Summer 2017 Message

Happy summer break, Midview!

I know that for many of you this marks the beginning of several weeks full of sunshine and fun, but I always find myself missing the hustle and bustle of the school year.

This school year marked the end of my first year as Superintendent, and I want you to know how grateful I am to have been selected to work in this wonderful district. You have all been so welcoming, and I have enjoyed getting to know everyone in this community.

Our district faced a tragedy this year, and it was truly amazing to watch the community come together to support our students. I have watched our community rally around our schools in times of tragedy and of triumph, and it is exceptional to see such a connection between a district and its residents.

Over the 2016-2017 school year, our school moved forward in several of our main goal areas. We expanded our science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) offerings and created more opportunities for our students to earn college credits before graduating from high school. Both of these expansions are allowing our students to learn more about their future careers and to explore their interests without spending money at a college or university.

Midview has expanded its opportunities for students in more than just academics. We had a great year for our athletics programs and many of our creative students produced beautiful works of art. We have also increased the focus on student wellness, in particular their health and safety. Our walking track is heavily used and students are encouraged to consider their own health and safety through programs such as United We Sweat, the Addiction Awareness Series and Digital Danger Night for parents.

I encourage our students to continue reading and learning over the summer to avoid the “summer slide.” For example, the Grafton-Midview Library ( has numerous fun programs for kids and teens all summer long!

I am anticipating another wonderful school year and wish you all a fun, safe and happy summer. I look forward to seeing you all in the fall.

As always, go Midview!

Dr. Bruce Willingham


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

A new year brings new attention to the things in our lives that are important to us. This year, I want to remind everyone to take a step back and think about what they are doing and why they are doing it. We all get so busy that we forget just why we became educators and parents. Our decisions should work toward the betterment of our students or children. The Midview community continues to impress me with this exact mindset and I couldn't be more proud of how hard our teachers are working together to improve instruction by focusing on higher-order thinking skills and challenging our students.

Without the support of our classified staff, our students and staff wouldn't have safe and warm environments in which to learn. Additionally, our administrative team is doing an amazing job connecting families to our schools and supporting our staff as they work to engage all students in learning. Their help in removing barriers to education assists our teachers in providing more engaging and challenging lessons to students every day, preparing them for colleges, careers and beyond.

We still have a lot of work to do, but with the continued support of our Board of Education, parents, and community, I know we will continue to do great things. We share a common goal of working to improve instruction and experiences for students, and there are not too many organizations that do it as effectively and passionately as Midview. We are all dedicated to our students, and I am proud to be a part of such an amazing team.

Expect more to achieve more.

Go Middies!

Dr. Bruce Willingham, Superintendent

North Construction

Dear Midview Community,

As you may know, the district is working to correct several structural issues at the North Elementary building. As such, you will begin to see trailers and construction areas set up throughout the Midview campus next week.  

We are working hard to ensure our buildings are structurally sound and will last our students for years to come.  Know that we will make sure doorways and walkways are safe, however, events scheduled to take place at North Elementary may have to be moved to another building or cancelled altogether.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but it is necessary for us to complete the project.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at 440-748-5353.


Dr. Bruce Willingham

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