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Last Friday, teachers and faculty members gathered at Timpview High to celebrate the start of a new school year.
At this year’s annual District Kick-Off meeting, Superintendent Keith Rittel began by noting all of the district’s outstanding 2017-2018 school year accomplishments. These included the following:
- All five schools from the 2014 Bond have been built and are now open
- Professional Development surveys show 94% satisfaction rates
- Significant “bonus” for all employees (2017), pay raises for teachers (2018)
- PBIS has become ubiquitous throughout the district
- Two State Title I Schools, One National Title I School
- Learning Targets in use in most classrooms throughout the district
- Child Nutrition
- Best of State 9 consecutive years
- BOSS: Best of State Statue
- Average $185,000 annual proceeds from Provo Foundation Easter Basket Auction
- Communications and Public Relations Department received Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association
- DIBELs Scores increasing throughout the district
- Sage Scores Increasing
- ACT Scores have risen district-wide the last two years
- Increasing tested and pass rates for Advanced Placement Exams
- Increasing tested and awarded students in the National Merit Scholarship Program
- A new format for “The Provo Way Awards”
- More individual awards for educators throughout the district
- Graduation rate as of Sept. 2018: 85%
Following the celebration of these accomplishments, Superintendent Rittel discussed upcoming changes and events for this coming 2018-2019 school year. Following which, Keira Scholz, the guest speaker for the presentation, was introduced and spoke to the audience on how the teachers in Provo City School District positively impacted her life.
Keira helped set the stage for the introduction of the 2018-2019 District theme, which is “Why I Teach”. A video introducing the theme was played and the Superintendent stated, “I’m sure each of you have your own story about why you love to teach”. The audience was then released to gather in their individual grade level/specific subject groups for further training
All in all, this was a great meeting that helped to kick-off what is sure to be another great year for Provo City School District.
Superintendent Keith Rittel Presentation