Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Message from the Superintendent August 22, 2017

The 2017-2018 school year has started and it is very exciting to see. We spend all summer finalizing the budget in preparation of closing the previous budget and adopting the new budget for the next school year. Teachers have attended workshops, professional development and have made everything ready to receive the students.

On Monday, August 21, 2017 students on all the campuses were present, eager and ready to go. All the summer preparations moved into action as students started the new school year. I love the first day of school. The energy level is high, students are anxious to see what this year’s teachers and classes will offer to them.

All of our programs are built around the vision of keeping the student foremost in our thoughts, plans and actions. Our whole purpose for being is centered on the students. Without the students, nothing we do would matter. Classes such as Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Sciences, Athletics, Agriculture, Fine Arts, electives, etc. would be pointless without the students.

On our very first day of school, I followed my annual tradition of visiting every single campus in the district and walking into every elementary classroom to greet the kids and visit with them for a moment. As I was at the high school/junior high campus before school, all of the students were gathering in the cafeteria. I loved seeing the kids that I hadn’t seen since the last day of school last year.

New teachers to the district add fresh faces among the faculty and staff. The quality of the new teachers is high. I’m eagerly looking forward to this year’s successes. I am looking forward to seeing the Class of 2018 graduate with distinction. I can’t wait to see what this year brings for honor and glory for Tidehaven ISD.

For the kids,

Andrew Seigrist,
Superintendent of Schools
Tidehaven ISD