It is hard to believe that we have just completed one decade and entered into another. And a new decade in which we already have a World Championship football team in the Chiefs! The year 2020 used to be something out of a science fiction movie and now it will be reality! This transition into a new decade is the perfect opportunity to talk about the upward path the Grandview C-4 School District is currently on.
Our facilities got a contemporary upgrade with the opening of our new high school stadium a few months ago which will continue to provide opportunities to highlight our current and future student athletes for many years to come. Our academics have illustrated a slight increase which we believe will be the beginning of a trend for the next several years. Our high school graduation rate continues to improve and is still above the state and national average. One of the most exciting current and future plans include a district wide focus on career pathways for our students.
It is my personal goal and the focus of the school district to provide every student that walks across our stage at graduation with a pathway; whether it leads to college, trade school, or immediately into the workforce with an industry recognized credential. We want all students to explore their passions while they are in our schools so that they don’t have to struggle to find that passion when they leave us. This work has been developed over the past few years at our high school and is now part of a Kansas City metro initiative. For the next decade, you will see our students graduating with a more clear focus on their future. These graduating Bulldogs will not just leave us with a diploma, but will leave with assets such as college credits, internship hours, and entrepreneurship experiences that will make them more marketable, and successful, in 2020 and beyond.
As we enter this next decade, I am proud to know the Grandview C-4 School District still has one mission: to prepare ALL students to be college and career ready through high quality instruction and meaningful relationships. We will continue to partner with our city, our community, and all stakeholders to ensure we are able to fully realize this mission over the next decade and beyond. I am proud to be your Superintendent and appreciate all of you for being valued community partners.
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