Superintendent’s Message

Dear Parents and Community Members,

As we celebrate the conclusion of another school year I would like to thank each of you for your many contributions to the Tri-Village Local School District. The accomplishments and successes of the 2016-2017 school year are due to the collective efforts of our Tri-Village Family.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with all staff members, students and stakeholders of the community. It seems like yesterday we began our journey together. However, rest assured preparations for another productive school year are already in full swing as we find ourselves replacing personnel, completing maintenance and grounds improvements while making curricular enhancements for the 2017-2018 school year.

On behalf of the Tri-Village Board of Education, I would like to thank you for your continued support, including your attendance at our school events, volunteer efforts on our campus and financial backing through your local tax dollars. I sincerely thank you for making the connection between a strong, local public school system and a dedicated community. We are grateful that our stakeholders value education and what it represents.

Simply stated, a culture of success and high expectations is not possible without the support of everyone in our community. This concept only becomes a reality when each and every one of us is willing to grow and sustain a culture of excellence in education. We depend on all of our stakeholder groups and community partners to strategically move our school system forward during challenging times.

As we take time in coming weeks to reflect and refresh we do with confidence that the 2017-2018 school year will be even more productive and rewarding. We will learn from failures, tweak our successes and set goals. We will continue to grow stronger as a team and overcome any hurdles placed in our way. This is the Patriot Way, it starts and ends with the best team of educators, support staff and families around.

Yours in Education,

Josh Sagester


 A Sneak Peek at our Summer Project List

  • Routine painting in our high traffic areas
  • Carpet cleaning / carpet replacement in the library reading corner
  • Floor replacement in four of our JH/HS classrooms
  • Locker maintenance

Safety Enhancements
  • Addition of 45 more HD cameras which will give us a total of 90 on campus for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Installation of shatterproof safety film on entrance windows
  • Addition of a part time School Resource Officer for the 2017-2018 school year
  • Track resurfacing
  • Brick and mortar repair
  • South parking lot repaved
  • Volume license agreement renewed
  • Virus protection update
  • Windows 10 update
  • Chromebook deployment
  • 15 per elementary classroom
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Restraint and Seclusion Professional Development
  • SOITA (Technology Integration in the Classroom)
  • Searle Enterprises, Marilyn Swartz Consultant- researched based instruction, response to intervention and differentiation strategies

2016-2017 Elementary Highlights


  • All State Diagnostic Testing successfully completed by Sept. 30 th . Much in part to our continued efforts to reinforce our technology through the purchases of Chrome Books
  • Sept. 26th – All teachers were WEP trained through the ESC to support our Gifted Program
  • The first ever Tri-Village Homecoming took place and was a great success
  • Oct. 2nd - “Don’t Flip Your Lid” Kickoff for Memorial Picnic Table
  • Oct. 13th – Arts in Education Assembly grade 4-6
  • Oct. 12th – Fire Prevention Program provided by New Madison Fire Department
  • Oct. 14th – The Mobile Dentist was here providing our student free cleaning and exams
  • Oct. 28th – The first Patriot of the Month and Lunch with the Principal took place. This took place monthly throughout the school year.
  • Nov. 4th - Another successful Fund Raiser was completed. The students did a great job helping TVE provide classroom supplies once again this year. 
  • Nov. 11th – The first Patriot Buck Assembly of the year recognizing students hard work and accomplishments for the 1 st quarter. This happened every quarter.
  • Nov. 14th - After School Intervention Program started. Nearly 60 students were serviced every week through this program.
  • Nov. 22nd – 2nd Grade Grandparents Day
  • Dec. 5th – K-3 grade Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 6th – 4-6 grade Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 9th – Fund Raiser Limo Ride
  • Dec. 13th – Tri-Village 3-6 grade Spelling Bee
  • Dec. 14th – Pre School Christmas Concert
  • Jan. 26th – County Spelling bee hosted at Tri-Village Local Schools
  • Feb. 16th - Darke County Science Day at GHS
  • March 9th – K-3 Arts in Education Assembly
  • March 21st - Real Suc
  • April 4th – Start of State AIR Testing
  • April 13th – State board Member Charlotte McGuire visited Tri-Village Schools
  • May 10th – End of State AIR Testing
  • May 12th – Special Olympics at Greenville High School
  • May 15th – 19 th – Book Fair – Thanks to Heather Richards, Robin Bruner, and all the volunteers who made this successful.
  • May 15th – K-3 Spring Concert
  • May 16th – 4-6 Spring Concert
  • May 19th – K-2 Field Day
  • May 26th – 3-6 Field Day
  • May 30st – Kindergarten Celebration
Overall Successes:
  • Completion of all testing: MAP, AIR, TGRG, and all required state diagnostics
  • Only one possible retention from the TGRG
  • OTES was successfully completed with all staff being either Skilled or Accomplished
  • After School Intervention was offered to students throughout the year to reinforce skills being taught in the classroom.
  • Lunch with the Principal was held monthly where students ate pizza as a reward for positive behavior.
  • A Patriot of the Month was chosen monthly after being nominated by grade level staff for positive behavior.
  • Each grade level participated in at least two educational field trips throughout the year.
  • 2 nd Grade Patriot Partners visited the Brethrens Home once a month to read to the residents.

  2016-2017 Junior High/High School Highlights

  • Tri-Village Staff kicked off their year with guest speaker Dave Caperton, whose blend of education, humor and storytelling proved to be a great start to our year.

  • Tri-Village held their first ever “Jamboree” football game vs. Troy Christian on August 19, 2016.

  • Under the direction of Mr. Derek Bialowas, the Tri-Village Marching Band performed on August 22, 2016.

