Dear Comet Families:
The 2022-2023 school year is shaping up to be an exciting year for our Coventry Comets.
Academically, we are very excited about the growth of STEM opportunities in our district. At Coventry Elementary, our students will continue exploring introductory STEM activities in our TLC/ILearn program. In its second year, this program provides our kindergarten through fourth-grade students the opportunity to explore a wide variety of STEM learning activities. New this year will be the opportunity to explore robotics through the use of specialized Lego kits. These kits will allow our children to use their natural curiosity to solve problems creatively, fine-tune their critical thinking skills, and explore the curriculum in exciting ways.
At Coventry Middle School, we are in the process of opening our district’s first “makerspace.” This new experience will allow our students to explore the STEM areas of design, modeling, and robotics while building on our existing opportunities in our hydroponics lab and wetlands boardwalk. As the makerspace comes online, students will have the opportunity to complete projects using our new 3-D printers, Glowforge, Robotics Kits, and Project Lead the Way curriculum. More information on Project Lead the Way can be found at www.pltw.org
In the area of school safety and security, the district has been awarded grants through the state of Ohio to update a variety of features in our buildings. These funds will be utilized to improve secure access to our buildings, updated video surveillance at district buildings, and some additional “behind the scenes” facility improvements that will strengthen our response to various situations.
Prior to the start of school, our entire staff received a refresher school safety training from deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Department. This training further improves our capacity to keep our children safe as well as our response to emergencies.
Maintaining a strong partnership with our community is a core belief of the Coventry Local School District. I encourage you to continue to be an active part of your child’s education and contact me personally if I can ever be of assistance.
George E. Fisk