Award Year: 2013

Waterville Primary School

457 Sycamore Lane
Waterville, OH, 43566-1253

(419) 878-2436

Chad Warnimont, Principal at time of Nomination

Anthony Wayne Local Schools

School Website

Mission

The Waterville School Community will strive to maximize student potential by promoting effective problem solving to prepare every child for meaningful participation in global society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application

The community of Waterville is located about 10 miles outside of Toledo, nestled along the Maumee River, in Northwest Ohio. The Waterville Community and Waterville Primary can be characterized by high expectations for success, positive social interactions, and strong community involvement.

Waterville Primary strives to help each child reach maximum potential and promotes a safe and nurturing learning environment by encouraging Bucket Filling. Students fill imaginary buckets by being kind and respectful to one another. Moreover, Waterville utilizes a school therapy dog, Sara, to interact daily with students to help students deal with emotions. Students also have a unique opportunity to engage in learning through an outdoor science lab which includes a rock garden, prairie area, a bird sanctuary, a 3 Sisters Garden, and a butterfly garden in the back of the school that students use to interact with nature.

Waterville Primary has many traditions that reflect the attitudes, desires, and interests of the local community. Every year each grade level performs a music program for family, friends, and community members. Each year students are able to celebrate local history by taking field trips, completing a research project, and listening to guest speakers talk about the rich cultural heritage of Waterville. Two very special traditions at Waterville include the “mini” Relay for Life event (to help raise student awareness of current research to help overcome cancer) and the Walk-A-Thon (school fundraiser that encourages students to ask for pledges and walk).

Waterville Primary strives to help each child succeed by making data driven decisions, which informs instruction. All students are empowered to reach maximum potential and are provided the supports to be successful.