Jim Squibb, Superintendent
Provided by the Battle Mountain Bugle
Message from the Superintendent…
Welcome to the start of the 2014-15 school year! This coming year looks to be one of great change for the district. Construction of new facilities, improvements to existing facilities, new staff, and new programs are just some of the things to look forward to as we begin a new school year.
Completion of the new elementary school is scheduled for August 2015. This new facility will greatly enhance education in Battle Mountain by placing all Kindergarten through Fifth Graders under one roof. The new gymnasium and stadium being built at the Eleanor Lemaire site will provide a new home for students in grades 6-8 starting in the 2015-16 school year. These changes will initiate a shift in the configuration of students, reduce the number of building transitions for students, and consolidate several district services.
We welcome a new member to our district leadership team with Dr. Toby Melver rejoining the district as the Principal at Battle Mountain Junior High during its last year at its present location. He will be in charge of transitioning students and staff into a new grade 6-8 configuration as they prepare for a new location at what is currently the Eleanor Lemaire Elementary building.
Several new staff members will join the LCSD team this year as instructors at all levels, classroom aides, and support personnel. Building principals spent considerable time in an effort to hire the best candidates available in an effort to maintain the high level of instruction our students deserve.
Over the summer, administration kept busy by adopting a new district-wide safety plan and training for that plan to ensure our campuses are as safe as possible and that all are well prepared in the event of an emergency. A new audio enhancement system will be present in every district classroom. This system, purchased last spring and installed over the summer, will greatly enhance instruction but will also heighten security through the use of a camera found in every classroom. These cameras can be activated by the teacher in the event of a situation in the classroom.
Lander County School District relishes working with all constituents in making our campuses welcoming to our parents and community members and secure for our students. We have made great strides in both areas and welcome partnering with all those who have the best interests of our students foremost in their minds. Everyone working together can make this year a great experience. Let’s have a great year!
Velma Gamble, Finance Officer
Nancy Bunch, Accounts Payable
Becky Rangel, Payroll/Personnel
Rebecca Killeen, Board of Trustees Secretary, Activities Accounts Administrator
Jillian Mills, Food Services Director