Happy New Year!
I can’t believe we are nearly halfway through the school year already. We saw many academic successes that we plan to build upon as we move into the second semester. We will continue to focus on improving our level of questioning and using student data to drive instruction.
Our goal is also to expand the educational choices for our students at all grade levels. At the high school level, our students have a number of College Credit Plus (CCP) and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses to choose from, and can opt to follow either the biomedical or engineering pathways. Next school year, our seniors will have the option to take Biomedical Innovations as part of the biomedical pathway. We also have PLTW courses at both the middle and elementary school level and plan to expand these offerings in the future.
We are also offering students in middle school and high school the opportunity to explore potential career fields. Our partnership with Hyland Software gives students the chance to explore an in-demand career field before they get to college. For example, students in grades 7-12 can join the Hy-Tech Club and learn computer coding from industry experts.
We will soon be gauging interest for potential new courses as we begin planning for the 2018-2019 school year and look forward to continue expanding academic offerings in STEM, career tech, PLTW, Advanced Placement and more.
Additionally, we will continue to focus on student and staff wellness into the next semester and beyond. As we look toward warmer weather, the walking paths will be used for both physical fitness and educational lessons.
Let’s end this school year as strong as it started!
Dr. Bruce Willingham
13050 Durkee Rd.
Grafton, OH. 44044