Parents and Friends,
School is right around the corner and we are looking forward to having our students start school on Wednesday, August 24, 2022! All students will start school at 7:55 p.m. with our doors opening at 7:45 a.m. each day. Our kindergarten students will start on Friday, August 26, 2022.
All students, except for preschoolers, will enter and exit the building in the main elementary and high school doors. Bus students will arrive near the elementary entrance and walk to the main entrances. Preschool students will enter the building at the elementary playground entrances like last year.
We are excited to introduce four new staff members this school year. As you may have read, Brad Radison will be the next treasurer. Brad was hired in July to work alongside current treasurer Jane Schalk starting in August until he takes over on December 1 when Jane retires. We welcome grade two teacher Raegan McElhose to our elementary school. Raegan is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University and is originally from Tipp City. We also have a graduate of New Riegel returning to her alma mater to teach kindergarten for the upcoming school year. Jami (Wagner) Bouillon, Class of 2010, is a graduate of Heidelberg University. Our third new teacher is Beth Hammer. Beth is a graduate of San Diego State University and Tiffin Columbian high school and will be teaching grade three. Beth has 12 years of teaching experience in Lancaster City Schools.
A couple of staff members will be in new positions this year. Mrs. Boehler will be teaching grades 5-8 special education for the 22-23 school year. Bethany has taught our grade three students for many years and we look forward to having her work with our targeted population in special education and in the future as we develop our gifted education program. Mrs. Torok will be teaching grade five this year, replacing Mrs. Runyon who has taken a job close to her home in Gibsonburg. We wish Mrs. Runyon the best and look forward to having Mrs. Torok in fifth grade.
As we begin the new school year, I want to remind parents to directly reach out to your child’s teacher or coach if you have questions, concerns or want to let them know anything regarding your child. Don’t wait for an issue to arise, be proactive and be in touch, we will do the same. We are here to assist in any way to provide your child with the best possible education and look forward to working with you to develop your child’s gifts to reach their fullest potential.
I look forward to our journey together this school year. Let’s make it the best ever!
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