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From the Superintendent's Desk...

Parents & Patrons-

Ravenna Public Schools looks forward to welcoming the students and staff back for another productive school year.  We also look forward to providing the students with a high quality education, while equipping them with the behavioral skill set they need to be successful at school and in the world of work.  In order to prepare students to be successful in the “world of school” and in the “world of work,” the Ravenna Staff are prepared to teach Ravenna Student “The Ravenna Way.”

“The Ravenna Way” is comprised of five “behavioral expectations” that the school plans to help each student in grades K-12 master before they graduate from Ravenna Public Schools.  The five behavioral expectations in “The Ravenna Way” are:

  1. Arrive to class prepared and on time
  2. Use work time appropriately
  3. Complete assigned task on time with proficiency
  4. Demonstrate respect for people and property
  5. Respond appropriately to staff directives

We believe that these classroom expectations will promote the academic success of our students and that they are directly transferable to the world of work.  If a student can learn the skills of showing up on time, using work time appropriately, completing quality work on time, demonstrating respect for people and property, and responding appropriately to those supervising them, the student will be successful both in the world of school and in the world of work.

During the 2016-17 school year, the school’s administration, guidance counselor, and career and technical education teachers had the wonderful opportunity to dialogue with local business leaders regarding their expectations of Ravenna Public School graduates.  This dialogue was coordinated through a process called the “ReVision” process.  Guess what these prospective employers in our community told us?

In addition to desiring prospective employees to have basic academic competencies in reading, math, and problem solving, these successful Ravenna area business owners and managers also told us, in summary, “We want employees who show up on time…come to work every day…do what they are ask to do…do their work well…and get along with their co-workers and supervisors…”

Teaching students to master the five behavioral expectations in “The Ravenna Way” will adequately prepare our students to be successful.  Failing to do so will almost certainly lead to the opposite outcome.  At Ravenna Public Schools, we believe it is our mission to produce an academically and behaviorally competent workforce.  That is our goal.  That is our mission.  We look forward to working with parents and with the community to develop these skills sets in our students during the 2017-18 school year!

As your public servant, I am always happy to hear your feedback regarding the operation of the school.  It is my honor and privilege to serve the students, staff, and community of the Ravenna Area.  If you ever have a comment, question, or concern, please reach out to me by calling the school at 308-452-3249 or by emailing me at <ken.schroeder@ravennalbuejays.org>.  I am happy to help you in any way I can.

-Ken Schroeder

Ravenna Superintendent of Schools




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