The month of December is always a special one at the Tallmadge City Schools as we prepare for the holiday season. During the month, our students will perform their winter concerts and enjoy holiday parties and activities in their buildings.
December is also a time for our students to give back to the community. Throughout the month, each of our school buildings holds a number of activities aimed at supporting those in need here in Tallmadge. Whether it is a canned food drive or raising funds for a local organization, I am always so proud and humbled by our students' drive and selflessness in giving back to our community.
This year, our winter break will begin Dec. 25 and students will return on Jan. 8. We've had an excellent start to the school year, and I hope our students and staff enjoy this well-deserved break.
After the first of the year, we will be starting two important initiatives for the district. The first is working on the creation of our next strategic plan. We want the plan to reflect the goals of our entire district, including our students, staff, parents and community members. As such, we will be holding several focus groups to gain a better understanding of how we can meet the needs of all of our residents while maintaining a high-quality education for our students.
The second initiative is to begin planning for the new athletic facilities. We are looking for community volunteers to be on the athletic facilities committee, along with parents, student athletes, coaches and others.
More information about both of these initiatives will be coming soon. If you are interested in being a volunteer for the athletics committee, you can contact me at 330-633-3291.
Additionally, we are winding down the first semester, which will end Dec. 22, right before winter break. Many semester exams and projects will soon be due. Let’s all work hard these next couple of weeks to end the first semester as strong as it started!
I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing holiday season and Happy New Year!
Superintendent Jeff Ferguson