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Mills Elementary School - Principal's Message
Mills Elementary School is a Kindergarten through 6th grade building in the Sandusky City School District. The building was constructed in 1953 and has served many students in its 58 year history.

The Mills School staff is vastly experienced in promoting high educational standards for each of our students at all grade levels. Through promoting a safe and orderly learning environment, students continue to strive to reach their individual academic achievements and successes under the daily guidance of a teaching and support staff.

Staff members continue to teach to the Ohio Academic Content Standards. Through grade level teaching team meetings and daily communication all students receive aligned classroom instruction. All staff members monitor student progress though our Building Focus Team (BFT) driven by the Ohio Improvement Process. This team continues to monitor and implement best teaching practices and researched-based instructional strategies to assist students. Data collection and professional development opportunities assist staff in implementing intervention strategies to assist students who may be struggling in a subject area. Intervention Assistance Teams are formed throughout the school year to assist with students who may be having difficulties in academic or social areas of a school year.

Student Recognition and Character Development are essential tools used and modeled at Mills Elementary School. Our “Bucket Filling” reward system is a popular and fun positive reward system established at Mills. Students learn the importance of daily trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship. It is our mission to promote strong character development in all of our students.

Promoting good communications between home and school is essential at Mills Elementary. It is our goal to make all of our parents and guardians comfortable and confident when coming to our school. We want our parents to understand that through positive communication avenues.

Mills Elementary will continue to strive for high academic and social standards for all students. Through strong instructional leadership, a clearly stated mission statement, safe and orderly learning environment, students will achieve their learning goals.

Our Mission

· To promote a safe and orderly learning environment

· To increase student achievement in all academic areas

· To support the character development of all students

Jude Andres, Principal
Mills Elementary School
jandres@scs-k12.net