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A Heartfelt Message to Our School Community

Counselors are available.

Dear Concrete Lions,

It is with a heavy heart that we confirm that one of our students tragically passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. We understand that this is an incredibly challenging and emotional moment for the family, his friends, and our staff. JR Janda was a deeply loved and highly regarded individual by both students and staff alike. His presence touched us all.

In times of grief, we come together as a community to support one another. We understand that this loss affects us all, and we want to ensure that everyone receives the support they need during this difficult period.

The Concrete School District counseling team is available to provide support and resources to those in our community who may be struggling with the impact of this loss. We also have additional counselors in our schools to help students and staff in their process of grieving. We strongly encourage you to reach out should you like additional support from the school district, should you wish to receive a list of community resources, or if you would like to share any concerns with regards to your child’s reaction to this loss.

As we come to terms with this tragedy, we encourage open communication and support. Please look out for one another and let us know how we can help during this difficult time. Together, we can find strength in our unity as a school community.

We extend our deepest sympathies to this JR’s family and friends, and offer our support to our community.


Kristen Fairbank
Interim Concrete High School Principal

Jaci Gallagher
Concrete Elementary Principal

Carrie Crickmore
Interim Concrete School District Superintendent