During the 2016-2017 school year our district set a goal that by 2022 every 3rd grader will be a proficient reader and mathematician, every 8th grader will be a proficient writer and every graduate will be life ready. Over the course of the school year we have celebrated several milestones that have set us on the path to achieve this goal.
Our students and staff are leaders across the state and nation and we are very proud of individual and collective accomplishments. Our high school students have some of the highest ACT scores in the state and we have the highest graduation rate in the state. Our students have excelled in not only academics, but in activities and sports. Engagement in our community and service in our state are hallmarks of our educators and students.
Each of our nine schools have many honors and unique features to celebrate. Wilson Elementary School was nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School, joining previously recognized Alta Elementary School and Jackson Hole High School in this honor. We look forward to adding Munger Mountain Elementary School in the fall of 2018 as our newest elementary school and designated school for our Spanish/English dual immersion school.
Our district is led by a volunteer Board of Trustees, all deeply committed to the success of each student. As a Board, they are engaged in national, state, and local issues in order to best represent, advocate and support our district. One of the biggest challenges in front of the school board is addressing the funding cuts that were imposed by the Legislature in the face of declining State revenue. While TCSD #1 is in a better position than many districts across the state due to increasing student enrollment, we are still forced to manage the district with fewer unrestricted operational dollars. Addressing these funding reductions will be difficult but our board and staff remain committed to providing the highest quality education for each and every one of our students.
We look forward to continued collaboration in our community in order to ensure our students have the best opportunities to create a strong foundation for future success and efforts towards achieving Vision 2022 with 100% of our students life ready, proficient in reading, mathematics, and writing. It takes a whole team, with each of us fulfilling an important role in order to accomplish this goal. Together, I know we can and together, I know we will.