|‹ January 2019 ›|
Dear West Branch - Rose City Families, Students, Staff and Community,
As I write this letter in the days preceding Thanksgiving I find it very appropriate to offer my sincere “thanks” for the many things that I am grateful for during this wonderful time of year.
Thank you to our school community for the outpouring of support during a very difficult time for our students, staff and parents. With your support we are all able to move forward and heal.
Thank you to all of our students. Nearly 2,100 students make up what is West Branch-Rose City Area Schools. Each and every one of you bring a uniqueness that we appreciate and treasure. Thank you for allowing us to grow with all of you educationally, as well, and thank you for continuing to exceed our expectations in so many ways.
Thank you to all of our parents. Our parents are a special group of people who allow us the opportunity to educate their children and trust that we will do everything possible to offer the best educational experience to each and every child.
Thank you to all of our teachers and support staff. Each of you come to work every day with a tremendous amount of responsibility. This responsibility is embraced as you have the most impact on the success of our children, whether that be in the classroom, lunchroom or on a school bus.
Thank you to our school board members who have served diligently during their respective terms, and thank you to our newest three school board members who will begin their terms in January.
Thank you to our voters who recently passed an eight year sinking fund millage. This millage will allow us to continue to make safety and security improvements throughout the district as well as provide technology in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning.
Finally, thank you to all of you for allowing me to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. West Branch-Rose City Area Schools is a very special place and I am honored to serve the students and staff who make our school district “The School of Choice for Educational Excellence.”
In closing, I invite you to attend some of the many events featuring our students coming up in each of the buildings during the holiday season. I am confident our students will amaze you with their talents as much as they amaze me each every day.
Phil Mikulski, Superintendent
West Branch-Rose City Area Schools