June 25, 2016

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Successors in Parma accuse Lorain’s Graham of sloppy bookkeeping

LORAIN — School district Superintendent Jeff Graham has come under fire from his previous employer for what the district referred to as an inaccurate tracking of expenditures. In a letter to staff, families and other residents, Parma Superintendent Carl Hilling and board President Kathleen Petro said Graham, who came to the Lorain district from Parma Read More…

Six in running for Lorain High principal’s job

LORAIN — The school district has named six finalists to become the new Lorain High School principal. Lorain Schools Treasurer Dale Weber said the six individuals were: Chad Coffman, principal at Parma High School Ann Pickering, assistant principal at Midview High School Melissa DeAngelis, principal at Heritage Middle School in Painesville Victoria Swartz, director of Read More…

Two Washington Elementary educators recognized at luncheon

Two Lorain educators were honored at a luncheon in Columbus after receiving a special award for extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities. Elena Mulholland and Sandra de Rivero, who both work at Washington Elementary School as English Language Learner specialists, were selected for the Franklin B. Walter Award, which is presented to Read More…

Southview High School holds fond memories for Saints

LORAIN — Southview Saints can go marching through the halls of the building one last time. The building, which has served as Lorain High School since 2012 after Southview High School closed in 2010, will be hosting an open house and final walk-through for all alumni and community members 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. “We Read More…

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…

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…

Wilson assistant principal gets top spot at Dohanos

LORAIN — Stevan Dohanos Elementary School is getting some new leadership with the new school year. Sean Wolanin, assistant principal of General Johnnie Wilson Middle School, will become the elementary school’s principal during his second year in the Lorain Schools. “I really just wanted to be a building principal again,” he said. “So I decided Read More…

Weber paints rosier picture of Lorain schools’ finances

LORAIN — The school district’s financial forecast is far from forlorn. At a special meeting of the school board Wednesday night, Treasurer Dale Weber detailed where the district is headed over the next five years in a mandated financial outlook. According to Weber’s predictions, Lorain Schools will have a $7 million surplus for 2016, a Read More…

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…

Lorain Schools joins 15 other districts for the first time at Special Olympics

ELYRIA — Dressed in a blue T-shirt that read, “Team Titan,” Daylan Bodiford came to Ely Stadium ready to wow. He grabbed the torch and walked with a steady gait to the next competitor. In that one movement, the 2016 Special Olympics officially started for the athletes of Lorain Schools. This year marked the first Read More…