In the true spirit of a Spartan, I would like to quote Greek philosopher Heraclitus, "Change is the only constant in life". Change is an indicator that something is alive and growing. I believe wholeheartedly that our recent realignment and the resulting change it’s brought, is proof positive we are not only alive and growing---we are thriving as a district.
We begin the 2019-20 school year with a dozen newly remodeled classrooms as well as a new Chorus room and Media Center at Center Intermediate School. The addition of the 4th graders to the building has solidified the intermediate school structure and opened the door for increased opportunities for music and art.
Our three elementary schools, Robinwood, Stadium and West have maintained more balanced class sizes. This year, elementary students will benefit from a 2-hour language arts block, as well as increased STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) opportunities with a dedicated STEAM coach devising projects and curriculum at all three buildings.
Our tradition of excellence that focuses on the three A’s: Academics, Arts, and Athletics remains the backbone of our philosophy. As I enter my 4th year as Superintendent, and my 19th year serving the district, my goal is to continue to adapt, change and thrive and to increase the community input on how that looks in the Boardman Schools - never losing sight of our vision statement: Together, we transform lives through academics, athletics and the arts.
Timothy L. Saxton