To the students, parents and guardians: Welcome back to school Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 August 2017
By Dr. Brian Henry
Special to GUIDON

We are ready to start  another exciting year in the Waynesville R-VI School District.

As a community of learners, one of our greatest strengths is the diversity of our student body and the constant flow of new ideas through our Families coming to us from all over the world.

This exchange between our military-impacted students and our students from central Missouri provides a rich learning environment and a quality of education that is unparalleled.

Recently, our district revised the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and placed a significant emphasis on innovation and high expectations. We are committed to excellence and look forward to partnering with you in this journey.

Communication, especially at the beginning of the school year, is vital.

I encourage you to sign up for eSchoolPlus Home Access Center to monitor your student’s academic performance, as well as district Facebook and other social media accounts.

Our district utilizes several vehicles to communicate with parents including a text feature, which enhances our ability to pass along pertinent information in a timely manner.

In addition, we are placing a greater emphasis on communication from the building level this school year through our revised district communication plan.

Student success is a team effort with students, school, parents and the community working together to develop healthy and productive citizens.

The level of rigor and expectations placed on students today continues to grow, and the demands of our ever-changing society place a premium on problem solving and communication skills.

For students to be successful in this type of environment, attendance is very important. In addition, time management is critical, as students need time to study, relax and develop healthy lifestyles.

We encourage all Families to develop relationships with our faculty and schools to help us address the needs of our learners.

We look forward to collaborating with Families in pursuit of our vision to excel as a student-centered community of learners embracing diversity and innovation.

Our mission to empower and prepare individual students for future opportunities as citizens and leaders emphasizes the importance we place on student success inside and outside of the classroom.

Welcome to the communities of Fort Leonard Wood, St. Robert and Waynesville; this is a great place to live, work and learn.

It will be a great year, and I look forward to greeting students on Aug. 17.

(Editor’s note: Henry is the superintendent for the Waynesville R-VI School District.)
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 August 2017 )