West Geauga School News
November 18, 2021 by Staff Report

West Geauga High School hosted a Family and Student Engagement Day from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the auxiliary gym...

Family and Student Engagement

West Geauga High School hosted a Family and Student Engagement Day from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the auxiliary gym. The event housed representatives from a host of school and community organizations dedicated to promoting physical and mental health for families.

University Hospitals provided a giant inflatable brain that visitors could walk through to gain an understanding of a brain’s components and functioning. Among the many agencies and organizations represented were: Youth Led Prevention, Geauga Public Library, Ravenwood, Jobs and Family Services, Signature Health, Dragonfly Behavioral Services, Taproot Yoga, Lake Geauga Recovery Center, Family Pride, the WGHS Guidance Counselors and ESC Nutrition Services.

Lindsey Elementary is Top 1%

Students and staff at West Geauga’s Lindsey Elementary School held an outdoor assembly on Nov. 5 to celebrate their outstanding performance on the most recent Ohio Department of Education’s academic assessments. Lindsey’s Performance Index placed it in the top half of the top 1 percent of the 3,332 school buildings in Ohio.

To celebrate the achievement, the Lindsey PTO purchased a large banner to hang on the front of the building. The banner was unveiled at the assembly to the cheers of students, staff, parents and members of the West Geauga Board of Education.

Lindsey Principal Meagan Bellan praised the students, their teachers and all those who contributed to this outstanding achievement. As a district, West Geauga’s District Performance Index ranked 16th out of 608 public school districts in Ohio, placing the district in the top 3 percent of Ohio public school districts.

WG District Leadership Team

Teachers and administrators in the West Geauga Local School District met recently to establish and articulate key objectives to promote student success in the district. The team sought to define the qualities that comprise a strong safe academic environment for learners.

According to Superintendent Rich Markwardt, “It is important that our staff members work together to assure that our students are in a supportive productive learning environment. I am grateful for the efforts of our teachers and principals who work continuously to make that happen.”

Following the District Leadership Team meeting, those in attendance visited classrooms at Lindsey Elementary School to see exemplary lessons presented by teachers and their students.