Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year in the Big Spring School District. The Board of School Directors, administration and staff work diligently in support of a safe productive learning environment that leads to a positive educational experience for all Big Spring students. As Superintendent of Schools, I feel blessed to lead a school district where the theme of “Ever Always Strong” rings throughout our entire school district and community. This truly is an educational community and a key ingredient that contributes greatly to the educational process is the support we receive on a daily basis from families and community members throughout the Big Spring School District. That unified support is always entrenched in our vision of “Shaping the Future, One Student at a Time”. As we look to the future the focus of this year’s calendar certainly stands out, our ability to build off the 4c’s in preparing our students for experiences in and out of school focused on “21st Century Skills”. Each month of the calendar focuses on a skill or quality embedded within our 4c framework that is paramount to our student’s abilities to explore as they prepare to embark on their next steps in life.
Our staff at Big Spring stands ready to work with parents and community members in building partnerships that benefit the most important facet of our district, children. The Big Spring community is a wonderful setting to raise a family. As I enter my fourteenth year as Superintendent of Schools at Big Spring, I’m more convinced now than ever that our community has special qualities that can benefit each and every family. Our school district in support of that fine community provides a well-rounded education that builds on the special qualities and values that are so important to our community. A supportive Board of School Directors, quality administrators, devoted teachers and support staff along with committed families that value education make Big Spring a very special place. Supporting those core values and continuing that tradition while striving to challenge each and every student to reach their full potential remains my focus as Superintendent of Schools. We will work tirelessly to become the best that we can be as a school district so that our students benefit every day from being a “Bulldog”.
I encourage you to visit our schools to see firsthand the “quality education” that I experienced as a student and now witness as a Superintendent. Come and observe our students working throughout the year and see how they are bringing the 4C’s to life at Big Spring. You will find learning experiences focused on building lifelong skills in Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. There are wonderful things going on in the Big Spring District, and we want to share them with all. As you engage with our amazing students I know you will find our schools to be safe, supportive and sensitive to the needs of our community. If you have questions or concerns, please communicate with staff as our doors are always open.
Please take some time and review the information contained in this 2018-2019 calendar. Again, the theme for the calendar this year is the “4c’s”. I encourage you to peruse the photographs and narratives contained on each month of the calendar that clearly illustrate a system that is inviting our students to challenge themselves to grow in a manner that will lead them far beyond the walls of Big Spring. Thank you again for all the support you provide that allows our students to achieve their potential on a daily basis.
"Shaping the Future, One Student at a Time"