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A Message from the Superintendent

Dear West Geauga Parents/Guardians,

As 2017 begins, the West Geauga School District has many reasons to celebrate. Our academic, athletic, and fine arts programs continue to offer opportunities for our students to grow and excel. We are proud of their many accomplishments under the watchful supervision of the West G staff.

Academically, our district is making marked progress according to the newest district report card issued by the Ohio Department of Education. Based on student performance on state assessments in 2016, West Geauga improved its state ranking from 133rd to 32nd among Ohio’s 608 public school districts. In recent weeks, Westwood Elementary School, Lindsey Elementary School, and West Geauga Middle School were awarded the Ohio Department of Education’s Momentum Award, given to schools that exceeded expected student academic growth. The West Geauga Local School District as a whole received a district Momentum Award as a result. I appreciate the efforts of our students, staff, and families who made these gains possible.

Residents of the district will soon receive in the mail a copy of the district newsletter that contains highlights and pictures from this year’s first semester. We hope that you enjoy its contents. Hopefully, the newsletter will become a regular means of conveying news and highlights of student and staff accomplishments to our residents. As everyone knows, academic success is measured by more than test scores. Success includes intellectual, social, physical, and aesthetic components. Each must factor into a well-rounded educational experience. Hopefully, you will see glimpses of each in the upcoming newsletter.

Thank you for continuously providing us with the resources and support that enable us to offer such opportunities to our students. I hope that 2017 holds much happiness for you and yours.


Rich Markwardt


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