District Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday during the school year. The office is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve Day, New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, and Memorial Day.


Welcome to the Barnum Schools website. It is great that you are taking the time to read my letter. Now that the school year is in full swing, the students fill the hallways, the staff are professionally ready to provide the students with wisdom, and of course, the leaves are about to turn color. It is fall in Minnesota. I want to encourage all parents, community members and possible school patrons to visit our school and the activities that we provide. Be a Bomber supporter.  

I would like to share an important thought with regard to the students’ learning here at Barnum. I believe parents and teachers need to keep communication lines open, and I trust our staff will put forth their best efforts to provide the children with a quality learning experience. Positive family-school relationships are a must to promote children’s learning and school experiences. Parents may differ in their skills, knowledge and available time to support student engagement with school and learning, and these differences are why cooperation and shared responsibility between parents and teachers are necessary to foster a student’s success in school. Parents, please make sure you are a fan of your children and develop a positive relationship with their teacher(s). As educators, we want the best for the students, and as a parent, praise and thank teachers and school staff for their work when appropriate. 

A great quote to remember for all those involved in teaching the children of the Barnum community, but especially for teachers and parents, that I have used in my educational endeavors is:  “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” — Confucian philosopher

I want to thank everyone who has stopped by to say hello, who is supporting our school and who take the time to better someone’s day.  The Barnum School District is a great place to be, so spread the word and strive to involve yourself in the growth and learning of a child. 

Superintendent Mike McNulty