From the Superintendent's Desk
Welcome to All New and Returning Prowler Families:
It is my distinct pleasure to welcome all of you to the 2018 - 2019 school year. Whether you are new to the school district or returning for another year, we are happy that you are a part of our “Prowler Family.” It is my hope that you had an enjoyable break over the summer and I am extremely excited to have the students return in September. As a District, we are committed to continue to do our very best to provide all students with the very best education we can and I know the staff who work here are committed to ensuring that takes place.
Over the summer, a number of things have been happening in the District. We have been busy prepping buildings for the return of staff and students by replacing carpet at Challenger Elementary School and roof maintenance on a number of the buildings. Curricular wise, teachers have been busy learning new curriculum in the areas of career and technical education, music, and business. We continue to do our work around the development of power standards and assessment as well. For the 2018 - 2019 school year, as a District we will be doing a lot of work around the concept of instruction and utilizing the Gradual Release of Instructional Model. Professional development has been set aside for this learning to take place throughout the year. Finally, each building and department worked over the summer to develop their site plans to assure that we focus our time and resources to provide our students with the best possible learning environment possible.
We are in year two of our strategic plan implementation. I encourage you to go to our website and look at our mission and vision statements as well as our strategic directions and core values. They are the roadmap for the district and our guide for making decisions. Each building will develop a site plan around strategic directions that the School Board has identified.
As I enter into year three as the superintendent in Thief River Falls Public Schools, I continue to be amazed and impressed with the quality staff that work here and the great students that attend our schools. It is what makes working and attending school in Thief River Falls Public Schools a truly unique experience and something that will provide our children with the best opportunity to reach the heights of success that they want to achieve. As a member of the Prowler Family, I want to welcome everyone to the 2018 - 2019 school year.
Bradley D. Bergstrom
Superintendent of Schools