A Word from the Superintendent

Thursday, May 1, 2014

K-4 Library Reorganization to Provide 21st Century Skills for Children

The Stow-Munroe Falls City School District plans to reorganize its K-4 Media Center delivery system by replacing the current traditional model with a 21st century approach to provide the necessary research and technology skills to the children of the school district.  We have been operating for a number of years in our K-4 buildings without the services of a Library Media Specialist. This new approach will allow us to place three of our current top level licensed teachers who are adept at technology and research skills to provide the necessary instruction for our kids. It is imperative that we provide our children with the appropriate integrated skills called for in the State of Ohio’s K-12 Library Curriculum. This integrated approach includes:  “information literacy”, “technology literacy” and “media literacy”. These major themes of instruction are not only critical for learners in a 21st century research setting but they are also essential skills for children to master in preparation for the new state mandated “PARCC” assessments. These new assessments require a range of technology skills that students must have mastered in order to achieve at their highest possible level on these tests.

We will continue the current reading programs already in place across the district. We are very excited about this new approach to our K-4 instructional delivery model. We are sure that our students will benefit from this cutting edge approach.


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

District Offers Full Day Kindergarten Tuition Free for Fall 2014

I am pleased to announce the institution of tuition free all day kindergarten beginning with the 2014-2015 school year! Please see the press release below.

Full Day KG Press Release

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Parent Information Night Scheduled for Kindergarten Parents for the 2014-2015 School Year

Stow-Munroe Falls City School District will host a Parent Information Night for all six elementary buildings on Monday, March 3 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in the Auditorium. Parents of new kindergarten students (age eligibility is five years old by August 1), are invited to attend this welcoming event to enjoy an evening with elementary principals and other school staff.

To read more about Parent Information Night, please click this link.


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Friday, January 3, 2014

Say "thanks!" to our school board members

Boards of education are a mature and tested institution in Ohio. School board members make policy; approve contracts with employees; choose curriculum; adopt budgets; and select a superintendent, treasurer and business manager to administer the district. They do all these tasks with the emphasis on what's best for the children they serve.

Being an effective school board member is no easy task, particularly in today's climate of change and challenge. School board members need to be knowledgeable about many complex education and social issues, and carry out initiatives and directives from both federal and state governments. To face these demands of governing our public schools, they give countless hours of personal time.

A public board of education is a legislative body of citizens elected locally by their communities. Most Ohio school boards consist of five or seven members who serve four year tems of office. The number of board members for career center boards of education varies. Members usually are appointed for one-year terms representing their "home" districts. As copartners with the General Assembly, which created boards of education, school board members are designated to carry out the constitutional mandate to administer the school system of each district.

Through dedicated, responsible endeavors, school board members serve the public interest in public education - and serve the needs of our kids. They ensure that decisions about public schools are made as close to the needs of our communities as possible. Their public service is an excellent example for young and old alike of the tradition of volunteerism that is a hallmark of American society.

This January, local communities are invited to honor the contributions and dedication of their local school board members - those locally elected citizens who make decisions that affect, influence and direct the education of our youth.

Our school board is just one more than 700 boards across Ohio. Let's say "thank you" to those who participate in what is perhaps the purest form of grassroots democratic principles upon which our republic was founded.

Our school board members do make a difference in our community, for every child, every day.


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Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Programs

During the holiday season, our students will be performing in a number of programs that are open to everyone.  Please consider attending one or more of the following holiday shows:

Dec. 2 

HS - All City Orchestra 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 3 

WD - Elementary Choir Concert 7:00 p.m.

KP - Band Concert 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 6

RV - Riverview Rockers Choir @ Mulberry Gardens Nursing Home 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 7

HL - Highland Choir/Holiday Bazaar 9:00 a.m.

Dec. 9

RV - Riverview Rockers Choir @ Lighthouse Pools & Spas 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 10

FC - Racooners Holiday Concert 1:15 p.m.

Dec. 11

FC - Holiday Concert - Fishcreek Students @ SMFHS auditorium 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 12

LV - Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 16

EH - Elementary Choir Concert - Echo Hills Students @ SMFHS auditorium 7:00 p.m.

IT  - Winter Concert 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 17

HS - Choir Concert 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 18

HS - Winter Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 19

HL - Grade 1 Holiday Program 7:00 p.m.

LV - String Orchestra & Singers 7:00 p.m.





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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Note of Thanks and Appreciation to the Lions Club for the Donation of Safety Buckets for our Schools

On behalf of the students and employees in Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools, I would like to express how much we all sincerely appreciate the donation of the school safety buckets for each of our classrooms.

We would like to especially thank Marty Dennis, president of the SMF Lions Club; Denise Tonelli, who spearheaded the project; Dale Fawcett; and all of the Lions Club members.

The teamwork, caring and generous support from the community, businesses, organizations, volunteers and all who supported the effort to make the buckets a reality for our classrooms is amazing, and we are grateful.


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lakeview to Host Veteran's Day Celebration

On Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, Lakeview will host its annual celebration of our nation's Armed Forces. Ohio State Senator Frank LaRose will be the key-note speaker. Indian Trail crossing guard, Gary Rossi, a Pearl Harbor survivor, will deliver an address about World War II to the audience. The day begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Lakeview cafeteria. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the gymnasium. Please consider attending to honor our Veterans on this very special day.

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