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Principal's Message

Mr. McLane

Ryan McLane
Elementary Principal

Mr. McLane
Ryan McLane, Principal

July 16, 2018


Dear WMES Families,

I would like to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year.  I am excited to be the new principal at WMES and getting back to Muskingum County.  I taught for four years at Tri-Valley and attended Muskingum College (long before it became Muskingum University) and my wife grew up in New Concord and attended John Glenn.  Hopefully, you won’t hold any of that against me.


This will be my eighth year as a building principal and I am very excited to work with you your kids, and our staff to make this their best school year ever.  I believe that school should be about learning AND fun.  We will work very hard to make sure both are happening.



As we approach the start of the school year, we want you to be aware of the following dates and times:

Open House:

Pre-School - Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 5-6 PM

Kindergarten - Monday, August 20, 2018, 5-6 PM

1st Grade - Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 5-6 PM

2nd Grade - Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 5:30-6:30 PM

3rd Grade - Monday, August 20, 2018, 5-6 PM

4th Grade - Monday, August 20, 2018, 5:30-6:30 PM


School starts Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  The school day begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM every day. Kindergarten will begin the year on a modified schedule. Please refer to kindergarten materials for those specific dates and times.


You can stay up to date with what is happening at WMES by visiting our school’s website and Facebook Page.


Enjoy what is left of your summer.  I look forward to working with you and your child this school year.



Ryan McLane



Beth Carpenter
Assistant Principal



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