September 9, 2022
Dear Ennis Mustang Families and the Ennis Community,
I hope that this letter finds all of you well. We are moving right along here at the school and great progress is being made.
When school is in session, it is fast and furious as we always have so much going on. The amount of programs we offer kids is just incredible and we love it! As the Superintendent, I work hard to be accessible and noticeable throughout the buildings during the day, which I will say that I am very pleased with our staff and students. When walking through the school it is apparent that learning is going on and kids are engaged! We are so fortunate to have such caring, energetic and professional staff.
We are still looking to fill a few positions and we are making good progress. We have had a few calls from community members on driving a school bus and we are interviewing next week for our custodial openings. I continue to be optimistic that these positions will be filled. As far as teaching positions, we are looking for a HS math teacher and a HS science teacher. For the time being, we do have these positions temporarily filled with some very qualified individuals with strong math and science backgrounds. I appreciate the fact that qualified community members are helping us out by filling these positions!
The school bond has been an active topic of discussion amongst the trustees. Next week, we are hoping to have in all the district residents hands an informational tri fold summarizing the project with the estimated tax impacts. You will see how the project scope and cost has changed from last year. All of this important information is on the school website www.ennisschools.org. At the top of the page you will see in the header “Ennis School Facility Expansion Information,” click on that to view the process to date summary, floor plans, and the tri fold. The school board has also noticed a meeting over at the Big Sky Resort on Monday, September 12 to discuss the bond with district residents in the Big Sky area. The board is working diligently in getting the information out and being transparent before the November 8th bond election. The goal is for all taxpayers to have the information they need to make an informed decision.
School activities are well underway and our sports teams are having a very productive and successful year. I am very pleased with our school pride which reaches from Kindergarten to our Seniors. We like our games loud and proud, so please come cheer on your Mustangs! All sports schedules are on the school website, so check it out!
In closing, thank you for all you do for our school and keeping our students a priority. Let’s continue the positive trajectory! As always, please contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Have a great weekend and GO MUSTANGS!
Casey Klasna - Superintendent