Message from the Superintendent
What's New & Different
First let me congratulate our own Starlight Tigers for a great season and earning the Special Olympics State Basketball Championship crown. Coaches Hayes and Cabeen led a great team of players to the ultimate victory! I want to say thanks and goodbye to longtime Starlight staff member, Dwayne Liles, Adaptive Physical Education Instructor. Dwayne began his career at Starlight School in 1984! I am sure that he will enjoy retirement and have a lot of fun with the grandchildren.
Congratulations are in order for Jessica Owen, Rachel Shetler and Gary Howdyshell who are graduating this year from Starlight School. Best wishes for our three graduates. We are proud of you!
The 2013 season for Muskingum Valley Miracle League baseball started this month. Thanks for all of the support from players, families, volunteers, Miracle League board members and the community; it looks like we will have another great season! If you have not already come out and watched some of the most excited and enthusiastic local baseball players you are missing a real treat! This year there are 56 youth who take to the field on Saturdays at 9:30 for the first game and 10:30 for the second game. There are 64 adult players on Sundays who start play beginning at 5:30 for the first game and 6:30 for the second game. So come on out and watch some baseball and have a great coney dog! The Miracle League field is just behind Starlight School on Newark Road.
Finally, I want to thank Starlight's Operation Feed Committee for all of their hard work in planning fundraisers to benefit the community's kitchens and food pantries. The committee has raised more than double their $1500 goal. This was a great opportunity for our staff to give back to the community!
John E. Hill