June 2016


Dear parents and community members,

Congratulations!  Kent Schools wins two Ohio Momentum Awards

I am pleased to announce that the Kent City Schools was awarded two of the new Momentum Awards from Ohio’s State Board of Education.  In fact, we were one of only 53 Ohio school districts to receive the elite Momentum Award.  Our district exceeded expectations in student growth in 2014-2015.  We were recognized for earning straight A’s on every Value-Added measure included on Ohio’s School Report Cards.

Momentum Award 2015 logo

In addition to the district-wide award, Stanton Middle School was granted a Momentum Award.  Stanton students achieved a year’s worth of academic growth in reading and mathematics.  Congratulations to our teachers, administrators and staff—and our students and families!  This is a great accomplishment!

Update on online testing

During this year’s state assessments, all our students (except for third graders) completed their 2015-2016 state tests online.  Thanks to our dedicated teachers and technology staff, even our youngest students were able to navigate the online instructions and type answers to the questions on electronic devices.  Each year the tests are more demanding both in content and format.

Join me for coffee on July 27

Please join me for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Little City Grill, 802 North Mantua.  I’ve enjoyed this first year of hearing your thoughts and questions.  It’s been an interesting and helpful process.

Thank you again for your support of the Kent City Schools,

George J. Joseph

Superintendent of Schools

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321 N. DePeyster St.
Kent OH 44240