by Frank Schofield, superintendent, Logan City School District
Hello Cache Valley! I love starting a new school year. The energy that fills a school as students and teachers begin to work together is exciting, and reminds me of the thrill I experienced as a teacher of watching students grow. The start of every year is filled with reminders of the potential of every student and the responsibility we have to help that potential be realized.
It is that focus on potential that has led our Board of Education to determine that our mission in the Logan City School District is to “ensure that all students leave our schools ready to create a positive future for themselves and their community.” We recognize that in an ever-changing world, the paths students may choose as they chart their future are as diverse as our students themselves. Some students will elect to attend a four-year college and earn a degree that will prepare them for their chosen profession. Others will participate in vocational training and develop skills that will allow them to succeed in the career of their choice. Some students will even embark on a path of entrepreneurship, possibly forgoing formal education and instead participate in “on-the-job” training.
I have siblings who have followed each of these paths, all of which bring their own challenges and opportunities. As a school district, our mission is to ensure that every student has the knowledge, skills and behaviors that will allow them to succeed on their chosen path, regardless of which one they choose. Our job is not to determine what path a child should be placed on. Our role is to help ensure a graduate’s success on the path he or she chooses. We will do this through ensuring that decisions regarding our professional practices and our use of financial resources are all made with a focus on student growth and how our actions support the development of the knowledge, skills, and behaviors our students need to succeed.
I thank you for your support and invite you to participate with us in this endeavor. You can do this in many ways, including service in the PTA or School Community Council, volunteering in classrooms, or simply ensuring your child knows the value you place on education. As schools and parents work together, we will be in a better position to provide all of our students the various supports they need to succeed in school and prepare for their future.
I look forward to working with you and the successes we will help our students achieve!