Superintendent's Message

            Welcome to Manchester Local School District, home of the Greyhounds, and to the 2019-2020 school year! It is a wonderful privilege for me to serve this magnificent community as its superintendent. We are very proud that our entire staff takes tremendous pride in ensuring our students receive the highest quality education, while preparing each student for his or her future. Furthermore, each staff member implements student-centered strategies that enhance positive behavior through our PAWs Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports program. We strive to maintain a maximum level of self-efficacy during evidenced-based instructional strategies implemented throughout the district, across our various curricula. 

            Additionally, Manchester Local Schools encourage parental engagement through our volunteer program for academics and athletics.  We would like to encourage all parents and community members interested in serving as a volunteer to please contact the school at 937-549-4777.  Manchester Local Schools is very proud to offer an array of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that augment our students’ learning experience.  Also, Manchester Local School District offers Head Start services through ABCAP to three-year old children and Early Childhood Education services through the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center to four-year old children.  Please contact ABCAP at 937-378-6041 or the SCOESC (Sarah Rice) at 740-354-0237 for eligibility details.    

           Manchester Local School District is blessed to serve our community and our surrounding areas through multiple means.  Our Manchester Educational & Activity Center (MEAC), directed by Mrs. Jacie Simon, offers opportunities for individuals to engage in myriad physical fitness activities, one-on-one physical fitness coaching, and conducting birthday parties and meetings in our state-of-the-art gymnasium and spacious meeting rooms.  Mrs. Simon and the front desk staff are ready to assist you when upon your visit to the MEAC.  You may contact the MEAC at 937-549-4777 option #7.

We are blessed to collaborate also with Valley View Health Center, which offers our students, staff, and community members access to medical, dental, vision, and mental health services.  The staff at Valley View Health Center is waiting to serve your individual needs.  Lori Rumfield, CNP, serves as our nurse practitioner; Dr. Michelle Ayres, DDS, serves as our dentist; and Dr. Jonathan Lucas, OD, serves as our optometrist. Other staff members at Valley View Health Center include Sarah Mitchell, patient access representative; Brooke Hunter, medical assistant; and Brianna Taylor, dental assistant.  Feel free to contact Valley View Health Center at 937-549-1270 to schedule your appointment.  Our mental health provider is Family Recovery Services (FRS).  Hannah Ziegengardt is our mental health counselor and may be contacted through FRS in Hillsboro, Ohio, at 937-393-9720.

We would like to welcome the newest members to our Greyhound team. 

                        Blake Blevins – High School Intervention Specialist

Gregory Burson – High School Sciences

Stevie Chandler – High School English Language Arts

                        Zebulun Cottrill – High School English Language Arts

Angela Dunn – Junior High English Language Arts

Brady Johnson – Junior High Social Studies

Melissa Martin – High School Geometry

            Both Manchester Elementary School and Manchester High School posted admirable results on the Spring 2019 state assessments in comparison to districts throughout the state.  We met our indicator in Government.  Congratulations to Mr. David Knauff for 90% of his students performing proficient of higher! 

Of the remaining 20 assessments, our students performed either near the state average, at the state average, or above the state average in an additional 16 assessments.  These include (district, state) Grade 3 ELA (61%, 66%), Grade 3 Math (62%, 67%), Grade 4 ELA (66%, 62%), Grade 5 ELA (71%, 69%), Grade 5 Math (68%, 61%), Grade 5 Science (74%, 64%), Grade 6 ELA (60%, 55%), Grade 6 Math (67%, 59%), Grade 7 ELA (77%, 67%), Grade 7 Math, 57%, 56%), Grade 8 Math (56%, 56%), Grade 8 Science (66%, 67%), ELA I (58%, 60%), ELA II (75%, 60%), Biology (75%, 69%), and American History (72%, 75%).  Congratulations to all of these staff for their commitment and efforts.  Each of our staff members is tremendously appreciated.

Finally, I welcome you to visit our beautiful campus to learn more about our commitment to educating our future’s leaders.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 937-549-4777 ext. 3119 or email me at brian.rau@mlsd.us.  Go Greyhounds!

Sincerely,

Dr. Brian Rau

Superintendent

   

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