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Dr. Baule welcomes the staff on the opening day of the 2015-2016 School Year.
Message from the Superintendent, Dr. Steven Baule
Welcome to the Muncie Community Schools Website,
We are excited about the start of the 2015-2016 School Year.
I believe that we have the right people in place to make the 2016 School Year
one of Muncie’s best. The children returned to school excited about getting
back into their classrooms and learning more from their enthusiastic teachers.
As I visited classrooms this week, I was truly impressed by how quickly
teachers got students focused on learning. One kindergarten teacher already had
five students who knew the whole alphabet and were eager to start reading.
Think about how much farther ahead we could be if every child came into school
that prepared to learn. In that respect, MCS will continue to work with our
partners to improve the access to quality preschool programming throughout the
As announced at the August 11 Board of Education meeting,
MCS will work to develop a set of strategic directions and goals over the next
eight to nine months. We are going to work in five broad areas; facilities and
finance, curriculum and instruction, student services, human resources and
communications and parent involvement. If you are interested in being part of
this project, please contact my office at 765-747-5208. The teams are beginning
to be formed and we will begin this important work early this fall.
As I told the MCS staff at our opening day meeting, our
focus must always be on putting children first. We need to ensure a safe and
secure environment for students and staff. We must actively recruit an
excellent and diverse staff and then help them all reach their maximum
potential. While doing those things we also need to ensure we communicate with
all of our stakeholders both inside and outside the schools. To that end,
please like the Muncie Community Schools on Facebook and follow MCS at @MuncieSchools
on Twitter. I can be found at @DrBaule_MCS and all of the MCS administrators
also have Twitter feeds that can be found linked from our website.
If you have questions or comments, please contact me or
introduce yourself to me at a MCS or community event. I look forward to leading