Superintendent's Desk

March, 2018

We are now ¾ of the way through our 2017-18 school year as Friday, March 2nd marks the end of the 3rd nine weeks.  Monday, March 5th will be the spring parent/teacher conferences for both Hanover and Linn Schools from 4:00-7:30pm. And only two weeks later will be both schools Spring Break from March 19th through March 23rd.    

To help generate some positive interaction between the parent and your son or daughter going into the last nine weeks, please keep in mind that although parents conscientiously send their children off to school every day and expect them to do well, they can add an important extra ingredient that will boost their children's success. Parent participation is the ingredient that makes the difference. Parents' active involvement with their child's education at home and in school brings great rewards and has can have a significant impact on their children's child's lives. According to research studies, the children of involved parents: 

are absent less frequently
behave better
do better academically from pre-school through high school
go farther in school
go to better schools

Research also shows that a home environment that encourages learning is even more important than parents' income, education level, or cultural background. By actively participating in their child's education at home and in school, parents send some critical messages to their child; they're demonstrating their interest in his/her activities and reinforcing the idea that school is important. 

Becoming involved – laying the groundwork in the elementary school years.  The reality is that some parents have more time than others to become involved, but it's important for even very busy parents to examine their priorities and carve out some time, even if it's brief. 

Thank you,
Brian Cordel, USD223 Superintendent