Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year. I want to personally welcome you back to a new school year, which is always a very exciting time for students, parents and educators. As we begin the new school year, I encourage every student and parent to embrace the opportunity to make this a great school year. Take time to enjoy the excitement and activities that surrounds the New Year.
The summer has been a busy time for Girard City Schools. As we said farewell to many staff members and wishing them well in their retirements, we have welcomed new staff to carry on the great tradition here at Girard. The staff has worked hard to prepare for this exciting new school year. Teachers and administrators have been attending instructional workshops and training during the summer months.
It gives me great pleasure to inform our community and staff that The Girard city school district has met all 26 indicators from the oaa and ogt state tests this past school year and is designated “excellent.” This is the fourth time Girard has reached this designation. Congratulations goes to all of the people that made this happen- the staff, students and parents – Thank-you and congratulations.
The Foundation for Achievement, Action and Accountability is one that demands we maintain our focus on innovative classroom instruction, increased academic rigor, reading and writing across the curriculum and concrete student achievement. The 2012-2013 school year holds great promise for our students, parents, teachers and community partners. The challenges fashioned by the ohio department of education is one we accept and welcome.
My request to the community is to first of all to ensure every student’s regular attendance and secondly, continue to be supportive of our schools. Become involved in the education of our students throughout the school year. Together, we make a difference.
We can make this a successful year of learning, further helping us to accomplish our mission of “Preparing All Students to Succeed.”
Please accept my best wishes for this new school year.