Welcome to the 2013-14 school year! The Eastern Local School District has a tradition of excellence and pride, which is reflected in our data. We are proud to say that we have met all 24 academic indicators on the state report card and the district has earned the grade of A from the Ohio Department of Education. Three of our buildings – the High School, the Middle School, and Russellville Elementary, have also received an A.
Our district is very excited about the opportunities in technology that are available to our students with our Bring Your Own Device Mobile Technology Policy, which was implemented last year. This year, we plan to fully implement Black Board, an on line venue that allows students and teachers the opportunity to post classroom materials, assessments, and discussions electronically. Our goal is for Eastern students to leave our halls, and enter the world of higher education or the work force withouttechnology being a barrier.
The Parent Advisory Council, a forum where parents have a voice in their child’s education, will continue to meet monthly this year. I personally invite every parent to join our group. To expand stakeholder venues, I plan to implement a Student Advisory Council, which will also meet monthly. Representatives from all student groups will have a voice at the table.
Parents and community members are invited to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updated information from the district. We also encourage you to sign up for our eCommunication, a weekly electronic newsletter (see link on the district website). Eastern Alumni are also urged to register with us using the Alumni link (lower left side).
During these tough financial times, our Board of Education will continue to remain fiscally responsible and responsive to the community, while providing quality academic and extra-curricular programs for our students.
We look forward to working with the community to maintain that tradition of pride and excellence. Your input is encouraged and appreciated. Please contact me with any questions,suggestions, and concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michele R. Filon