School News – by Steve Poe, Superintendent
In preparation for a new school year, the summer months gave us an opportunity to do some “spring cleaning” and maintenance at the school. The following is a list of some of the tasks we completed over the summer: painted room 203; made renovations in high school science lab; replaced flushing levers in restrooms; waxed all classroom and hallway floors; cleaned all carpets, rugs, and runners; converted an office into a 6th grade classroom; placed an outdoor storage shed between the gym and playground; and remodeled the treasurer’s office.
This year’s motto is, “A Great Place to Learn!” The individual attention our students receive is second to none. From our gifted/talented program to our Panther Pride program, from college course offerings to summer school intervention, Put-in-Bay School strives to meet the needs of each student. Our students are able to participate in community theater, sports, clubs, and activities. We are very fortunate to have so many opportunities for a school our size. This is a credit to our supportive local businesses and to community involvement.
Parents are encouraged to attend the Put-in-Bay School Open House on Wednesday, September 7th from 3:15 to 4:30. This is an opportunity to meet the teachers and hear about the academic goals for the year. Refreshments will be provided, along with free babysitting.
Here are some important dates to consider when making appointments and travel plans this coming year:
- September 3 – 5 (Labor Day Weekend)
- November 23 – 27 (Thanksgiving)
- December 2 – 4 (Basketball Trip to Mackinac Island)
- December 22 – January 2 (Christmas Break)
- February 25 – March 5 (Winter Break)
- April 13 – 17 (Spring Break)
- May 27 – 29 (Memorial Day)
The dates for Picture Day, Evacuation and Lockdown Drills, and Health Department Screenings scheduled for September were not available when this article was submitted, but will be made available to parents by the second week of school.
Don’t forget to check our website, www.put-in-bay.k12.oh.us, for the latest school announcements. And again this year, we will be utilizing our “School Messenger” system to notify parents of important announcements and school closings.
Put-in-Bay School students will start a new school year on Monday, 29 August 2016. Students attending EHOVE started classes on 24 August (first-timers) and 25 August (returning members). Faculty members participated in their first in-service today.
School will dismiss at noon on Friday, 2 September 2016, and Monday the 5th of September is a school holiday in honor of Labor Day.
2016-2017 student supply lists are available at Put-in-Bay School’s Home on the Web!