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A Look to the Future
A Look to the Future....Eagle Valley School Board
Early 2011, the Eagle Valley School Board voted unanimously to move the majority of academic functions to the Clarissa facility. The reason for this decision was to:
Streamline academic/course offeringsCreate more efficient learning environment for students Provide opportunities to enhance curriculum & technology programmingReduce costsEstablish the groundwork for a sustainable, continuing Eagle Valley District
As of September 1, 2011, Eagle Valley has seen an energized transformation while still maintaining the "small school" & family environment we are so proud of!
In our Clarissa facility we have PreK-12 core/academic classes with elementary housed in the Northeast elementary wing, separated from the high school core classes in the South wing. This allows smooth separation for student entrances, exits and between functional areas. Industrial Arts, Ag, and High School Art classes are being held in the Eagle Bend facility w/structured busing routes in place.A "middle school" concept is established for grades 5-8 for science, math and English courses.Technology upgrades are continuing with Smart Boards in each class room as well as a new computer lab. Business course offerings are to begin 2nd Semester (January 2012)For the first time in 20+ years, consistent Administrative leadership housed in one building accessible to all staff/students/parents to address issues or concerns. For the first time in 20+ years, consistent opportunities for staff to interact and mentor one another in efforts to effectively meet the needs of students. $$ saved in staffing reorganization, with those savings put back into curriculum and academic programming. (Computers, textbooks, software)22 on-line college courses are being offered including Economics, Medical Terminology, etc.
With $$ in savings each year we can increase course offerings and provide academic tools essential to our students and staff, building capabilities on an annual basis. The 2011/2012 school year will be minimal, with 2012/2013 and beyond receiving expected substantial gains!)This gains will include:Mobile computer lab for Eagle Valley within one year.Updated shop equipment for Industrial Arts Program within one year.Classroom tools/aids & updated books /software when neededPart-time FAQ's (Home-Economics) program to be reinstated within 2 years.Before & after school programming within 2 yearsWe are continuing to seek value added facility space opportunities for our Eagle Bend facility with possible lease options for community groups or businesses that will improve economic development and growth. (Ongoing and continuous process!)Much more!
This is a brief summary of some of our future goals for Eagle Valley. As you know as taxpayers, family members, students and staff, we cannot predict the future. Eagle Valley School District plans on being around for a long time! We have an extremely committed staff that deeply cares about the educational needs of our students! And students who deserve the best possible education they can from us!
We can assuredly state, however, that "as a unified, competitive educational institution we will provide an opportunity for the children of today and continue to ensure that future generations will have the tools to succeed in life through Eagle Valley!
Sharon Notch, Eagle Valley Board Chair
Chris Notch, Becky Pratt, Twila Pierce, Adam Riedel, Rick Nelson, Shawn Rowe-Board Dir