Welcome back to school this month! Remember that school starts for all students on Wednesday, August 19.
Families are invited to meet their child’s teachers at these special evening events on Monday, August 17.
- Supply Night will be held at all elementary buildings for students and families from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
- Back to School Night for Stanton Middle School sixth graders—6 p.m. for Legacy Team; 6:30 p.m. for the Buckeyes Team and 7 p.m. for the Mega-Minds Team
Thanks for visiting our newly-designed website
Over the summer, we’ve redesigned and updated our Kent Schools website. I hope you will find it easier to navigate and fun to read. We plan to post even more information during the school year, so please check it often. Thank you to Technology Coordinator Courtney Baliman and Roosevelt teacher Chris Carman for their work on this project.
Kent calendars mailed this month
Our Kent City School calendars were mailed to residents in early August. If you did not receive a calendar, please stop by the Administration Building at 321 North DePeyster Street to pick up a copy.
Teachers involved in professional development
Many of our faculty members have been involved in professional development, as well as pursuing graduate degrees, over the summer.
Kent educators helped plan and took part in the fourth annual Kent Educational Excellence Partnership (KEEP), which involves nine school districts and the Kent State University College of Education, Health and Human Services. Funded by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, attendees spent two days in June participating in “critical conversations” about trends and issues in their areas of education. They also attended breakout sessions developed by their peers and partnered to form cross-district learning communities. Others will develop collaborative inquiry projects with the support of KSU faculty.
During a 5-day workshop hosted by the Kent Schools, our Intervention Specialists and teachers worked together with educators from Ravenna, Streetsboro and Woodridge to develop resources to help students with alternative assessments. Participants collaborated and shared some great ideas, which will be incorporated into their teaching plans this school year.
Custodial staff busy over the summer
Our school buildings are shining after a thorough cleaning by our custodial staff. We have also completed some roofing, paving and other maintenance work.
I am excited about beginning another year of learning and student achievement in the Kent City Schools. Thank you again for your continued support.
George J. Joseph
Superintendent of Schools