Start Times:

  • Students arriving for breakfast may enter at 8:15 AM
  • All other students may enter at 8:30 AM and report to homeroom.
  • Classes begin PROMPTLY at 8:45 AM.  ALL DOORS will be LOCKED at this time.
  • School dismissal is at 3:15 PM.

Dear SpartanStrong Families,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Pleasant Elementary. I feel truly blessed to be the lead learner of such a fantastic school! Pleasant is a very special place and it is a privilege to serve this great SpartanStrong community!

I have lived in Marion my entire life and currently live here with my wife, Alyson, and our three sons: Jt (12), Nolan (10), and Aidan (7). I am a graduate of The Ohio State University and I am an avid fan of my beloved Buckeyes. Go Bucks! Although this will be my first year as a principal, I have worked in Pleasant Local Schools for 6 years, most recently as the Dean of Students for the last three years.

At Pleasant Elementary we are on a relentless mission to develop, nurture, and unleash the greatness in each and every learner. While maintaining high levels of academic excellence, we also concentrate on the social and emotional growth of your child. Our goal is to prepare your child for future success and to equip them with key skills, such as communication, creativity, critical-thinking, character, and collaboration.

From me, to our teachers, to our bus drivers, to our custodians, we will live, breathe, and model the SpartanStrong way: (1) Serving & Empowering Others. (2) Driven by Purpose & Vision. (3) Acting with a Positive Mindset.

Here are some exciting new changes this year:

We will be an R Factor School-- E (Event) + R (Response) = O (Outcome).

Starting our day with “ouR Time”. 15 minutes to start the day where teachers and students will build classroom community, and develop & forge strong relationships.

No formal homework. We want kids to be kids and enjoy playing, family time, and reading by choice at home.

Very few grades. We are embracing a responsive teaching model therefore we will be more focused on mastery of grade-level content. Teachers will be communicating your student’s progress regularly.

Specials rotations will be on a Red, Orange, Yellow, Green..Red, Orange, Yellow, Green.. rotation (think rainbow order). Depending on the week, your student will have one special twice in the same week.

We are moving toward a Restorative Discipline model; a relational approach to building school climate and addressing student behavior that fosters belonging over exclusion, social engagement over control, and meaningful accountability over punishment.

Attendance Matters--Students with perfect attendance will be entered to win cool prizes!

Communication is very important to us...are you signed up for Class Dojo? Are you following us on Twitter and Facebook?

As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet! I can also be reached via email at travis.issler@pleasantstaff.org

Warmest Regards,

Travis Issler


Pleasant Elementary

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