This is an update for parents of students at LMS and SW. In order to manage administrative responsibilities and facilitate our transition to the 2022-23 school year, we have shuffled some administrative coverage at Southwest and Liberty Middle School.
For the remainder of the school year, Ryan Creadick will team daily with Principal Kirsten Blankenship in the afternoon hours to cover administrative duties at Southwest Elementary. Mr. Creadick will serve as the SW Assistant Principal for 2022-23. Stephanie Thompson will handle administrative duties at Liberty Middle School for the afternoon hours for the remainder of the school year. Mrs. Thompson will transition to full-time administrative role at LMS for the 2022-23 school year.
Pratt Schools USD 382
Our USD 382 district facility committee, which includes community members, has been studying input from engineers (technical evaluations on our buildings) and reviewing existing and predicted needs. For background information, we have 5 buildings: 1) The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)--formerly the high school and currently houses the central office and our preschool; 2) Southwest Elementary--grades K-4; 3) Liberty Middle School--grades 5-8; 4) Pratt High School--grades 9-12; and 5) our transportation facility. Last fall, we sent out an informal survey to help steer our planning. Now, we need more formal input as our committee has developed a base recommended plan for the district.
To that end, each household in our school district will receive a survey that can be done online or through the traditional paper version. Because our schools are for our whole community, we need input from the wider 382 district. The survey will have background information and give more specifics at this stage of the planning. Certainly, moving forward would still require more staff and patron input to expand planning beyond the current concept-design phase (the big picture).
We appreciate your support and input in helping us guide our long-term planning so we are able to continue to put students on a road to success and provide our community and businesses with great schools.
Pratt Schools USD 382
No School - Teacher Professional Day - May 9
PHS Graduation @ 4:00 - May 22
Last Day of School - 11:30 Dismissal - May 26
On behalf of our teachers, staff, and school board I welcome you to our district webpage. We are proud of the important work we do with kids to set them up for success and personal well-being this day, this year, and in their future.
We are small-town schools where strong relationships are an integral part of what we do—our principals know every student. Our high school students pair with elementary students (Greenback Match), providing positive leadership and building connections within our student family. Elementary and middle school students hold daily “family” meetings to foster our sense of teamwork and togetherness. Developing our students’ social-emotional strengths is an important goal because we recognize its connection to personal well-being and success both now and in the future.
Because of our size, we are still able to provide a wide variety of opportunities for our students. We have first-class arts programs (band, vocal, theater, debate, forensics, and art), a model elementary MTSS program, an enrichment program for all students, multiple career pathways with instructors in the specialties, and internship and apprenticeship programs. With our connection to Pratt Community College, our college-bound students often leave with 15-30 hours or more of college credit.
In athletics and activities, we compete at a high level—4A for most activities (3A in football). This level allows our entire student body to participate and be successful in multiple activities if they are willing to commit and work hard. But, make no mistake, you must compete with grit to be successful at our level. We have Greenback alumni on scholarship at D1 and D2 programs as well as smaller colleges, community colleges, and technical schools—both for athletics and academics. Regardless of the educational path they choose to take when they leave us, we are proud of our Greenback graduates who are positive contributors to our community and others.
We are small schools with big opportunities. We are a Greenback family. If you would like a tour, please feel free to contact our principals or myself.
Tony Helfrich, Superintendent
Pratt Schools USD 382