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Ohio Department Of Education Releases Abbreviated School Report Cards

22 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2020-2021 Ohio School Report Cards.

Due to the continued challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s report cards, like last year’s, do not contain overall grades for any districts or buildings, individual grades or ratings for given components or performance measures. This is in keeping with legislation passed earlier this year, which acknowledged the various obstacles to education the pandemic has presented.

This year, the Ohio School Report Cards provide information on graduation rates, Prepared for Success indicators, and demographic and enrollment data, along with other district and school operational details. More…

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Big Walnut Mask Requirement Begins Monday

25 Sep , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

At its regular meeting on September 16, the Big Walnut Local Schools Board of Education voted to implement a mask requirement for all students.

As a follow up, Superintendent Angie Hamberg shared the following message via the District’s website:

As you know, face coverings are required on all school buses due to a Federal order.  Additionally, due to continued impact on attendance from Covid-19, our Board of Education voted at last Thursday’s meeting to implement a K-6 school mask mandate for students.  This mandate is for indoors only, and it is in effect until one of the following criteria is met: More…

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Number Of Infections Grows In Delaware County Schools, Governor Talks About Schools And COVID

23 Sep , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The number of positive COVID tests reported from Delaware County school districts and buildings grew when numbers were announced on Thursday by the Ohio Department of Health.

Led by a reported 46 student cases at Olentangy Local Schools, there were a total of 130 cases among students and staff. This number is an increase from the 79 positive tests included in the total two weeks ago.

That shared, there were 6 districts or buildings included, down 2 from the September 9 report. Those included: More…

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OWU Ranked Highly By National Publication

14 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

U.S. News & World Report’s “2022 Best Colleges” rankings include Ohio Wesleyan University among the nation’s “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” and “Best Value Schools.” Ohio Wesleyan also is included in the magazine’s unranked list of “A+ Schools for B Students.”

According to the new “2022 Best Colleges” report, released today, Ohio Wesleyan is ranked:

  • 98 among “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.” According to U.S. News, it collected data on more than 1,850 bachelor’s degree-granting institutions to determine which to include in its 2022 rankings. Its decisions were based on 17 measures of academic quality.
  • 54 among the National Liberal Arts “Best Value Schools.” These rankings “incorporate the overall ranking, but also credit schools for the amount of financial support made available to students with need,” the magazine states. At Ohio Wesleyan, 99% of students receive merit-based and/or need-based financial aid. For 2020-2021, OWU’s average need-based aid package totaled $45,166.
  • One of the nation’s “A+ Schools for B Students.” This alphabetical list consists of “well-ranked schools” that look beyond grade-point averages to give talented, motivated students the chance they need to succeed. Since 2013, Ohio Wesleyan has been test-optional, recognizing that exceptional students are not identified only by standardized tests.

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Delaware County Schools Report A Doubling In COVID Infections

10 Sep , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

As the 2021-2022 school year progresses, it is clear that the rise in COVID infections in non-school settings is also taking place in Delaware County’s educational facilities.

Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday show that the number of reported infections in the county’s school districts and buildings more than doubled in the last seven days.

The footprint of that impact has also increased, with eight schools/buildings involved, versus six last week. More…

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COVID Cases Grow Slightly In Delaware County Schools

2 Sep , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Perhaps reflecting its location in the most vaccinated county in the state, school districts and buildings in Delaware County showed a relatively modest increase of reported COVID infections on Thursday in numbers published by the Ohio Department of Health.

Those figures showed that 36 students and 13 staff had new reported cases, for a total of 39.

Last Thursday, in the first set of full results after the launch of school, there were a total of 34 reported cases during the previous week. These included 29 new student infections and 5 staff. These were found in six different school districts and buildings. More…

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OWU Named One Of America’s “Best Colleges”

2 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Before naming Ohio Wesleyan University as one of the nation’s best colleges for undergraduates, The Princeton Review asked students what makes the university special.

OWU students told the editors that they appreciate “the ‘smaller school’ experience of a ‘liberal arts education’ along with the ‘fantastic financial aid,’ ‘scholarship money,’ and ‘opportunity to play a collegiate sport’ available at a ‘global’ university.”

Only about 14% of America’s 2,700 four-year colleges – including Ohio Wesleyan – are profiled in The Princeton Review’s newly released guidebook, “The Best 387 Colleges: 2022.” More…

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Delaware City, County Schools Recognized With Purple Star Awards

1 Sep , 2021  

By 1808Delaware, Ohio Department of Education

The students and staff at Delaware City Schools’ Schultz Elementary have plenty of reason to be proud this week.

That school joined a long line of Delaware County school buildings that have been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education for their efforts in supporting connections between the community and those in the armed services. In the case of Schultz, that means receiving a Purple Star Award.

The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display on site. More…

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Delaware County Schools Register 34 New COVID Cases

27 Aug , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

With the first full week of school finished for many Delaware County schools, this Thursday was the first real opportunity to assess the level of COVID impacting local students and teachers.

As it turns out, there were new reported cases from six public or private school districts/facilities.

All in all, 29 new student cases were reported as well as 5 instances of positive COVID results for staff — for a total of 34. More…

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MTSO Requiring Vaccinations For On Campus Instruction

31 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

One by one, local and regional school districts and institutions of higher learning are adopting public health protocols to guide students, staff, and visitors as the new academic year nears.

This is nowhere more true than at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO), south of Delaware. There, the curriculum will be delivered both in person and online — with a clear line between the two.

President Jay Rundell recently shared plans to “…move toward the robust campus experience we cherish at MTSO, including in-person classes and events.” He added, “But for unexpected circumstances or developments, the MTSO curriculum will be available both on campus and remotely beginning this fall and for the foreseeable future.” More…

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Delaware Schools Launches New Website

29 Jul , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

In the second decade of the twenty-first century, websites are an important component of how organizations, local governments, and businesses connect to the world. Social media works well for timely notices, but in-depth information sharing requires a means to present important information in an easy-to-find manner.

That clearly was the aim for Delaware City Schools in the recent launch of its brand-new website.

Not only have graphics changed, but so has the way that information is presented. The home page has a set of quick access links including student, parent, and staff portals; a staff directory; a link to lunch menus; and details on school safety. More…

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Delaware County Students Win CAPA Marquee Awards

6 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is committed to celebrating, supporting, and advocating for high school musical theatre education throughout central Ohio. Through CAPA’s standing as a member of the Broadway League, Columbus is an official Regional Awards Program of The Jimmy Awards®/National High School Musical Theatre Awards®.

CAPA sponsors the prestigious national program for high school musical theatre students through its own newly created, local awards program—the CAPA Marquee Awards.

To be considered for participation in the CAPA Marquee Awards Presented by AEP Foundation, schools must submit an online application, and present a full-length musical from a list of Jimmy® Awards-approved productions between October 15, 2020 – April 18, 2021. More…

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