Dr. Zydowsky's Blog

All Voices are Welcome in the SDMA
10/04/2018
There are many ways that success can be measured in schools. Graduation rates, test scores, attendance counts, participation figures, and the number of disciplinary referrals are just a few of the many indicators that officials in the School District of the Menomonie Area track each year. While all these data points can be used when evaluating specific programs, overall success for the school district- or any organization for that matter- might be best determined by how well available resources are aligned with the mission for why that organization exists.
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Transportation in the SDMA
09/13/2018
One of the challenges that a new school year brings for most public schools is setting bus routes for school district transportation. Establishing routes that meet state regulations and local policies, while prioritizing student safety, the amount of time children spend on the bus, and cost to the district is a huge task that requires much thought and consideration. With school enrollments and family needs constantly in flux, the School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA) is fortunate to partner with Menomonie Transportation, a local company that has provided children in our community with safe and efficient transportation for many years.
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Kicking Off the 2108-2019 School Year
08/23/2018
The start of the 2018-2019 school year is only a few days away. While everyone in the school district is looking forward to another great year working with the children in our community, now is a great time to revisit some important items that can help ensure a good start to another successful school year.
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The Annual Meeting in the SDMA
08/02/2018
The annual meeting for the School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA) will be held in the tiered lecture hall at Menomonie High School at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27. The SDMA is one of nearly 400 Wisconsin school districts that will be hosting an annual meeting this year. According to state statute, every common and union high school district is required to hold an annual meeting at which district electors are able to provide input and vote on specific items described in state law. While the school board is charged by statute with the care, control, and management of the property and affairs of the school district, this charge is subject to the authority vested in the annual school district meeting (Wisconsin Association of School Boards, 2018).
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School Sales Tax Holiday
07/18/2018
Hello SDMA Families, Staff, and Stakeholders. As silly as it may sound on July 18, it is time to starting thinking about making plans for coming back to school in the fall. On August 1-5, 2018, the State of Wisconsin will be holding a Sales Tax Holiday for several items that are often purchased when families go "back to school" shopping. More information about the Sales Tax Holiday is available on the website for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
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Big Plans for the 2018-2019 School Year
07/12/2018
It is going to be a busy and productive year in the School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA). On Monday, July 9, the school board voted to put their unanimous stamp of approval on a list of thirty-seven district goals that were developed after months of discussion with a large variety of district staff and community stakeholders.
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Busy Summer Planned in the School District
06/01/2018
Even though the school year is winding down for students in the School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA), work is ramping up for the administrative team, maintenance staff, and many others who will be working throughout the summer. In addition to several teachers and other staff members offering a robust summer school program in the SDMA, there are many projects that will be keeping school employees busy over the next few months.
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Thank You for Supporting Our Schools
05/17/2018
There are only a couple weeks left in the 2017-2018 school year. Many students are counting down the days, and so are some parents, teachers, and school administrators. This year’s graduation ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, in the gymnasium at Menomonie High School. The high school graduation ceremony is a wonderful celebration shared by the graduates and everyone else who helped them during their academic journey. Parents, teachers, coaches, friends and family members all have a significant impact on the success of our children, and so does our community.
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