It’s hard to believe the third grading period will end on March 18. The students are already three-fourth of their way through the 2019-2020 school year!  Teachers and students are preparing for state testing in Grades 3-8 and for end of course exams for our high school students. The last month has been a busy one while students in Grades 9-11 have already submitted course selections for the 2020-2021 school year. Our counselors work diligently to accommodate all student requests.

Leader in Me initiatives continue to move forward and I am proud to report that we are now the largest district in the state to initiate Leader In Me in grades K-12. The district remains committed to Trauma-Informed Care with ongoing training of our entire staff.  The district continues to work on aligning its programs and curriculum to meet and exceed state standards. Millstream Career Center maintains a strong relationship with local community members and adapts to the needs of the local workforce. Our welding and medical educational programs continue to expand along with our total enrollment at Millstream Career Center.

At the March 2nd Board of Education meeting, Mr. Troy Roth was hired as our next superintendent.  I will be leaving the district in August to return to my hometown and complete my career at Margaretta Local Schools.  Five years ago, Troy committed to Findlay City Schools by uprooting his family and relocating to this amazing community.  Two of his children are graduates of Findlay High School and the youngest will be graduating in 2022. His commitment to the Findlay community will continue as the new leader of this district.  Troy has had success at every level of leadership and will be a tremendous asset as the next superintendent. Troy is a man that operates with honesty and integrity and has a remarkable rapport with our administrative team, faculty, and staff!

Finally, it is important to emphasize to your student(s) the importance of finishing the final grading period focused and determined.  Please communicate with us if there are any questions or issues that we can be of assistance with to assure your student/s end the school year with a strong finish!  I feel fortunate to work in such a supportive community that recognizes the importance of a quality education in a growing and thriving community. Thank you for all you do to support our students and our schools!


Edward Kurt, Superintendent