• PTA General Meeting - Thurs., Nov. 8th @ 6:30 pm
  • No School - Mon., Nov. 12th
  • Books Before Bedtime - Fri., Nov. 16th @ 6:30 pm
  • Early Release - Wed., Nov. 21st, 12:40 dismissal
  • No School - Nov. 22nd and 23rd



Welcome to the 2018/19 school year!  I hope you had a chance to enjoy the wonderful weather (minus the smoke) and enjoy quality time with family and friends this summer.  I’m excited to have students return to school and eagerly share stories about their travels and adventures over the summer months.  

Since June we’ve been busy hiring new staff members and getting ready for the new year.  I’m excited to get started with our current team of teachers and classified staff.  Below is a list of new staff and their assignments for the 2018/19 school year:

Bailey Newell (Developmental Preschool Teacher)
Sherri Ballew (Kindergarten)
Rachel Newby (Kindergarten)
Katie Luckraft (2nd Grade)
Susan Cotton (5th Grade)
Ben Mohr (5th Grade)
Andy Estes (PE)
Brenda Ehrhardt (Music – Fridays only)
Ginger Sherbourne (Nurse)
Audrey Schilaty (Developmental Preschool Paraprofessional)
Kristen Conner (Developmental Preschool Paraprofessional)
Mary Countryman (Developmental Preschool Paraprofessional)
Ashley Mason (ASSIST Paraprofessional)
Shannon Heiss (Basic Ed Paraprofessional)
Crystal Bates (Basic Ed Paraprofessional)

Hiring qualified professionals who love kids is fundamental in creating success for students, and these new teachers and paraprofessionals will definitely be great additions to the Presidents family.  

With each passing school year, I continue to count my blessings that I get to spend my days with motivated and wide-eyed students excited for what lies ahead each day.  Presidents Elementary will tap into this vibrant and youthful energy by continuing to develop our students into respectful and responsible young leaders.  

Here’s to a fantastic school year!


Derek Larsen, Principal