Dear Girard Community:

The 2015-2016 school year was demanding but extremely productive; It was a good year for the Girard City School District. Congratulations to our graduating class of 2016 as they received their diplomas on May 29, 2016. We wish the very best to our latest Girard Alumni and thank the class for their contributions to the school district and community.

We continually evaluate our curriculum to ensure our students are receiving the highest quality of education possible. Last year we have added the pre-school, American Sign Language and gifted courses. As we continue to be committed to the Arts, we are adding personnel and general music to the elementary curriculum. This will allow more music instruction in the district for all grades, including our high school music programs to expand their offerings. We will also be adding CBI this year to the high school for our juniors and seniors. Career Based Intervention is a Career Technical Education Program to help students improve academic competence, graduate from high school while developing employability skills and participating in a career pathway. CBI provides a combination of educational and work-based learning opportunities for student success.

This school year, we are setting our sights on two things: Community engagement and student achievement. In spite of our many successes every year, we can always do better and improve as a staff and as a district. This year we will better involve the community and build stronger communications with our community leaders and others. In addition, we will strive to enhance our communication with the business community, support organizations and our parents. We, as a staff, are recommitting ourselves to our student’s individual needs for success in the classroom and to become career or college ready when they graduate from our district.

In closing, a sincere thank you to the parents, community members and support organizations that continue to do amazing things for our students, staff, school district and community in terms of volunteering their time, energy and resources to help make our school district a better place. As always, we will continue to work on improving ef ciency and reducing costs. I am available to answer questions or listen to concerns, ideas or thoughts that will bene t our school district. Best wishes for a great 2016 – 2017 school year.


David Cappuzzello, Superintendent