Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message

Message from Superintendent

Message from Superintendent Dear Foxfire Community Member,

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year at Foxfire Schools. We are excited to open the doors for an amazing 19th year to serve at risk students throughout the Southeastern Ohio. We continue to grow, achieve, and change to meet the needs of both our students and the community. Our vision is to connect to our students and connect them to personalized pathways for success. We are extremely proud to be recognized as” The Model Drop Out Recovery School District” by the U.S. Department of Education and promise to build upon the tradition and culture we have established.

Foxfire is extremely proud of our rich tradition. Positive and personal relationships remain at the forefront of our success. We pride ourselves on Developing the Whole Child and providing innovating personalized instruction that offers something for everyone. It is our responsibility to connect our students to pathways both post -secondary and career pathways. This wide spectrum includes dual enrollment college readiness to certificated career readiness programs. This past year our students showcased their talents in   academics, athletics, technology, archery, screen printing, Fire Fighter/ EMT, music, arts, in the work force, and in the community. I am most proud of the student growth that our students demonstrate.

Every member of our community is a critical stakeholder in education and our future. We need your collaboration, partnership, and support in meeting the needs of our youth and community. The 2016 -2017 school report has been enclosed along with pertinent information for this school year. This calendar is just one vehicle that we use in communicating important information to you. We will also utilize the strong partnership we have developed with WHIZ TV and Radio, as well as the Times Recorded, Progress Book, Facebook, Twitter, Parent Engagement Nights, Parent –Teacher Conferences, Home to School Newsletters, and Curbside Coffee. You can also utilize our district website that is updated daily to gain information, updates, and announcements by visiting

Foxfire provides a multitude of embedded services to address the non academic barriers our student face that includes a full time school resource officer, a licensed social workers, mental health counselors, drug /alcohol counselor, family counseling, school nurse, student services –transitions coordinator, career readiness coordinator.  We will always do what is best for kids and live by the mantra that “Every Child Deserves a Champion.”

I am proud, excited, and eager to begin a new and challenging school year. As we grow our mission, vision, and core values remain the constant guiding principles as we prepare your children for the 21st Century world. Foxfire is privileged to work with all of our students and community partners. I am fully confident that we will meet that privilege with passion, compassion, and caring. I invite you to stop in a play an active role in your child’s education and life. If you have any questions or concerns please stop and see us at 2805 Pinkerton Road Zanesville, Ohio 43701 or call us at (740) 453-4509.

Yours in education,

Mr. Todd Whiteman - Superintendent
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