Message from Superintendent

From the Office of the Superintendent

The 2019-2020 school year began on August 12 for employees and August 19 for students.  Over the summer, MSD was too quiet and all the 12 month employees were excited and thrilled when the school term employees and students returned.  The first month has been very positive for MSD.

The school year started with a decrease in student population as seven students withdrew from MSD.  MSD has been fortunate to have four new students enroll and the total population for students, as of today, is 55.  There are 22 students in the Elementary Department, 11 students in the Middle School Department, and 22 students in the High School Department.  Of the 55 students currently enrolled at MSD, 35 are residential students and 20 are day students.

As a follow up to the capital improvement projects, the carpeting in Stark, the elementary school, was completed.  The Painting in Wheeler Hall, middle and high school, was completed and the new middle and high school lockers were installed.  Upcoming projects are being considered and meetings are being held to finalize and approve the projects.  One project will be to replace the windows in the Administration Building and in Wheeler Hall.  Other possible projects will be replacing the ramps at the back of Tate and Kerr Halls, widening the drive off of Vine Street as vehicles enter campus, and refurbishing the Ingle Auditorium and the Eagle’s Nest.

There were several employee vacancies over the summer.  Some employees resigned from MSD to begin new positions and other employees retired.  MSD worked very hard this past summer to post the positions, interview candidates, and fill the vacant positions.  As of now, MSD has a few position still posted.  If you are interested, please go to MSD’s website for a full listing of vacant positions.

MSD continues to improve its website, newsletters, Facebook page, You Tube page, and Missouri Record (MO Record).  The views on most of these avenues for communication has increased immensely over the last year.  If you have not signed up for the external newsletter or the MO Record, please contact Jamie Danuser, Athletic Director, at  Jamie.Danuser@msd.dese.mo.gov.  Mrs. Danuser will be able to add your email address to the recipients list.

If you are interested in donating money to the school, you are welcome to make a donation to the MSD Student Activities Fund.  Donations should be directed to the MSD Business Office at 505 East Fifth Street Fulton, MO 65251.

Best wishes to all of you for a safe and happy school year!

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