August 31, 2022
The school year is officially in full swing, and what a great start to the year it has been. We appreciate the support, enthusiasm, and patience parents have demonstrated in our Fall of 2022 kickoff. Here are just a few important pieces of information from the Superintendent’s Office:
If you’re asking, “What’s the hold up with the renovations?” you are not alone. Due to our own unexpected delays, lots of local projects, and global supply chain backlogs, we are behind schedule on both the PreK Building and our Science Wing renovations. The main items delayed in production or shipping are electrical panels and doors, both being essential to completion. We chose to start PreK on time in the elementary building as we know that would be important to our families. While the situations aren’t ideal, the students and staff have adapted well. Currently we anticipate mid-fall completion for both projects.
Once we have the PreK building open, we will also be opening an After School Program for our Elementary students. This will be a free service for families for at least two years due to funding through a state grant. There is currently a survey open for parents to complete as we continue to develop this program. Input is valued as we want to make this program best for Mitchell families.
We will be experiencing some additional congestion in the upcoming weeks at the high school due to HWY 29 repairs. We are in regular communication with the crew responsible for the project, and we will keep families informed as best we can. This information will be posted on our website and Facebook. Please remind young drivers to pay attention when driving, especially in these work zone areas. While there may be some inconvenience, it is a welcomed project for our community.
Finally, we invite all patrons to attend our students’ activities and events. Please take pride in what our students can accomplish and support our students. Mitchell offers a variety of activities for our students, which in turn provides plenty of high quality events for our community to attend. Please don’t forget about our Junior Varsity, Junior High, and recreational youth teams as well. Our events are all listed on our website (www.mitchelltigers.org) or patrons can download the Mitchell Public Schools app.