Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Superintendent prepares for new school year

    Preparations are under way for another great year of learning during the 2014-15 school year. While most students are enjoying a summer break, additional time with family and the beautiful outdoors, district staff are working to ensure that the coming school year is another year of great accomplishment for Blaine County School District.
    Building improvements are being made at Alturas and Hemingway elementary schools, all buildings are being cleaned top to bottom, materials and supplies are being restocked, and staff are continuing their professional learning through workshops, conferences, college courses and leadership retreats. We are looking forward to having all staff back on Monday, Aug. 25, and all students and their families back on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
    As your new superintendent, I am in the midst of a listening tour as part of my first 100 days with the Blaine County School District. I am meeting with and listening to as many community leaders, community partners and administrators as I can possibly fit into the calendar. Small group meetings with teachers, parents and students will be scheduled for September and early October.
    I am seeking information on:

  • What do I need to know about the Blaine County community?
  • What do you value about BCSD?
  • What could BCSD do that would delight you?
  • How do you stay informed on what is happening in BCSD or how would you like to be informed?
  • What else do you want me to know?

    If you would like to meet with me one-on-one to share your perspectives, please call the office at 578-5018 to schedule an appointment.  The full plan for my first 100 days as superintendent is posted for your information at under Superintendent’s Entry Plan.
    I am looking forward to meeting you and working together for the success of Blaine County’s children.
GwenCarol Holmes
Blaine County School District

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