Walls Elementary named Ohio ‘School of Promise’

In addition to earning the “Excellent with Distinction” award, Walls Elementary was named a School of Promise by the Ohio Department of Education for 2011-2012.

Schools that are helping all demographic groups of students achieve, even when more than 40 percent of the students are identified as economically disadvantaged, are recognized with this honor.  Successful practices in Schools of Promise show:
•       Rigorous standards and instruction
•       Strong instructional leadership
•       Instruction designed for all students’ success
•       Parent and community involvement
•       Positive school culture

According to Walls Principal Heidi Singer, “Walls is a neighborhood school.  Many of our families walk with their kids to school, stop in the office and visit with the teachers.  All our families really value education.”

Singer credits the level of commitment of her teachers.  “Our teachers look at the individual needs of each student to identify their strengths and weaknesses.  It’s not a one size fits all approach, nor are we only focused on testing.  We are helping each student succeed.”

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten “Registration Night” will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the gym of each elementary building.  Registration packets will be available for early pick-up beginning Wednesday, March 20, 2013.  Completed paperwork will not be accepted prior to Registration Night.  Parent/guardian(s) of children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2013, should plan to attend.  Parent/guardian(s) must register their child at the elementary school which serves their area of attendance.  Application forms for “Intradistrict Open Enrollment” can be obtained that evening for parent/guardian(s) who may need to have their child attend an elementary school different from the neighborhood school. Continue reading Kindergarten Registration

Invitation to Participate: Speak Up 2012

Speak Up 2012

The Speak Up National Research Project collects and reports on the authentic, unfiltered views and opinions of K-12 students, parents and educators on critical 21st century education and technology issues.

To take the survey: www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2012
Select your state: OH
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Since 2003, over 2.6 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys. Data findings are shared each year with federal, state and local policymakers to inform education programs, policies and funding.

Speak Up is facilitated by Project Tomorrow® (www.tomorrow.org), a national education nonprofit organization.

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