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A Message from Mr. Ridder, Superintendent

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

When the calendar changes to October, it reminds us that fall is definitely here and  brings all of the wonderful changes that come with a new season.  Cooler weather, bright colored leaves and the holiday seasons are just around the corner.  Personally, fall is my favorite season. Everyone is in a great mood due to the start of a new year and our school activities are in full swing.

Last month our school hosted our annual open house. During the course of the evening, it was wonderful to be able to meet and talk with numerous parents as they prepared to send their children back to school. The optimism was incredible and the positive energy was obvious from everyone I talked with. Wouldn’t it be great if we could continue to have that energy throughout the whole school year? It can happen. However, it has to be a team effort. 

You, as parents, need to communicate with your children the importance of education and how it is important to keep on top of their classwork. You, as parents, need to keep in touch with your children’s teachers not only when there is an issue, but things are going great. We have a wonderful group of teachers at Logan-Magnolia. They are not only great teachers but great people. Get to know them; not only when your children are not doing so well, but also when things are going great. Communication with your children’s teachers can be the difference between a great year and an average year.

Building Project 

The top question that I have fielded over the past couple of months is, “When will we put the shovel in the ground on our building project?”  I’m happy to report that things are continuing to progress as planned and we are on target to put the project out for bid in October as I shared last month.  Regarding when we’ll see a shovel in the ground, we are planning some utility work to begin this fall yet so we can hit the ground running in the spring on foundation work.

I do have an update for you on the project timeline.  We will see it completed in phases and expect the work for the junior and senior high school science labs to be completed first and in time for the start of the 2023-2024 school year.  We expect the entire project to be completed in early 2024.  Our construction manager and architects are finalizing the details of the timeline and still on target to have it complete in the next couple weeks at which time I’ll share with you.

Nobody is as anxious as I am to get the construction phase going and I want to thank you for your patience as we work through the final details of the project plan.


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