July 1, 2016

Elyria
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Lorain High suddenly in search of new principal

LORAIN — The school district is looking for a new high school principal following the resignation of Robert Klinar earlier this month. “We’re currently looking at about 20 applicants, which is a pretty large pool considering what time of the year it is,” said Erin Gadd, director of communication and community engagement. “We’ll probably narrow Read More…

Wellington High School graduates 111

WELLINGTON — In 2004, gas was $3.18 a gallon and the Statue of Liberty reopened following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Wellington’s class of 2016 also was finishing kindergarten, and Sunday their 13 years of hard work paid off with diplomas. “It’s times like this where I like to look at back at when you Read More…

Lorain County JVS begins $2.5M renovation

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Work has begun on a $2.5 million summertime renovation at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School designed to better accommodate the school’s increased enrollment. The project calls for existing space on the school’s ground floor to be freed up for classrooms by moving a business department to the second floor. Classrooms on Read More…

Oberlin school board votes to have hybrid issue certified

OBERLIN — It was standing room only at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday where residents expressed opposition to a proposed November levy for a pre-kindergarten-through-12th grade school. Numerous residents said they are already taxed to death by both the city and the school district and they won’t support a combined property and income tax Read More…

Mixed snapshot in latest schools report: Fewer suspensions, more absences

WASHINGTON — New government numbers offer a mixed snapshot of progress for the nation’s schoolchildren — with worrisome figures on how many students miss school, stubborn disparities on discipline, but encouraging strides in cutting the overall number of suspensions. The Education Department report found 6.5 million students nationwide were chronically absent in the 2013-14 school Read More…

Lorain Schools’ revamped summer school, Reading and Math Camp, starts today

LORAIN — School’s out for summer, and many students are heading off to camp. Lorain Schools’ Reading and Math Camp, to be precise. Marva Jones, director of teaching and learning for elementary education, said the school district is revamping its elementary school programming for the summer to try and increase student — and parent — Read More…

Elyria Catholic, St. Jude to get new principals

ELYRIA — Leadership shakeups are taking place at the Roman Catholic schools of St. Jude School and Elyria Catholic High School. St. Jude Principal Suzanne Lester will become the new principal at Elyria Catholic effective July 1. Lester started her career at St. Jude in 1998 as a fifth-grade teacher and served as assistant principal Read More…

EMC Precision Machining recognizes employee, a state-ranked JVS student

ELYRIA — EMC Precision Machining recognized employee Sarah Grieve on Friday afternoon for placing fourth in the state at the Ohio Skills USA Championship in March. Grieve is a 2016 graduate of Lorain County Joint Vocational School, where she studied machinery. She also took part in the College Plus program with Lorain County Community College, Read More…

Oberlin Schools examines combined tax issue

OBERLIN — Oberlin Schools is looking for a way to fund construction of an all-student campus and is eyeing a combination property and income tax issue as the best way to spread the burden among taxpayers, according to school officials. “We have always felt it is more equitable to split the cost between property taxpayers Read More…

Amid noise, Avon Lake commencement speaker talks about moment when world went quiet

AVON LAKE — Senior speaker Julia Jantz took time Saturday to remind her classmates of the time all the noise of life in high school stopped after a classmate lost her struggle with depression. Commencement addresses generally center on pep talks on the future and jovial reminisces of four years together, and such addresses were Read More…