Edison High School
Located in Richmond, Ohio, Edison High School houses students from 7th-12th grade.
Principal - Matt Morrison
Mr. Matt Morrison, Principal of grades 7-12, has been with Edison Local Schools for fifteen years. He holds degrees from West Liberty University and Franciscan University. His primary responsibilities include developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets for the junior high and high school students and staff. Matt enjoys watching Edison’s students grow and reach their full potential over their years in the district. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-282-0068.
Assistant Principal - Josh Leasure
Mr. Josh Leasure offers a fresh approach to creating a positive school environment that increases student attendance, student achievement, and graduation rates. He believes it is absolutely necessary to create a positive learning environment to increase student test scores and give students the opportunity to develop the essential social and emotional skills they will need to be productive members of our communities. Josh firmly believes the most important component to improving the school environment is building positive relationships with students. He earned a M.S. in Educational Administration from Franciscan University and a B.A. in History and Political Science from Mount Union College. Josh has dedicated himself to becoming a life-long educator and learner, and he strives to instill a similar desire in all of the students with whom he works. He can be contacted at email@example.com or 740-282-0068.
College Credit Plus
Every student in the state of Ohio has the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges and universities for FREE through the College Credit Plus program.
In many districts around the state, students have to leave the comforts of their high school classroom behind for unfamiliar setting of a college classroom. That’s not the case, however, for students in the Edison Local School District.
Thanks to the efforts and vision of six Edison High School staff members, Wildcats no longer have to leave campus to earn college credits! Derek Gulling, Jamie Evans, Bill Koehnlein, Angela Arbogast, Megan Evans, Jessica McAllister and Ellen Swickard received additional training and education to earn the status of adjunct professors. These six teachers make it possible for Wildcats to earn college credits and accumulate large savings in college tuition costs.
Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn college credits through the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. Regardless of the path, the Edison Local School District is committed to helping Wildcats embrace excellence and achieve success in all aspects of their lives.
A Message from Mr. Morrison
Dear Wildcat Parents and Students,
It is a privilege to serve Edison High School and the Edison community as the principal of EHS. I consider it an honor to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a longstanding history in academics, athletics and the fine arts. The privilege of working with such a talented and dedicated faculty and staff, a tremendous student body, and a supportive network of parents and community members will only help push Edison High School towards new heights.
The teachers, staff and administration at Edison High School are committed to providing a high quality education, along with relevant extracurricular opportunities, that will prepare our students for tomorrow for employment, enlistment, and enrollment . Each educator is student-centered and has been challenged to engage students and provide optimal learning environments. As your principal, I hope each and every student to take full advantage of all that is offered here at EHS so that you can make your high school life successful, enjoyable, and most importantly, meaningful.
We are excited that our students can finally take advantage of their new 1,300 seat gymnasium that includes a complete fitness center and in-door walking track. We look forward to watching our student-athletes complete this fall in cross country, golf, football, soccer, and volleyball. We cannot wait to watch our marching band perform on Friday nights and our Choir/Fine Arts Program perform on our new outdoor amphitheater in front of our newly revitalized mural displaying our proud traditions at Jefferson Union, Springfield and Stanton.
I truly believe that every student on this campus has the ability and the potential to accomplish great things! Beginning with the first days of school, I ask each of you to begin developing, displaying and honing our three expectations and WIldcat Pride that will help lay the foundation for your future successes.
Please take the time to review this handbook carefully. It contains important information that will help guide you through the expectations we have for you as an Edison High student. I also want to remind you that your teachers, counselors, and administrators are available to provide assistance – your questions and concerns are always welcome.
As you work through your years at EHS, I want each of you to set goals and standards that will be above those set by most high school students. Your time at EHS is foundational to your future success, and we are confident about the positive impact each of our students will make in the community.
I look forward to the challenges of tomorrow and, with that, I am excited about the future of Edison High School. Together we will continue to move forward and find new ways to achieve academic greatness, further instill and inspire Wildcat Pride and traditions, and create lasting high school memories. As we begin the school year, we expect that each of you will be instrumental in helping EHS continue its tradition of academic and athletic excellence.