Superintendent’s Corner

September 16, 2021

Dear GCSD Families and Community Members:

In 1955 the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned the U.S. Congress to celebrate and commemorate the Constitution of the United States of America by establishing “Constitution Week.” In 1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law establishing September 17-23 as Constitution Week.

The aims of the Constitution Week celebration are to:

  • emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution,
  • inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life, and
  • encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.

Enjoy Constitution Week and its reminder as to the importance of this founding document that guarantees our basic freedoms as Americans, allowing each of us to choose how best to live our own life.

Speaking of choice … GCSD works hard to live into its Vision Statement, which is “To provide the highest quality educational options for families, ensuring our graduates are well-educated individuals able to maneuver effectively in a dynamic world.” Every day we strive to improve the services provided to our IDEA homeschool students/families, our GILA residential school students/families, and our SHS local students/families.

Thank you for choosing to trust GCSD as a partner in the education of your child(ren). The district is extremely proud of the educational services provided to families statewide, and we could not do it without your input and guidance. Please feel comfortable contacting me at the phone number above or the email address below if you would like information on any GCSD initiative.

Yours in Education,

Jim Merriner, GCSD Superintendent