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: Alarm, Boiler, and Elevator Inspections; Re-finished Gymnasium Floor; Sealed Parking Lot; Removed Two Chimneys, Replaced Shingles, and Installed Roof Ventilation; Waxed Tile Floors; Steam Cleaned Carpets and Rugs; Trimmed Trees; Added Playground Mulch; Upgraded Phone and Public Address Systems; and Painted Where Needed.
We begin this school year with 10 children in pre-kindergarten, 44 in kindergarten through grade six, and 24 in grades seven through twelve, for a total of 78 students. This year’s motto is, “Soaring to Success,” and we look forward to another successful school year.
For a school and community our size, our students have many opportunities to find success. The following are some of the clubs, sports, and activities available to our students: Academic Challenge, Music Performances, Post Secondary Educational Option Courses, Computer Club, Fishing, Archery, Volleyball, Cross-Country, Basketball, Student Government, Environmental Club, Community Service Work, Yearbook, Science Olympiad, Murder Mystery, Robotics, and PiB Fine Arts Council Drama Performances.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presents itself to our students during the first two weeks of school: The Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Celebration. Our students look forward to participating in many of the events and activities planned for this special occasion.
Parents are encouraged to attend the Put-in-Bay School Open House on Wednesday, September 4th from 3:15 to 4:45. 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:
August 30 Early Dismissal
September 2 Labor Day – No School
October 14 Appointment Day – No School
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Break – No School
December 20 Early Dismissal
December 23 – Jan 1 Christmas Break – No School
February 7 Early Dismissal
February 10-14 Winter Break – No School
April 11 Early Dismissal
April 14-18 Spring Break – No School
May 23 Early Dismissal
May 26 Memorial Day – No School
June 5 Early Dismissal (Last Day of School)
June 6 Graduation
The dates for Picture Day, Evacuation and Lock-down 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.