It is with great pleasure that we are able to officially announce that the Big Walnut Local School District has earned the ranking of "Excellent with Distinction" on the 2011/2012 State Report Card. The Big Walnut Schools have earned Excellent for seven years straight - THANK YOU students, staff, and parents for your hard work and support!
This is not easily accomplished and it is an honor to announce this distinct achievement. I am so proud of all involved - this is our mission, inspiring and guiding each student to his or her maximum potential.
Attached is the District report card - all building report cards can be found by going to our Forms/Links section, and following the link on the bottom-right side of the page.
The below letter arrived from the Ohio Department of Education congratulating us on our achievement:
On behalf of the State Board of Education and Ohio Department of Education, we congratulate you on your district’s exemplary performance during the 2011-2012 school year. Achieving the ranking of Excellent with Distinction and Excellent for seven consecutive years on the 2011-2012 Local Report Card is a testament to the hard work and dedication of your teachers, staff, students, parents and community.
To recognize and celebrate your outstanding achievement, you are receiving in this message a graphic that you can start using immediately on your website, print materials and other district communications. In March, you will receive a 2’ x 3’ vinyl banner to display in your district. Instructions for ordering additional banners will be included with your banner.
We understand that the process to finalize the results for the 2011-2012 school year has delayed celebrating your success and we appreciate your patience.
Congratulations again on your achievements, and best wishes for continued success this school year!
State Board of Education
Michael L. Sawyers
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
Ohio Department of Education