Message from the Superintendent Steve Parkhurst

Steve Parkhurst        

Welcome to the new Alva Independent School District Web Page.  It is our intent to use this page as another avenue of communication to inform our community about the activities at each school.  We hope this will help plan your calendar to correspond with school activities.
We believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.  It is the desire of the Alva Independent School District to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas.  There are three elements that we believe are conducive to establishing such an environment; (1)  the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child’s natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) working in partnership with parents/guardians to accomplish these goals.

In recognition of AmeriCorps Week, we would like to recognize the AmeriCorps members that are serving the Alva school district in partnership with Serve for Success/AmeriCorps.  We would also like to thank them as well as all the AmeriCorps alum that have served the school district.  AmeriCorps members work with teachers to strive to boost academic performance.  The following members have been serving student during this current school year:  Morgan Renbarger (Longfellow Elementary), Parker Martin (Lincoln Elementary), Sydnie Lowe (Alva Middle School) Bruce Wright (Alva High School), Teresa Cummings (Washington ECC) and Brandi Hembree (Washington ECC).

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