Dear HGSD Parents, Staff and Community,                                                                              April 23rd, 2021


As many of you know, the Howards Grove School District will have several leadership roles open at the end of this school year.  This past Monday, April 19th, Northview Elementary Principal Jason Cole and I submitted our letters of resignation.  In addition to our two resignations, Middle School Principal Heather Zizis and Business Manager Josh Swanson have also previously submitted resignations.  All four of us will be assuming leadership roles in other districts. 

The board recognizes the importance of filling these positions in a timely manner with strong leaders.  The Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) has been retained to assist the board in the hiring process of the next superintendent. 

Following is a timeline for the superintendent search process:

April 26th – Focus Groups

May 3rd – Application Deadline

May 18th & 19th – Board Conducting First Round of Interviews and Selection of Finalists

May 26th – Final Round of Interviews with Stakeholder Group & Board

June 3rd – Announcement of New Superintendent / District Administrator

July 1st – Position Start


In addition to the superintendent search, the interviewing process for the other leadership positions will be finalized by the board soon.  The goal would be to have those positions filled in early June as well.  Watch for more details coming out soon. 


Graduation will be at the High School on June 6th at 2:00 PM, we are planning for an outdoor ceremony with specifics being sent to senior families in the near future.   We are also finalizing the plans for a “senior” Prom this year.  We are planning our Senior Prom for Weds June 9th from 8-11 PM, details will follow soon.

Online registration remains open for summer school. Class descriptions, schedules, and the Google form to register are available on all three of the school's websites. To access select one of the schools in the drop-down menu, select menu, Summer School 2021. Online registration closes on April 30th. If you have any questions, contact Heather Zizis at or Shelly Kuether at .

As always, thank you for your continued support of the Howards Grove School District.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us if you have questions or concerns.




Chris Peterson, Scott Fritz, Heather Zizis, Jason Cole, Josh Swanson, and Tracy Bandt