As we enter the final month of the school year, we are excited for the many celebrations in store for our graduating seniors and the accomplishments of all of our students.
Within the past week, we have recognized 140 juniors and seniors for academic excellence as inductees and members of the Cum Laude Society at Upper Arlington High School. These students represent the top 10 percent of the class as juniors and top 15 percent of the class as seniors.
We are proud to share with the entire community our Quality Profile, our annual accountability report that gives our community a clear and transparent look at what’s happening in our schools and with our students. The Quality Profile aligns with our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan, which identifies a focused set of priorities that support our position as a national leader in education and continue our focus on challenging and supporting every student, every step of the way.
It’s officially spring, and that means that our schools are full of the energy that comes with warmer weather and the final grading period of the school year.
We have also appreciated the energy around our Listen Learn Lead community engagement process this spring.
During the month of March, the Board of Education launched this process to listen, learn and lead in an effort to help our schools and our community be the best they can be. Since then, we have hosted seven roundtable discussions, with dozens and dozens of parents, community members, students and alumni engaging in productive conversations about our schools. I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved in this process so far!
March is here, and it gives us all hope for warmer weather and clear skies ahead.
Another exciting thing on the horizon for us this spring is the first phase of the Board of Education’s community engagement process.
One thing that sets Upper Arlington apart is our community’s commitment to and support of education. We know that we are at our best as a district when we are actively working with our community to plan for the needs of our students.
Through this process, the Board of Education hopes to hear from as many students, families, community members and staff members as possible as we listen, learn and lead to help Upper Arlington Schools be the best it can be.
As 2022 begins, we are excited to welcome our students back for the second half of the school year, and we have several updates to share with our community.
Board of Education update
This month we welcome two new members to the Upper Arlington Board of Education.
Nidhi Satiani and Lou Sauter were elected in November and begin their four-year terms this month, joining returning board members Nancy Drees, Jenny McKenna and Lori Trent. Our new members will be officially sworn into office during the board’s organizational meeting on January 6. During that meeting the board members will select who will serve as the group’s president and vice president for 2022 and officially set the schedule of meetings for the year.