“Working together to prepare students for life”
Onaway Area Schools was once a number of schools but is now one unified building, K-12. In the earliest days, building in local areas such as Tower, Millersburg, Waverly, and Hackett Lake fed elementary and/or junior high students into the Onaway High School.
Over time, finances dictated that the district operate more efficiently, and gradually those local schools closed.
Today studnets from a very large area attend the modern, impressive school building located just south of Onaway on M-33. The present building replaced an older one situated in the town of Onaway. This was the dream of Floyd Merritt, the superintendent at the time, and he worked tirelessly along with the board, staff, and community, to provide Onaway's students with a facility they could be proud of. The new school, opend in 1963, was all on one level, had room for a track and footbal field, and offered large, spacious classrooms with modern equipment.
In the early 2000s, the building needed a major overhaul to accomadate the growing studnet population and updates needed to the schools infastructure. The board and superintendent Bob Szymoniak accomplished this through a bond issue, expanding the structure in several directiosn to create a modern media center, new band room, several classrooms, and computer labs. Renovations were completed in 2004.
Today Onaway students can say with pride, their communtiy supports them to the best of its ability.