Ranger Pride Everywhere this Fall!

Time sure does fly by as we close the first quarter of school! Ranger Pride is evident everywhere in our academic and co-curricular programs! I want to thank everyone for making the first nine weeks a positive experience for our students! Instilling Excellence and Pride is our motto and artifacts of excellence in education are found throughout the district in our innovative classrooms and through exceptional experiences for students in our co-curricular activities!
 
Students have been busy at the elementary school this week with Red Ribbon week activities. Hats off to Mrs. Weron and her helpers for promoting drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention awareness activities and events each day to our elementary students!
 
We are excited to have U.S. Senator. John Thune present on Monday, October 29th to speak with our middle school and high school students about civic leadership. Thank you Senator Thune and staff for your work with our students locally and your advocacy for federal programs benefiting Hill City School District students!
 
I am so proud of our students, coaches, and advisers for their hard work and dedication during the Fall activities season! Hill City School District students represent our schools with honor, integrity, and excellence in all events and activities! We look forward to Winter activities starting soon!
 
My sincere thanks to all who took the Stakeholder survey! The district Strategic Planning and Accreditation Committee and school board members are currently reviewing the data. Information will be used to build new Core Values and Initiatives and to move us toward another five Year System Wide  AdvancED accreditation cycle. Survey data will be publicly presented at an upcoming board meeting.The district's new Vision and Mission statement will also be rolled out soon!
 
Thank you for making Hill City School District a great place to learn and grow through your strong support of HCSD academics and activities! Please feel free to contact me anytime at 605.574.3030 or via email at mike.hanson@k12.sd.us! GO RANGERS!