Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Mr. Siefke

Joseph Siefke

Welcome Back! We are incredibly excited to begin another exciting year in the Lisbon School District. This promises to be a year filled with golden opportunities for all of our students as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have before!  We embark on this journey with a pledge to you, our students and parents, that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful and rigorous work in our classrooms, combined with special events and extracurricular clubs and activities, performing arts groups, and athletic teams certain to encourage our Blue Devils to be involved and stay connected!


 During the 2018-19 school year, we will continue to build upon and refine our proven foundation of good work, honored traditions, and continued excellence in education.  Our vision remains…  


Embrace Opportunities . . . Unlock Potential . . . Inspire Excellence! 


 Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. This year we tried something new with our Community Outreach Project held October 5th throughout the community to build a bridge involving parent and school centering around student education and resources. We invite and encourage students and parents to work in partnership with us to seize opportunities as we progress through the school year. We look forward to a very positive and productive year together!  We extend a special, yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible.  We want . . . we need . . . and we value your involvement and support in your child’s education!  Please know that we highly value home/school communication.  It is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success.  We encourage you to contact us if/when the need arises, and to stay in the know about your child’s studies, assignments, assessments, and school activities, as well as other events and happenings.


Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the efforts of the students and staff in the District who have gone above and beyond the normal demands of the school day in the area of community service. Both David Anderson High School and the McKinley student groups have any number of community service related projects ongoing to benefit a variety of needy organizations in the community. Please encourage your child to become involved in order to give back to their communities. In closing, we welcome you to our wonderful learning community . . . a place alive with much energy . . . enthusiasm . . . and a high standard of excellence!  It is, indeed, a place where opportunities abound!  Here’s to an AWESOME new school year as we work together to make our school a great place to work and learn each day! 


Yours in Education,
Joseph Siefke


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