everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. As we welcome in 2020, Pleasants
County Schools will continue to keep student safety our number one priority
when decisions are made during this winter in regards to school closings. Pleasants
County has currently missed 2 inclement weather days.
third nine weeks is in full swing and mid-terms were sent home with students on
February 7, 2020. The academic year continues to be a success with each school
working diligently in improving instruction, so that every student can reach
their full potential in the classroom.
come out and support our student-athletes at Pleasants County Middle School and
St. Marys High School who are competing in the following Winter Sports: Girls
and Boys Basketball and Wrestling.
I encourage parents to stay involved in your child’s education and attend school programs and activities. I also encourage everyone in the community to continue to support our student-athletes at Pleasants County Middle School and St. Marys High School with Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling and Cheerleading. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to provide the very best education to your children.
I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving! It is always nice to spend time with friends
and family around the holiday season. We
are blessed in Pleasants County to able to enjoy all the schools academic
achievements and extra-curricular events.
have concluded and we are beginning the Winter Sports Season with Girls
Basketball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling and Cheerleading. I would like to wish all teams a healthy
season and good luck!
season is almost upon us. Students are currently conducting their Christmas
Concerts and are excited to perform for their parents, teachers and the
community. We encourage everyone to come
out and support our students at one of the school concerts to help you get in
the holiday spirit.
It is hard to
believe the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year is almost over. The second nine weeks will end on December
20th. Christmas break will be from
December 23rd, 2019 through January 3rd, 2020.
Students will return to school on Monday, January 6th, 2020 and together
we will continue to strive for excellence.
I would like to wish everyone… A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Pleasants County Schools is nearing the end of the first nine weeks, which will be October 11th, 2019. Report cards will be sent home with students on October 18th. Many educational programs continue to be provided throughout our schools. The continued effort with Math4Life has been a positive addition. Each school’s curriculum and leadership teams have completed their school’s 2019-2020 strategic plan, which outlines their specific reading/language arts and mathematics goals for this year. Our schools are continuing to guide students academically to reach their full potential. Student GSA results and Lexile/Quantile scores have been sent home to parents. The county central office and each school continue to work together and provide valuable professional development.
The Roof and HVAC replacement in the kitchen/cafeteria at St. Marys Elementary is completed, the new hot water tanks at PCMS, and the new HVAC (Bard Units) are installed at Belmont Elementary. We have been so fortunate in Pleasants County to be the recipient of numerous School Building Authority projects. Maintenance and renovation of our schools continues to be a top priority and our facilities reflect the great care we take of them. The storm water project at SMHS has started. I appreciate everyone’s patience with traffic in the mornings and afternoons, as this project is a needed improvement to St. Marys High School, the Mid-Ohio Valley Technical Institute and the homeowners along Route 2.
The 2019-2020 school year has begun in a very positive manner with each school seeing success and gains on their school and students’ GSA results. Included in each school’s strategic plan is the professional development and goals identified to continue to improve in reading/language arts and mathematics.
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -Malcom X
Back to School
I would like
to extend a warm welcome back to all staff, students and parents as we begin
another great year in Pleasants County Schools! I hope everyone had a safe and
enjoyable summer filled with fun and relaxation.
I must take a
moment to thank the maintenance crew, custodians, volunteers, and
administrators for working diligently to complete summer projects. Our schools look great. We take great pride
in our facilities and it certainly shows in all our schools.
projects are continuing throughout the summer and fall, which include: HVAC
units and a new roof above the kitchen/cafeteria, restroom renovations at St.
Marys Elementary, HVAC units in the Pre-K Wing at Belmont Elementary and a new
hot water tank at Pleasants County Middle School. Also, the upgrades to the storm water
management system at St. Marys High School will begin soon.
We have a few
new teachers for the upcoming year as follows: Mr. Connor Lancaster, Science-
PCMS, Ms. Shealyn Delancey, Social Studies- PCMS, Mr. Michael Simonton, Social
Studies- SMHS, Ms. Blake Walls, SMES- Pre-K, Mr. Howard Meeks- SMHS, Math, Mrs.
Samantha Venderlic- SMES, Kindergarten.
We are very excited to have these talented new staff members join our
system continues to strive to provide the very best education for our students.
The GSA results and data will be analyzed to identify both strengths and
weaknesses of our school system. I believe that we have the very best staff and
know confidently that we will continue to strive for academic improvement,
growth and success.
I am very
proud of the hard work our students, staff and administration have demonstrated
over the past year. The Math4Life initiative has been very successful and we
look forward to continuing this program in year two.
I would like
to thank the staff, students, and community for your continued participation,
dedication, and support for our schools in Pleasants County.
As the new
school year begins, we must remember that our students are counting on all of
us. We will aim high and set goals for each learner knowing that our students
will rise to our expectations. It is going to be a great school year in