Welcome Back Letter
Carl B. Carlson

Superintendent’s Newsletter                                      August 1, 2017


            On behalf of the Putnam County C.U.S.D. #535 Board of Education, Administration, and Staff, I welcome our students, families, and community members to the 2017/2018 School Year. As I write this, the Opening Day of school is just around the corner. The staff and administration have been working countless hours in preparation for the upcoming school year.


            As the district superintendent of our Putnam County Schools, I am honored to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated and talented educational staff, hardworking students, and supportive families and community. Our team is looking forward to a great year.


            The upcoming school year presents quite a few changes with regards to staff. The most changes will be noticed at the high school with several new staff members. The other buildings do have a few new faces as well. Putnam County would like to welcome the new members to our community. We would also like to sincerely thank our retirees for their dedicated years of service to our students.


Putnam County C.U.S.D. #535 will continue the mission to provide an educational environment where all students will learn and succeed and all means ALL. The PC Education Foundation provides tremendous support and enrichment opportunities for our students that normally would not be possible. The Educational Program Improvement Council will continue to drive our curriculum enhancements. Rising Star remains our district improvement tool. The PC Mentoring Program will be busy providing all the new staff the necessary support. PC College Start is getting more interest from students. In honor of the district’s rich history, we are looking at forwarding the movement to develop a formal Putnam County Alumni Association. The school district will be launching a new mobile app and website right around the start of the school year. This new platform will allow the district to push notifications, announcements, and other pertinent information in a timely manner. Those interested will be able to download the app for free in their app store.


            Putnam County offers a wide array of extracurricular opportunities for our students. These opportunities promote team building, problem solving skills, and enrich the overall educational experience. The PC Athletic Boosters and Music Boosters are running strong and poised to provide support to our various programs.


            As superintendent of our Putnam County Schools, I remain committed to maintaining fiscal responsibility while improving the educational programs for our children. People say it takes a village to raise a child. Fortunately, Putnam County has tremendous support for our children. Our family is honored and blessed to be a part of Putnam County and we appreciate everyone’s support. I hope everyone has a great year!!


Yours in Education,

Carl B. Carlson, Superintendent