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A Message from Mr. Ridder, Superintendent

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It is hard to believe that we are entering the last two months of the 2021-2022 school year.  This is also one of the busiest times of the year with the annual ISASP testing for grades 3-11, prom, an elementary musical, a junior high play, soccer, track, golf, music contests, music concerts, awards ceremonies, scholarship applications, end-of-the-year celebrations, final exams, and graduation.  The time will fly during these next two months, and I encourage you to enjoy each moment and activity with your child(ren).

On Thursday, April 14th, the Logan-Magnolia elementary school will host our annual Grandparents’ Day. This has to be one of the most enjoyable events of the school year. The program will be organized and prepared by Ms. Schoenfelder with help from the elementary staff. After the program the grandparents will unite with their grandchildren for the rest of the afternoon. It is heartwarming to witness the bond between a grandparent and a grandchild. It is also interesting to hear grandparents talk about their grandchildren. According to many grandparents, all of their grandchildren are perfect and have done incredible things. And that is the way it should be: grandparents should brag about their grandchildren, because we, as parents, don’t always do so. 

With the bond issue passing in March we will be entering a new era for Logan-Magnolia Community School District. After this project is completed, we will have an elementary school which will be able to accommodate three sections at each grade level, a large elementary music room for our growing program, a stand alone elementary science room, and three large high school science rooms. In addition, we will have a dome structure that will serve as both a tornado shelter and a multipurpose gymnasium. The dome will offer additional storage space, which is much-needed.  These additions should serve our school into the foreseeable future.

It is understandable that not everyone is happy with the outcome of the bond issue election. However, now that the bond issue has passed, I hope we can come together as a community and work together to make our school something that we can all be proud of. I strongly believe that our school belongs to everyone in our school district. If you ever want to come in and talk about the project, you are more than welcome.

As we enter into our two months of school, I encourage you to continue to support your child(ren).  Are they where you would like them to be academically?  Do we need to have a conference with their teacher(s) about any concerns?  Do you have concerns going into the next school year?  Our school wants to be as proactive as possible.  If you have any concerns, please contact your child’s teacher and principal.  It has been a very good positive school year and I want each student to end on a high note as we draw the 2021-22 school year to a close.

Thank you for all you do for Lo-Ma Schools.





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