by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright
Again this year, we were very happy to see many people honoring our graduates in unique and special ways. It truly was a community celebration! We are so proud of all of the Class of 2021 and wish them nothing but the best in their futures. Once a Pointer, always a Pointer!
Now that we have brought the 2020-21 school year to a close, let’s look back on what took place. The school district attempted to follow the CDC and Iowa County Health Department guidelines while trying to have students face-to-face for instruction. Our students attended school in-person, online, or a combination of the two options and both students and staff were incredibly resilient.
Our students, your children, also had many successes, learning how to read and write, perform experiments, tackle new materials being introduced, and grow. They also learned how to manage their time, stay organized, persevere, face any change head-on, and conquer any obstacle. The curriculum they mastered, the assessments which they demonstrated growth, new technology they adapted to, and even earning state championship competition in various activities are just a few examples of success.
Every student was impacted in a way that will help them be successful for many years. Just think about all of the stories our grandparents told us — the ones where grandpa was called to fight in a war, or the hardships they dealt with growing up without “cell phones!” My grandparents survived the Great Depression, both World Wars, along with many other major events. They all came out stronger because they understood what they needed to do in order to succeed. I think we will all be stronger because we are all part of #PointerNation!