Bath Local School District

Bath Local School District

Infobox School
bgcolor_section = 0099FF
bgcolor_label = FFFF99
name = Bath Local Schools

caption = School Pawprint Logo
streetaddress = 2850 Bible Road
city = Lima
state = Ohio
county = Allen
zipcode = 45801
country = flagicon|USA USA
coordinates = coord|40.774507 |-84.051988|region:US_type:edu|display=inline
schoolboard = Bath School Board
district = Bath Local School District
superintendent = Bill Lodermeier
specialist = Thomas M. Schaaf
principal = Mr. Rick Gross(HS) Mr. Brad Clark(MS) Mr. Chris Renner(EM)
viceprincipal = Mr. Steve Dibert(HS) Mr. Rich Dakin(MS)
custodian = Mr. Newland et al.
grades = K-12
medium = English
language = Español
Hours_in_Day = 7
conference = Western Buckeye League (WBL)
rival = Elida Local Schools
mascot = Wildcat and WildKitten
school_colours = Columbia Blue Gold
status = Open
homepage = [ Homepage]

Bath Local School District is a public school system located in Bath Township near Lima, Ohio. It is the only school district in the Bath Local Schools district. They are a member of the Western Buckeye League (entered 1965).

The school district consists of 3 buildings, the Elementary School, the Middle School also known as the Junior High, and the High School. The schools have received a rating of "Excellent School" by the Ohio Department of Education during school years '01-'02, '02-'03, '03-'04, '04-'04, '05-'06, and '06-'07. [ [ of Excellence Awards] ] 75% of students continue their education immediately after graduation. With the availability of surrounding colleges such as OSU Lima and Rhodes State College, Bath students have an opportunity to participate in the post-secondary options program which is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. Many students also take classes offered at the Apollo Career Center.


The school mascot is the Wildcat for boys' sports and the Wildkitten for girls' sports. The school colors are Columbia Blue and Gold.


School organizations at Bath include: Band, Symphonic Band, Choir, FCA, National Honors Society, Quiz Bowl, Science Fair, Math Counts, SADD, Science Olympiad, Student Council, and Yearbook editors. [ [ Organizations] ]


The Bath Schools athletic director is Rich Dakin. [ [ Athletics] ]

Cross Country
Boys Soccer
Girls Soccer

Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball


=OHSAA State Championships=

* Girls Basketball – 1987 cite web|url=|title=Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site|accessdate=2006-12-31|author=OHSAA]
* Girls Softball – 2001 cite web|url=|title=Yappi Sports Softball|accessdate=2007-02-12|author =Yappi]
* Boys Golf - 2005 cite web|url=|title=Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site|accessdate=2006-12-31|author=OHSAA]

Western Buckeye League Championships

*Baseball: 1990, 1975, 1974, 1972, 1971cite web|url=|title=Bath Wildcat WBL Championships|accessdate=2008-02-21|author=WBL]

*Boys Basketball: 1971, 1970, 1969cite web|url=|title=Bath Wildcat WBL Championships|accessdate=2008-02-21|author=WBL]

*Girls Basketball: 2006, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983cite web|url=|title=Bath Wildcat WBL Championships|accessdate=2008-02-21|author=WBL]

*American football: 1999, 1996, 1989, 1988, 1985, 1984, 1974, 1973cite web|url=|title=Bath Wildcat WBL Championships|accessdate=2008-02-21|author=WBL]

*Golf: 2006, 2005, 2004, 1995, 1978, 1976, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966cite web|url=|title=Bath Wildcat WBL Championships|accessdate=2008-02-21|author=WBL]

*Softball: 2005, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990, 1985, 1983cite web|url=|title=Bath Wildcat WBL Championships|accessdate=2008-02-21|author=WBL]

*Boys Tennis: 1983, 1982cite web|url=|title=Bath Wildcat WBL Championships|accessdate=2008-02-21|author=WBL]

*Boys Track: 1990, 1980, 1968cite web|url=|title=Bath Wildcat WBL Championships|accessdate=2008-02-21|author=WBL]

*Volleyball: 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1988cite web|url=|title=Bath Wildcat WBL Championships|accessdate=2008-02-21|author=WBL]

