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A Message from Mr. Ridder, Superintendent

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Superintendent Notes

In Mrs. Gochenour's letter she talked about our partnership with the Missouri Valley, West Harrison, Tri-Center and Iowa Western Community College as we work to establish a Career Center for our students. As your superintendent, I cannot tell you how excited I am about this venture. During the years I have been here at Logan-Magnolia, the school board has encouraged us to develop more options for our students that would make them more career ready. We have worked hard to do this. However, the stumbling block was the ability to attract enough students to make the classes financially viable. Now, with the cooperation of all of our school districts, we will be able to do so.


The cooperation amongst our schools has been unbelievable. In the past two years our superintendents, principals, and guidance counselors have spent countless hours working together to get this career center up and running. In the spring Dr. Dan Kinney, president of IWCC, joined us in our project. He has given valuable advice and leadership on how to develop the Career Center. He shares our vision of giving each of our students the necessary tools to succeed in whatever pathway they may choose after leaving our schools. The future looks bright for the students of Harrison County.


The November election brought us two new members to our school board, Brianne Niedermyer and Brian Koenig. Both of them have children in our school and both have been very involved in the education of all students at Logan-Magnolia. If you get the opportunity, please congratulate them on being elected to the school board and thank them for their contributions to our school. 


I would also like to thank Randy Koenig and Clinton Gochenour for their service over the past 4 years. During their time on the board they helped us navigate through some tough times, especially the issues dealing with COVID 19. Being on the school board can be a thankless job at times. Both Randy and Clinton did a great job and please thank them for their service to our school district.



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