The Merrill Area Public Schools will welcome State Superintendent Tony Evers to the district October 10.
State Superintendent Evers will take part in Washington Elementary School’s PBIS celebration and visit Merrill High School to see some of the innovative academic programs taking place in the district.
“We are thrilled to welcome State Superintendent Evers to our district, and our staff and students are looking forward to sharing some of the innovative and exciting things happening in our schools,” said Don Stevens, Interim Superintendent of the Merrill Area Public Schools. “We have a district and schools that are continually improving, and this is a great opportunity to showcase this work first hand.”
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is a program of the U.S. Department of Education that helps schools implement best practices in instructional and behavioral interventions. Washington Elementary has implemented the program school-wide, providing staff with a decision-making framework for improving academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.
After the celebration at Washington, Evers will go to the high school, where he will visit classrooms and meet with staff and students engaged in projects centered on the concept of 21st century learning.
“At the Merrill Area Public Schools, we’re committed to preparing all students for college and careers by the time they graduate,” said Stevens. “While we have a long way to go, we are making great strides in providing our community’s children with a truly world-class education.”