Dr. Rich Arkanoff
On behalf of the Center Grove Board of School Trustees, administration, faculty, and support staff, we would like to welcome everyone back to school on August 2, 2017!
The vision of our school corporation is to provide all students with an “exceptional educational experience”. We approach every day with that vision in mind. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of our students both in and out of the classroom. Their commitment to our students helped the Class of 2017 earn around $6 million in academic and athletic scholarships. In 2017, Center Grove High School was one of only 73 schools in the state recognized by the Indiana Department of Education for having more than 25 percent of students score a three or higher on the Advanced Placement Exams. While these accomplishments are exceptional, we will soon begin a new school year with new goals to exceed.
The new school year will bring a new principal for Center Grove High School (CGHS). Mr. Jeffry Henderson is an experienced educator and instructional leader with nearly 30 years in education, including 15 years as a high school principal. His ability to immerse himself in the community and his student-centered focus stood out throughout all phases of the hiring process. We are confident that he will be a consistent, fair, and collegial leader at CGHS. We hope you will welcome him, his wife, and their two daughters into our community.
This year, we will open the new CGHS Student Activity Center and start construction on our newest school, Walnut Grove Elementary. The Activity Center is attached to the south side of the high school. It will provide much needed space for our student-athletes and many extra-curricular clubs and groups. It will also host hours for community members who would like to use the elevated walking track, which circles the entire facility. An open house is being planned for later this fall. Construction on the new elementary school is expected to be completed by the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Both of these projects are being funded without impacting the tax rate for White River Township taxpayers. Our School Board and administrative team work diligently to make fiscally responsible decisions while providing the resources we need to provide a high quality education for our students.
We invite our community members to attend our school events and School Board meetings and to visit our website at centergrove.k12.in.us to learn more about the exceptional education experiences in Center Grove!Welcome back!Rich Arkanoff, Ed.D.