SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE

SUMMER 2019

With the 2018-19 school year recently ending it’s hard to believe we are already gearing up for 2019-2020 school year! The first day for students will be August 28, 2019. There will be orientations and open houses prior to the start of school so watch the mail, FCS webpage, and connect on Facebook for your child’s school information.

There is still time for you to get your kindergarten student registered for school next year. If they turn 5 by August 1, 2019 please stop by our Welcome Center at 2019 Broad Ave and get the registration started. Feel free to call 419-425-8275 for details on what you need. The Tradition Begins Now!!!

This summer we are busy getting our facilities ready for another year of exciting academics and extracurricular activities. Our custodial staff, grounds and maintenance have been working hard to be certain the buildings and grounds are in top shape for the new school year.

Our technology department is also very busy in the summer getting the student Chromebooks ready for the next year and we are happy to have 1 to 1 computers for grades 3-12!

Although we encourage our staff to take time in the summer to sharpen the saw, they also attend many workshops and professional development seminars. Teachers continue to implement the best possible instructional strategies with Project Based Learning for our students. We are excited to announce that Chamberlin Hill has received Lighthouse status as a Leader in Me school and is leading the way for all Findlay City Schools to embrace Leader in Me. We are also very proud of Bigelow Hill as they received STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) designation and have become a part of the Ohio STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) network. We will continue the STEM initiative with our middle schools both benefitting from an innovation grant from the State for STEM implementation for the 2019-2020 school year.

It is our responsibility at Findlay City Schools to provide the best academic and social experience for all of our students! Please keep open communications with both teachers and principals with any concerns you may have as we partner with you to bring your child the very best! Our mission statement states Educating and Empowering for Life! We cannot do this without you! So please let us know if there is anything we can do to make this the best year yet! #TrojanTrue

GO TROJANS!

Edward Kurt, Superintendent