Principals' Corner

Greetings Wonderful Families,


We are now in the “home stretch” of this school year. We still have many fun learning opportunities ahead.


We would like to personally thank all of our wonderful volunteers who give of your time and talents to help us at Hiawatha and Howe School.  You are the HEART of Hiawatha Community School  and we thank you from the bottom of ours! You are very much appreciated by all of us!


MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments) are still going at Howe. We are hoping for some great test results from our third-fifth grade students. While this state wide assessment does not tell or show the growth that students make from where they start at the beginning of the year and where they are now- we do get some really good information about our students and how we can make improvements for student learning. Our grade K-2 students will also be taking the FAST assessment beginning on May 1st. This is an assessment that we are able to compare how they did in the fall and how they did now using similar measures. This assessment is taken by all K-2 students in the district. MCA test results will not go out to families until this summer and you will receive a copy of the FAST results in your child’s report card in June. Your child’s report card will also list their classroom for next year if they are a First-Fourth grade student.


Also in your child’s June report card we will have reminders about start times for Summer School, the Open House date for next school year and a Good-bye letter from Principal Regnier.



Deb Regnier and Kevin Oldenburg