Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Students are busy with class assignments, co-curricular activities, athletic practices and jobs. Whether it is band, cheerleading or one of our fall sports, hundreds of Shelby students are engaged in activities that will benefit themselves, the school, and the community as well.
When we talk about the relationship between the community and the school, please understand that it is very important to me that the association built between the two is strong and healthy. What’s more, I believe that it is imperative that the Shelby City Schools encourage our students to give back to the community of Shelby — that they “pay it forward” so that others may benefit. The concept of paying it forward has been a part of the fabric of our society for generations, and the citizens of Shelby have practiced this act of kindness countless times since this community was founded in the early 1800’s. Your generosity and support has paid dividends to our students and community more times than I count, so thank you to this entire community for paying it forward. Rest assured we will make sure that the students who walk the halls of our schools continue to do the same for years to come.
Not only are the Shelby schools fortunate to have the support of a tremendous community, they are also blessed to have a dedicated staff that is committed to nurturing our youth in their pursuit of excellence in the classroom and in extracurricular quests. Teachers and staff have worked diligently to assure this school year goes well for all of our students, and I’m confident that as we work together this school year our journey to reach new academic heights will be a successful one.
There are many reasons to be proud if you are a citizen of Shelby, and I have mentioned just a couple in this message. As many of you know, I grew up in Shelby, graduated from SHS and like many young people I moved away after high school for “greener” pastures. Fortunately, the path I followed to find greener pastures ultimately led me back to Shelby, and now I have the extreme honor to be superintendent of this outstanding school district. The fact is, Shelby is a wonderful community in which to live, work and raise a family and I want each of you to know that the Shelby City School District is proud to be a partner in the success of this community. Thank you for everything you do on a daily basis to help make our school system excellent. Have a great school year and go Whippets!
Superintendent, Shelby City Schools
25 High School Avenue
Shelby, Ohio 44875
Phone (419) 342-3520
Fax (419) 347-3586
Assistant Superintendent & Director of Curriculum
25 High School Avenue
Welcome to the office of the Assistant Superintendent/Director of Curriculum. The role of the Assistant Superintendent/Curriculum Director is to ensure that our students and teachers have the tools, materials, and resources to be ready for the demands of the 21st century. The heart of any school district is the delivery of instruction and the implementation of a standards-based, research-driven curriculum. My job, along with the help of the district and building level administration, is to monitor and support all instructional and professional development initiatives designed to improve the academic performance, and achievement for grades K-12.
This is an extremely important time for our school district to be prepared for the transformation happening in education; we are preparing our students for the rigorous state standards that will take. All students in grades 3-11 will be taking the Ohio State Assessments online. The way we taught students in the past simply does not prepare them for the global world. As a district, we are focused on preparing our students for the future as well as ensuring third graders are reading on grade-level when they leave the elementary school. It is imperative that our students have the knowledge and skills to be competitive in the job market. I am confident our teachers, students, and community will rise to this challenge.
If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by or contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Paul M. Walker
“If we truly value our children as our greatest
national resource, we must invest in their future.”