Parents/Guardians, and Students,

Williams County School District #8 would like to welcome you to the 2018-19 academic year. Our level of excitement for the year is difficult to express since it marks the opening of our newest school and our commitment to address community growth and excellence. The new facility, Missouri Ridge, is the culmination of four years of community involvement, discussion, planning and hard work. While the process has not been easy, the state-of-the-art campus is tangible proof of our ultimate focus on providing the highest quality education and service to our community and students. The overwhelmingly positive reaction to the new facility has further energized our unrelenting commitment to make District 8 the standard by which others strive.

While a great amount of time and effort has gone into the Missouri Ridge Campus it is important to understand that the same commitment and effort has gone into improving the Garden Valley and Round Prairie Campuses. We are confident that once you are able to see the facilities you will be pleased with the progress and improvements made at these locations.

District 8 firmly believes that there is a correlation between involved parents/guardians and student success. With this in mind, we welcome and encourage you to become part of the District 8 team. By working together, we are confident that our students will receive an exceptional educational experience. If you have questions or concerns, or would like to celebrate your child’s successes, please don’t hesitate to contact your student’s teacher or principal. We feel confident that by combining efforts we will reach our goal of increased student success and academic excellence.

The enclosed information is being provided to make the transition from summer vacation to the new school year as seamless as possible. If you have further questions after studying the information, please do not hesitate to contact the district office for assistance. It is our sincere wish to make this process as comfortable as possible.

Rob Turner
Superintendent of Schools