Dr. Martin Miller
The start of the school year has been very busy, with many activities throughout the district. I hope you have had the opportunity to attend one of the extracurricular events this fall. A reminder that residents of our school district who are at least 65 years old are eligible for a free all-sports pass. This is one of the many ways we thank our senior residents for their support of our school system. If you have not received a pass yet, see Mr. Altimus in the Athletic Director’s Office. He is usually available from 12:00 – 2:30 each afternoon. The pass is good for admission to all home junior high and high school athletic events. We will also be thanking our senior residents with a breakfast and entertainment program Thursday, October 26th at 8:15 a.m. in the Auditeria. All district residents, age 65 and older are invited to join us for the 90 minute program. In addition to the breakfast, Dr. Miller will have a brief presentation regarding updates to our school facility. The morning program will conclude with a performance by our high school band and Show Choir. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 419-258-5421, extension 2300 by October 20th.
A big thank you to parents and students for your cooperation with the change to the pick-up of students around the large circle drive at the end of the school day. The change instituted by principals Mr. Lichty and Mrs. Hammer has led to a much safer and smoother flow of students out of our school facility. Please continue to follow the directions of the staff supervising the circle drive and pull ahead as far as possible prior to picking up your child. Using the entire circle drive will allow us to load children more efficiently. If possible, have your child get in the car on the sidewalk side.
We are very hopeful that several of our building and grounds projects will be finished up by the end of October. Installation of the solar cells in underway along with installation of LED lightening in our building. Our athletic boosters and Board of Education are working together to construct new dugouts/backstops, scoreboards, and fencing for our baseball and softball field.
Significant dates/events during the next month include our H.S. Band performance at Archbold H.S. October 14th. Our National Junior High and High School Honor Society Induction Ceremony will take place Sunday, October 15th. The 1st nine week grading period will end Friday, October 20th. A 2hr delay In Service is scheduled for Friday, October 27th. The In Service time will be dedicated toward school safety awareness. Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 26th and October 31st from 4:00 – 7:30. We will also have conferences in the spring. We encourage all parents and guardians to attend Parent-Teacher Conferences as they serve an important part in the Communication between school and home which is vital for the success of our students.
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