Students and Community Members,
Welcome to the 2012-13 school year.
This will be our first full year
with students attending classes in the new Hoff Addition.
The new building has addressed many
needs for both the school district and the Tripp community.
Prior to the start of school the new
library held a grand opening which was well attended.
We are seeing many community members
accessing the new library.
It is definitely a plus that this
facility can be available to members of the community during our
regular school hours plus being open during the regular public
school district has also opened the new joint use fitness
We have had 20 community members
purchase memberships to use the facility.
The district has kept the membership
fee as low as possible asking for a fee that would cover the
cost of the electronic keys that are issued and funds for
general maintenance of equipment.
If you havenít joined you may want
to consider a membership.
Individuals can join for six months
for $ 30 or a year for $ 50.
Family memberships are $ 50 for 6
months and $ 75 for a full year.
This is truly a bargain when you
consider that many facilities charge $ 25 - $ 30 per month.
Stop in to the school office if you
would like a membership or more information on the facility.
we begin the new year the school district has been required to
implement some changes in the school lunch program.
Federal guidance now states that the
district must carefully measure each of the foods offered based
on the age or grade levels of the students.
Research has shown that many
American youth do not eat enough fresh fruits and vegetables and
far too many carbohydrates and empty calories.
We realize that the schools alone
canít address the increases we are seeing in obesity and
diabetes throughout our society, but providing meals that focus
on healthier items and limits on calorie intake can be a part of
addressing these issues.
Our school lunch personnel took an
extensive training this last summer to prepare for this change.
You may not notice a great
difference in our monthly menus, but students will be encouraged
to eat more fruits and vegetables and the portion sizes will be
more closely measured.
live in a very mobile society and every year school districts
see some students leave the district and some new students
This year we have about 20 new faces
in the district and we want to welcome those students and their
families to the Tripp-Delmont School District.
This has resulted in a small net
gain in our enrollment which is a positive thing.
We believe that there are many
benefits to attending our small, rural schools.
Our students do well on standardized
tests and college admission exams.
They have the opportunity to be
actively involved in fine arts, sports, and student government.
Most of all they have class sizes
where the teacher can give them the attention they deserve and
need to pursue their academic goals.
Tripp-Delmont School District looks forward to a great year of
serving your children to help them reach those goals.
Mr. Lynn Vlasman, Supt