HS Principal's Message

This school year promises to be a time of challenges and achievement!  I am excited to be working with the ILHS staff and students to continue the good work Interim Superintendent Rob Underwood has begun and build upon those successes. Mr. Underwood will be close by to guide me in my role as High School Principal, while I continue to perform a portion of my duties as the district’s Curriculum Director. 

I am pleased to say that ILHS is entering the third year of a federal 21st Century Grant worth $200,000. This program has enabled us to enhance our curriculum in a variety of ways including:

  • Offering Welding students the ablilty to earn a Basic Manufacturing Credential and college credit through Rhodes State  
  • Supporting before and after school intervention, ACT tutoring, a wellness program at the YMCA, career planning and character education
  • and Creating active Science and Art Clubs 

Graduation requirements continue to evolve in the State of Ohio for the Class of 2018 and beyond. Our instructors and guidance staff remain focused on ensuring every student is prepared to receive a diploma and be successful in continuing on to college, the workforce or the military.  

In addition to administrator and teacher professional development, the high school has made other changes to promote student success. Through the Ohio Improvement Process, Teacher Based Teams meet at least once per week and the TBT’s receive support from a Building Leadership Team as well as a District Leadership Team. Last year, we switched to an eight period day (with one period being lunch) to incorporate an intervention period known as Laker Time. This schedule was very successful, as it makes the day more efficient and gives students the opportunity to receive targeted intervention and academic support. 

The maintenance and technology departments have worked diligently over the summer to prepare the building for the school year. The technology department added online forms and an improved calling/texting system. Extensive repairs were completed on the high school roof, which is approaching 50 years of age.  

We continue to expand College Credit Plus offerings and foster partnerships with local businesses, manufacturers, and the Logan County Chamber to ensure that our students are prepared for college or career.  The high school staff considers it a privilege to educate the youth of Indian Lake and we look forward to collaborating with students, parents, and the community to make 2017-18 a great year!

Kyle Wagner

HS Principal