As the new school year approaches, we have a lot to be excited about as we welcome everyone back to school. This will be our first year under our new five-year strategic plan which was developed based on feedback from parents, staff, and other community members. Marlington is now equipped with a clear direction that enables us to work toward our mission of providing students with the highest quality education, while remaining responsible, accountable, and transparent to the Marlington community.
The district is continuing to focus on putting more educational technology into the hands of our students. This fall we are launching a new blended learning instructional model and a 1-1 iPad initiative at the Middle School. By using traditional teaching methods and online components together, we plan to increase student engagement and provide more opportunities for small group or individual instruction. The 1-1 iPad program will equip each seventh grader with a device to use in the new blended learning environment.
We remain committed to putting our students first and providing them with the best possible education. There is much to be excited about here at Marlington and I look forward to building upon our success during the 2014-15 school year.
Joe Knoll, Superintendent