Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message

Message from Superintendent

Message from Superintendent

A Message from the 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 20th year to serve at risk students throughout 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 to create a personalized pathway 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. Our culture provides a personalized, relevant educational opportunity as a compass for our journey. 

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 innovative personalized instruction. We specialize in teaching at–risk youth by eliminating/reducing non-academic barriers and connecting our students to pathways, resources, and community connections. Foxfire provides a multitude of embedded services to address the non-academic barriers our student face which includes a full time school resource officer, licensed social workers, mental health counselors, drug/alcohol counselor, family counseling, school nurse, student services –transitions coordinator, and career readiness coordinator. We will always do what is best for students and live by the mantra that “Every Child Deserves a Champion.” 

Every member of our community is a critical stakeholder in the education of our students and their future. We need your collaboration, partnership, and support in meeting the needs of our youth and community. The 2017-18 school reports have 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 partnerships we have developed with WHIZ TV and Radio, as well as the Times Recorder, 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 www.foxfireschools.com. 

I am proud, excited, and eager to begin a new and exciting school year. As our school grows, our mission, vision, and core values remain the constant guiding principles to prepare our students for the 21st Century World. 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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