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Families,

I wanted to take just a moment of your time to touch base and check in on first quarter and the start of our school year. In reviewing calendars today, it is hard to believe we have already flown through our first 9 weeks of school and are now into our second quarter! Looking ahead to November and December, I just know the days are going to go quickly.

We have had an amazing start to our school year on several fronts! First, we are so fortunate to work with some of the best students in the world. The more I work with our students and visit our schools, the more I am convinced that our future is in good hands because our students show so much leadership in so many ways. Secondly, it has been an amazing start to school because we have accomplished so much in such a short amount of time.

We have had a smooth transition with our 6th graders moving up to the middle school level. I want to thank each of our parents and students for your patience and understanding throughout this entire process. Through this change in structure, we have increased opportunities for students that will benefit them for years to come. Our teachers, support staff, and administrators have all been incredible throughout the changes, and I want to thank everyone, including our parents and students, for their support. The additional space at our elementary schools will allow us to continue to look at opportunities to expand Early Childhood. Our Early Childhood classes are almost at capacity enrollment and that is an incredibly good thing as we have continued to expand the amount of sections offered and are servicing more students. Student success in school is far greater when children have a solid foundation of Early Childhood services and we are continuing to grow in this area.

In aligning our work to our Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, we began studying possible changes to our high school schedule. I am incredibly proud of this work as we are getting ready to roll out our new high school schedule in the 2018 - 2019 school year. Our high school staff has been discussing the new schedule with parents, but there are many more opportunities ahead to learn about what the 2018-2019 school year will look like in our high schools. You can always find resources and other materials on the Fox Focus portion of our website.

As you can see, we continue to explore our practices and look towards ways we can improve.  I am incredibly proud of our accomplishments. As a result of our work as a team over the past few years, we have seen our Annual Performance Rate (APR) from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education soar. In fact, our district’s score has grown in the past three years: 2014 (89.6%), 2015 (95.7%), and 2016 (96.1%). While our 2017 score, along with the scores from all districts in Missouri, remains embargoed, I think we will once again be impressed with our growth. This goes without saying that the APR results show only a snapshot of what our district is all about, but the fact that most of our growth came in the area of College and Career Readiness bodes well for our children's future. This is a credit to us as a community embracing our want to move forward as a district with high expectations.

Throughout the remainder of the second quarter and the school year we are here to serve our students and community to the best of our ability.  Have a wonderful second quarter!

Respectfully,

Jim Wipke, EdD
Superintendent
Fox C-6 Schools

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