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   Oct 06 2014 at 06:30 PM
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Parents Give LSH Schools High Marks

During the 2012-13 school year, we believed it was important to ask our parents for their opinions of the Le Sueur-Henderson School District.

The first ever district wide parent survey covering ten areas, was conducted in the spring of 2013. 

The results of that survey provided valuable information for us. It identified areas we were doing well, and areas we need to work on. We used this information as we developed our plans for improvement.

In the spring of 2014, to compare responses we polled parents again with the same questions.

Of the ten areas we surveyed, District 2397 showed improvement in nine categories. The one area we did not improve in, we experience a two percent drop from 90% to 88%. These results indicate the changes we are making are having a positive effect, not only on our children, but the parents as well. 

Here are the ten questions and the results:


Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools will be hosting a School Board Candidate
Forum on Thursday, October 30th at 7:00pm in the Middle/High School Auditorium.
The purpose of this forum is to educate our citizens about the candidates prior to
Election Day.  This forum will last approximately 1 hour.

We are also asking residents to submit any questions or topics they would like
posed to the candidates by Wednesday, October 1st.  Questions can be submitted
via our Facebook page (Le Sueur-Henderson Public Schools), Twitter (@isd2397)
or emailed to Stacy Lawrence (  This forum is open to the
public and we encourage them to attend.

Attention bus riders on routes 2 and 9:
The Jay and Lynn street bus stop is being moved to the intersection of Lynn & Todd streets. Riders should wait for their bus on the west side of Lynn St. near the fire hydrant. We will begin using this stop on Friday, September 26th. Bus stop pick-up and drop-off times will remain the same. Please contact Transportation Director, Pat Doherty with any questions at 665-4650.

Today is Wednesday, July 16. We’re past the midway point of summer.

Where has the time gone?

If students have not already purchased some of their supplies for the upcoming year, I am sure plans are being made in preparation for when that first bell beckons them back to the classroom in September. Ok, maybe our learners are trying to put off the inevitable, but it’s time to at least check your engine levels.

Are we ready to make this our best year ever? Our custodians are busy making every inch of our facilities shine. 

It’s a glow that will carry us through the 2014-15 school year and make us proud of LS-H. 

As parents, do you have goals for yourself of how to help your child succeed? Maybe, there’s a subject that needs a little boost. Is there a talent in your child that needs encouragement? As administers and teachers, are we ready to take that material from those summer conferences and apply them in the classroom?

For students, how are you going to make your mark? In the classroom, co-curriculars, in the community? Are you volunteering at the food shelf or the local hospital or nursing home? How can you make your voice be heard? What do you value? When someone asks you what two or three words define you, what will you say?
In other words, do you have a strategic plan for where you need to be now, next June and the following June? If you will be a senior, can you look at your roadmap and say you have accomplished your goals and stayed on track?