June 29, 2016

Medina
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Miniature version of Vietnam Wall comes to Medina High School

A reported 58,479 soldiers died in the Vietnam War. All were represented on the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall that has arrived at Medina High School. Ron Ross, a retired Medina police sergeant and a member of the Board of Education of the Medina City Schools, finished his 120-mile run from the Ohio Statehouse back home Read More…

Medina Schools’ outgoing superintendent gets honorary diploma

Medina Schools Superintendent Dave Knight’s tenure is coming to an end. To commemorate his service, the Medina Board of Education presented Knight with an honorary Medina High School diploma Monday night at its regular meeting. Knight’s contract runs through July 31, but he might take some vacation time. The new superintendent, Aaron Sable, is set Read More…

Buckeye Schools to seek levy renewal

The Buckeye Board of Education will ask voters to renew a 7.9-mill levy for 10 years in November, but the request will be for 7.6 mills because of rising property values in the district. The 7.6-mill renewal request, if approved, would generate the same amount for operating expenses as the 7.9-mill levy does now — Read More…

No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools

CARACAS, Venezuela — Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price. She hoped at least one of her teachers would show up. But her 7 Read More…

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Buckeye Schools superintendent may be leaving

Buckeye Schools Superintendent Brian Williams may be leaving the district to fill the assistant superintendent position at Copley-Fairlawn Schools. Williams confirmed an offer has been made, but told The Gazette “nothing is final until the board acts on it.” Copley-Fairlawn Superintendent Brian Poe told The Gazette that Williams’ appointment is pending approval from the school Read More…

Medina Schools asked to bolster its libraries

In the 1990s, Medina Schools had a certified librarian and an assistant in every building. Over the years, buildings have been added but librarian positions keep being cut. “There are now two certified librarians for 10 schools,” said Tharen Houck, who is retiring as a media specialist at Claggett Middle School. “The more librarians are Read More…

11 states sue Obama administration over transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The lawsuit announced Wednesday includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. It asks a Read More…

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Wadsworth chamber gets update on schools

While acknowledging there’s work to be done, Wadsworth Schools Superintendent Andrew Hill highlighted areas Wednesday where the district succeeds: high school graduation rate and third-grade reading levels. Hill also talked about the new, complex way the state grades school districts in his State of the Schools address to the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce at Read More…

Highland High Schools’ gown change riles up senior

A student’s online article is questioning the color of graduation gowns all Highland High School seniors will wear on their big day Saturday: green. Senior Lindsay Gatsios, chair of the HHS Young Americans for Freedom, wrote the article titled, “Student Take: Highland High School Mandates Gender Neutral Graduation Robes” that was published on www.yaf.org last Read More…

None seriously hurt as Cloverleaf bus, 2 cars wreck near Lodi

A Cloverleaf school bus was involved in an accident with two vehicles at about 1 p.m. Monday at Vandemark Road and U.S. Route 224 in Harrisville Township. Officials said no “apparent serious” injuries were reported. The bus was “in the process of transporting students to school” for afternoon kindergarten, Cloverleaf Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said when Read More…