Exciting things are happening in the Moscow School District as students return to school. We will be introducing 21 new teachers, experiencing the first year of All-Day kindergarten, moving closer to a mastery-based instruction and grading system, and enjoying a new and safer parking lot at the middle school, just to name a few.
School starts on August 30th and we will be starting the year with 21 new instructional staff members. They will be filling new positions or replacing staff that have moved on. We’re excited to have them join our team and continuing the instructional excellence that is a tradition within our school district.
Kindergarten screening was very successful this past spring and summer and we have 175 eager kindergarteners ready to take on the world. This is the first year of all-day kindergarten within our district. Our kindergarten staff are excited to have the opportunity to work with these kids for an entire day. This will allow the teachers to prepare the students for their upcoming years, and doing so in a much better paced learning program.
The school district is continuing to take strides to move towards a mastery-based instruction and grading system. Training and hard work regarding this change was started last year, continued through the summer, and will continue throughout this school year. We will be sending information during the school year to parents as well as interested community members regarding this change.
Finally, the Moscow School District, in a joint effort with the City of Moscow, is just completing the finishing touches of the Middle School parking lot and “D” Street renovation project. This project was funded through the city, school district, and a grant from the Idaho Transportation Department. The purpose of the construction was to increase the safety of students when they are walking or riding their bikes to school.
As you can see we are continuing to work hard to assure our students are provided with the most safe and educational environment possible. This will be a great school year!
Dr. Greg Bailey, Superintendent