A Welcome from our Superintendent of Schools
Dr. George Karling, Superintendent
Welcome to the Three Lakes School District, where the Board, administration, staff, students, and communities work together to ensure the success of all students. We take pride in providing personal education for lifetime inspiration that engages students in their educational experience. All students have a career plan, prior to entering high school, which enables them to set their schedule according to pre-requisites for transitioning from high school to post-secondary education.
The student body in our district is representative of the district’s high standards. Students enjoy a safe and drug-free environment that is conducive to learning. Our students continue to be recognized by outside organizations, not only for their academic and athletic success, but more important for their demeanor. The district offers a wide variety of co-curricular activities. We believe our co-curricular activities augment our academic offerings and provide an exciting and rewarding experience for all of our students.
With the implementation of a new blended learning program, the district continues to be on the cutting edge of developing 21st century learning skills. Blended learning was implemented in grades 5-12, with the first phase taking place in the fall of 2012. This enables students to experience inverted instruction where they take their lessons home with them on electronic notebooks, and work on assignments and problem areas in class. In the fall of 2011, the district implemented a six-period day for grades 9-12 which will augment this initiative. Required courses meet for one hour daily, and elective courses meet for one hour every other day. The one-hour time block is more efficient and provides a better opportunity for teachers to work one-on-one with students.
The district enjoys a high level of community involvement, with school-community organizations at all grade levels. Parent involvement in their child’s educational program is welcomed and encouraged. The district utilizes parent advisory groups for everything from school nutrition to human growth and development curriculums.
We encourage you to spend time browsing our website to become more familiar with our schools and programs. We invite you to visit our schools at any time for a tour and the opportunity to see our programs in action. If we can be of further assistance, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
Dr. George J. Karling