Parma School District

August 10, 2023

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Message from Superintendent Winston

Hello Patrons of the Parma School District

I hope all of you have had a wonderful summer and ready for a Fantastic 2023-2024 school year! The staff is back in the building and are excited for the students to return.

Again, I would like to start with a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who continue to support the Parma School District. With all the people that donate items, send positive messages, volunteer time to be on parent advisory teams, Parma Booster Club, and volunteers, we always feel supported and blessed.

We have some amazing new staff members joining our Panther family this year:


  • Stevi Campbell - Third Grade
  • Kathleen Glenn - Paraprofessional
  • John Knickerbocker – Custodian
  • Kathleen Legg - Kindergarten
  • Gretchen McGinnis - First Grade
  • Kayla Niska - Fourth Grade

Middle School

  • Lindsey Yundt - MS Principal
  • MS Counselor – Sophie McGrath
  • Stacey Clifton - Fifth/Sixth Science
  • Julienne Hussey - Seventh Grade ELA

High School

  • Drew Carrell - Ag-Science/FFA Advisor
  • James Libengood - HS Custodian
  • Sullivan Redfield - Choir
  • Bailey Reece - 10th Grade ELA/Careers and Speech
  • Whitney Mitchell - Cook


  • Ashley Farrens - Bus Aide

We also have some familiar faces in new positions:

  • Tausha Krohn - 5th Grade Math
  • Barb Davis - High School Custodian

Office Hours:

District Office will be open Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

School offices will be open 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Student School Hours:

Kindergarten – 8:00 AM – 3:25 PM

1st – 4th Grades – 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Middle School – 7:50 AM – 3:45 PM

High School – 7:45 AM – 3:45 PM

Once again, thank you all for your support and commitment to the Parma School District. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Go Panthers!!

On-Line Registration - Returning Students Only - If you haven't done so yet

On-Line Registration – go to the Powerschool Parent Portal (accessible from Create or log-in to your parent account (instructions were sent in the mail). Choose the correct student on the tab in the upper left corner. Click on forms, then the “enrollment” tab. Please be sure to complete ALL forms listed.

RETURNING STUDENT items, please click “yes” to update when no information is displayed. Guardian information is separate from emergency contact information. Click submit at the bottom of each form to progress to the next form. All forms must be completed.

Elementary Parent-student drop off

We are asking that all students for Maxine Johnson Elementary be dropped off on the East side of the building in front of the multipurpose room entrance. The multipurpose room doors will be the only ones open in the morning. These doors are monitored and we will have employees that are on crosswalk duty to ensure safety.

Middle School East Wing Drop Off

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We have a new parent drop off and pick up for the East Wing at the middle school. This was done for safety. Students will not have to cross in front of and in-between busses. Please see the picture above.

Parents/guardians or older siblings, please enter the old tennis courts from McConnell on the east side and Exit on the West side.

There is a walking path on the west side for walkers coming from the West to go around so thy are not crossing in front of the parent drop-off.

Back to School Night

Maxine Johnson Elementary will have their back to school night from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM for grades 1st - 4th on Monday, August 14th. Teachers are excited to welcome the students back to school and meet their new students. Students can bring their school supplies and put them in their desk.

Parma Middle School will have an open house on Monday, August 14th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Students can bring in supplies to put in lockers, find their classrooms and meet with their teachers.

School Supply Lists for grades Kinder through 8th can be found, HERE.

Kindergarten will have an open house on Tuesday, August 15th from 7:45A.M. - 3:30P.M.

Important Dates

  • August 14 - First day for High School Students - Picture Day for PHS

  • August 14 - Open House for Elementary and Middle School (see above for times)
  • August 15 - Open House for Kindergarten (see above for times)
  • August 15 - First Day for 1st-8th Grade Students
  • August 16 - Picture Day for PMS
  • August 16 - First Day for Kindergarten Students
  • October 5 - Picture Day for MJE

Go Panthers!!