Superintendent's Message

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Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message

   Welcome to Southern Wells Community Schools! Great things are happening inside and outside the classrooms at Southern Wells, home of the Raiders. This website is designed to showcase our students and assist you with finding information that we hope will be useful.

   Our elementary school (grades K-6) and Junior-Senior High School (grades 7-12) currently serve over 850 students. Both buildings offer a rich blend of learning experiences designed to prepare our students for future success in college and/or careers. Opportunities to engage students on a daily basis in academic, athletic and extra-curricular activities are endless at Southern Wells. Our administrators, teachers, and staff are highly qualified, student-centered and consistently strive to provide experiences for students that equip them with future-ready learning needed in our ever-changing world. In addition, the solid foundation of academic excellence and 21st Century skills we provide our students is based on the most current research and “best practice” for student learning and achievement.

   As Superintendent, I am proud of our caring and dedicated staff, our safe and secure schools, our clean and well-maintained facilities and grounds, and most important the opportunities we provide for children to learn and grow. Student learning and success with grade or course level Indiana academic standards is measured in a variety of ways and through multiple measures throughout the whole school year.

   Our success comes from an ongoing partnership with parents, patrons, and community members. Education is truly a relationship at Southern Wells! Please join us to partner in our efforts to provide exceptional experiences and educational opportunities for our students. We are the Raiders. I am glad you are a part of our Raider family!

Steve Darnell,

Learning Today; Leading Tomorrow 
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