Superintendent: Relationships much more important than any material good

Superintendent: Relationships much more important than any material good

Since coming to Guthrie in 2012, I’ve learned to appreciate the vastness of the Bluejay Nation. Also, with improved travel, internet and social media, the world today is much smaller than the world of generations past. I continue to be reminded of this through occasions where people I’ve known for many years also have a Guthrie connection.  

Often we don’t see our own treasures until they are recognized by others

Superintendent of Guthrie Public Schools Dr. Mike Simpson shares his monthly column.

Often we don’t see our own treasures until they are recognized by others

When I think of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving has always been at the very top.  I’m not sure if it is the meal or the time away from school.  Maybe the chance to eat the meal, followed by football or even an opportunity to eat leftovers later that day.

Superintendent: Guthrie’s greatest cheerleaders

Guthrie Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson shares his thoughts in his monthly column.

Superintendent: Guthrie’s greatest cheerleaders

During the summer months, I often try to complete projects that I wanted to do during the school year but couldn’t find the time necessary.  I also use it as a time for reflection on the challenges and successes of the previous year.  To say this was a challenging year financially for our state would […]

Superintendent: “Perfect storm” for our district from a financial standpoint

Superintendent: “Perfect storm” for our district from a financial standpoint

In January, in this column and through district email, I described the financial problems ahead for not only our district but also the state.  On Monday night I presented the facts to the Board of Education detailing where we are financially, how we got there and also how we can weather what I’ve called the […]

Superintendent: GPS is a safer school district than it was in 2012

Superintendent: GPS is a safer school district than it was in 2012

Recently, we have experienced some threats to student safety.  Unfortunately, this is not uncommon throughout the United States and I wanted to provide some understanding to the community about what we do when these events occur and how you can assist us in making our schools safer.  While the most recent threats have been confined […]

Superintendent: Student growth and current buildings is a goal of this bond issue

I began comparing our community and school district to others long before my family even moved to Guthrie. In fact, I researched Guthrie and our peer districts long before I applied for the job as Superintendent. What I found in the research was a school district with remarkable success in athletics and a community with potential […]

Superintendent: Urgent issues addressed in upcoming school bond election

On Wednesday Guthrie Public Schools will start the first day of classes.  I love this time of year because it signals new beginnings for many families.  Students may be starting school, beginning Junior High or High School.  Each progression signals a milestone in the lives of students and the families who support them.  Many students […]

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