Our Focus: Student Achievement, Accountability, Attendance
Turning It All Around
Message from the Superintendent
As we prepare for the 2014-2015 school year, I am both excited and eager to approach another opportunity for our students to expand their potential and for our faculty and staff to grow professionally. The students who attend Denmark-Olar Schools can be motivated to change the world through discovery, research, and excellence. Our teachers play a vital role in this process and they are compelled to encourage our students to achieve.
During the 2013-2014 school year, the district made outstanding progress. Denmark-Olar Elementary School received a gold and silver flag; several students at Denmark-Olar High School achieved perfect scores on state tests; the graduation rate improved; the drop-out rate decreased; parent and community cooperation and input showed improvement throughout the district; and so did attendance. More and more, we know that education transforms lives and it can inspire communities to support schools. We are here to provide opportunities and to instill in students, PreK-12, the confidence and knowledge that they can achieve great ambitions and make a contribution to society through guidance and direction from faculty and staff. We look forward to strengthening core values and achieving success through providing an exceptional educational experience that purposely points our students toward success.
This year holds its challenges and complex issues, but it also holds opportunities for growth and inquiry. We will rise to the occasion with continued commitment, dedication and service. I encourage our administrators, faculty, and staff to continue to provide for our students, parents, and community, unyielding dedication of service in order to accomplish the tasks set before us. I am certain this academic year will be marked with many successes and triumphs as well as challenges and obstacles. We will give our utmost to be held accountable for the progress each one has made. We have the capabilities to engage our students in many levels of comprehension and understanding that is beyond the imagination. By purposely choosing our direction and having determination to maintain our vision, we will discover new territories and explore many opportunities. It can happen, and it will happen.
“Student Achievement, Accountability, Attendance-
Turning It All Around”
Dr. Thelma F. Sojourner