The 2021-2022 school year is approaching quickly. We are planning to return to school in-person every day and in the safest manner possible. We have learned a lot over the last school year and will use this knowledge to leverage us in planning for this year. Also, the parent feedback shared with school administration in the spring was appreciated and helpful in making decisions. Thank you for your continued support for the schools!
You might have noticed the improvements done on several of our parking lots over the summer. We have excellent facilities and therefore, keeping them maintained and updated is one of the many priorities we consistently focus on. All other summer cleaning and projects are mostly complete. In addition to continuing with cleaning protocols this school year, we are consciously working to keep fresh air flowing through the building. Special HEPA Units and filters are being considered to assist with this, which will be funded by the Coronavirus Relief Funds.
I would like to welcome our new staff to the Bearcat family: Kelli Williams – Athletic Director, Keith Lenhart – H.S. History teacher, Kyle Koenig – H.S. History teacher, Luke Gerardot – 2nd Grade teacher, Brianna Osterhage – Intervention Specialist, Josiah Stober – Intervention Specialist, Rachel Bohyer – Tutor, and Melanie Wapplehorst – Sign Language Interpreter. Some of these positions are replacements, while others are new positions to help with our academic needs.
Spencerville Schools is proud of the many extra-curricular activities offered to our students. Back on the sports schedule is Boys Golf, coached by Kory Zenz. In other sports news: The Spencerville Village and School District will be hosting a 9-11 memorial event at our September 10th home football game against Bluffton. All active military and veterans, as well as 1st Responders will have free admittance into the game. Several special recognitions and activities are being planned for this event. Please come out and support our student athletes, while honoring those who have sacrificed to protect our country.
I encourage everyone to continue to visit our school website for all the latest updates. You can find our district plans for Learning and Recovery Loss, Continuity of Services, and a summary of our Local Use of Funds, which are all located under the “District” tab. Coming soon, will be our plans for the opening of school. Again, thank you to our families who have supported the school through the Pandemic and continue to allow us the privilege to educate over 900 students every year.
School Vision: Learning and Growing Together as One School, One Community, One Purpose.
WE are Bearcats!