Notable alumni

*Master Sergeant Jeremy D. Laukhuf, member of Air Force Academy Band
*George E. Laibe, president of a company that designs roller coasters
*Ret. Brig. Gen. Jerry E. Ward, general in the Marine Corps.
*Tim Holt, Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Academic Services at Campbell University
*SSgt Rachel Bonafede (formerly Graham) USAF


(These numbers reflect only the high school and not the district as a whole.) [ [ School Statistics] ]
Enrollent: 700 Students
Faculty: 38 FTE Bath High School
School Day: Seven 50 minute periods
Graduation Requirements: 20 Credits
Honors Diploma: 3.5 GPA for the first seven semesters
ACT Data: Core Composite 24.6 N/Core Composite 19.1
Scholarships: Over 1 million dollars was earned by the Class of 2004
State Report Card: Exceeded all State Standards (perfect)
Graduation Rate: 90.1%



Since its inception, the Bath Booster Club has helped raise money to support the many different athletic programs at Bath High School. Most recently the club has provided funds to build new soccer and softball fields for the Bath student athletes. These actions are indicative of the club's goals, which are:

*To raise funds to help build athletic facilities and aid sports teams

*To provide volunteers to serve the school and the community

*To promote spirit and pride with the Bath community

Club meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month in the high school library at 7:00 P.M.

Music Association

The Mission of the Bath Music Association is to provide unified educational and financial support for the students of the Bath Bands, Bath Choirs, and their directors.They are a volunteer, non-profit organization to aid financially or in any way whatsoever according to need and available funds the Band Program and Choir Program of Bath schools.

Membership is open to all parents and/or legal guardians or students who are members of the band program or the choir program at Bath Schools, and any other person interested in the activities of the association.

Meetings are usually held in the High School Band room on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M.

Parent Teacher Society

The PTS is a large organization of parents, teachers, and community citizens who volunteer their time and talents to help ensure their children receive a valuable, rewarding and quality education at Bath Schools.During the past school year, the Bath PTS has helped sponsor many events and groups at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. A few of those events include the Senior Breakfast, the Honors Program, the IDAA and SODDA teams, Author-Illustrator visits, Dollars for Scholars, family disaster funds and field trips for all Bath buildings. The funds to support these programs are derived from three major projects of the Bath PTS. They include: the Wildcat Den at the Allen County Fair, the Fall Craft Show held each year in November, and our Annual PTS Membership Drive. Members are encouraged to attend the regular scheduled meetings of the PTS Board every second Monday of each month during the school year in the Administration Building at 7:00 P.M.

Mission statement

The mission of Bath Local Schools in partnership with parents and the community is to educate all students to become responsible, caring, productive citizens and life-long learners by providing diverse and challenging learning experiences in a welcoming, safe and positive environment.

chool songs

Alma mater

Sing praises to the Blue and Gold,
Sing praises to thy fame.
May each loyal son and daughter
Bring honor to thy name.
May we always show our loyalty
As we have in days gone by.
And may our hearts be ever true
To you, Bath High.
[ [ Alma Mater] ]

chool fight song

Fight, fight, fight, fight to win this game!
Try, try, try, try for victory!
Fight is our motto
And fight we do!
Bath! Rah! Bath! Rah!
Show them how it's done.
And we will always be so true to you!
And we will never let you down.
For we are loyal for ever,
To Bath High School!
[ [ Fight Song] ]

Administration and Board of Education

Superintendent: Bill Lodermeier
Treasurer: Annette Morman
Director of Special Education,
Testing & Federal Programs
Thomas M. Schaaf

High School
Mr. Rick Gross- Pincipal
Mr. Steve Dibert- Assistant Principal

Middle School
Mr. Brad Clark- Principal
Mr. Rich Dackin- Assistant Principal

Elementary School
Mr. Chris Renner- Principal

Board Members
Jeff Dackin (President)
Tim McKinney
Rob McPheron
Bob Birkemeier
Jackie Place

ee also

Bath High School

External links

* [ District Homepage]
* [ Ohio Department of Education]
* [ Wildcat Soccer]
* [ Wildcat Wrestling]
* [ Official Western Buckeye League Website]

Notes and references

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