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Objective: Match Buckeye High School’s look with students’ achievements

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YORK TWP. –– Buckeye High School Principal Kevin Jakub wants to make the aesthetics of the building match student achievements.

“We have a lot of great things taking place at Buckeye High School,” Jakub said Tuesday in a presentation to board members.

“We had athletic success this fall with our first playoff win in school history, our girls’ soccer team going undefeated and reaching as high as number four ranked in the state.”

Strategic planning meetings have been held with Jakub and other officials to find ways to spruce up the high school in order to have it meet the standards of the district and match the achievements of students. Tuesday’s presentation was not an official request to the board, but an opportunity for Jakub to share some of the proposed changes.

“One thing I’ve heard from students …is that our building is not exactly exciting in terms of how it’s laid out, how it looks,” Jakub said.

“Little things like … dated and dusty display cases that represent our history, our legacy that should be a point of pride maybe needing some adjustments and some sprucing up.”

Jakub said he believes he could make changes for under $5,000. The work would begin in the spring if it is approved by the district.

Superintendent Kent Morgan the money could come from the principal fund or from donations.

While most of the proposed changes are cosmetic, Jakub said, they would go a long way toward improving school pride.

Jakub said he will look into getting vinyl stickers that can be used on various areas throughout the school. This will give the district the flexibility to use school logos, phrases and colors.

Students also suggested to Jakub that they can repaint some of the areas. There are some variations in the orange paint used throughout the high school and many think it should look more cohesive, he said.

Other cosmetic changes will take place in the gym, library and other common areas.

Contact reporter Alyssa Alfanoat (330) 721-4063 or aalfano@medina-gazette.com.
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