Principal's Message

Welcome to Mt. Healthy Jr/Sr High School.  We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the students, parents and community.  To that end, we have made significant changes in preparation for the upcoming school year.

As a part of our One to One program, our students will be assigned a computer device (Chromebook) which they will carry with them throughout the day.  Having the students pick up their devices before starting their classes gives the students a greater sense of ownership and improves the instructional time in the classroom.

We have rearranged the building into Grade Level Pods.  This meant that most of our teachers classrooms were moved over the summer.  Our goal is to make the building easier for students to navigate.

All students will be assigned to a daily Advisory Period.  The approximately thirty minute period that takes place around a student’s lunch is designed to provide students time to receive support from staff, get organized for their day, take part in character development activities, receive important information through announcements/meetings and take part in activities based upon their interests.

Teachers will be sharing timely information with parents and students through an online application called Kickboard.  The program will be made available to all students, parents and staff through a grant awarded to the building.  

A greater emphasis will be placed upon student focus within the classroom with the addition of the Yondr pouch for student cell phone storage during the school day.  Upon arrival to their first class, students will place their cell phones in a magnetically sealed pouch which they will carry with them throughout the school day.  At the end of the day (or if they are dismissed from school earlier), a large magnet will quickly unlock the pouch so that the student can take their phone with them.  Our intent is to increase attentiveness in the classrooms and decrease the tension caused by misuse of social media. We look forward to a fantastic 2019-2020 school year!
 
Go Owls!
 
Bob Buchheim
Principal
Mt. Healthy Jr/Sr High School