Last Saturday, my wife Cathryn and I attended the Bear Booster Annual Auction and Dinner. The event was impressive as always. It was packed with people having a great time and helping to support our students in their extra-curricular events. I haven’t heard how much money they made this year, but by the great donations provided by the community and the willingness of patrons to generously bid I’m sure they surpassed their goals.
Extra-curricular, or as I like to call it co-curricular, is a vital part of our educational program in the Moscow School District. Lessons are not always just learned in the classroom. Leadership, teamwork, cooperation, and grit are just a few of the skills and behaviors learned. We are proud of our athletics, arts, and other school organizations that make up our co-curricular activities throughout the grade levels. We especially like how the community supports these opportunities for students. Thank you and especially thanks to the Boosters and the patrons who helped support this year’s auction.
As you may have noticed, we have been working on our website for the past several months but recently a few major changes have been made that I want to share with you. First, we have provided a welcome video that provides a bird’s eye view of our school district’s facilities. We are especially excited to provide you with the first glimpse of the Moscow School District Community Play Fields. Second, on the top black bar of this home page, you will find a tab named, “Community Interest”. This is where you can find out about all of the non-profit community events that pertain to our students and families. At the start of the second semester this will take the place of all of the flyers that have been sent home monthly with your elementary children and placed on bulletin boards at the secondary schools. Third, please notice that we have new tutorials for parents and students who are using PowerSchool. These tutorials will allow you to understand and use the additional options that are now available in PowerSchool. This will be added help in communication between home and school. Finally, this blog in itself is a new feature. As superintendent, I plan on providing an update on different events and issues that are occurring in your school district each week through this blog. The blog is meant to be informative of topics that may impact our students or other stakeholders. I hope you will enjoy these changes and look forward to communicating with you through this blog on a weekly basis.
Greg Bailey, Superintendent