Superintendent

Photo: Dirk Dirksen, MCSD SuperintendentContact Information

Dirk Dirksen
Superintendent
Phone: 541.922.4016
email: dirk.dirksenatmorrow.k12.or.us

Welcome

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year where we will welcome our students back on August 27th. The beginning of the year is an exciting time not only for students and for families, but for our district staff as well. Each fall is an opportunity for students to learn and grow.

Our staff commits themselves to providing all students a safe, positive learning environment, which enables their education to thrive. Our commitment also extends to the families of our students and to our community, where we eagerly work to spread word of the successes of our students and staff members. We will always do what it takes to prepare students for their future. I want to highlight the following priorities as critical to our continued success:

  • Quality Instruction
  • Intervention practices
  • Online Programs
  • School Safety
  • Student Attendance
  • 9th grade on track
  • Graduation Rates/College Credits/Career Pathways
  • Kindergarten Readiness and Early Literacy

The Morrow County School District's Mission Statement is to work in partnership with families and communities, in order to provide each student, the opportunity to develop values, knowledge, skills and self-confidence to become life-long learners and responsible citizens. Our school district excels above many others because our parents, teachers, staff and community do a remarkable job of supporting our students and setting high expectations.

We know that our students can compete with their peers across the state and country, as evidenced by the many state and national academic awards they have accumulated in recent years. Our high school graduates continue to receive scholarship awards each year and have been offered enrollment at highly respected colleges, universities and trade schools across the United States. Students earned more than 2000 college credits during the 2017/18 school year in dual credit, Eastern Promise and online options.

Morrow County School District’s commitment to the communities we serve is to love and care about our students and to do everything we can to ensure each student’s academic and extracurricular success. We want our students to know how much it matters to us that they possess character, integrity and purpose for their lives.

We know that our students will someday graduate and leave our district. In doing so, we want to have confidence that we have prepared them well to be trustworthy, hard-working, wise and capable of honorable service to their family, community and nation.

If you have any specific school-related questions, the staff at your child’s school is ready to assist you in a friendly and efficient manner. Together we can work to accomplish the mission of the Morrow County School District-providing educational excellence for all students.

Dirk Dirksen
Superintendent