Mississinawa Valley

School District

From the Superintendent

Superintendent Messages

Dear Citizens,
I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer, and you are ready to return to school on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  On Monday, August 28, 2017 there will be an Open House from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm to provide an opporunity for students and parents to meet their teachers and tour the building.  We hope to see everyone there!
We welcome three new staff members to Mississinawa Valley.  Mr. Stephen Novak, Mrs. Megan Pequignot, and Mr. Kevin Smith.  Mr. Novak will be the Mississinawa Valley's new Band/Music Director. Mr. Novak graduated from Bowling Green University, and this is his first teaching job. Mrs. Pequignot will be the new part-time Para Professional in the Pre-School. Mr. Pequignot resides in Greenville, and she worked previously in the Milton-Union School District.  Mr. Smith is Mississinawa Valley's new Bus Driver.  Mr. Smith returns to residing in Mississinawa Valley after residing in Louisanna.  We will have a full-time School Resource Officer this year at Mississinawa Valley with Darke County Deputy Josh Brinley in our building.  Last year, Deputy Brinley was part-time, but this school year he will be full-time.  
New this year for Mississinawa Valley, we will have our emergency forms completed on-line. You be able to log in to complete the forms through the Mississinawa Valley website. If you need assistance, please contact the Mississinawa Valley's office. 
We will once again use the Instant Connect to notify parents/students of any emergencies, closings, or early releases.  Please make sure to update the office with all of your contacts numbers including home phone numbers and cell phone numbers so you can be reached. We try to make decisions as early as possible for inclement weather, but sometimes weather can come at the last minute which forces us to make a late decision on closing or delaying.  
I am looking forward in seeing everyone in a couple of weeks, and I wish all of our students good luck at the upcoming Darke County Fair.  If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact me anytime either via phone or email at Doug_Dunham@mississinawa.org or phone 937-968-5656. 
Doug Dunham
Mississinawa Valley School Superintendent  
School Closings and Delays Mississinawa Valley has implemented the Instant Connect Voice Dial System which is a great asset for parents and staff. Parents and students are also encouraged to listen to the radio or TV stations for the latest school delays, early release or closing information. A decision to delay or close school is usually made by 6:15 a.m. Parents should make pre-arranged plans for unscheduled emergencies.