Dear Plain Local Community,
We are off to a great start! Our theme for this year is “Be a Champion,” a sentiment that you will see echoed at all of our events this school year. The theme is focused on everyone in the district having a champion—someone in their corner for them no matter what. I spoke to the entire staff at our annual convocation on Monday, August 20 about the importance of every student having at least one adult as their champion in Plain Local. Staff spent the morning working together on a series of challenges around GlenOak High School all focused on this theme. As we know, our students are facing many challenges that we did not experience during our school career. I believe we can create a better culture and environment across the district with this philosophy. I am proud of the entire staff, as they have embraced this approach to start this year. You can see and learn more about our Plain Local champions everywhere across the district!
Recently, the Ohio Department of Education released the district state report cards. Plain Local Schools received an overall letter grade of B. This is the first year the state of Ohio has assigned an overall letter grade to school districts. The district increased in graduation rate, gap closing, and numerous performance index percentages across buildings. Glenwood Intermediate has been recognized as one of the top performing schools in the entire state of Ohio. The district saw growth in many areas, and our goal is to increase performance during the 2018-2019 school year. I am proud of our teachers and support staff for their continued dedication to all of our students.
In closing, thank you for your support of the Plain Local School District. Our community is stronger as we work together to resolve issues and create new partnerships and solutions to real world problems. Our society is changing rapidly and we must stay united to provide our students the best opportunity to succeed in life. All of us must wrap our arms around our students and work together so our community remains strong into the future. The district is here to serve you and we look forward to an amazing year. Go Eagles and Be a Champion!