August 19, 2016
Dear Buckeye Community,
I am so excited to have this opportunity to lead the Buckeye Local Schools. It has been a very busy month of August as I get adjusted to the new job and try to meet as many people as I can before the start of school. I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together. I have been blown away by the many community members and staff that have shared the awesome things that are happening in Buckeye, and I am beginning to understand Buckeye Pride.
We are finishing up some of our projects, which includes our new stadium bleachers. Our buildings and grounds look great, our food service lines have gone smoothly and our busses have been safely transporting our students. Our teachers have been preparing for a successful school year and the students are starting to get back into the swing of things. In addition, we launched our automated back-to-school parent update process. It has been a very successful first week of school!
We have also initiated the first phase of our district technology plan. This year our 7th graders will be issued a Chromebook under our 1:1 initiative. Our Intermediate building will continue our 2:1 initiative in 4th grade. Next year, phase two includes adding Chromebooks to our 9th and 10th graders will also be 1:1 as well as our incoming 7th graders. Within three years we expect to have all students 7-12 to be 1:1, 4-6 will be 2:1 and the primary building will have carts to utilize in their classrooms. You should see a reduction in paper activities and more online classwork. We are excited to see what this new technology brings to our students.
Please use this website as your main source of information about your child’s school and the many extra-curricular activities we offer our students. I encourage you to contact your child’s teacher and building principal if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached at email@example.com or 330-722-8757.
Please introduce yourself to me as you see me out and about. I look forward to talking with you about ways we can get even better at preparing our students for a successful future. We value your support and input.
I hope the 2016-17 school year is a great one for you and your family. I am excited to see what our students can achieve!
Kent J. Morgan