As we head into the summer months and our last edition of the Spartan Sentinel until August, I want to wish all of you a wonderful and rewarding summer. Hopefully we all have plenty of chances to enjoy the beautiful weather and opportunities Wisconsin summers provide.
While we won’t be publishing a paper again until the late summer there will still be a lot of things happening in the district. Summer school runs June 12-July 13. New students will be enrolled and new staff will be hired. Staff professional development opportunities will be planned and schedules developed. Policies will be updated/revised. Buildings will be cleaned and other scheduled maintenance will occur. Deliveries for the upcoming school year will be received and documented. Students will be utilizing our gyms and weight rooms. The list goes on and on. While school may not be in session, there is still a lot that goes on in a school system during the summer.
In addition to the things mentioned above, planning for our building project will continue throughout the summer. Completion of the project is slated for fall of 2025, but there is much to do between now and then. Accompanying my article is a graphic outlining the timeline for the building project. A core team meets biweekly and is currently working on the schematic design phase. The core team is made up of the following individuals:
Wayne Weber District
Diane Raue District
Leanne Greff District
Heidi Owens District
Cody Moon District
Logan Kinyon District
Pat Coffeen District
Nicholas Kent Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP
Nicole Dryden Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP
Emily Grahn Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP
Dave Mertens C. D. Smith Construction
In addition to the biweekly meetings, additional meetings are scheduled with stakeholders to gather input as spaces are designed and developed. As you can imagine, designing spaces that will occupy hundreds of people a day for the next handful of decades takes careful planning and considerable thought. Each member team is looking to get the most out of every dollar our citizens have provided. Fortunately, we are working with architects and builders with a long history of successful work. As a member of the core team, Board Member Logan Kinyon provides input and acts as a conduit between the core team and the board, providing an update at regular board meetings and bringing board feedback to the core team.
It’s an exciting time for the district. Stay tuned for future updates on social media, in the parent emails, and through additional mailers when appropriate. Have a great summer!
Superintendent Wayne Weber