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Superintendent's Message



   Welcome to the Elida Local Schools Website!

Our students and community take great pride in the accomplishments of our students – both academically and through the many extracurricular activities that we have.  Our entire staff strives to make sure students are successful and prepared for life after high school, whether that be through entering the workforce, going to college, or serving in the military.  We want to make sure that our students are college and career ready when they graduate!

We celebrate our student’s successes.  Our students and community also take great pride in their achievements in athletics, band, choir, drama productions, art, and other student clubs and organizations.   Their success can be directly attributed to the support they receive at home and from the community, as well as from the hard work and dedication of our staff.

Athletically, our student-athletes are very competitive in the Western Buckeye League (WBL).  It would not be unusual to see our teams competing for WBL titles, and competing with other student-athletes and teams at the state level.

It is my personal hope to meet many of you at our various events and activities – and I hope that you will come out to support our students.  Our students deserve support for their hard work in all of the activities they are in, and they appreciate the support you provide them.

Our website has lots of information on it.  Please take some time to look around and if your questions aren’t answered feel free to contact one of the schools, the principals, the teachers, coaches, or myself if necessary. 

We know that every new day and every new year brings about challenges that we must meet.  We accept those challenges and will strive to find the newest and best ways to prepare our students for the challenges that await them.  We are “Inspired by Tradition, Educating for Tomorrow.”

Sincerely, Joel Mengerink, Superintendent