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Principal's Message

Jim Riccardo HS Principal

Dear Beaver Local High School Students and Parents:


Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! It is great to be seeing signs of "normal" life in and around the school. As always, I am honored to work as the instructional leader in our great strong school community. We feel that BLHS offers a challenging academic program, outstanding co-curricular and extracurricular programs, and exciting school-sponsored events.

My three core beliefs as a lifelong educator are that every student can learn, that teachers are more important than textbooks in impacting student learning, and that professional development for our teaching staff is critical in helping students succeed. I feel that we offer meaningful professional development for our staff, and this year we will continue training that aligns with our building initiatives. On the days that your student is not required to be here, you can be assured that the staff is working on skills to improve one of these areas.

Success in our students' futures boils down to having the ability to perform the following: create, communicate, collaborate, and problem-solve. It’s our mission at Beaver Local to place students in situations that allow them to develop and practice these critical skills-- Excellence through innovation!


I look forward to working with the students and families of this special district. Please feel free to contact me at any time at 330-386-8700 ext. 22464, or jim.riccardo@beaverlocal.org to share both celebration and improvement areas that you see.

Here’s to a great school year and Go Beavers!

Be safe,

Jim Riccardo