A New Year

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a great holiday and break. We have now completed the second quarter of the school year and are looking forward to continuing the success in the classroom and court.  We celebrated our girls' basketball league tournament championship and are excited about our boys tipping off the season tonight vs. St. Benedicts.  During the pep rally for the boys’ basketball team, we acknowledged all of our honor roll recipients and JOM reading awards.  We are very proud of those young men and women that put forth the hard work it takes to accomplish those awards.  

I am pleased with the growth of our students in reading and math.  Your help is needed for your student to continue to grow in their academics.  A great way to improve in reading is to read for 20 - 30 minutes a day. A good way to improve in math is to be able to fluently recall math facts.

I am also pleased to inform you that emergency food assistance is now available at Everest Middle School for EMS students and their families through the Campus Cupboard Pantry Program.  If your family is in need of emergency food assistance, please contact Mrs. Handley at EMS and arrangements will be made for food pick up at the school.  

This semester is a clean slate where our students' discipline point system is cleared, everyone has a 100% in their classes and everyone has zero tardies and absences.  For our students to reach their potential, they need to be here at school learning the essential materials provided by our amazing teachers.  We are living in a trying time where sickness is all around us so please keep students home if they are sick.  

Please take a look at our website where there are four awards located that we received as a district.  The Commissioner’s gold award, bronze social-emotional growth, copper high school graduation, and copper post-secondary success award.  As a district, we are in the top 25% of the state of Kansas based on these awards.  

As always, we wish to express our sincere gratitude toward our entire school community. We would not be the amazing school that we are without the help and support of all of you. 

Thank you,

Travis Torkelson