May 4, 2016

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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…

Midview interviews 3 finalists for superintendent job

GRAFTON — The trio of educators who have been narrowed from a field of 13 initial applicants to become the next superintendent of Midview Schools was introduced to approximately 75 parents, staff, and others during a 2½-hour meet-and-greet session at Midview Middle School. All three candidates are experienced educators in other Ohio school districts, two Read More…

Midview Schools narrows its superintendent search to 3

GRAFTON — Midview officials whittled the list of potential superintendent candidates from seven to three and are asking the public to give their say on who should be the district’s next leader. The three finalists are: Todd Osborn, superintendent of Liberty Union-Thurston Schools. Bruce Willingham Jr., assistant superintendent/director of personnel for Maple Heights School. Thomas Read More…

Midview janitor in running for national award

EATON TWP. — From the moment Keith Ciesielczyk steps out of his vehicle in the Midview Middle School parking lot, he only has one goal — to make the school and its grounds picture-perfect. Mop buckets, brooms and dustpans and other cleaning supplies, plus outdoor equipment like snow blowers and shovels, are the tools Ciesielczyk, Read More…

Local districts receive mixed grades on state report cards

Learning more each day and passing a state test given on one day are two different things. That’s how Elyria Schools is explaining state report card grades that give the district an F in the component that shows how many students passed state tests during the 2014-15 school year and an A in the component 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…

Back to school

Elyria students are not the only ones returning to school today. This week marks the first day of classes for several Lorain County districts, including: Amherst — today Avon — Thursday Avon Lake — today Clearview — Started Tuesday Keystone — Started Monday Lorain — today North Ridgeville — Thursday Other districts start later this Read More…

School district literacy ratings are released

Last fall, the Ohio Department of Education postponed releasing a report letting parents know how well districts were doing to help struggling readers — those young students who were at-risk for falling further behind in their studies and possibly not becoming high school graduates. The explanation was more time was needed to tweak how the Read More…

United Way director touts campaign success

ELYRIA — As in the past few years, United Way of Greater Lorain County is eschewing fundraising money to focus on increased collaborations among the area’s social service agencies to better meet essential needs of the county’s underserved population. Bill Harper, United Way’s executive director, again emphasized the agency’s continued transition from hitting financial goals Read More…

Goggin to stay in Midview through 2021

GRAFTON — Midview Schools will keep Scott Goggin on as superintendent for another five years. The Midview school board unanimously voted to approve a new five-year contract for Goggin, effective Aug. 1, 2016, to July 31, 2021, during a meeting Thursday. Goggin has been at Midview for 13 years, not all as superintendent. “I love being Read More…