Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
I am thrilled and honored to begin my fourth year serving as Superintendent for Lester Prairie School District #424. Thank you for your partnership as we work together to make sure all of our learners have a successful school experience!
The Lester Prairie School District staff and I are excited about this upcoming school year. We are settled into our new building spaces and enjoying all of the benefits those spaces bring to us. Alongside our excellent academic programs, sports, and activities, we are re-energizing a district-wide PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) initiative, bringing back advisories in the high school, and introducing a new reading curriculum at the elementary. To support positive mental health, our school district will continue with our 2B Continued partners AND we are adding a TOP 20 program that is sure to be a positive experience for our staff and students. At Lester Prairie Schools, we are committed to caring for each other, providing a quality education, and honoring and supporting the gifts of every student.
The Lester Prairie School District lives out its mission of developing every learner’s maximum potential to succeed and continue to learn in a changing world. Our students experience the advantages of small class sizes, updated curriculum, and technology that includes iPads, MAC Computers, SMART Boards, and Chromebooks. We are a one-to-one school district for all K-12 students! Professional Development opportunities for staff support the high-quality academic experience for students. School belonging is enhanced by school-wide programs such as PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) and Olweus Anti-Bullying. We are also proud of the many extracurricular opportunities available to our students.
As your Superintendent, I am dedicated to a high-quality school experience for all students that meets their individual needs. In partnership with the community and families, we will foster a positive and productive learning environment with best-practice instruction in a relationship-rich learning environment. Creating a learning community focused on success and school belonging for all is a firm commitment of mine.
We know that the success of our students is a partnership of school staff, families, and community members. Within this partnership at school, our students are supported by the collaborative work of coaches, teachers, administration, bus drivers, custodial staff, paraprofessionals, student support staff, food service, and secretaries. I look forward to working with all of you as we build on the excellence, further the collective purpose, and facilitate the mission of Lester Prairie Schools.
Please do not hesitate to stop by to visit and see the great things happening in our school! My door is always open! Please feel free to stop by to say hello, tell me a story, or just have a conversation to get to know each other better! I welcome your thoughts and feedback and am always available for any question or concern. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number is 320-395-3001.
Here's to a great year for all of our Lester Prairie Bulldogs!
Dr. Melissa Radeke, Superintendent