Principal's Message

Principal Brad Clark

Dear Students, Parents and Community Members,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.  We look forward to a very enjoyable, rewarding and educational school year.

A significant change to Bath Middle School this year is an increased emphasis on career education. In the sixth grade, students will be exposed to numerous career fields via regular guest speakers.  They will also begin to develop both an Ohio Means Jobs backpack and a career success plan.  Sixth-Grade students will also receive career based information during their keyboarding/technology class.

The Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Means Jobs have developed 16 various clusters for students. Bath Middle School staff members have become certified to provide information to our students in each of the 16 clusters. Beginning with this school year, students in grades 7 and 8 will receive information in the career clusters listed below.

 Grade 7        

  1. Health Science                                                    
  2. Finance                                                                 
  3. Law and Public Safety                                        
  4. Information Technology/Coding                      
  5. Business and Administration Services            
  6. Manufacturing                                                     
  7. Personal Well Being                                                           

Grade 8

  1. Engineering and Science Technologies          
  2. Marketing                                                             
  3. Education and Training                                      
  4. Construction Technologies                               
  5. Human Services                                                  
  6. Agriculture and Environmental Sciences       
  7. Computer Coding                                               

The career education instruction will take place within the regular school day schedule.  Students will move from one career cluster to another on a scheduled rotation.  It is our goal, that after completing grade 8, students will have received valuable career information in 14 different career fields.   While we do not expect students in the middle school to make career decisions, we hope to provide them with information that may provoke thoughts about possible careers in their future.

Our middle school will continue to offer honors level classes to students in grades 6, 7, and 8, with Algebra I and Spanish I offered to qualifying 8th grade students.  Every 8th grade student is issued a laptop and is permitted to take them home for academic use, while each classroom in grades 6 and 7 are equipped with laptops for every student. 

A second significant change for the 2018-2019 school year involves our middle school facility. In order to provide the safest and securest educational environment possible, the middle school was recently equipped with additional and more up to date surveillance cameras.  The updates have greatly expanded the school surveillance capabilities both inside and outside of the building.

I wish all our students, parents, staff and community members a very safe and rewarding school year.  If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I can be reached at 419-221-1839 or contacted by email at [email protected].

Sincerely,

Brad A. Clark

Principal

Bath Middle School

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