MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
The position of Superintendent of Southern Local Schools is truly a privilege. The goal at Southern Local is to prepare our students for the 21st century. The community support is continuous and greatly appreciated. The administration, teachers and support staff are on board to ensure student success and achievement are being reached.
Southern Local Schools will continue to provide interventions and opportunities for our students through traditional and digital curriculum. Renaissance Learning Program will continue to be a driving force in assessing our student growth throughout the year. We will also incorporate One on One Learning to provide tutoring and ACT preparations and elementary interventions as well. The teachers have had a year to work on the blended learning opportunities that fit the best for each grade band of our curriculum needs.
The high school curriculum will be adding essential pieces as it evolves to the new core requirements. CBI will be offered to our students to provide a career tech avenue for our students who choose to do so. Another component will be the end of the year exam in the social sciences will be introduced at the high school level. We will offer more elective courses online through our digital academy.
The elementary school will be on pace for another Excellent school year. The elementary staff has been trained in Wilson Reading Program that aligns with the 3rd grade reading requirements. The elementary will continue to progress monitor and use Project More as a tool to boost test scores. The Renaissance Program in the elementary will also be supported by One on One learning for the RTI process to provide interventions k-6.
Southern Local Schools has experienced academic success in recent years and will continue to provide an excellent education to our young people. The core to our success involves providing the best academic opportunities and facilities to the students of our district. The stadium upgrade is an investment in the future generations of Indians to come. We encourage the community to come and see the amazing things going on here at Southern Local Schools. If you are interested in volunteering or visiting the district please contact me or the building principals. Your involvement would be accepted and greatly appreciated. GO INDIANS!!! 330-679-2343
John S. Wilson, Superintendent