Indian Hill Schools newsletter provided information on safety for “Brave Return to School”

GUEST COLUMN: Kirk Koennecke, Superintendent, Indian Hill Schools

INDIAN HILL, OH  (October 12, 2020) – This October, we released our biannual IH Promise newsletter. 

Indian Hill Promise Newsletter Cover Fall 2020 (Provided)

We use these communications to capture the success of our students and staff in academics, the arts, and athletics; to provide you with a financial update; and to share with you the investments we are making as a District. The Fall 2020 IH Promise newsletter provides you with detailed information about the work we did regarding safety for our Brave Return to School.

Right now, for all of us, there is no greater priority. We will continue to be transparent about how we are managing the reality of COVID-19.

The IH Promise newsletter is released both digitally and printed and mailed to the entire Indian Hill School District. Last school year, it was one of nine printed publications we produced, six of which were mailed to all residents.

Communication is critical to the enduring excellence that makes us uniquely Indian Hill. Dynamic Stakeholder Engagement is an integral part of our GOLD Strategic Plan for Transformational Excellence. It is defined as building and nurturing relationships with parents, community members, business leaders, alumni, and government representatives through transparent communications to foster support of the District’s Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals.

Our stakeholders deserve to know how their investment is being put to use. Our focus on Dynamic Stakeholder Engagement is the bridge we have designed to communicate this.

We do this with the understanding that we are partners who are dedicated to the success of our students. Students like Ethan Marx who is one of seven Indian Hill High School Mock Trial Team members competing in Yale’s exclusive, invitation-only mock trial competition; students like Joy On and Elsa Zhou who placed in the top 15 writers in the state; and students like Alex Sheldon who earned accolades in the National Junior Classical League. These are the stories you will read. This is the news we love to share.

Kirk Koennecke, Superintendent, Indian Hill School District (Provided)

It takes us all to help young scholars grow and develop into global leaders; at the Indian Hill School District, that is the business we are in. We thank you for your continued support to help us achieve success. The IH Promise newsletter is not simply about the school district; it is our story.

In service to our children,

Kirk Koennecke
Indian Hill School District