Dr. Frank Donavan

The Magnolia School District is committed to educating the “whole child” with a focus on rigorous academics as well as the arts, music, and technology for all of our students. We view our parents as partners in education and we offer many opportunities for them to be involved in the education of their children. We are committed to providing a quality education to all students and ensuring that our staff members have the training and resources they need to be successful.

Superintendent's Message

The 2021-22 school year is already approaching the halfway point. We continue to expand our afterschool programs as well as our recess and lunch recreational activities. We know that these recreational activities address many important areas including the social-emotional well- being of our students. We are hopeful that all of our schools will have organized sports and/or games during recess and lunch very soon. Another important program is summer school, and we are already preparing for the summer of 2022. Once again, our summer school programs will be open to all of our students. Much more information will be available soon.

We are pleased to announce that our school libraries have reopened. In order to follow all of our safety protocols, students will either receive their library books in their classrooms and/or staff members will check-out books for them. We still have many other options for students to read books such as our MyOn program where students can access books online.

We continue to update our technology including new student Chromebooks and Digital Whiteboards (e.g., Smart Boards) where needed. Our students and staff have become very well versed in utilizing technology and we are amazed by the depth and complexity of teaching and learning that takes place in all of our classrooms each and every day. Our high expectations and rigorous academics continue to result in high student achievement.

Our district-wide themes of Kindness and Growth Mindset continue at all of our schools and throughout our district. Our music programs and focus on the Arts and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) provide our students with a well-balanced academic program with a continued focus on the Whole Child.

As we approach the halfway mark of our 127th year in educating children in the Magnolia School District, we could not be more proud of our students, staff and community. We continue to inspire all students to extraordinary achievement every day. Without question, the Magnolia School District is a great place to make a difference.

Frank Donavan, Ed.D.