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Superintendent's Message

Message from the Superintendent

Mr. Von Gunten
Dear Parents and Community Members,

          This Spring we have much to celebrate at Firelands! We are already feeling a sense of excitement and rejuvenation. Now, that could be due to the upcoming Spring Break and Summer on the horizon, but I’d like to think it has a lot to do with many new opportunities for our students.

Grant funding has always been available, but it takes a lot of time and effort to prepare an application worthy of selection. We are grateful to have many staff members who have gone the extra mile do this hard work, and their efforts have paid off! Here is a list of some new grants we have received this year.

    The Ohio Career Technical Education Equipment Grant awarded a record $487,829.44!
    The Firelands Endowment Committee has awarded $18,545 in grants to teachers to use towards learning projects.
    Lorain-Medina Rural Electric has awarded $5,000 to support Firelands Outfitters.
    Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and the Ohio Attorney General have awarded over $200,000 in safety grants.
    The Martha Jennings Holden Foundation awarded $4,320 for programming through the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning.

Each partnership with these organizations has the same result: positive influence and impact on student experience and outcomes. I want to express my gratitude to our staff and all our grant partners. Your efforts are like really good fertilizer on spring crops… we can’t wait to see our students grow and thrive!

Enjoy your Spring!

With Much Appreciation,
Mike Von Gunten
Mr. Mike Von Gunten
Office: 440-965-5821