Superintendent Message 9.18

Superintendent Message 9.18
Posted on 09/06/2018
Superintendent Message 9.18

Superintendent Message
September 2018

The first days of school are always exciting for me. I never tire of seeing kids and families on the first day. There is a great deal of energy and enthusiasm for the year ahead. I especially enjoy seeing the conferences with kindergarten parents and the work being done to make sure the first school experience is a success.

Each year all LSD staff gathers together to welcome in the new year. This is an important time as we are still small enough for all 450 employees to be in one place which makes it possible to share some fellowship with colleagues and welcome new staff to the Lynden team. The short version of this year's message to staff was: thanks for caring for kids, thanks for caring for each other, and let's enjoy the journey as we make school a great place for all kids. I believe that our students will engage in learning when they know we care for them and their success. This is the foundation of all that we do as a school district.

As we begin the year, it is also important to review our priorities. Our strategic priorities plan has four specific areas of focus that each school includes in their improvement plan. The four areas of focus are: College and Career Ready Graduates, Family and Community Partnerships, Safe and Supportive Learning Environment, and Responsible Citizenship. Over the course of the year we will be sharing what we are doing in each of these areas and how we are striving to ensure high levels of learning for Every Child, Every Day.

I want to thank our community for the support and partnership in providing a great learning environment for our kids. The new Lynden Middle School and Fisher Elementary School are great examples of the commitment we share in building the success of the young people in Lynden. I think we have special schools and a special community and together we are building for the future.


Jim Frey
Lynden School District