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Jeff Davis, Superintendent

Onalaska Superintendent
Superintendent Message


Welcome to 2017-2018 School Year!


    I want to welcome all of you to the new school year.  For you that are new to our District, welcome.  We have an outstanding school district with a caring and knowledgeable staff.  For you that are returning, you will see some changes from when you left in the spring.


    We want to welcome new staff members to the Onalaska family:  Jasmine King will be the Life Skills teacher in one of our new modular buildings, Stephanie Rushton is our new 1st grade teacher, Rachel Flitton is new to the 4th grade, Kyle Smaciarz is returning to Ony and will teach 5th grade,  Jonathan Gerbracht is our new middle school math teacher, Amy Wooldridge is our new high school CTE teacher in business, Jennifer Ramey is our new high school art teacher, Bethany Hutson is our new high school English/Language arts teacher and Weylin Womack is our new CTE para educator in our aquaculture/woods/metals program.  Welcome to you all!  We are so happy to have you join an already stellar staff of professional educators and support staff.


    We also have some changes to our returning staff:  Deb Richardson will move from 5th grade to middle school, Kristin Soderback will be our middle school principal, Dracy McCoy is moving from program administrator to high school principal and Kim Vogel-Wilson is our newly created math specialist for grades K-5.


    Other changes include the addition of two modular buildings.  One will be for our Life Skills program and the other will be used to expand our preschool program.  We anticipate being able to offer more openings in our preschool this year.  We also have a new wireless system, district-wide.  This has increased the reliability and capacity in the network.  We also are initiating a 1:1 computer program for our students.  This year, all students in grades 4-8 will have their own Chromebooks to use.  We also have added two additional Chromebook carts for students at the high school.  Next year, we will finish by having all students in grades 3-12 with Chromebooks to use during the school day. This will greatly increase the use of technology in those classrooms.


    I am excited for the new school year.  We have an outstanding staff that will be working with our students.  I look forward to a year in which we see continued growth in our students, both in academics and in their ability to solve problems and create goals that are relevant to their learning.


    I invite you to stop by the district office anytime to visit and ask questions.  I also invite you to get involved in our schools by volunteering when you can.


    Have a great year!  Go Loggers!!!


Jeff Davis
Superintendent
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May 12, 2017, 11:14 AM