May 26, 2016

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High school students seize opportunity at LCCC

College is supposed to follow high school, but for a number of local teenagers college life comes first — and the payoff is huge. Just ask Norah Ali. At 18, the Elyria woman is set to accept her high school diploma May 27 at Ely Stadium. However, Ali donned a cap and gown last Saturday Read More…

Elyria Schools’ funding strong through 2020

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools’ bottom line remains strong through 2020, but school officials said they have to get a handle on student enrollment. As the district loses students, it also loses money. On Wednesday night, district Treasurer Joy Clickenger delivered an updated five-year financial forecast to school board members. These updates are given every May Read More…

District tour, parade honor standout EHS cheer squad

A citywide celebration is set today for Elyria Schools’ state champion cheerleaders that will include a parade of thanks by district students and staff. The team will visit each building and meet for the formal recognition at Elyria High School. A decorated Lorain County Transit bus will chauffeur cheerleaders from one location to the next. Read More…

State champion Elyria cheerleaders to be honored by school district

ELYRIA — The Elyria School District will recognize its state championship cheerleaders with a series of appearances, culminating in a parade along West Avenue to Elyria High School. The cheerleaders, who won the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators state meet in March, will be chauffeured by a Lorain County Transit bus decorated for the occasion Read More…

Lorain County middle-schoolers help create positive project

Middle school can be a tough place, especially for kids who don’t fit in with their peers. Mental health professionals have said that social isolation is a risk factor that can lead to depression and, in the worst cases, self-harm and suicide. Area leaders looked for ways to reach out to that population, and a Read More…

Survey: Elyria voters still poised to say yes to schools’ bond issue, but are more wary about athletic complex

ELYRIA — Updated survey results show voters are still in favor of a bond issue to fund new schools and a new athletic complex. But support has waned since a similar survey was conducted in November before the details of the master plan were ironed out. It appears the athletic complex is a game changer Read More…

Superintendent: Elyria Schools strive to excel

ELYRIA — The state of Elyria Schools is good. But the district wants to be exceptional. Superintendent Tom Jama spoke Wednesday during his State of the Schools address about what it means to offer an exceptional education, but it wasn’t until the lights dimmed and the little glowing robotic balls zoomed into the room that Read More…

Donation provides boost to Elyria Schools’ IT security

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools is getting pricey hacker armor in the form of new software designed to keep out unwanted network intruders. The cost to the district for the software, valued at $174,000: Absolutely nothing. Binary Defense Systems, based in Hudson, is donating its BDS Vision Software, along with consulting fees, and yearly monitoring. David Read More…

Elyria High student charged with making threats after Tweeting about shooting up a school

ELYRIA — A 14-year-old boy will face juvenile charges after saying Saturday on Twitter, “I feel like shooting up a school.” According to a news release from Elyria Schools, the Tweet tagged the Elyria Schools account, which led to an immediate investigation. Police questioned the boy, a student at Elyria High School, who admitted the threat, and Read More…

Board OKs school plans

ELYRIA — The configuration of new schools that leans heavily toward merging elementary and middle schools is the master plan design school board members will submit to the state. On Wednesday night, board members unanimously accepted the recommendations of the master plan committee and submit to the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission a building plan that Read More…