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Principal's Message


Melanie Anders
Principal - K-2




Dear K-2 families,


Welcome Lil’ Hillclimbers to an exciting school year!  I am ready and eager to begin my journey for the 2021-2022 school year as your K-2 principal at Urbana Elementary.  


I love being a Climber!  I began my career as a kindergarten teacher at Urbana North Elementary in 2000.  When the new Urbana Elementary PK-8 building opened in 2018, I joined the administration team and became the K-5 Assistant Principal.  Mr. Matt Bushey will now take on my former role as Assistant Principal and together, along with our dedicated, highly-qualified staff, we will strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth to help our students become successful.


The family-school connection is essential!  Good two-way communication between families and school is vital to your child's success.  Reach out to your child’s teacher(s) often.  Get suggestions or ideas from him or her on ways you can help and support your child’s academic or social emotional growth at home.  Attend parent-teacher conference nights in November and again at the end of January.  Sign up for Parent Access to monitor your child’s academic performance.  Get involved with other families and staff and join our family-staff organization The Climber Club.  Participate in school activities and events, such as our music programs, PBL Exhibition and Literacy Nights, and Climber Club events.  Getting involved shows your child how much you value education!   


I am honored to be your child’s principal and I am here to help.  Should you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please feel free to contact me at (937) 653-1453, ext. 2124, or by email at Melanie.Anders@urbanacityschools.org.  


Together we can make a difference!


Yours in education,


Mrs. Melanie Anders
Principal, K-2
Urbana Elementary School





Jill Weimer
Principal - 3-5


As the principal of Grades 3 - 5, I want to welcome you to our school community.  I look forward to meeting you and hope that we can provide helpful information through this website.  I am excited to welcome Mr. Matt Bushey as the new K-5 Assistant Principal. 


We believe that all children can learn and deserve a safe, exciting and successful educational experience.  High expectations for student achievement combined with sufficient support and interventions will result in academic growth and success for all students.  


We are committed to collaborating and communicating with families. By keeping the lines of communication open, we can actively work together for our children.  We look forward to building relationships with the students, families, and our community.  If you are interested in volunteering or visiting, please feel free to contact us by phone, email or the Remind app. 


In conclusion, I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open.  This will be a year full of learning, fun, and building community!  I am so excited to have you join our team on this journey.  

Jill Weimer
Principal, Grades 3 - 5
Urbana Elementary School




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Urbana Elementary School | 1673 South US 68, Urbana, OH 43078
Phone: 937.653.1453