Superintendent Message

  • August 7, 2017
    Dear Parents/Guardian:

    As we look forward to another successful school year, we want to thank you in advance for allowing us the opportunity to educate your child(ren). The Lawnside community has continuously demonstrated its support of the school district, and for that we are extremely thankful. This year’s theme of “Raising the Village” reminds us all that given the current divisive rhetoric in our country, we as a community have a moral obligation to our children.

    Improving academic achievement is an essential goal of our school district. Over the past several years, we have continued to update and revise our curriculum to reflect the rigorous changes in national and state standards. This school year, we have updated our English/Language Arts, mathematics, and Science curriculums. We will continue to prepare our students for the 21st Century by maintaining updated technology opportunities including our 1:1 laptop initiative for grades 4-8.

    We ask that you partner with us in achieving the set of district goals below that were developed by the Lawnside Board of Education for the 2017-2018 school year:

    Goal #1: Continue to focus on enhancing curriculum and instruction in all core subject areas to improve student achievement by 5%.

    Goal #2: Continue to positively impact school culture.

    Parents and students are invited to attend the Annual Back To School Bonanza on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The school year officially begins for students on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Students may report to school at 8:00 a.m. and will be dismissed promptly at 12:45 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch will remain free for all students during the 2017-2018 school year pending the return of the enclosed Household Information Survey. Open House will be on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..

    I look forward to seeing everyone at some point throughout the school year and again thank you in advance for your continued support. Please check our website for informational updates at


    Ronn H. Johnson, Ed.D.