March 6, 2020

We held our strategic plan community meeting this Thursday, during which we described our achievements made thus far in our initiatives and those that are continuing. You can access our strategic plan on our website in the “News” section as well as in the “About Us” menu. We are also soliciting your feedback concerning our goals, accomplishments, and future plans. As community members were part of developing this plan, we are eager to hear your comments, feedback, and respond to any questions. Please email me at or call me at the Board of Education office at 440-355-2424 to discuss any facets of our strategic plan.

In music news, I would like to congratulate KHS senior Job Butcher on his outstanding singing career at Keystone. Job recently made Wildcat history, being the first choir member to be invited to sing in the Ohio All-State Choir for three years in a row. Hundreds of students audition for this choir every spring, and only about 150 are selected to be a member of this prestigious ensemble. Congratulations Job on this outstanding achievement!

Job’s choir peers are also performing outstandingly at events and contests. Participating in the Lorain County Solo and Ensemble Contest, KHS singers Krissy Heck and Isabelle Wulf received Excellent ratings on their vocal solos. Nathaniel Abt, Job Butcher, Elijah Gibson, Beck Haun, Serena Owens and Bree Wilkins all received Superior ratings on their vocal solos. Serena Owens also performed a piano solo and received a Superior rating.

In addition, KMS choir students also participated in the contest and earned stellar scores. Morgan Bores, Nina Holland, Chelsea Hood, Lilly Horner, Saleana Hottenrott, Riley VanTilburg and Serenity Williams had outstanding performances, and they all received Superior and Excellent ratings!  

We are communicating with Lorain County Public Health regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). As of 03/06/2020, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio, and the risk to the general public remains low. An article on our website, under the “News” section provides a variety of information about COVID-19, including links to informational resources regarding the disease. To help prevent infection with coronaviruses and other illnesses, take the precautions you normally would during cold and flu season. Please use the article on our website to learn more from the links and resources provided.

Lastly, we are holding Family First Night this Monday, March 9. We are keeping the focus on our families and will not be holding any after-school activities, games, practices, or events. Several local businesses have joined us in this effort, and on this day, they will have discounts and promotions on their foods and services. LaGrange IGA is offering a 5% discount on your total grocery bill, excluding alcohol and tobacco products. The Depot will have a special on a family-style dinner, Michelle’s Café is giving a free drink with a meal purchase between 4-8pm, and Grafton Marco’s Pizza is offering 20% off a regular menu priced item for pick-up orders only. Present the flyer in hard copy or on your mobile device to receive these Family First Night promotions. The flyer is available on our website and our social media pages.
Have a wonderful weekend Keystone and enjoy Family First Night this Monday!