Dear Plummer-Worley Parents and Community Members,
Welcome to the new Plummer-Worley School District website! You should find it easier to stay on top of district functions and events, timely information, and current information on what is happening in the schools. As you get used to it, please share any ideas with us so we can give you the information you need and want. We would also appreciate a gentle nudge when parts of the site go out-of-date.
This year we have a new principal leading Lakeside Elementary School. His name is Russ Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell comes to us with many years of experience as a teacher, elementary principal, and business owner. I am happy to welcome Mr. Mitchell to our team!
Learning is a process, not a trick. This year we commit to working hard to bring out the very best in your student. However, student attendance is an issue we grapple with in our district. It is more difficult to have high expectations for each student when attendance is poor. When a student is absent, making up the work is important, but it can never take the place of being in school every day learning from teachers and other students. The best thing you can do to remain involved as a parent is by making sure he or she attends school. Regularly ask how it’s going, make sure you know about any homework needing to be done, and give lots of praise for completing tasks. Your student relies upon you for encouragement.
Speaking of parent involvement, the district has been working with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe Department of Education in the development of a School/Community Family Engagement Plan for the upcoming year. This collaboration is essential in our ability to provide a great school environment for both students and families. We look forward to the implementation of the plan!
The Chinese symbol for opportunity combines within it the concepts of both challenge and crisis. Growing up is tough. The changes students go through each year are both challenging and full of crisis – truly a time of opportunity for both families and teachers. This school year will be no exception. I assure you our entire staff is dedicated to helping each student reach higher levels of achievement.
You can stay on top of school events by following us on Facebook as well as reading the community email sent out faithfully by Karyn Stockdale. Please call 686-1621 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question or would like to share a positive comment or concern.
Judi Sharrett, Superintendent