Dale L. Dickson, Superintendent


    May 19, 2022


    Dear Staff and Parents,
    As we quickly approach the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year, I would like to thank each of you for your work and support of quality learning experiences for our students. The level of collaboration among our staff, students, parents, and community to assure high levels of expectations in academics, sports, the arts, and behavior continues to be amazingly high. While we will always have among us challenges and disagreements from time to time, the strong tradition of Johnnies persevering through such challenges and disagreements continues to build our character as individuals, as a school district and as a community.
    Congratulations Senior Class of 2022!
    Congratulations to the Johnstown High School Class of 2022 for your many accomplishments from kindergarten through this, your senior year of high school. You have experienced and learned from many social issues facing our nation and world, including challenges related to the world wide COVID-19 pandemic, and I am so very proud of the way you as Seniors have persevered, shown patience, and worked together to make this an incredibly successful school year. Your effort, dedication, and sacrifice in the classroom, on the playing field and court, on the stage and in the community are commendable. I wish you the absolute best as you move forward in life.
    Welcome Dr. Phil Wagner as Superintendent!
    I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Phil Wagner as our new Johnstown-Monroe Local School District Superintendent effective August 2, 2022. Dr. Wagner possesses a quality skill set that makes him a wonderful educational professional who will lead our school district forward through the growth that is imminent. Having worked with Dr. Wagner the past eight years, I have known him to be focused on providing students with quality learning experiences, safe environments, and to be a good steward of resources provided to the schools. I applaud the Board of Education and the Selection Committee for their hard work during the Superintendent selection process and believe they have made an exceptional choice in employing Dr. Phil Wagner as our new Superintendent. I look forward to working with Dr. Wagner over the next few months to effectively transition him into this position and wish for him and the school district continued success. For more information you may click the following link to a Newark Advocate Article about Dr. Wagner being selected:
    Johnstown Intermediate School to Open for the 2022-23 School Year.
    With the first day of classes for the 2022-23 school year being August 18, 2022, our construction crew and Facility Manager Dave Jenney are working hard to ready the Johnstown Intermediate School (formerly Searfoss Elementary School) for our fourth (4th) and fifth (5th) grade students and staff to occupy. At present our fourth and fifth grade staff are preparing for the move and Janet Smith, who will serve as JIS Principal, is working with staff to organize and facilitate the implementation of our quality educational programs into this renovated facility. Mrs. Smith has organized parent information meetings for the evening of June 7th in the PAC and will be sending more information to parents and staff in the coming months as we lead up to opening day for students on August 18th.
    Kindergarten Registration
    If you are a resident in the Johnstown Monroe Local School District who has child that will be age five (5) prior to August 1, 2022, or know of friends or family who have children that would qualify, you are encouraged to register them for kindergarten now. You may do so by going to our district website and clicking on kindergarten registration to register online.
    Kindergarten Enrollment
    •  Kindergarten enrollment takes place online.
    •  During the registration process, you will need to provide addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for parents and guardians, as well as anyone that you want
    •  listed as an emergency contact.
    Required Documents
    Email the required documents to Please use the student's last name as the subject line.
    •  Student’s Birth Certificate
    •  Immunization Record
    •  Proof of Residency (Lease/rental agreement, mortgage deed, utility bill, property tax bill, voter registration card with valid Ohio driver’s license, or residency affidavit if
    •  none of the previous apply)
    •  Any Custody Documents
    •  Parent/Guardian Driver’s License
    •  IEP information (if applicable)
    Kindergarten Screening
    •  A kindergarten screening will be held on August 1-2, 2022 by appointment.
    •  The enrollment process and submission of the required documents must be completed prior to scheduling an appointment.
    •  The link to sign up for a screening appointment opened on May 2, 2022.
    •  Students will participate in vision, hearing, speech/language, and academic screeners.



    Dale L. Dickson 

    Dale L. Dickson,