Most Champaign County schools receive overall rating of 4 or higher on state report card
Several Champaign County school districts received an overall rating of 4 or higher and most were above 3 in all categories on the Ohio School Report Cards list. Mechanicsburg and West Liberty-Salem rated overall the highest with a 4.5, and Urbana scored the lowest with a 3. New report card ratings released by the Ohio Department of Education this month show school districts received an overall rating based on a new 1- to 5-star rating, with 5 being the highest. An overall rating of at least 3 stars means a district or school meets state standards, according to the ODE.
Related: Lakewood City Schools superintendent discusses new Ohio School Report Card (Cleveland.com), North Olmsted City Schools superintendent ‘very proud’ of district’s new Ohio school report card (Cleveland.com), Mad River school leader cites report card improvement from pre-COVID to now (Dayton Daily News), Olentangy Local School District receives five-star rating (Delaware Gazette), Area schools share thoughts on report cards (Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune), Warren schools chart course to improve (Warren Tribune Chronicle), Youngstown school board notes achievement gains (Youngstown Vindicator)
Ohio Education Association congratulates 2024 Ohio Teacher of the Year
The Ohio Education Association (OEA) extends its warm congratulations to Gahanna-Jefferson Education Association member Mark Lowrie, who was named 2024 Ohio Teacher of the Year last Thursday. “Mr. Lowrie demonstrates clearly why public education matters so much in Ohio,” said OEA President Scott DiMauro, who attended Thursday’s event at Gahanna Lincoln High School to surprise Lowrie with the news of his award. “Great public schools open a world of opportunities for students from all walks of life, and exceptional educators like Mr. Lowrie make that possible.”
Browns safety Grant Delpit visits Brooklyn Elementary to give out school supplies, do 'the griddy'
Browns safety Grant Delpit was at Brooklyn Elementary School Tuesday for a back to school supply giveaway, and took the opportunity to run some football drills with the kids, and boast about his perfect attendance record when he was in school. “We came here for back-to-school drive to give the kids some school materials,” Delpit said. “We also had a little gym takeover, had them do a couple of drills.” The giveaway, for students in second through fourth grade, included backpacks, school supplies and Browns gear. Interacting with the kids brought back fond memories of school for Delpit.
Registration open for 2023-24 Columbus Blue Jackets Education Programs
Columbus Blue Jackets News
The Columbus Blue Jackets, committed to using its resources to enrich the lives of students through no cost education programs that bring hockey to the classroom announced today that registration for the club’s educational programs for 2023-24 is now open. These hockey-themed programs include reading, academic achievement, physical education and science, technology, engineering, math (STEM); Last year, more than 63,000 students participated in 600 schools throughout central Ohio. Teachers can learn how to enroll their classrooms in these programs by visiting BlueJackes.com/Education.
TEACH grants impacting local students
Morrow County Sentinel
“Just because someone is nonverbal does not mean they have nothing to say,” said Emily Leader, intervention specialist at River Valley’s Heritage Elementary School and mother of a nonverbal child. This simple concept was the impetus for Leader, teacher Cassy Lutz, and speech-language pathologist Alexis Phipps to team up and apply for a 2023 Teaching, Educating, And Classroom Help (TEACH) grant from Marion Community Foundation. Leader and Lutz have six nonverbal students in their classroom, and their grant application seeks to support those students’ ability to express themselves and communicate with their teachers and friends. With their TEACH grant, the Heritage team added six new TouchChat devices at the school.
Fairview Park City Schools relocating kindergarten to Gilles-Sweet Elementary School
Fairview Park City Schools Superintendent Keith Ahearn at last week’s Board of Education announced kindergarten classes from the Early Education Center are moving to Gilles-Sweet Elementary School starting in the 2024-2025 school year. The idea to relocate the kindergarten class came with the retirement last year of Early Education Center principal Trish Moran.
WLS starts process to buy new property to house STEAM center, athletic fields Toledo ABC-13
Washington Local Schools started the process to buy property that could eventually house athletic fields and a STEAM learning center, among other things. A news release from an official with Drewso, Ltd. says the WLS Board of Education authorized the negotiation of the purchase of the former Tamaron Golf Course property off of Alexis Road on Monday. The district said it hopes to use it as a place to replace the youth sports fields at Erme Fields, create a STEAM center (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) for K-12 students, and replace the Maintenance Hut that will be lost when the city moves Whitmer Drive.