By Ellisor, Carla
Carla Ellisor - Superintendent
Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members:
Welcome back to the 2013-2014 school year. It is with sincere enthusiasm that I write this year’s “Back to School” letter to all those who play such a vital role in the educational process of Broken Bow School District’s 1,700 plus students. The beginning of a new school year brings anticipation, excitement, and with many, a little anxiety of what the new school year will hold. As we begin this journey my wish is for Broken Bow students to experience their greatest success.
We have much to be thankful for here in the Broken Bow School District. Our end-of-the year test scores came back showing successful gains in most all areas with many of those being above state average, we ended the year with a healthy carryover, our facilities are beautiful, our staff is dedicated and our students are awesome. What a great time it is to be a Savage!
Additionally, we have moved forward with many projects across the district. The new dressing room facility has been completed and is in full operation to a mass of middle school and high school athletes. The bleachers at the sports complex have been restored to their original working condition and now allow handicapped accessibility seating on the upper and lower floor levels which we have never had before. The gym floor was stripped to the bare wood this summer and has been refinished sporting a whole new look…so go check it out…I think you will like it. The middle school parking lot and the access road for our bus fleet has recently been paved. The City of Broken Bow generously donated the labor of their employees and the use of their equipment to make this happen and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma financially contributed towards this project so please make a point to tell both of these groups “thank you” when you get the opportunity. Our middle school/high school cafeteria has been painted and will soon have new artwork on the walls bringing to life the theme of a Savage Café. How cool is that? Also, the construction of our new restroom/concession stand facility at the track and softball complex has begun and will be ready for use soon. Last but not least, approximately 200 computers and laptops have been installed throughout the district giving our students opportunities to advance in the technology area.
Broken Bow has a host of great traditions in our school district. These include quality instruction and intervention by highly qualified teachers, a well-rounded curriculum for elementary students, diverse course offerings at the middle school and high school levels, and successful extra-curricular programs to name but a few; for these we should be thankful. Broken Bow is a wonderful place to be and I am thankful every day to play a small part.
Have a great year!
Carla Ellisor, Supt.
108 W. 5th Street
Broken Bow, OK 74728