Confidential Secretary for Central Office, ext. 2104
Rachel S. Zickar, Director of Communications, ext. 2156
140 East Indiana Ave.
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
A Letter from the Superintendent...
Dear Perrysburg Schools Community Members,
The hallway floors are shining. The lockers are empty and the desks are spotless. Crayons are perfectly sharp, the glue bottles are neatly stored and the marker caps are not only tightly secured, but also actually paired with the correct color. Yes, it is that time of year again, and one can’t help but to be excited for the new school year to begin.
A favorite quote of many educators by John Dewey is: “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” As a school district, community and society, we recognize that the world has changed dramatically and the skills needed to be competitive in today’s world is different than what it was when John Dewey wrote those lines in the early 1900’s. While teaching and learning has adapted to reflect these changes, there are some constants that we can count on each year. The dread/love of back to school shopping, the excitement of getting your class schedule or classroom teacher and the anticipation of the new year bringing new friends and building lifelong memories are all universal experiences that we as adults recall about our school experience.
Children will be reporting back to school very soon. As they do, we as adults must carefully balance the school traditions that helped shape us with the changes in education that must occur to better prepare our students. As the bells ring and welcome back students, many dedicated staff members have been busy working over the summer preparing our buildings, attending training, maintaining our grounds, repairing our buses and equipment and making sure we are ready to go administratively. We are very proud of the work that these individuals have done this summer.
We are all looking forward to welcoming students back and continuing to work hard every day to ensure all students achieve their greatest potential.