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In this area of the website, I discuss a variety of timely issues and provide information that I hope will be helpful to BVSD staff, parents, students, and community members. To suggest topics, please email me at superintendent@bvsd.org

I look forward to hearing from you!

Bruce Messinger, Ph.D.
Superintendent of BVSD

  
  

​More than 2000 students will graduate from Boulder Valley School District this spring and begin their journeys into life after high school. I attend many of the ceremonies and appreciate the significant accomplishment of each graduate and the joy it brings to family and friends. Earning a high school diploma is an important milestone and prepares students to pursue college and career opportunities.
 
The Class of 2015 is the second to graduate since the district's new BVSD Vision statement was adopted in June 2013:
 
"We develop our children's greatest abilities and make possible the discovery and pursuit of their dreams which, when fulfilled, will benefit us all. We provide a comprehensive and innovative approach to education and graduate successful, curious, lifelong learners who confidently confront the great challenges of their time."
 
The on-time 4-year graduation rate for all students in 2013-14 was 91.8 percent. I anticipate the 2014-15 graduation rates will continue to improve. Our goal is a 100 percent graduation rate. Thanks to all educators and families preschool through high school who help all students experience success in BVSD.
 
This goal is one of several outcomes included in the new BVSD strategic plan “The Success Effect” that puts an innovative edge on individual student success. The guiding principles for The Success Effect are Learning, Talent & Partnerships. Learn more about BVSD's strategic plan by visiting The Success Effect website.
 
I wish the best for each and every graduate as they venture forth into the world and pursue their dreams.
 
Congratulations!

Published: 5/25/2015 7:35 PM
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 Past Blog Entries

 
Congratulations 2015 Graduates!5/25/2015 7:35 PM
Safety and Security in BVSD5/10/2015 6:45 PM
Educational Innovation in the Bond Program4/20/2015 4:35 PM
Bullying Prevention Strategies in BVSD4/15/2015 7:45 PM
Update on Colorado State Assessments3/3/2015 9:55 AM
Snowy Days in Colorado2/26/2015 12:45 PM
Colorado State Assessments2/17/2015 10:03 AM
Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee now being formed1/29/2015 6:09 PM
January is School Board Recognition Month1/12/2015 11:09 AM
Colorado Legislature in Session1/7/2015 10:19 AM
Winter Break and Happy New Year12/18/2014 7:35 PM
Bond sales approved by voters11/4/2014 9:38 PM
Community expresses high interest in BVSD Educational Facilities Master Plan9/12/2014 10:19 AM
Drug Intervention and Prevention in BVSD8/29/2014 12:06 PM
Educational Facility Master Plan8/14/2014 8:41 PM
Welcome back!8/5/2014 10:41 AM
Capital Improvement Planning Update6/27/2014 12:24 PM
Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 20145/25/2014 6:25 PM
Teacher Appreciation5/7/2014 8:57 AM
District Budget Planning for 2014-154/29/2014 8:55 AM
Capital Improvement Planning - Community Meetings in April3/21/2014 1:18 PM
Colorado Funding of K-12 Public Education3/3/2014 8:23 AM
The "Negative Factor" in Colorado's Education Budget2/21/2014 10:48 AM
Winter Weather2/5/2014 1:26 PM
District improves graduation rate and success of all students1/24/2014 3:21 PM
BVSD 2013 Report to the Community12/1/2013 2:11 PM
Flood Recovery Update11/14/2013 9:05 AM
44 BVSD locations qualify for the 2014 BVSD Staff Eco Pass11/5/2013 7:02 PM
Amendment 66 - Effect on Boulder Valley School District10/13/2013 6:03 PM
Post-Flood Update to BVSD Community9/26/2013 11:37 AM
BVSD services resume9/18/2013 9:15 AM
Welcome back!8/26/2013 9:23 AM
New vision, mission, value statements and goals7/8/2013 6:21 PM
Budget Planning 2013-14 – Part 2 of 35/25/2013 8:04 PM
Safe Schools – Highest Priority5/20/2013 11:36 AM
Budget Planning 2013-14 - Part 1 of 35/5/2013 7:22 PM
Professional Development4/24/2013 9:48 PM
Welcome back!4/1/2013 8:47 PM
Have a relaxing Spring Break!3/21/2013 8:13 PM
Interim statements have been developed for BVSD Vision, Mission and Goals2/15/2013 6:09 PM
Update on Community Consensus Work Toward New Vision, Mission and Goals1/16/2013 6:56 PM
Proposed Calendars for 2013-14 and 2014-151/3/2013 4:05 PM
Second Calendar Development Survey Underway11/28/2012 5:32 PM
Exploring a new Vision, Mission, Values and Goals for BVSD11/20/2012 4:46 PM
Next steps in development of goals11/6/2012 12:48 PM
Community Consensus Process10/31/2012 7:17 PM
Employee Contribution Campaign Underway10/22/2012 7:07 PM
Parents and BVSD8/31/2012 4:34 PM
Welcome back to school!8/14/2012 9:19 PM
Preparing for a Successful School Year7/29/2012 6:43 PM
Have a fun and relaxing summer!5/21/2012 7:46 PM
Development of 2012-13 Budget for BVSD5/10/2012 12:08 PM
Early Literacy Act currently being considered in Colorado Legislature3/18/2012 8:58 PM
Colorado granted waiver from federal No Child Left Behind law2/12/2012 12:35 PM
Colorado Legislature is now in session1/13/2012 5:05 PM
Looking forward to the New Year12/28/2011 1:03 PM
Open Enrollment in BVSD11/29/2011 8:06 PM
A Time of Enthusiastic Welcome and Heartfelt Gratitude11/4/2011 10:35 AM
First snow of the season - Oct. 2610/26/2011 1:28 PM
BVSD's weather closure procedures10/22/2011 12:47 AM
Employee Contribution Campaign Underway10/17/2011 9:52 AM
Professional Development Activities in BVSD on Oct. 1410/12/2011 10:59 AM
Follow up on Heat Mitigation Plans and Proposed Calendar Revisions10/3/2011 9:34 PM
Calendar Development and Heat Mitigation Efforts9/14/2011 7:32 PM
New Opportunities8/9/2011 5:45 AM
Superintendent Community Receptions – August 2 and 87/28/2011 5:46 AM


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