The Treynor School Board is pleased to announce that Mr. Mark Hopkins has verbally accepted the offer to serve as the new superintendent. He will officially begin his duties on July 1, 2019 and will transition with interim superintendent Lou Howell between now and then.
The Treynor School screened 8 semi-finalists for the district superintendent position on Wednesday, Jan. 30th. Two finalists were interviewed on Wednesday, Feb. 13th. Based on the feedback from over 50 people from varying perspectives it was clear that Mark was the right fit for the district. The board met in closed session to review the feedback and made the offer to Mark Wednesday night which he was pleased to accept. He said, “The Treynor Community School is a special place with a rich tradition and a progressive vision for the future. I am honored to be the next superintendent and excited to work with the entire Treynor family to lead the school district into the future.”
Mr. Hopkins currently serves as the Department Chair for K-12 Programs at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, IA. His prior experiences include serving the Lone Tree School District as the Curriculum Director/Instructional Coach and AHSTW District Superintendent. He began his education career in Farragut as an English teacher and speech and drama coach. Mr. Hopkins has over 20 years’ experience working with and leading rural Iowa schools. In 2011, he was recognized by the Iowa High School Speech Association as the Administrator of the Year. In 2014, he was recognized by the Lone Tree School district with a Positive Impact Award for positively impacting the school culture and climate. He expects to complete his doctorate degree at the University of Iowa in May.
Mark and his wife Debra have two grown sons (Chris and John). John is a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. Chris is an owner-operator truck driver in Webb City, Missouri. Mark and Debra have four grandchildren (ages range from 3 to 7). Debra is a paraeducator at Storm Lake Elementary.
The board would like to thank all participants that provided feedback and helped prepared to showcase the district to the finalists. They felt the finalists were both quality candidates and valued the input from everyone involved to help make the best decision for the district and community. Board President Amy Garber said, “The Board is excited about the new phase Treynor Community School District will be entering and to have Mark as part of our Treynor family. Thanks to everyone who was involved during our interview process.”
Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Treynor Elementary. There will be two sessions, one at 9:15 a.m. and the other at 1:45 p.m. If you wish to attend, please fill out the information on the Kindergarten Roundup Information Form. You will be contacted in early April with more information and the session you are scheduled to attend.
Please note, you will need to bring the following forms:
If you have any questions, please contact Treynor Elementary Secretary, Natalie Suden, at 712-487-3414 X1 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online soccer apparel store is open through March 3rd. All proceeds from sales will go to the Treynor Soccer program.
"Holidays are not always happy memories for those that are homeless", Open Door Mission Director Candace Gregory recently stated. With that statement in mind, students in the middle school and the high school Spanish I and II classes recently made valentines to treat the Mission's homeless guests. Click on the picture slideshow to view some of the creations.
If anyone wants to make decorations or valentines, donations can be dropped off at the Open Door Mission by February 13th. Deliver to the Administration Building at 2828 North 23rd Street East, Omaha, Nebraska. The donations will be used at their upcoming Hearts of Hope Brunch and Banquet.
Girls' Golf Coach, Tara Wilkie, is seeking girls to make up the golf team this coming spring. Multi-sport athletes are encouraged and your schedule will be coordinated with other coaches to make it work. Even if you're new to golf or have experience, you are needed! Email Coach Wilkie, email@example.com, by February 28th to express interest. The season begins March 11, 2019. See the flyer for more information.