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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Two Delaware Countians named as OSU Trustees; Board Hears That University Is On Solid Footing

24 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware; Governor Mike Dewine’s Office; Ohio State News

Governor Mike DeWine has named two Delaware residents to seats on The Ohio State University Board of Trustees — one a reappointment and the other for the first time.

Michael Kiggin of Powell has been reappointed to the Board of Trustees for a term beginning May 14, 2021 and ending May 13, 2030.

Tomislav B. Mitevski of Galena has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for a term beginning May 21, 2021 and ending May 13, 2030.

The Ohio State University is governed by a board of 17 governor-appointed trustees who are responsible for oversight of academic programs, budgets and general administration, and employment of faculty and staff. More…



Legislators Confident In School Funding Overhaul Staying In State Budget

20 May , 2021  

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

Two state legislators, including the chair of the Senate Primary & Secondary Education Committee, say a newly proposed funding formula is still alive in Ohio’s biennial budget.

State Sen. Andrew Brenner, R-Delaware, assured a recent Central Ohio virtual town hall including local educational representatives that despite the fact that the majority of the funding formula introduced during the last General Assembly died at the end of the year, the biennial budget brings with it the formula that lessens the weight of property taxes, and expands eligibility for private school voucher programs.

“I believe in this budget there will be a school funding formula in it,” Brenner said. More…

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Delaware Schools Hears Positive Financial Forecast

18 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

When Delaware Schools Treasurer Melissa Swearingen shared forecast numbers for the District for the next five years, the mood was upbeat.

That’s what happens when projections change in a positive direction.

In this case, it’s the Five Year Forecast for Delaware City Schools, which must be filed before May 31. Swearingen led members of the Board of Education at their regular meeting on Monday night in a review of what has changed since the last required Forecast was adopted and submitted in November of last year. More…

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OWU Affirms Its Values Through Grant Program

28 Apr , 2021  

Ohio Wesleyan University has awarded its first round of faculty-staff Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Grants to support two projects intended to help advance the campus as an antiracist space.

One of the employee grants was awarded to the three-person consortium of Phokeng Dailey, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication; Brianna Mack, Ph.D., assistant professor of politics and government; and Jason Timpson, director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Together, they will explore the topic of “Social & Political Responses to Racialized Health Messages.” More…

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OWU Named A Best Value College For 2021

21 Apr , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

The Princeton Review released its 2021 list of “Best Value Colleges” on Tuesday, recognizing Ohio Wesleyan University among “the most exceptional in the nation at delivering great academics, affordable cost, and great career foundations.”

According to the publication, it reviewed 651 schools, but selected only 200 for its “Best Value” list. The rankings are based on more than 40 data points tied to “academics, costs, financial aid, debt, graduation rates, and alumni career and salary data.”

“We strongly recommend and salute the colleges we present here for all that they do to help their students with need afford to attend them while delivering an amazing college experience that’s worth every penny,” the publication states. More…



Checking In With Delaware County’s Student News Operations

18 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The world of local media has been turned upside down over the last ten years, and that process is actually picking up steam, not slowing down.

Traditional news operations have been reduced dramatically on one hand, while independent, digital-focused sites like 1808Delaware have appeared in scores of American communities.

As you might imagine, a similar change has been happening in the country’s colleges and high schools, which have dramatically altered journalism and media curriculum to match these shifts.

At Ohio Wesleyan University, the country’s oldest continuously-run student newspaper, The Transcript, had a final run in 2020. More…

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DACC April Board Meeting On Thursday

14 Apr , 2021  

By 1808Delaware; DACC

The DACC April Board Meeting will be held on April 15 at 6:30 PM in the DACC Board Room. Click here to access the address and directions to DACC.

The Board of Education meets throughout the year to review the strategic direction of the Delaware Area Career Center and continuously look for areas of improvement. Information about current

Board Members and minutes of past meetings can be found on the Board of Education page. More…

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Olentangy Summer School Registration Underway

28 Mar , 2021  

Registration began March 1 for Olentangy’s 2021 Summer School Program, ideal for students 9-12 looking to accelerate their learning or catch up on credits.

Registration closes May 29.  The program will be held June 1 – July 6, 2021. Classes will be virtual. To register, visit the Registration and Forms section in your Parent Portal within PowerSchool ($210 per course).

Why should you enroll in Sumer School? More…


Life in Delaware County, Schools

Latest School, Care Center, Vaccinations Numbers For Ohio, County

27 Mar , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Health has released the most recent numbers related to COVID-19 cases in Ohio’s school and long-term care facilities, as well as for the pace of vaccinations.

Not surprisingly, the age group leading the charge of vaccination in Ohio are in the 70 to 74 age bracket; some 71.28% of Ohioans in that category have had at least one vaccination.

Here are the numbers for Ohio and Delaware County: More…

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