Congratulations! Our hard work as a district has paid off! We were visited by ODE and we were cleared of any concern that we would be involved with the academic distress commission. This is due to our understanding that our students can learn and achieve success. We are showing academic growth with our students. This is not showing in our report card yet, but it will show as we continue this upward trajectory.
Our students had a beautiful prom and many end of the year activities are ongoing. Graduation will be held away from campus for the first time in several years. The seniors will be at Miami University for graduation. Testing went well and we hope that our use of computers in our 1 to 1 environment will help our students show their knowledge of content instead of whether or not they can use the computers. We will get better as students become more familiar with the technology. Speaking of technology we are constantly working to keep you up to date with what is going on in our schools, and we see this newly designed website as a window into our district. I hope you enjoy visiting and viewing the features and pictures.
We are completing our second year of implementation of our Education Destination Strategic Plan. On the website there are videos that detail what we are doing for our three objectives. Beginning with Objective 1 which focuses on instructional practices, you will see how the new curriculums, in our elementary and secondary classrooms, are increasing the academic growth of our students. We have also increased our student’s access to technology by providing more computers to all of our buildings.
We are continuing our focus on Pre-K2 success. Congratulations to our Pre-school teachers, our Pre-K program achieved 5 Star designation through Step Up To Quality.The goal is to help our students be prepared to start Kindergarten when they turn five. We are researching the benefits of expanding our Preschool opportunities for the students of Mt. Healthy due to the importance of student success in Kindergarten and its impact on future educational success. If you have a student ages 3 or 4 sign up to be on our Pre-school waiting list. .
There is information on the website on Objective 2 which is our Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) program. To support these goals each building developed their moto for the school, North and South’s are: I am safe, I am kind, I am responsible. The Jr/Sr High School is using character building skills to better equip students with the tools for success. These new programs will help with the Social and Emotional learning for our students as we want a safe learning environment for our students.
In addition, I will be sharing some of the many exciting activities that the Reducing Barrier to Success committee, also known as Objective 3, is making happen such as our wonderful food bank. We have 5 subcommittees that always need volunteers to get our work accomplished. The subcommittees are 1-Basic Needs, 2-Parent Engagement, 3-Career Exploration and the Arts, 4-Tutoring and Mentorship and 5-Communication and Business Engagement. Please join us and participate in an area that is of interest to you.
As your Superintendent I want your child's school experience exceptional because that is what they deserve. It takes the staff, families and the community to help our students achieve their goals. We can do it. We are Mt. Healthy!
We Are Mt. Healthy! Dr. Reva C. Cosby, Superintendent of Mt. Healthy City Schools
Superintendent's Open Hours are 2 hours prior to school board meetings. Please stop by to share your thoughts with me. I look forward to talking with you.