Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year. I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer and you were able to relax. I want to welcome several new staff members this year.
Mrs. Cecilia Koh will be taking over our physical science and 7th grade science. She has taught at The Ohio State University and Ohio Northern University.
Mrs. Heather Koontz will be an additional social worker available to the student body. She comes from The Ohio State University and brings a wealth of knowledge and resources for Allen East.
Mrs. Kelly Troiano will take over the 11th and 12th grade English and our College Credit Plus (CCP) courses. She has taught at Brown Mackie College in Findlay.
We have adjusted the schedule for next year and added an academic-team time. All students will be divided by grade level and assigned to a teacher. Students will have the opportunity to get additional academic assistance during this time from a teacher.
The 9-12 school day will run from 7:45-3:05 (Note change in start time)
The State of Ohio is considering some exceptions to earning a diploma for the graduating class of 2018. Students may have several options to meet requirements. The first path is by accumulating 18 points from the seven end-of-course exams. The second is by earning a 12-point industry credential and scoring 13 points on the WorkKeys assessment. The new path, proposed by the Ohio Senate, is by meeting any two of the following:
- Having 93% attendance rate your senior year.
- GPA of 2.5 or higher for your senior year courses with a minimum of four one-credit classes of enrollment.
- Completing a senior project as defined by the district.
- Having at least 120 hours in a job or volunteer work/community service with career training steps as defined by the district.
When things are finalized, we will meet with all seniors to explain their pathways.
As always if you have any questions comments or concerns please contact me. Thank you.
Mr. Keith Baumgartner