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Ocean bowl team members holding trophy Boardman Places in Pittsburgh's Penguin Bowl

The Penguin Bowl is a regional competition for high school students on topics related to the study of Oceans.  This year, the tournament was held February 3 at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.  BHS took two teams,  and came home with a 3rd place trophy and the other team placed 5th among the 16 teams that competed.  

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Holden Lipke surrounded by fans after making 1000 point milestone Boardman Senior Hits 1000 Point Milestone

Congratulations to senior, Holden Lipke, for making his "1000" point career milestone. He scored a total of 27 points in Friday's basketball game against Mooney...lifting the Spartans to a 61-43 win over the Cardinals.  The stands erupted as he made the "1000 point basket"   in the final minute of play.  Read on to see more pictures.

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kindergarten girls in success by 6 summer program Kindergarten Registration March 8

Registration Day for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year is Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Times for registration are 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. in each of our four elementary schools.  It is not necessary for children to accompany their parents.  Read on for a list of items parents must have to register. 

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Robinwood Elementary Students Celebrate 100 days of learning Boardman Elementary Students Celebrate 100 Days of Learning

Boardman elementary students are celebrating 100 Days of Learning in all kinds of ways this first full week of February!  Some are dressing the part of 100 year old Spartans, some are having fun at learning stations, and others are enjoying a balloon drop and making  "100" themed crowns.  Read on to see some photos from around the district.

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Speech State Qualifiers Yelisa Cortez, Matt Ellis, Alexandra Morar, Pranav Padmanabhan Speech and Debate State Qualifiers

Four Boardman High School Speech Team members qualified to compete in the Ohio Speech and Debate Association State Tournament held in Sylvania, Ohio on March 1-3. The tournament will feature the best competitors across Ohio.

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student with fatal vision goggles in too good for drugs education program Goggles Show Dangers of Drugs and Alcohol

Fifth Graders at Center Intermediate School each took a turn trying on a pair of  “Fatal Vision Goggles” as part of the district’s ‘Too Good for Drugs Program.’  The Goggles mimic the altered perceptions people experience when using drugs or alcohol.

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Anthony LaMarca playing guitar on stage Congratulations! Boardman Grad Wins Grammy

Congratulations to Anthony LaMarca, Spartan Class of 2005, on his Grammy Win!  LaMarca is a member of rock band, The War on Drugs.  The Band won the Grammy for 2017 Best Rock Album for its "A Deeper Understanding".  LaMarca joined the alt-rock band in 2013, and plays guitar and other intstruments.

Marge LoCicero with Band Director Tom Ruggieri and Ethan Loosemoore Boardman Marching Band Surprises Woman on her 100th Birthday

Marge LoCicero said she wanted a "Marching Band" for her 100th Birthday, and so the Boardman Spartan Marching Band made that happen.  On January 23, more than 50 band members marched in to surprise Marge at her birthday party at Marian Living Center.  

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choir members sing a Disney tune Celebration of the Arts "A Great Success"

People are still talking about the Celebration of Arts 100 year event!  January 20th at the BPAC was a fun-filled and fantastic evening and the turnout was incredible. Thanks to all who helped organize, volunteered their time, performed, or provided artwork. 

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Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Timothy L. Saxton


Spartan Community,

This is a very special time for the Boardman Local Schools. We celebrate 100 years of producing high school graduates! In 1918, the first class of Boardman High School graduates received their diplomas. To honor this milestone, district leadership and our Alumni Association have worked closely together to create four marquee events.  These events are to honor 100 years of what we value as Spartans:

  • Spartan Families: June 2, 2017 (completed)
  • Spartan Athletics: September 22-23 at the new Spartan Stadium
  • Spartan Arts: January 20, 2018 at the BPAC
  • Spartan Academics: May 2018

I am excited to be entering my second year as the superintendent of the Boardman Local Schools. This is my 16th year serving our school district. I started as the principal of Boardman High School in 2002 and served in that capacity for 11 years. It was a tremendous experience working alongside a powerhouse of high school educators and I was amazed by the student passion and academic focus. In 2013, I took over as Director of Operations. This administrative change allowed me the see the business side of a school district and added to my development as a district leader. Spending those years in a district administrative position reaffirmed that the positive culture that I had witnessed in the high school was entrenched in all seven of our school buildings. In August of 2016, I accepted the challenge of leading the school district and was appointed superintendent.

In these upcoming years, the focus of the Boardman Local Schools will be to:

  • Improve communication with our stakeholders through multiple channels of communication and create true two-way communication that allows authentic feedback from stakeholders back to district leadership
  • Establish consistent and clear expectations of achievement and behavior that permeates all buildings, all grade levels, and all areas of the district
  • To ensure that all students of our community can access a quality educational experience and ultimately graduate from the Boardman Local Schools a transformed and educated citizen.

As we honor the past, we must constantly plan and adapt for the future. Last year we established a new vision statement, “together we transform lives through academics, athletics, and the arts”. These transformations must be adaptable and diverse as we create the next 100 years of Boardman Excellence. 


Go Spartans!

Timothy L. Saxton

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