As we enter the month of November, our students and staff have settled into daily routines and procedures associated with attending school and advancing learning opportunities. With the daily routines established, it is an appropriate time to share some of the demographics associated with our school. There are currently 693 students in grades PK-12. Our pre-school class of 70 students is the largest pre-school class in the history of Antwerp Local schools. Our largest K-12 class is the ninth-grade class with 61 students. Our smallest class is the second-grade class with 38 students. We have 36 students (juniors and seniors) attending Vantage Career Center in Van Wert, Ohio. We have four students attending the Opportunity Center in Paulding, Ohio, and two students attending the Autism Center in Bryan, Ohio.
Our school bus and van fleet transports an average of 337 students to school and home each day logging an average of 619 miles per day. The district’s yearly expense for diesel fuel is $58,185 and $12,817 for gasoline. Our cafeteria staff serves an average of 18 breakfasts and 259 regular lunches per day. Approximately 36% of our students are designated as Free/Reduced Meal recipients. On the academic side, 15% of our students receive special education services. The school district’s average monthly electric bill is $16,616.31 and our gas bill is approximately $7501.06 per month.
Veteran’s Day is an opportunity to educate our students about the important role our veterans have played in the history of our nation. Antwerp Local Schools will honor our veterans with a Veterans Day Assembly Friday, November 10th at 10:15 a.m. in the main gymnasium. To veterans, we thank you for your dedicated service to secure our freedoms. We are free because of the brave.
November 13-17, 2023, has been designated as American Education Week. This is the 102nd observance of the event, which began in 1921 as a joint venture between the National Education Association and the American Legion. This event presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The employees of Antwerp Local Schools are proud to be part of a quality public school system and appreciate the partnership with the community. Together we can accomplish great things for our students.
A reminder for parents, students, and community members to download our school app! Go to the App or Play Store, search “Antwerp Schools,” and install the free Antwerp Local Schools App. The app has numerous features that will keep you updated on news, events, school delays and closings, and more. You can also choose what notifications and alerts you receive through the MY ALERTS title.
Dr. Martin A. Miller, Superintendent