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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

 The mission of the Big Walnut Local Schools is to inspire and guide each student to his or her maximum potential. 
 
 In order to accomplish our mission, the Big Walnut Schools will strive to achieve our vision of:
• Student-focused, professional, collaborative staff
• Student-focused, challenging and current curriculum
• Supportive, involved and informed community
• Safe, respectful and welcoming environment
 
We also believe communication is a valuable, necessary, and essential component of ensuring our students are successful both academically and socially.  Should you have any questions or concerns please call us at 740-965-7800.  We are looking forward to a great year!
 
About the Principal:
My name is Gary Hankins and I am the new principal of Big Walnut Intermediate School.  My wife Kristin and I have two children (Brock and London). It is wonderful to be back in the Big Walnut Local School District. I spent six years teaching in this building (although it was Big Walnut Middle School at the time).  Being a teacher in the Big Walnut School District was a great experience and I feel blessed to be back in this wonderful district working as an administrator.  
 
Gary Hankins
Principal
Big Walnut Intermediate