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Superintendent's Blog 5-10-19  - Archived Posts

Blog 5-10-19

Superintendent’s Blog May 10, 2019


  • Thanks to our Chaperones on the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C.  Your help is much appreciated. The 8th grade students were great on the trip!

  • Shout out to our custodial and maintenance staff who are doing a great job on our grounds and in the buildings!

  • This week was Bus Driver and Teacher appreciation week!  I want to thank our drivers for getting our students safe and sound to school.  Bus Drivers are the first school employees that many of our students see to start the day.  I want to thank them for making our students’ days a little brighter in the morning and of course after school!  What can I say about teachers? Teachers are instructors, counselors, social workers, coaches, cheerleaders, nurses, chaperones, facilitators, peacemakers, entertainers, and I am sure that I am missing about 100 other jobs!  Nevertheless, thank you for what you do every day!

  • Next school year we are happy to announce that we will be partnering with Exploring to expose our students in grades 6-12 to wonderful career opportunities  Exploring - Discover Your Future.

  • Check out our new career pathway collaborative with University Hospitals Portage  & Kent State. Great Opportunities for our High School Students. High School Principal Dave McMahon and I have been working with William Benoit, the President of UH Portage and Kent State on creating clear career pathways for our students that are interested in working in the U.H. system as well as other hospital systems.  Even if a student starts in an entry-level position, U.H. has tuition reimbursement for employees that want to advance their career as seen in the videos.

  • Please see a tweet about our new offerings at our middle school next year.  The Career Exploration class will be in a partnership with Explorers.   The coding course will be using this curriculum.   Try it! Code Something in 2 Minutes:

The drone kits for the Pre-engineering course are paid for by a grant that Instructor Eddie Judd and myself worked on through the Rural Education Fund.


  • I am also excited about our new trimester schedule at the middle school for the next school year.  There are many advantages to this schedule that will help our students be more successful. Please see the link below for information on the trimester schedule.

  • Students, parents, and guardians, I am looking forward to all the activities that take place in our school buildings this time of year.  I also am wishing a great future for all of our students in the Class of 2019. Students, I encourage you to finish strong and make good choices at the end of the school year.  Always remember that there are consequences to every action. It is up to you whether those consequences are bad ones or good ones. As always it is a great day to be a Red Devil.


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