A Message from the Superintendent
By Mr. Dennis Krueger
West De Pere Community,
It is a great day to be a West De Pere Phantom! Each time I enter our buildings, I witness exemplary teachers, staff, and volunteers finding innovative ways to help students succeed. There have been moments in the last few months where I have found myself emotionally moved by things I have seen happen in classrooms and during sporting events. The West De Pere community as a whole is doing great things and I am excited for our future!
Below is a snapshot of what we are working toward currently.
- Our capital projects from the 2018 referendum are currently on budget and on schedule. We are prepared to go out for bid on both the High School and Intermediate School projects. Our construction phasing schedule for the High School is near completion as we continue to work toward minimizing disruptions in current programming. If interested in additional project information, please visit the district’s web site and click on “Capital Project Updates - (referendum 2018)” in the quick links portion of our page.
- We continue to monitor and plan for growth. True to predictions made in prior growth studies, our student numbers are increasing. This school year, we have already experienced a growth by 86 students and indicators reflect this continuing into the foreseeable future.
- Our school district is nationally recognized. Niche is a national company that ranks schools based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, colleges, individual states, and other government sources. The School of West De Pere is ranked in the top 5% of school districts across the state of Wisconsin and as the number one school district in Brown County according to Niche. West De Pere schools are rated highly from multiple data sources, providing proof that truly great teaching and learning is happening in our district.
- Boundary considerations: As a precursor to opening West De Pere Intermediate School in the fall of 2021, a committee will examine our current elementary boundaries in order to potentially make a shift, in areas where there presently are not homes. In doing this, our goal is to create a situation where both Hemlock Creek and Westwood are set up for growth toward their individual capacities at the same rate, thus minimizing the need to make adjustments to actual residences in the near future.
Together as a community, we will continue to create an environment where students succeed both academically and socially. Thank you to everyone for all that you do to support our students, staff, and teachers. Without a doubt, it is a great time to be a West De Pere Phantom!
Proud to be a Phantom!
The mission of the School District of West De Pere is to create a safe comprehensive educational and social environment for students and staff which will produce life-long learners with the capacity to succeed in the local and global community.