Dear Members of the Mississinawa Valley Schools Community,
I would like to sincerely thank the board of education and by extension the community they represent for your continuing trust in me to lead our district. My office as superintendent will remain in the K-12 Building and I will continue to be visible and at your service both during the school day and at many extracurricular events as well.
The purpose of this report is to present you, the community we serve with an annual review of your school district. This report contains information about student accomplishments, building and district goals, school programs, district finances, student enrollment, and school improvements.
The 2019-2020 school year at Mississinawa Valley was an exceptional year, and shaping up to be one of the best ever. Many of our athletic teams (Junior High Girls Cross Country, Varsity Football, 7th Grade Girls Basketball, Boys Varsity Basketball, Boys Swimming, and Boys Bowling) enjoyed great success and in some cases unprecedented success.
Additionally our Band, FFA, and Taiko programs continue to excel and receive statewide recognition. Though we are proud of all these successes none of this would be possible without the support of our community.
We are justifiably proud of our teams and programs. The accomplishments of our teams and programs would not be possible without the great things that take place each and every day in the classrooms of our district.
Regrettably our school year, in the conventional sense came to a premature end when on Thursday, March 12, 2020 our Governor Mike DeWine announced that schools throughout our great state would be closed for three weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s initial order to close our schools was extended two more times, ultimately leading to our students completing lessons online for the last 11 weeks of the school year.
The school year did not end the way we would have wanted it to particularly for our seniors, the Class of 2020. However, as a school community we were able to provide the Class of 2020 with a Graduation Ceremony as scheduled on Friday, May 22, 2020 and two weeks later Prom. These accomplishments serve as a testament to our community’s resilience.
We at Mississinawa Valley Schools are here to serve you. As I frequently say Mississinawa Valley Schools exists to educate the children of our community. If at any time you feel the educational needs of your child or children are not being met please email me at [email protected]
or call me at 937-968-4464 extension 2004.
Proud to be a Mississinawa Valley Blackhawk!
Jeffrey A. Winchester, Superintendent
Mississinawa Valley Schools
DISTRICT GOALS for School Year 2020-2021
- Successfully reopen the district for our students in September with at least 90% of our student enrollment at the end of last school year returning for this school year.
- Increase student achievement in all grades and subjects as measured by Ohio’s State Tests (OST) or locally determined assessments.
- Investigate potential options for our students to have access to new and possibly nontraditional learning opportunities.
School Closings and Delays
Mississinawa Valley Schools uses Instant Connect to notify students, parents and staff of school delays or closings. The system is also used to convey specific information to select grades, groups, or teams. Instant Connect would only be used during the school day (8:00 AM to 3:00 PM) to inform parents of emergency early dismissals, lockdowns, or last minute bus route changes. Students and parents are encouraged to check local radio or TV stations for the latest on school delays and closings as well. A decision to delay or close school will be made as early as possible typically no later than 6:15 AM. Parents are encouraged to have plans in advance for delays or closures of the district.