Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! We are excited to begin the new school year on
Thursday, August 10 th . In this Newsletter, you will find information about several things that will
help you prepare for the beginning of the school year.
As we have seen in previous years, there will be an increase in student enrollment in 2023-24.
We are anticipating over 490 students in grades PK-12, which will be the most students Freeman
Public Schools has seen in its 26 years as a district. We are excited to see continued growth and
will continue to maintain our facilities to prepare for this increase.
It was a busy summer at Freeman. Our maintenance and custodial staff were busy with summer
projects and getting the building ready for everyone’s return. A few summer upgrades include
the culmination of Freeman’s multi-year roof replacement project, new carpet in the elementary
office and workroom, tuckpointing/masonry work on the West entrance brick, and LED lights in
the library and North gym.
This Spring and Summer were also filled with some exciting new developments regarding the
future of Freeman! This past school year, a facility study was conducted by the architectural firm
Clark & Enersen to assess our current facilities and infrastructure and establish priorities based
on district needs and strategic long-range planning goals. A concept plan was developed and
shared with the school board this summer. District staff and community engagement sessions
will be scheduled this fall to share the plan the discuss the next steps. In addition, the district
purchased two properties to help address the need for increased green space and expanded
The beginning of any school year brings excitement, hope, and maybe a little bit of anxiety. This
year is no different. The dedication of Freeman Public Schools lies in the success of our students,
families, and staff. We are fortunate to have a dedicated faculty and support staff helping our
students learn and grow. We welcome our new teachers and staff members and are excited for
the remainder of our team to return for another successful year. I also want to take this
opportunity to welcome those students and families that are new to Freeman. We are excited to
have you be a part of our school community!
The 2023-2024 school year is fast approaching. I hope you can take advantage of the remaining
days of summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mr. Wallinger, 7-12
principal, Mrs. Sieh, PK-6 principal, or me, and we will do our best to help. If you have any
address or contact changes, please let the office know. Let’s have a great year! Go Falcons!
If you are wondering what is happening at Freeman, here are a few ways to get connected:
- Website: www.freemanpublicschools.org
- rSchool Activities Calendar:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreemanPublicSchools/
- Twitter: @Freeman_Falcons and @FreemanPS_Supt
- Striv (live feed for athletics): https://striv.tv/channel/freeman/
Dr. Andrew Havelka, Freeman Superintendent