Piqua City Schools, to educate the children of the community, cannot stand alone. Parents, citizens, businesses, agencies and organizations are essential for the success of each student who passes through our doors. Information is available on this web site, through school and district newsletters, in community and regional media, and other community resources to help you learn more about the educational program and special features of our district. The best way to learn is to visit our schools for events or in the classrooms, get involved, and know first-hand the learning, the challenges and the successes that happen within our walls! Scroll down this page for specific information regarding volunteering, the Parent Information and Resource Centers and School/Business Partners. Try the Miami County Human Services Directory at http://www.miamicac.org/ for resources and support services not available through the city schools.
Nearly 20 business partners and numerous organizations link with the Piqua City Schools to improve learning opportunities for students. In such a relationship, there are benefits to both partners. The following local businesses and organizations are recognized for their continued support of time and resources in partnership with one or more of our schools: (in alphabetical order): A.M. Leonard, Crane Pumps, Crayex Corporation, 5/3 Bank, French Oil Mill Machinery, Garbry Ridge, Hartzell Propeller, Kiwanis Club, Koverman/Bayman/Dickerson Insurance, Lavy Concrete, McDonalds, Melcher Sowers, Miami Valley Steel, Rotary Club, and Unity National Bank. The following have stepped forward to partner with schools and/or the district: Buckeye Insurance Group, Miami Valley Steel, Petland, Telesis, Wal-Mart, Upper Valley Medical Center, and the City of Piqua. If you would like to pursue an opportunity to partner with a Piqua City School, department or program, please call 937/773-4321 to explore possibilities.
PIRC Info to Help Parents
Parents are always seeking information to help them make the best choices for their children's education.
Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) can help. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, more than 80 PIRCs are working to inform and educate parents, family advocates, educators, community organizers, faith-based activists and others committed to educational success for all students, especially low-income, minority and English language learning students.
You can go to http://www.ohiopirc.org/ to learn about and contact a PIRC. Once there, click on FIND YOUR PIRC. Visit the PIRC website to see what a PIRC can offer you!
Piqua Education Foundation
The Piqua Education Foundation accepts gifts from individuals, other foundations, corporations, businesses, industry and service organizations. Through these gifts, the PEF awards scholarships to deserving seniors and Piqua grads who are continuing their college education. PEF also extends education grants to Piqua educators to support student learning in their classrooms and schools. In 2012, $220,000 in scholarship money was awarded to current PHS seniors and former graduates currently attending college. Twice yearly the foundation publishes a newsletter, Piquaisms, that shares information with alumnae and lists contributors.
The Board of Directors for the Piqua Education Foundation include: Cliff Alexander, Doug Hulme, Soha Shah, Dr. James Burkhardt, Matt Cox, Lisa Whitaker, Nancy Johnston, Bill McNeil, Bonnie Murray, Lowell Nees, Samuel Robinson, Elly Snapp and, representing the Board of Education, Mimi Crawford.
VIPS - Volunteers In Piqua Schools
There are dozens of VIPS making a difference for Piqua students. They serve as models for children of all ages and grades. Some serve as tutors, some practice reading or math facts. Others assemble learning materials for teachers. Many support sports, co-curricular activities, and the instrumental and choral music programs. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in Piqua City Schools, you are encouraged to contact the school nearest you. We will work together to match your skills, experiences and availability with the needs of our schools and students.
To volunteer at Piqua City Schools will require a background check and finger printing. To schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted, please call: (937) 773-4321 Ext. 6202, or Ext. 6201.