Loveland Presents the 2017 State of Schools
It was January 2016, and the Loveland High School (LHS) Auditorium was packed with members of the Tiger Family when Superintendent Chad Hilliker first revealed Destination Loveland. Fast forward one year to January 19, 2017 - Superintendent Hilliker once again took the LHS Auditorium stage to deliver the annual State of Schools presentation and the message centered on how Destination Loveland continues to drive district goals, and will help shape the future student experience.
“Preparing Students for Tomorrow, Today - that is the mission that guides every decision we make, and those decisions developed the vision we have – being a destination school district exemplified through our dedicated approach to the complete student experience – that is the heart of Destination Loveland,” said Hilliker. “It is both a partnership and a journey we are walking together – students, teachers, staff, administrators, the Board of Education, our parents and community members – to continue to create new avenues for our students to achieve excellence.”
Hilliker invited Board of Education President Dave Blumberg to reflect on strides made during the 2016-17 school year which included a one-to-one technology program in grades 7-12, the addition of three all-day kindergarten classes that will begin fall 2017, and the construction of the Loveland Primary School all-inclusive playground and new tennis court facilities at LHS. Administrators, teachers and students also shared the stage to talk about how they are seeing achievement on the district’s big three goals for the school year: Growth, Innovation and Care.
“We are proud of the great strides this district has made in one year, but there is much more to accomplish as we continue to focus on what the Loveland student experience should look like in the future,” said Hilliker.
Hilliker announced the development of the Destination Loveland Task Force, a group of staff and community members that will begin work in February on future plans to include defining what the student experience should be, facilities needs and financial pathways to achieve the district’s goals. A plan is expected to be presented to the Board of Education in August.
“This is about updating our curriculum and classes to make all we do cutting edge, and significantly enhancing the academic experience for our students,” said Hilliker.
The community can expect regular updates on the progress of the Destination Loveland Task Force on the district’s website.
Photo caption: Loveland Superintendent Chad Hilliker presented the annual State of Schools Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 in the Loveland High School Auditorium.