Finish Strong! These two words are the theme of the last two months of school across the Plain Local School District. We have had a fantastic school year, and my hope is to continue our momentum through the month of May. There are great things taking place across the school district, and I am proud to be the superintendent and father of three children attending school in Plain Local.
Your children will begin taking state mandated standardized tests in the month of April and May. It is my belief this is only one measure of how your children are performing in school. There are many other characteristics that these tests do not measure, and many are critical to the success of your child after graduating from high school. Our goal in Plain Local is to ensure that we are preparing your child for life after high school with other skills necessary to secure employment, enlist in the military, or attend college. Please encourage your child to do their best during this testing season, but too much pressure is unhealthy.
I am excited to announce our Strategic Plan in the month of April. The district has met with over 1000 individuals to chart the course of our future over the next 3-5 years. The plan is exciting and aggressive, and it will set the Plain Local School District apart from other districts. You have my commitment to ensure the plan is implemented with integrity and to report progress back to you as a valuable partner in the education of almost 6000 students across the district.
Spring is an exciting time for any school district. There are many events that will showcase our students over the next two months. I hope that you will attend an event or walk the campus at GlenOak High School to experience the opportunities that are available to your children and the Plain Local community.