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Steve Arnold

Hello and thank you for visiting the Superintendent’s page. As I begin my sixth year with Central Local Schools, I would like to thank the community for helping to make my first five years as your superintendent an excellent experience. In partnership with an extremely caring faculty and staff, I will continue to do all I can to help our students achieve the highest levels, both in the classroom and through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Educating young people has and always will be a joint effort between school and home. Continued support from parents, grandparents, and guardians is essential for the overall well-being of today’s learners. One of our main goals at Central Local Schools is to develop partnerships with families to encourage a cooperative effort in all aspects of the school environment. We highly encourage you to build positive relationships with your children’s teachers, principals, coaches, bus drivers, and other school personnel. Working together, we can assure that your children are pushed to their maximum level of capability while maintaining a safe and secure learning atmosphere.

In order to succeed in today’s market, students of all ages must be exposed to an appropriate 21st Century learning environment, which includes the use of modern technology. With inspiring lessons from our teachers to solid support from our technology department, administration, and board of education, our district is providing the needed skills to succeed after graduation. Students who graduate from Fairview High School are ready for the challenges that lie ahead in the next chapter of their lives, whether that be college, military, the work force, or some other avenue.

To help spread the news of the great lessons and events happening in and out of our classrooms, we encourage you to visit both the Central Local Schools Facebook page and the “Who’s Telling Your Story?” link found on the homepage of the school website. It is at these sites that our teachers and students tell their stories about a variety of classroom, extra-curricular, and co-curricular happenings.

The major renovations to the HS/MS building are entering the final turn with a completion date expected in August 2024. During the summer of 2023, we upgraded the majority of the high school classrooms by adding carpet to the floors and painting the walls to bring about a modern look. We also painted the middle school hallways and added attractive stripes to the main hallway leading past the gymnasium and library. The final plans for Phase II include painting and carpeting several middle school classrooms, adding stripes to the middle school hallways, and replacing interior doors as needed.

The big Phase III projects are still very much in the discussion stage, with a vision of upgrading the front entrance, the competition gymnasium, or possibly both spaces. We have much more to discuss and decide before any decisions will be made concerning these large projects, but the wheels are turning.

In addition to the physical improvements listed above, we are also excited to continue our textbook adoption plan this year. Through collaboration between principals and teachers, we have adopted a new series of high school social studies books, middle school English/language arts books, and elementary reading books. This is just the third year of the adoption plan, with the goal of providing many new educational resources for our students and teachers for the next several years. All of these projects are possible due to the support of the permanent improvement levy passed in November 2019.

Again, we want to work as partners with our community. If you have a concern about something happening at school or during a school event, please contact the appropriate school employee for assistance. If you aren’t sure who to contact, feel free to call the central office (419-658-2808), and we will assist you. My door is always open.

Here’s hoping for a great 2023-2024 school year.

Fairview Pride – Community Wide

Go Apaches!

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Fairview Elementary School
Phone: 419 658-2511   |   Fax: 419 658-2302
Address: 14060 Blosser Rd., Sherwood, Ohio 43556

Fairview Middle School
Phone: 419 658-2331   |   Fax: 419 658-4010
Address: 06289 U.S. Highway 127, Sherwood, Ohio 43556

Fairview High School
Phone: 419 658-2378   |   Fax: 419 658-4010
Address: 06289 U.S. Highway 127, Sherwood, Ohio 43556

Phone: 419 658-2808

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