Here in Swanton our goal is to create an environment where students are given the tools which will allow them to pursue their path in life and find happiness and success.

Chris Lake

Superintendent
Chris.Lake@swantonschools.org

Swanton Local School District | Superintendent’s Office

108 North Main Street | t: (419) 826 – 7085 | f: (419) 825 – 1197


Welcome to the Swanton Local School District! The school system has been serving the community of Swanton since 1897. Currently the district serves approximately 1200 students in three buildings which are located in the heart of the community. Here in Swanton, “Our vision is to be the district of choice with an academic environment where student achievement is top priority, community involvement is vital, all individuals are valued and the school is a point of pride.”  

As we head into summer I want to once again wish the graduating class of 2019 the best of luck in the future. At our commencement ceremony I shared six pieces of advice with the graduates that I felt would help them on the road to success. They are:

  1. Show up 15 minutes early.
  2. Show up to work everyday.
  3. Take pride in your work.
  4. Be a lifelong learner.
  5. Laugh often.
  6. Give more than you take.

So much of personal success is really about the opportunities that we create for ourselves and these simple pieces of advice put people in position to make things happen.

With the close of another school year comes time to reflect on the steps we have taken to further our vision and mission. All across the district our teachers have engaged in high quality professional development in literacy instruction. Literacy is the foundation upon which all other skills are built and our commitment to literacy instruction will be of great benefit to our students. The innovative Swanton 7 program at the middle school has created confidence in our students and is teaching them valuable professional skills that will help them to successfully enter the working world some day. At Swanton High School our commitment to creating internship opportunities for students is providing hands on work experience where students can explore future career paths.

Here in Swanton our goal is to create an environment where students are given the tools which will allow them to pursue their path in life and find happiness and success. In working to achieve this goal we are striving to create close ties to parents, community members and local businesses in an effort to enhance what we can accomplish for our students. The Swanton Local School District is blessed to have an exceptional group of people working in all departments who truly care about kids. This is what makes Swanton a great place to live and work.

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Chris Lake

Superintendent of the Swanton Local School District