Principal's Corner

  • Dear Elyria Pioneer Student and Parent:

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year at Elyria High School.

    As we strive to ensure that every student at Elyria High School has an amazing learning experience, we’ve identified a few focus areas to strengthen our students’ academic success and provide a more positive learning environment. Our talented teaching staff works extremely hard to maximize instructional time with students.

    To provide a positive learning environment for all, we are incorporating many of the strategies implemented this past year including issuing individual Chromebooks to students as well as maintaining our Google Classrooms.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Don’t forget to check out our school website which is continually updated throughout the school year and currently provides electronic access to the student packet forms and information.  We are undergoing a complete rebuilding process with our website so please check back if you are unable to find what you're looking for as we refresh our content.

    Highlighted Guidelines and Information:

    • Master Schedule/Student Times: The school day begins at 7:50 AM and will end at 2:39 PM.  The school building will be open at 7:35 AM for students.  ALL students who arrive prior to 7:50 AM will report to the dining hall where a to-go breakfast will be available.  Students will not be permitted to enter any other part of the high school until 7:35 AM. Students will continue to have five minutes for travel time between classes with a warning bell sounding one minute before the start of class.  Homeroom period will continue to be part of the 2nd period class (New time: 8:41 AM to 8:48 AM – beginning of period).

     

    • Team/ Office Locations: Team 2 & 4 first floor, Team 1 & 3 second floor.

     

    • Arrival Entrance for Students: Students entering the building from West Avenue (student parking lot) will need to enter the building using Door: N which is located through the archway leading into the dining hall.  Please see enclosed aerial map for specific details on visitor entrance, parking locations, student entrances and student drop-off/ pickup locations.

     

    • Visitors: All visitors to Elyria High School must report to the main office through the main office entrance (Door: A) located off Middle Avenue near the flag poles.  The main office is open from 7 AM to 3:30 PM. (Visitors are currently required to wear masks.)        

     

    • Dress Code: ALL students will be required to follow the Elyria Schools dress code (Grades 6-12) beginning with the first day of school. 

     

    • ID Guidelines: ALL students will receive a school ID on the first day of school.  The wearing of school ID’s will be required each school day to ensure the safety of all students and staff. 

     

    • Electronic Devices: Students will be permitted to use cell phones, I-Pods and I-Pads during lunch periods and in the dining hall from 7:35 AM to 7:50 AM along with time spent in the Wi-Fi Café.  The Elyria Schools are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged electronic devices.

     

    • Lockers & Locks: All students received their locker assignment and lock on the first day of school in homerooms.

     

    It’s a great day to be PIONEER,

    Timothy Brown

    Principal

Mr. Timothy Brown

Mr. Timothy Brown
Principal
440.284.8300
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Mrs. Julie Owca

Mrs. Julie Owca
Associate Principal
440.284.8300
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Courtney Griffiths

Courtney Griffiths
Associate Principal
440.284.5201
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Mr. Vincente Velazquez

Mr. Vincente Velazquez
Team 1
Assistant Principal
440-284-5201
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Katie Kalamsz

Katie Kalamsz
Team 2
Assistant Principal
440.284.5202
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Mr. Brett Heighberger

Mr. Brett Heighberger
Team 3
Assistant Principal
440.284.5203

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Dr. Kimberly Benetto

Dr. Kimberly Benetto
Team 5
Pioneer Academy Coordinator
440-284-5227
Email: Dr. K. Benetto

Ms. Patti Stiteler

Ms. Patti Stiteler
Administrative Assistant
440.284.8300
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