Posts Tagged ‘Mike Simpson’

School year officially off and running in Guthrie

August 20, 2013 Leave a comment

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The Guthrie school district welcomed hundreds of students Tuesday morning as the summer officially came to an end for students and school staff. Read more…

From the Desk: Public survey to help school committee

May 4, 2013 1 comment

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“So, is that new superintendent going to run a bond issue before the voters sometime soon?”  Many of you may have heard this question and it brings me to another question…am I still the “new superintendent”?  We are doing the final testing for this school year, a successful prom has been completed and commencement is just around the corner.  That means we are on the verge of completing the 2012-13 school year.  Read more…

From the Desk: How to handle your conflicts with school

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I’m unhappy with something my child’s teacher did. What should I do? I’ve heard this question many times by involved parents who love their child but were frustrated with something that happened at school. Many different options are available when a parent is unhappy with the school district. Those options obviously vary with the situation and require the parent or even the child to reach out to someone. Read more…

From the Desk: process of canceling school

March 3, 2013 1 comment

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“Are we having school tomorrow?”  I can still remember asking my parents that same question and the anticipation of a magical gift of a day off as a student with snow and ice on the ground.  I always got so frustrated because they never announced school would be closed until the morning.  Of course this was long before the instant communication days we have now.  If it didn’t get on the 10 o’clock news, we knew we would have to listen to the radio in the morning.  I still remember tuning in to the radio and was so disappointed when the announcer would say we were going to school.  I can also remember being frustrated because it always seemed we went to school when we should have been closed and then we would close when the weather was better and the snow had melted. Read more…

Superintendent: school safety has and will always be top priority

January 3, 2013 Leave a comment

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Over my years as an educator, I’ve seen violence change the way schools operate in many different ways.  Most visitors now understand that identification is required as well as a pass or escort to enter the building.  Occasionally, parents have voiced their disapproval of this practice as unnecessary but I can assure you it is here to stay. Read more…

A-F Grades has many shaking their heads

November 1, 2012 2 comments

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The recent and well-documented statewide A-F school report card issue has made me think back to my days as a classroom teacher.  When I had my first parent-teacher conferences, I remember a particular parent that questioned how I arrived at their child’s grade. Read more…

School Board approves $20 million dollar budget; discusses A-F grades

October 8, 2012 Leave a comment

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The Guthrie Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a $20 million plus dollar budget for the 2012-13 school year. Read more…

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