Schools

Buckeye Valley Students Give A Meal To Give Back

28 Apr , 2019  

A project at Buckeye Valley High School has connected students and community in a powerful way.

The Give a Meal project was organized by BVHS Student Council President, Stephie Choe and BVHS National Honor Society President, Selina Seliskar.  These two senior leaders worked with Joyce Wagner, President of the OSU Alumni Club of Delaware County and NHS and Student Council Adviser, Chris Pileski to organize and fundraise for the project. The Give a Meal Project provides lunches to those in the Delaware Community that are less fortunate. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Schools

College, Careers, And Coffee

16 Mar , 2019  

Parents of Delaware County 6th to 9th graders, you are invited to a College and Career Coffee Chat.

Are you beginning to talk to your child about college and career? Why not attend an upcoming session to learn more about the “super electives” your student can take later in high school via the Delaware Area Career Center: Zoo school, engineering, nursing, bioscience, app development, cybersecurity, pharmacy, digital design and more. More…

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Polaris Area, Schools

Xavier University Comes To Delaware County

10 Mar , 2019  

A new university is coming to Delaware County.

The Cincinnati Business Courier is reporting that Xavier University from Cincinnati will soon be launching its first-ever bachelors degree program in central Ohio, and will be calling Delaware County its home. More…

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Polaris Area, Schools

Preschool To Hold Open House Event

8 Mar , 2019  

Villa Montessori has announced their next Open House and Reggio-inspired education event.

“Villa Montessori excels at providing authentic Montessori and Reggio-inspired curriculum in a nurturing educational environment that begins with children starting at 6 weeks. Come tour the school, meet the teachers, and learn more about our unique and one-of-a-kind culture and curriculum. The entire family is welcome!” said School Director Ms. Tamye Crutchfield. More…

Schools

Registration Open For Olentangy Summer Enrichment Experience

4 Mar , 2019  

Are you looking for an enrichment opportunity for your child this summer?

Creative writing. Cooking. Robotics. Debate. Website Design. Courses in these and many more areas will be on offer as Olentangy Local Schools holds its Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE’19) from June 3-13. Courses are held from 9 to 11:45 AM and from 12:15 to 3 PM. Students may attend either or both sessions. More…

Schools

Name That School!

8 Feb , 2019  

Big Walnut Local Schools is turning to the community to help in its choice of a name for the district’s newest elementary school.

The new facility was approved by voters in November of 2017 and will sit in close proximity to the new Big Walnut High School on a total of 103 acres. The price tag for the elementary building is $17 million, and it is set to enroll its first class in the 2020-2021 school year. More…

Schools

Foundation Scholarships Fuel Careers

4 Feb , 2019  

Delaware Countians are fortunate to have a strong, active community foundation in place.

Each year, the Delaware County Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors across the county. Almost all are school, GPA, high school, college/university, extracurricular, or field specific. More…

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Schools, Sports

Runner Becomes First Westerville North Athletic Hall Of Famer

1 Feb , 2019  

On Friday evening, January 18, track star Bob Kennedy (class of 1988) became the first individual inducted into Westerville North High School’s new Athletic Hall of Fame.  Students serving on the Warrior Athlete Leadership Team, advised by Athletic Director Wes Elifritz, made the selection and hosted the banquet.  North’s Notables provided musical entertainment. More…

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Delaware, Schools

City Council, School Board To Hold Joint Meeting

28 Jan , 2019  

Monday evening brings the annual joint meeting of the City Council of the City of Delaware and the Delaware City Schools Board of Education.

During the meeting, the published agenda indicates that the joint bodies will discuss the following: More…

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Schools

Class Of 2032 Registration To Open At Big Walnut

20 Jan , 2019  

Yes, you heard that correctly. Kindergarten registration for the Class of 2032 begins for Big Walnut Local Schools on February 19 at 8 AM.

Detailed student enrollment requirements can be found here. This includes a list of required documents which must be provided to secure registered status for your child. More…

Schools

Olentangy Schools’ Remarkable Growth Is Both Fast And Expected

7 Jan , 2019  

No one can predict the future, but Olentangy Local Schools is very accurate when it comes to projected vs. actual enrollment — and this is critical. As one of the largest and fastest growing districts in the state, accuracy is everything.

As of September 5, 2018, Olentangy Local Schools has 21,062 enrolled students (not including Pre-K). That’s only 22 more students than what was projected back on November 9, 2017, and the district has reason to believe future projections will be just as precise. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Schools

Registration Open For One Community Conference

29 Dec , 2018  

Olentangy Local Schools has issued an invitation to the fifth annual ONE COMMUNITY Conference on Saturday, February 2 from 8 AM to 4 PM at Olentangy Berlin High School, 3140 Berlin Station Road in Delaware.

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Schools

Work Underway On Olentangy District Elementary Buildings

10 Dec , 2018  

Work to expand three of the Olentangy Local School District’s elementary schools is now underway. The three schools – Alum Creek Elementary, Arrowhead Elementary and Wyandot Run Elementary – each will receive six additional classrooms for a total of 18 new elementary classrooms to be completed in time for the 2019-20 school year.

The additions are needed to ease crowding and accommodate for continued growth.Enrollment projections show the district will run out of available elementary classroom space by the 2020-21 school year. Enrollment in Pre-K through fifth grade has increased by more than 700 students since the district built its last elementary school in 2012. The district’s enrollment projections also show Olentangy growing by another 2,498 elementary students over the next 10 years.Those numbers mean that, in addition to the 18 new classrooms, the district will also need to build new elementary schools in the near future to keep up with enrollment.

The additions are being funded with a previously approved bond issue for construction of an elementary school. That school was not built and the bond debt was never collected. The district is working closely with the construction crews to ensure that the work does not impact student education.

The following FAQ provides additional information on the process.

How will the district ensure construction employees do not have access to students? 

The construction site will be self-contained with portable restrooms for the crew. The construction company will be required to meet our safety standards, pass background checks, etc. Our director of safety and preparedness will establish specific safety plans with each school principal during the construction phase later this fall.

Will the Delaware County Sheriff have increased visibility during construction? 

School resource officers will continue to make regular visits to each impacted elementary school.

How will the district handle any increase in noise/disruption to learning?

Construction events that are known to be particularly loud will be scheduled around student attendance to avoid disruptions. These events and dates will be arranged in advance.

Should anyone associated with the construction process need access to the building during school hours?

This is not likely, but if so, they will be escorted. No construction employee will be unescorted in the building space.

Source: Olentangy Local Schools

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Schools

Classic Christmas Tale On Tap At WNHS

4 Dec , 2018  

The Theatre Department at Westerville North High School will be presenting a staple of holiday theatre repertoire this weekend.

As you know, “A Christmas Carol” is the story of one Ebenezer Scrooge and his travels from miserable miser to a man with Christmas in his heart. This rendition will feature some modern twists that are sure to please. More…

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Schools

Westerville North Alum Receives President’s Prize At OSU

21 Nov , 2018  

The Ohio State University has selected two graduating seniors as recipients of the President’s Prize, the highest university recognition bestowed on exceptional students committed to social change.

One of those recipients, Christian McGhee, is a graduate of Westerville North High School.

McGhee and Zac Graber, who is from Liberty Center, Ohio, each will receive a $50,000 living stipend and up to $50,000 in startup funding. More…

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