  • Tri-Village Football, led by Head Coach Jason Schondelmyer, won its first ever Varsity Football game on August 26 (and 27, due to lightning) by a score of 55-17.

  • Tri-Village started school on August 30, 2016. Students were introduced to six new staff members in; Derek Bialowas (Band), Malynda Davis (Science), Sara Dodsworth (Music), Rick McCollum (Science), Justin Slone (Ag.), and Matt Thobe (Special Education), as well as the return of retired elementary teacher Mrs. Karen Chronister (Blended Learning).

  • 8th Grade students kicked off their “Elite” Fundraiser on September 1, 2016, raising over $4000 for their first Washington DC trip.

  • Students smiled for school picture day on Monday, September 12, 2016.

  • Mr. Slone and the MVCTC Tri-Village FFA attended the annual Greenhand Conference on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

  • All Tri-Village 10th grade students attended a MVCTC Visitation on Monday, September 19, 2016.

  • The Tri-Village MVCTC FFA participated in a Soils Contest on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

  • Tri-Village held its inaugural Homecoming “Spirit Week” October 4-8, 2016. Many staff and students participated in the “Clash of the Classes” with evening activities, our first Homecoming football game on October 7, and the Homecoming Dance on October 8.

  • All sophomore students visited Whirlpool Corporation on Friday, October 7, in observance of National Manufacturing Day.

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences were held on October 18 and 20, 2016.

  • The Tri-Village Athletic Department held its annual Fall Sports Awards on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

  • Mrs. Raffel accompanied her ACT Prep Course on a college visit to Ball State University on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

  • Mr. Derek Bialowas and Miss Sara Dodsworth hosted the Tri-Village Dinner Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6, 2016.

  • The Darke County ESC hosted their annual R.E.A.L. Success Luncheon on Monday, November 7, 2016 at Romer’s Catering in Greenville, celebrating all students who receive Special Education services who scored advanced or accelerated on any state sponsored examinations.

  • The students and staff of Tri-Village Local Schools observed Veterans Day on November 11, 2016, by hosting their annual Veterans Day Breakfast for servicemen and servicewomen from the community area.

  • Students in Miss Dodsworth’s Junior High Choir attended a learning session at St. Clair’s Memorial Hall in Greenville, during the day on November 11, 2016, followed by a performance there on Friday evening for all Darke County schools.

  • Tri-Village was invited to attend the Indiana University-East Scholarship Breakfast on Friday, November 11, 2016, returning with over $200,000 in scholarship oppportunities for students.

  • Tri-Village Adopt-A-Family held its second annual Quarter Auction on Sunday, November 20, 22016.

  • Mr. Derek Bialowas and Miss Sara Dodsworth hosted their annual JH/HS Christmas Concert on Monday, November 28, 2016.

  • Tri-Village hosted its annual Spelling Bee on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, with Mr. Aidan Collins being crowned the Champion and Miss Delanee Gray finishing as the runner-up.

  • All Tri-Village 7th and 8th Grade students attended their annual Field Trip to Memorial Hall on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

  • Tri-Village hosted their annual FAFSA Night on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 for all students and parents who plan on attending college following high school graduation.

  • Tri-Village welcomed the performing act We Banjo 3, on Monday, January 30, 2017 to perform for all students in grades 9-12.

  • The Pre-Engineering classes taught by Mrs. Malynda Davis attended their second FIRST Robotics competition at Wittenberg University on Thurdsay, February 9, 2017.

  • The TV Band and Choir performed for all students in grades 5-8 on Monday, March 13, 2017, in an effort to generate interest for future programs.

  • Tri-Village hosted its first March “Spaghetti Madness” on Thursday, March 16, 2017, showcasing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and holding the final parent meeting for the 8th Grade Washington DC field trip.

  • All Students in the Class of 2018 took the ACT on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

  • Tri-Village hosted the Darke County Special Education students on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in the annual Reality Fair.

  • Tri-Village held its annual Blood Drive, hosted by the Community Blood Center, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

  • Mr. Gray and the Tri-Village Athletic Department hosted their annual Winter Sports Awards program on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

  • The MVCTC Tri-Village FFA held its annual banquet on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

  • The MVCTC Tri-Village FFA hosted the inaugural Clayton Murphy 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

  • Thanks to the assistance of Mr. John Beard, Tri-Village hosted the George Washington Gavel on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

  • Tri-Village 8th Grade students attended a Civil War Re-Enactment at Shawnee Prairie on Friday, April 28, 2017.

  • The Junior Class proudly hosted Prom at the Orrmont Estate in Piqua Ohio on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

  • Tri-Village students Rachel Crist, Lauren Flory, and Cameron Munchel represented the district at the annual Darke County Government Day on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

  • Beth Fisherback was honored at Tri-Village Teacher of the Year on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at a ceremony at the Darke County ESC.

  • Malynda Davis and her Pre-Engineering Classes attended Full Throttle STEM at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

  • Mrs. Kathy Harris and the Drama Department performed “A Penny For Your Thoughts” on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, 2017.

  • 45 Math and Science students attended Math and Science Day at Kings Island on Monday, May 15, 2017.

  • Graduating members of the Tri-Village Chapter of the National Honor Society celebrated with their “Most Influential Teacher” on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

  • Mr. Bialowas and Miss Dodsworth hosted the inaugural Spring Music Banquet on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

  • 41 8th Grade students departed for Washington DC at 900pm on Monday, May 22, and spent four full days touring the Nation’s Capital before returning on Saturday morning at 700am, May 27, 2017.

  • The Tri-Village Athletic Department hosted their annual Spring Sports Awards on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

  • Commencement ceremonies for the Tri-Village Class of 2017 were held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, where 62 graduating Seniors received their diplomas.

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