Wildcat Thursday Thread
Dr. Keith White 8/19/21
We look forward to starting school on August 23rd Wildcat Strong!
We welcomed back all of our staff and teachers this week for trainings and inservice! We are very excited to get school started on Monday August 23rd and look forward to a great school year in our Diamond R-IV Schools. We have been working hard all summer to improve many of our services and facilities for our students and teachers. Hopefully you have had a chance to see our new district digital sign on the highway and some of our campus changes in the works. You should have received a welcome back packet that was mailed this last Friday, email/text notifications about our change of our Student Information System (SIS) from Lumen to PowerSchool, and notification about our new enrollment system. Please make sure to take the time to follow the step by step examples to get your students information updated in PowerSchool. All parents need to do the online enrollment even if your students have been enrolled in our district in the past as we need updated contact information so we can better communicate with you about important school information.
There were many great teacher curriculum trainings, learning opportunities, and activities happening throughout the summer and I saw many examples of people doing everything they could to help our students succeed. Please continue to follow our Facebook pages, Twitter, and website (new and improved website is coming soon) for updates and information. Below you will see a few examples of the many great things going on in our district. We look forward to a great school year and to improving daily for each Diamond R-IV student and staff member to CONTINUE THE CHANGE for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. We hope everyone had a great summer and we look forward to welcoming our students back on Monday to be Wildcat Strong!
Dr. Keith White, Superintendent
Welcome Back Newsletter
Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP)
District All-Staff Welcome Back Kick-off
Open House Was a Great Success!
Diamond Students And Families Go To Washington D.C.
The group that went was part of what is called World Classrooms, an organization helping Middle and High Schools provide summer trips to Washington D.C. The students that raised money or family support to attend were Silas Carrick, Wyatt Housh, Jordan Frick, Kaden Mein, Bailey Drake, and Macy Thomlin). The trip was to provide the students (and parents) a one-of-a-kind, personalized tour of DC and its history. The group was provided a charter bus, personal tour guides, and up-close access to several memorials and monuments. The students enjoyed it tremendously, and we are proud of their behavior and interactions with everyone around them throughout the trip.
Donated Water Bottles
District Project Updates
Substitute Teachers, Bus Drivers, & Custodians needed!
Do you know someone interested in becoming a substitute teacher and do not have 60 hours of college courses yet? No problem as DESE has modified the requirements due to COVID https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/substitute-teachers. If you are interested in daily making a positive difference in our schools for students go to diamondwildcats.org and click on the JOB OPENINGS tab. Follow the instructions and fill out an application for SUBSTITUTE TEACHER. You will be able to attach your sub certificate from DESE to the application. Once the application is complete, well will send the applicant an employment packet and once returned, they will be added to the district sub list.
If you are interested in being a bus driver or custodian for the Diamond R-IV School District, please follow this link: https://diamond.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.