Dear Celina Community Members,
You still have time to get your tickets for the Celina Middle School’s performance of Beauty and the Beast, Jr. scheduled for the weekend of January 27, 28, and 29. Call 419-586-1494 for tickets. All tickets are $7.00. One of the extra perks of having my office in the Ed Complex is the ability to hear the improvement of the Musical performers as they have been practicing over the past two months. Just before the holiday break, they really turned the corner and are sounding great!
At our January Board of Education meeting, the Board of Education did approve the 2017 – 2018 School Calendar. We will continue our scheduling of the two-hour delays to assist our staff in reviewing student assessments, holding Building Leadership Team Meetings and Teacher Based Team meetings.
The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) and Tri Star representatives have chosen Fanning-Howey to do the architectural work for the new TriStar 2.0 Compact, which will be located across St. Rt. 703 from Wright State University’s Lake Campus. This will bring the Tri Star programs in Celina, Coldwater, and St. Marys under one roof. This new facility is slated to open in the Fall of 2019.
We are proud to share that Celina City Schools has been awarded the 2016 Momentum Award. This award is given to the top schools across the State of Ohio in terms of increasing the student achievement ratings from 2015 to 2016. The students’ Value-Added scores came back with straight A’s in all categories. Our results placed us in the Top Ten among all school districts in the state. As a school building, the Celina Middle School attained the 2016 Momentum Award. The Middle School students’ attained Straight A’s in all Value-Added categories. You will see banners in all of schools with this honor bestowed on us by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio School Board Association.
We are also proud to announce that the Mercer County Head Start and the Celina Public Pre-School attained 5-Star ratings on their Step Up To Quality evaluations. This is the highest rating in which they can be awarded on this quality and improvement system. The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services found that our Mercer County Head Start and the Celina Public Pre-School meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations.
Thank you and Go Bulldogs!!!
Dr. Ken SchmiesingSuperintendent