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Barb Schwamman

Staff member—Mrs. Schwamman, Superintendent—“I last made chicken breast, homemade potato wedges, salad and rice.”

It is hard to believe it is that time of the year, the end of 2017-2018 school year is here. It has been another outstanding and successful year in the classrooms and with all of our extra-curriculars, Ag, IBN, music, drama, athletics and clubs having stellar years.

We are blessed with great students and families who partner with the school and help us in our mission of creating life-long learners. We want to thank our staff as Teacher Appreciation Week and Nurse Appreciation have taken place. Our staff makes our students better by challenging and pushing students to be the best they can be.

May is also School Board Appreciation Month. In Osage, school board members develop policies that impact the entire community. School board members make critical decisions and oversee millions in educational expenditures. They are responsible for an annual budget of over $10 million, 950 students, 136 employees and two buildings. They donate countless hours of personal time in service to our students and staff. We are very thankful for the Osage School Board members including: Todd Frein, Brenda Johanns, Angela Nasstrom, Laura Potter, and Rick Sletten.

“Dont’ cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” Dr. Suess.

Graduation is May 20 in the High School Gym at 2 p.m., 73 individuals will become alumni and walk across the stage, completing high school, and beginning the next chapters of their lives. The Class of 2018 is a very fun, talented class who excelled in all facets of high school. They were academically gifted, musically and artistic, and had very high participation rates in extra-curricular activities that they excelled including many state appearances.

As you take the next step DREAM BIG. I will close with quote by Norman Vincent Peale. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.” Have a great rest of the year and here is to an awesome summer.


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