Midview Local Schools is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, the district has been recognized as a 2021-2022 Project Lead the Way Distinguished District for their commitment to increasing student access, engagement and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming. Midview is one of only 13 districts in the nation to earn such an honor and the only such school district in Ohio.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that develops STEM curricula for elementary, middle and high schools across the U.S. Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.

“Our staff and students at Midview Local Schools continue to show our community how hard work and dedication can lead to success,” said Dr. Bruce Willingham, superintendent at Midview Local Schools. “The PLTW program has been a staple in our district over the last few years, and we’re proud of the work our students have done, growing in areas of science and engineering.”

All five Midview schools have been recognized in their respective categories, with Midview West Elementary and Midview North Elementary joining just eight other Ohio schools as PLTW Distinguished Launch Schools. Under the Launch School program, PreK-Grade 5 students can tap into their exploratory nature, engaging in learning that feels like play.

Midview East Intermediate and Midview Middle School were two of only five Ohio schools to earn the PLTW Distinguished Gateway School award, expanding on the Launch design by providing more opportunities for students to engage, excite and collaborate on STEM-centric projects.

 Midview High School is one of 191 U.S. high schools to receive the Distinguished High School award, recognizing the school’s efforts in engaging students in real-world challenges based in areas of computer science, biomedical science and engineering.

 “Our students have benefited greatly from the PLTW program,” said Dr. Frank Major, assistant superintendent at Midview. “Our teachers have been tremendous, and this is a terrific and well-deserved honor for them. We’re so appreciative of the programming and how it has provided our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed beyond the classroom, in whatever career path they may choose.”