Recent Supt. Messages
April 20, 2015
Following are a few items requiring your attention . . .
- A number of parents have expressed concerns to us regarding the new state tests being given to our students in grades 3-12 this year. Questions are being asked regarding how much time is being taken away from regular instruction, to the difficulty of the tests, to how the tests count for our districts, and more. In response to these questions, our Bay Village PTA and PTSA units will be hosting a State Testing Forum on Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bay High Library. I have been invited to speak, along with our Director of Curriculum, Char Shryock. There will also be teachers representing our faculty. This will be an overview of general information about the tests and an opportunity to ask more questions. If you have concerns about the state testing program, I urge you to attend this meeting. See the flyer from Bay Village PTA/PTSAs at http://bit.ly/BVPTATestingForum
- Would you be willing to share your professional knowledge, time and expertise with a Bay High student who is interested in your field? Become part of our database of career exploration resources and offer: 1) a career-shadowing experience at your place of employment, 2) a career speaker, and/or 3) a field trip host for a group student visit to your workplace. Find more information and a sign-up form at http://www.bayvillageschools.com/DocumentCenter/View/4247
- Finally, I want to share with you that the first full week in May is Staff Appreciation Week in the Bay Village Schools. Especially this year, our schools are faced with multiple new challenges and requirements coming from our state requiring significant changes that affect the jobs of everyone. As usual, our Bay Village Schools teachers and support staff are showing their strong dedication to our students and are meeting these challenges head on. Please take the time to express your appreciation during Staff Appreciation Week to these dedicated individuals who are working so hard for the success and happiness of our children.
Clint Keener, Superintendent