Welcome to 2016! The first semester of school seemed to go by quickly. It seems like only yesterday we were preparing for the first day of school and open houses. I hope you and your family are ready for an amazing 2016 in the Plain Local School District.
The district has already started planning for next year. One of our signature events will take place on Saturday, February 6 as we host our annual Kindergarten Fair. This event will take place at GlenOak High School from 10AM to 1PM. We look forward to seeing many future eagles! This event creates excitement for the entire district and many families. All new families are welcome!
I would like to address the state report card that was released on Thursday, January 14. The data released will be difficult to compare to results in the future. The Ohio Department of Education has changed the tests that many of our students will be taking this year. In addition, I have concern about this data and the accuracy. In addition, the second phase of the report card will not be released until February. The timing of these results makes most of this data irrelevant. We will review and discuss with our teachers, but we will continue to focus on each child and their individual needs in the classroom. The Plain Local School District believes that there are many ways to determine the success of a child. These results are only one way. I believe students who experience opportunities to grow and develop as young people will have a greater chance to find happiness as adults. The district strives to provide multiple opportunities in academics, arts, and athletics at every level. These opportunities create a child that is well rounded and ready to compete in a global world.
The district is fortunate to have a community that is supportive and involved with the education in Plain Township. Great things are happening in your schools, and you can experience that excellence in any building in Plain Local. I am honored to be your Superintendent, and I look forward to a great 2016!