What does it mean to be a part of the School District of Omro?
It means kids come first. Every day students work hard to learn and grow. They are supported by the adults that work to support them every day. One example of this is the second annual family literacy night which had 600 people in attendance and over 80 parent, community, and staff volunteers. It was an energetic night where students got the opportunity to see adults support their reading.
It means parents and the community support their schools. Our athletics are well supported; we have both time and money donated by gracious volunteers and donors every day, and our community supports higher learning through donating an average of $80,000 in student scholarships every year. Not all schools can boast this type of support. Our students are fortunate to have adults that care enough to give of their time and resources.
It means staff are dedicated. All staff work to provide the best education and learning environment possible to each of our students. Our custodians and maintenance, clerical support, kitchen staff, paraprofessionals, teachers, and administrators work tirelessly to provide a clean and supportive environment in which our students are fed, looked after, served, and educated. Not only does our staff provide for our students during the school day but they also take time away from their families and outside lives to work with students after school because they believe in the work they are doing and in our students.
It means the school board takes its job seriously. Being a school board member is not easy; our elected officials often take on criticism and blame when others have only partial information or don’t understand why the decisions are being made due to confidential information that cannot be shared. After much consideration, these citizens purposely make decisions based on the direction they believe is best for kids. Our students are lucky to have a group of hardworking individuals dedicated to their growth and success.
Being a part of the School District of Omro means our kids come first. It means being a part of a special school community in which all participants are on on a journey together providing a support system that allows for both growth and learning that will impact our students for the rest of their lives.
Proud to be a Fighting Fox,
Dr. Kelly Rieckmann