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Superintendent's Message

To the community of Dell Rapids:
I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. As the new Superintendent of the Dell Rapids School District, I am honored and excited to be joining this vibrant community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and administrators. Together, we will embark on an incredible journey of learning, growth, and achievement.
First and foremost, I want to extend a warm welcome to all returning students and families. Your dedication to education and the Dell Rapids community is greatly appreciated, and I am eager to get to know each and every one of you. To our new students and families, I extend an equally enthusiastic welcome. You have chosen an exceptional school district, and we are thrilled to have you as part of the Dell Rapids family.
I encourage you all to embrace our district's vision of “We Empower Each Other to Excel,” as it will foster a culture of excellence, where students are encouraged to explore their passions, develop critical thinking skills, and become responsible, compassionate citizens by helping one another.  This year, we will continue to build upon that foundation and embrace new opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and personal growth.
Throughout the upcoming academic year, we will focus on enhancing the quality of education by implementing cutting-edge teaching strategies, supporting professional development for our teachers, and constantly evaluating district needs in order to provide the best experience for our students.  Our goal is to empower every student to reach their full potential and prepare them to thrive as a Quarrier.
Parents and guardians, your partnership is vital to the success of our students. We encourage you to stay actively involved in your child's education and engage with the school community. Together, we can create a strong support system that fosters academic achievement and personal growth.
To our dedicated staff and faculty, your passion for education and commitment to our students are commendable. I am grateful for the hard work you put into enriching the lives of young learners and shaping the leaders of tomorrow.
Lastly, to our students, I encourage you to approach this school year with a curious mind, a positive attitude, and a willingness to embrace challenges. Your potential is boundless, and I am confident that you will achieve greatness in academics, sports, arts, and every aspect of your lives.
In conclusion, I look forward to a successful and rewarding academic year together. Let us seize this opportunity to learn from one another, grow as a community, and celebrate the successes that await us.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any member of the administrative team. Together, we will continue to make Dell Rapids School District a place of excellence.
Thank you for your warm welcome and unwavering support.
Dr. Donavan G. DeBoer
Superintendent of Schools Dell Rapids School District
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