Principal’s Message

August 2019

Dear Buckeye Woods Families,

WELCOME BACK! My hope for you, as a family, is that it will be an easy transition back to our school year. As an administrator, the beginning of each new school year is never dull. Buckeye Woods is finishing up renovations that required us to be out of the building on the last teacher work day and not reentering the building until August 19, the first teacher work day of our new school year. While this forced everyone to take a much needed break, it is also creating a challenge for staff, of not being capable of preparing their learning spaces until two days prior to students arriving. As you enter our building, please know that patience and understanding will be needed (by all) to kick off a great school year for everyone.

This is my ninth year at Buckeye Woods. I get excited at the beginning of August in anticipation of welcoming our students and families. I am asked several times during a year, “What is the best part of Buckeye Woods?” Without hesitation, my answer is - - “THE KIDS.” Without our students in the building, it is just a building. The students are the “WHY” Buckeye Woods is a great place. They fill our space with energy, excitement, creativity and a love for learning that allows us, as adults, to be successful in our mission of improving students’ lives through education.

Our Bobcat pride runs deep. Students at Buckeye Woods have consistently improved on state test scores. The hard work done by our students and staff continues to be recognized by the Ohio Department of Education.

Thank you for helping us with a great start to our school year and I look forward to working with you as our year progresses. Feel free to contact me at any time with any questions or concerns.


Jenniffer Kauffeld