Dr. Jerry Rasmussen
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new students, staff, and community members. I am deeply honored to have been chosen to serve as Superintendent of our district and consider it a privilege to serve our community. As we enter the 23rd year of existence as Dakota Valley, we are proud of the past achievements of our students and are eager to partner with our students, parents, and community as we strive for continued success by our students. My of my goals will be to continue to establish and build relationships with our students and families so as to not only develop strong students, but quality citizens.
As we prepare for the school year, I urge you to review the information contained within the Panther Pride. Inside you will find many important dates and information on our schools and the various programs within our schools. The new high school facilities are providing many exciting opportunities for our students and staff. With the new facilities, we are also having a shift of grades between several of our buildings as we are able to take advantage of the much needed increase in educational space for all of our students and staff throughout the district.
As we welcome many new students, we also welcome several new staff members and Mr. Jeff Dooley as our newest member of our school board, replacing Mr. Kam Smith. Mr. Smith has been an extremely valuable resource as we planned for and worked through the construction of our new high school and we thank him for his dedicated service to our students and community.
The foundation of every effective school is the partnerships between the school, parents, and community. We firmly believe that with your support, we will continue to see our students experience high levels of success and be prepared for their futures.