Superintendent

 

 Laine Larson, Superintendent  

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

We are under KIDstruction!
(Watch the Staff Welcome Back video here)



 school house

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at Brainerd Public Schools. It is wonderful to have our students, families and staff back for another productive year. In 1985, the band Starship featured the rock-n-roll song “We Built this City.” At Brainerd Public Schools, we too are building our district. Unlike the song, we are “Building our District on Chalk and Goals!!” 

At Brainerd Public Schools, we aren’t just building facilities... we are setting the foundation and building the future! We are UNDER “KID”STRUCTION and we are very happy to have you, our students and our community join our work crew! We need your manpower to get our work done well. 

As you may have noticed, several buildings are currently under construction and covered with a fine sheen of sheetrock dust, while other buildings will soon be engulfed. For every successful building project, detailed Brainerd Blueprints are the cornerstone for completion. It’s essential that everyone is involved in the construction process and clearly understands the plan. So it is for our plans for high levels of student achievement! We begin with a:

Solid Foundation: Together, our crew holds the core belief that, “Education is the foundation of the future.” High standards in education are the basis for our students to become life-long learners and contributing members in our community.


Sturdy Walls: Represent community members, parents and families, businesses, and taxpayers. These are the people who support and carry the weight of what we are building, from foundation to rooftop.


Leak Proof Roof: The roof of our school holds the whole structure together.  It is served by our teachers, support staff, and administration while providing the leak proof covering to what we build. 

Steeple: Illustrates the Board of Education, the official decision-makers and elected authority of the school district. They, along with our community, are at the highest point and summit of our education system. 


Ascending Steps: Represent each rising level of education within our school district: Early Childhood; Elementary; Middle School; High School; and Life-Long Adult Learning. Each step builds on the step before it and serves to move students closer to the end goal of becoming productive citizens in our world.  


Transparent Windows: Embody our partnerships with the media and our efforts to communicate to our community through the transparency. Windows are there to share ‘how’ we operate. We strive for transparency, open dialogue and positive public relationships while providing access to the important teaching and learning that happens inside our classroom environments. 


Safe & Secure Doors: Represent the resources and support we receive from the MDE, state and federal governments, local levies, grants and other organizations. Those who give us the means of accessing innovative opportunities for learning -- providing security while opening the doors to success for all.

Bell Tower: No school is complete without a Bell Tower.  The ringing bell signifies the “calling” and the “aspirations” each of us has to encourage the change we want and need to see in our future.

Brainerd Learning Zone: Through this extensive Brainerd Blueprint181, we have entered the “Brainerd Learning Zone.” Inside the doors of our schools are classrooms filled with students - eager to learn, to grow, and to be challenged to make a positive difference in our future.

I invite each of you to join me in ringing in SY 2019-20, while striving to provide students with the highest quality teaching and instruction possible. To provide opportunity, innovation and success for all. It is our purpose and our honor to do so!

Thank you for joining our crew, providing unending support for our students through a comprehensive Brainerd Blueprint181. I extend my sincere best wishes for a positive, productive and promising school year. “Together, we build this district on chalk and goals!” Have a wonderful school year!!

Laine D. Larson, Superintendent
Brainerd Public Schools

 



 

Laine Larson, Superintendent  

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

We are under KIDstruction!
(Watch the Staff Welcome Back video here)
Laine Larson, Superintendent  

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

We are under KIDstruction!
(Watch the Staff Welcome Back video here)
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