Edgemont School District Mission Statement:

The Edgemont School District 23-1 exists for the academic, social, and physical growth of all students.

Superintendent's Corner

January 2019

My grandpa used to say, "As the days begin to lengthen, the cold begins to strengthen." I was hoping that this winter would be an exception, but the wind we are getting today has sure taken my breath away when I step outside.

It is the beginning of the second semester already. Sometimes this can be a difficult time academically, as the weather is so cold and dark and we are all stuck inside with each other. However, this also provides the opportunity for students to really stay on top of their academics and learning.

Frosty Plants

Stay Warm!

Our learners will soon have the opportunity to show how much they have learned over the last year, as they will be participating in the NAEP testing (National Assessment of Educational Progress) and the Smarter Balanced test for the state. My hope for each of our learners is that these tests really showcase how much they have progressed and the scores are numbers they are proud of. Please do encourage your learners to just do their best on all of their tests and academic endeavors, even while we are all dreaming of sunshine and longer days.

Over the next month, our basketball seasons will be winding down, but that does not mean that our students or calendar will be any less busy. There is evidence that science fair is in full swing, as the classrooms are abuzz with students busy conducting experiments and testing their hypotheses. Soon they will be presenting their findings to the public. After the science fair, we will host our annual fine arts fair and senior experience presentations. I love how well-attended all of our programs are. Our community is supportive of not only the athletic department, but also the fine arts department and all of our academic showcases as well. This truly is a great community to work in and to raise a family in.

HS Boys Basketball