grove
November Parent & Guardian Newsletter 2022
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
Footloose- STARTS TONIGHT!
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 https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/68116
Hope to see you there!
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Angie Houston- Middle School Principal: email@example.com
Sarah Ellinger- Northview Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy Mueller- Athletic/Activities Director & Special Education Director: email@example.com
FINALLY, if you still need additional support, please reach out directly to me, Shannon Kilton, Superintendent: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.