BWC Approves $6.6 Million for School Safety, Security; Local Schools Benefit

13 Oct , 2019  

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has approved $6.6 million in grants since July 1 to improve school safety and security across Ohio.

Two of those grants have gone to Delaware County schools. More…

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Olentangy Schools Expand Food Options

4 Oct , 2019  

To help appeal to a wider variety of staff and students, Olentangy Schools Food Service is offering new and enhanced food options.

At the elementary schools, two new vegetarian entree options are now available: Falafel Tots and Morning Star Farms Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets. These options meet healthy food guidelines and appeal to elementary age students. More…



Friend Of Public Education Award Given To Delaware County Public Servant

1 Oct , 2019  

Nearly 300 school board members, administrators, staff, students and guests from across central Ohio gathered in Columbus on September 25 for the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Central Region Fall Conference.

During the event, a Delaware County public servant was recognized for her service to education.

The region hosts two conferences a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. The conference features updates from OSBA officers and staff and a number of awards and recognitions. More…

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Columbus State Reportedly Seeking To Build $37 Million Building On Delaware Campus

27 Sep , 2019  

Business First is reporting that Columbus State Community College would like to erect at $37 million academic building on its Delaware campus as part of a $441 million facilities upgrade and expansion project.

The master plan for the Delaware campus, which can be viewed here, calls for several buildings to eventually be built. This would be the second academic structure on the 108 acre site.

Columbus State – Delaware offers four full degree programs, and began offering classes in the autumn of 2010. More…


Buckeye Valley Showcases Staff And Student Impact Through NeverStop Campaign

22 Sep , 2019  

One county school district is taking a very positive message to the internet during the current academic year.

Buckeye Valley Schools is using a yearlong “NeverStop” campaign to highlight the amazing things staff and students are doing every day to better each other and the communities in which they live.  The NeverStop Campaign will not only recognize these things, but will celebrate them and most importantly encourage the community to NeverStop doing them. More…


School Report Cards Released By The Ohio Department Of Education

13 Sep , 2019  

On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Education gave Ohio school districts their annual performance assessments.

The Ohio Department of Education’s 2019 School Report Cards are designed to give parents, communities, educators and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools – to celebrate success and identify areas for improvement. This information identifies schools to receive intensive supports, drives local conversations on continuous improvement, and provides transparent reporting on the performance of students in foundational skills and knowledge and other important outcomes such as graduation and college and career readiness. The goal is to ensure equitable outcomes and high expectations for all of Ohio’s students. More…



Take Note of Changes to the Requirements for High School Graduation

6 Sep , 2019  

Delaware County parents and students take note: the Ohio Department of Education is spreading the word about new high school graduation requirements.

The requirements for graduation have been changed more than once by the state legislature in recent years such that there are currently three different sets of requirement rules for the four different high school grade levels. The most recent changes, made for the class of 2023, are expected to now be the permanent Ohio graduation requirement system (unless the legislature makes future changes). More…



Delaware County Students Among OWU Global Scholars

5 Sep , 2019  

Ohio Wesleyan University is welcoming 13 first-year students into its Global Scholars Program in recognition of their potential for high academic achievement and passion for international issues.

The list includes students from Delaware, Powell, and Westerville. More…


Risk Behavior Survey Being Conducted At Delaware County Schools

23 Aug , 2019  

The 2019/2020 Delaware County Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is being conducted with public-school districts across Delaware County.

This health survey is being given to students in grades 6–12 and is organized by the Delaware General Health District (DGHD). The survey will be taken electronically online during school hours with support from your school district. More…

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Schools, Twitter

Opening Day Pep Rally At Olentangy HS

16 Aug , 2019  


Local Program To Boost Academic Performance Gets A Financial Boost

6 Aug , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Education has announced the grantees awarded federal funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program. One of those recipients is Delaware City Schools.

The program creates or expands community learning centers that provide academic enrichment and youth development opportunities for students who attend predominantly high-poverty and low-performing schools. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center, Schools

Powell’s Village Academy Has Closed

19 Jul , 2019  

In a statement made on its website earlier this week, the Village Academy Board of Trustees announced that the institution would not reopen for another school year.

The statement shared in part, “Over the past years, the School has worked to increase enrollment, minimize expenses and bolster giving by our supporters in the community. Yet our overall enrollment and giving have not reached the level needed for us to continue to operate. More…


Delaware Teacher Recognized In Educator Of The Year Awards

16 Jul , 2019  

Instructure has announced the winners of its inaugural Educator of the Year Awards at the annual InstructureCon edtech conference. One of those recipients, chosen from educators across the country, was a teacher with Delaware City Schools.

Building on the success of the 2018 awards, the Educator of the Year Awards recognizes outstanding educators working to further teaching as well as shape the next generation of students. This year’s six winners represent education innovation in both the K-12 and higher education fields. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University, Schools

Spend Your Whole Lifetime Learning

12 Jul , 2019  

Online registration begins July 15 and runs through September 4 for the inaugural session of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Ohio Wesleyan University. Telephone and mail-in registration begin July 22. More…

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Proposed School Funding Bill Would Boost All County Districts

3 Jul , 2019  

A school funding measure introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives might well put a smile on the face of Delaware County school officials.

The County’s four home-based districts would each receive an increase under the measure, each receiving a share of the proposed $600 million increase over two years. More…

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