Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!
Mr. David Giesen, Principal
I am excited to welcome everyone back for the start of another school year. The 2016-17 schoolyear will be my nineteenth year in education, and I have spent seventeen of those years in the New Prague district. I began my career by teaching fifth grade and serving as Dean of Students at the former New Prague Intermediate School. I also taught sixth grade for three years at the New Prague Middle School. After spending two years in Farmington, at Boeckman Middle School as an assistant principal, I am excited to work with all staff and students in my sixth year as principal at Falcon Ridge.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and following all of the local sports teams. I'm married to Kerry, and we have three boys who keep us busy: Tyler, Wyatt, and Ryan. As of this year, all of our boys are in school and when they aren't, they keep us very busy.
As a building, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for everyone. Falcon Ridge is home to nearly 625 students year in Grades K-5. Our core subjects revolve around the areas of Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. All students will receive specialist instruction in Music, Art, Media, and Physical Education. Additionally, our staff places a strong emphasis on the P.B.I.S. and Responsive Classroom philosophies, which support students in making responsible choices and being a part of a school-wide community. Falcon Ridge staff are also engaged as members of Professional Learning Communities, working collaboratively to use student data to better guide our daily instruction and classroom decisions. We take a great deal of pride in providing a safe and welcoming environment for our students to learn in each day. I look forward to the opportunity to work together with parents and make a positive difference for our children. Please don't hesitate to call 952.758.1601, or email firstname.lastname@example.org when a question arises.