Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! We are looking forward to having students return as there are many great opportunities that are here and additional ones that will be here in the near future.
So, what’s new? Since the spring the School Board has had a number of work groups operating that include a large number of community members and school people. We are always looking for more people to become involved, so interested individuals can contact me for more information. Below is a summary of what is being worked on:
Wall of Honor - As a result of their work, a new community Wall of Honor will be started this year as a way of recognizing Solon Springs people who have had a major influence on the community and/or the school. A broad-based community group will oversee this project.
Educational Foundation - In the near future the Educational Foundation of Solon Springs will be formed with the aim of seeking out funds that can be used to expand learning opportunities.
World Languages Laboratory - Another work group has been making very good progress to expand virtual learning options for students and to create charter school options. An immediate change will be the start-up of a World Languages Lab in which students will be able to learn any number of languages, beyond Spanish – this will include virtual learning under the direction of a World Languages Learning Coach.
Community Fitness Center - Looking to get some exercise? Based on community input last fall and winter a group is working to establish a community and school fitness room at school, as well as to raise funds. This would be open to the public. This will be located in school
As we start the new year, I want to thank the Solon Springs Community for its strong support for the school. As someone who started working here last fall, it is evident that this community values high quality education. One of our goals is to not only maintain a quality school, but also to expand how we serve the community so that Solon Springs is a “Destination Place for Students to be Educated”.
With my best,