June 30, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
77°F
 

‘Octateuch’ spells doom for Learwood’s Mueller at National Spelling Bee

CT Spelling Bee champ Rachel Mueller is out. The seventh-grader Learwood Middle School student from Avon Lake misspelled the word “octateuch” during a preliminary oral spelling round this morning about 11:30 a.m. at the Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland. The word is a term Read More…

Bald eagles in Avon Lake hatch first of three eggs

AVON LAKE — A pair of eagles welcomed a new addition Tuesday morning. One of three eggs hatched in a nest at Redwood Elementary School at 8:56 a.m. It is the first eaglet born this year of parents affectionately named Stars and Stripes by the student body following a naming contest after the nest was Read More…

Avon Lake schools settle with color guard members hit by falling sign

ELYRIA — Avon Lake Schools has reached a settlement with two members of an American Legion color guard who were injured when a band sign fell on them at a football game. Superintendent Bob Scott said the district paid Avon Lake City Councilman Larry Meiners $11,250 for the injuries he received while Jacob Lundy, father Read More…

Voters renew Avon Lake school levy

AVON LAKE — Voters approved a renewal levy Tuesday that ensures funding for long-term maintenance and improvement projects for Avon Lake Schools. Issue 20, a five-year, 1.5-mill renewal levy that raises money for the district’s general permanent improvement fund, passed 5,626 to 2,726, or 67 percent for the levy and 33 percent against it, according Read More…

Avon Lake schools get grant for nutrition, exercise programs

AVON LAKE — A grant was awarded to Avon Lake Schools that will help support nutrition and physical activity programs. The $17,600 grant was received through Fuel Up to Play 60 and the American Dairy Association Mideast. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Football Read More…

School districts: Poor results expected from dumped PARCC tests

The Ohio Department of Education has released preliminary results from spring tests developed by the heavily-criticized Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, leaving local districts to determine what can be gleaned from the controversial exams. The preliminary designation leaves the data open to change before a final report is made public in Read More…

Local school leaders warn about blanket rules from state on pay-to-play

In many districts across Lorain County, the cost for student-athletes to enjoy the rush of snapping a football or dunking a basketball amounts to hundreds of dollars parents must pay for their students to participate. In anticipation of a public discussion about co-curricular school activities led by a state legislator, local district superintendents are touting Read More…

Avon Lake threat believed a hoax

AVON LAKE — An increased police presence responded to Avon Lake High School on Thursday morning after the district caught wind of a potential threat. Superintendent Bob Scott said the threat, the specifics of which haven’t been provided beyond that someone indicated violence would occur on campus, was made Wednesday night. However, Scott, who also Read More…

Avon Lake police, district officials cautious after potential threat

AVON LAKE – An increased police presence was at Avon Lake High School on Thursday morning after the district caught wind of a potential threat against the school. Superintendent Bob Scott said the threat, specifics of which haven’t been provided beyond that someone indicated violence would occur on campus, was made Wednesday night. However Scott, Read More…

School leaders’ letter seeks support

Lorain County superintendents, who are known to be vocal when it comes to expressing what they think about educational decisions made on the state level with local effects, are calling for superintendents across the state to start using their voice as power. Local educators sent an email Monday to superintendents across Ohio, as well as Read More…