Current Heartland Priorities

Each year, the Heartland Steering Committee identifies key priorities for the next school year during an annual Strategic Planning Session. Here are the current priority initiatives:

Character Education

Create character connections between education and business leaders to encourage good character at home and at work. Continue to promote character education in the schools and throughout the community while connecting character education lessons to life through activities and practice.

Preschool Availability

Address availability and affordability of preschool in the community so that more of Orrville's children begin school prepared to learn.

English Language Learners

Continue to strengthen the relationship between the Orrville School District and ELL students and their families.

College and Career Readiness

Engage the school and business communities to help better prepare students for life beyond high school whether college or career


Support school district mentoring programs for students who are struggling academically or in other ways that may affect future success.


Assure that OrrViews remains a vital communications tool for the community by continuing to work with its advisory board to maintain current quality of paper.