The mission of the LaSalle Public Elementary Schools is to provide a nurturing, challenging learning environment in order to assist each student in becoming lifelong learners and socially responsible citizens.
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A Message from the Superintendent
Welcome back to school! We missed you. I hope you enjoyed your summer and found some time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. It is a brand new year and though public education continues to face many challenges, at LaSalle Elementary we will continue to focus on the opportunities we have to make a positive impact on the lives of our students. I am hoping that you are looking forward to the 2015-16 school year with as much enthusiasm as I am.
Despite what is happening in Springfield with the state budget, I am happy to inform you that LaSalle Elementary will continue to offer all of the wonderful programs that we have for many years. Our focus will be on children, not test scores. Complying with state and federal mandates will not be the primary task of our district. Rather, assisting our students to experience the joy of learning with a comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum, including the arts, that is grounded in research and provided with great care for our most precious resource, our children.
We continue to maximize state grants available to upgrade our facilities. We have completed major plumbing projects at both Northwest and Lincoln Schools this summer. We have also benefited from a grant from ADM to add to our playground equipment at Northwest School. We are exploring ways to add classroom space to our existing facilities in order to provide an appropriate educational environment for all of our students to learn. We are making progress.
We again welcome some new teachers and staff members to our district. We are quite pleased with the quality and potential of each of our new people. We chose only the best to join this outstanding staff and we have confidence that they will become effective members of our faculty.
I am looking forward to getting started with my last and, hopefully, my best year before retiring. I look back and feel extremely honored to have worked with so many outstanding educators, parents and community members and to have been entrusted with being a part of educating countless children over the last 4 decades. Thank you for being a part of that experience.
Daniel F. Marenda,