Superintendent Audio Blog
On behalf of all at the Brookings School District, I want to welcome you to another exciting year. As you get to know the district, it is my hope that you will find that each of the award winning Brookings Schools provides a robust and engaging educational experience for your child and your family. Each day, the dedicated team of professionals in the Brookings Schools provides curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular educational opportunities to ensure students reach their fullest potential. The level of commitment to quality and excellence has resulted in an engaging curriculum, high levels of student achievement, connections for career and college readiness, and high graduation rates. These efforts were recognized and validated in 2017 when the Brookings School District was named the #2 school district in South Dakota by Niche.com.
The Brookings School District has enjoyed extensive support from supportive and engaging community. Through an array of community partnerships with business, higher education, non-profit, and service organizations, the District is able to provide students with world-class educational opportunities while still enjoying the many small-town benefits of a community connected to the schools and the students. Our recent successful bond elections have demonstrated the strong support of our community for children and schools of the Brookings area. We welcome the benefits that come from strong parental engagement and community advocates who continue to support our schools and the quality teaching and learning both today and into the future.
Throughout the district, various schools, students, teachers, and administrators have received regional, state, and national recognition for excellence and for achievements in curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular events. These recognitions validate the level of quality in teaching and learning that each child experiences in our schools throughout the District. Through the ongoing effort of the dedicated team of teachers, support staff, and administrators, the Brookings School District is able to deliver on a commitment of excellence through continuous improvement. In the Brookings School District we strive every day to deliver on our promise of excellence by "Working Together, Educating with Excellence, and Inspiring Learners for Life!"
Whether you are just visiting or you are one of many who call the Brookings School District home, I want to say thank-you once again for visiting our District website. We look forward to serving you and I hope you find our district website is a valuable resource as you explore all that the Brookings community and the Brookings School District has to offer. Our goal is to provide in-depth information about the educational opportunities, the programs, the district curriculum, the extended educational opportunities and the quality services provided in the Brookings Schools. We look forward to serving you and our communities.
Once again, thank-you for supporting the Brookings School District. And remember . . . it is a GREAT day to be a Bobcat!
Dr. Klint W. Willert Superintendent of Schools