Unique new year

It is my genuine pleasure to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. I am excited to have the opportunity to begin work with the students, staff and community of the Houston R-1 School District this year. Great works have been accomplished over the past few years and it is my hope and my goal to continue to build on these accomplishments as well as to continuously strive for improvement. This is a wonderful community and I look forward to working with all of you for many years to come.

The mission of the Houston School District is: Striving for excellence… learning for all. Every student is different with various abilities and needs. Our mission is to provide students with the tools necessary to achieve excellence in their own unique way. This mission will be met by the following objectives set out in the Houston School District Comprehensive School Improvement Plan:

• Develop and enhance quality educational/instructional programs to improve performance and enable students to meet their personal, academic and career goals.

• Recruit, attract, develop and retain highly qualified staff to carry out the district’s mission, goals, and objectives.

• Provide and maintain appropriate instructional resources, support services and functional and safe facilities.

• Promote, facilitate and enhance parent, student and community involvement in district educational programs.

The objectives will serve as a guide for all decisions at the district level. We are responsible for the future citizens and leaders of Houston, Mo. and beyond.

To meet this responsibility, a partnership between the school district, parents and community must be continually fostered with the goal of preparing our students to successfully meet the challenges they will face in the future.

Thank you for the opportunity and I look forward to working with you all for the benefit of our children.

ALLEN MOSS, Superintendent Houston R-1 School District

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