Dayton, OH Education

Troy elementary teacher turns classroom in mini-Hogwarts

TROY — Magical things are happening at Concord Elementary School. Fourth-grade teacher Jasma Mercer has turned her classroom into a mini-Hogwarts, creating a fully immersive learning experience for her students as they read “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” from the best-selling series by J.K. Rowling. “When I plan a...
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WSU student raises concerns with university’s random COVID-19 testing

DAYTON — A student is raising concerns as Wright State University moves forward with its randomized mandatory COVID-19 testing. Each week on Friday, 275 students and employees get an email that tells them they need to get a COVID-19 test within a week. They can do so at a testing center in the student union or through another testing source.
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Ghosts of campus past: Alumni share their UD ghost stories

A collage of pictures of Flyers Frank Filipiak, Stephanie Sehlhorst Kassman and friends from UD class of 1991. Pictured in the top left is Filipiak and fellow students on Halloween. Photos courtesy of Filipiak and Kassman. Lucinda Judd | Staff Writer. UD has a rich history full of growth, from...

How college enrollment decline can impact local businesses

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A study from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that enrollment is down 3.2% in the last year. Here in the Miami Valley, Wittenberg University Vice President for Enrollment Management Carola Thorson says their college has felt the impact. “What we ended up seeing this past year is we saw […]

‘Dayton Plague’ taunts students during COVID-19 pandemic

Photo of Gosiger Hall, home of UD’s student health center. Photo courtesy of Maddy Barsche, A&E Editor. It begins as a little lump when you swallow, but you assure yourself it’s just a scratch in your throat. The next morning you wake up and realize maybe it’s not just a scratch, but you take ibuprofen and make your way to class. A little sore throat is no reason to miss your 8 a.m., even if you wish it was.
Eaton Register Herald

Students experiencing career options

A rewarding part of my current work is the opportunity to create experiences for Preble County students to explore career options that can be a part of their future. On Sept. 28, many area businesses came together to help present and share hands-on experiences to over 470 eighth grade students. All 16 national career cluster areas were represented from Architecture and Engineering to Health Sciences and even Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics.

Study shows decrease in college enrollment- Here’s how local universities are doing

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – New data from the National Clearninghouse Research Center found that nationally undergraduate enrollment is down 3.2% from 2020. The study also suggests that the lack of enrollment involved pandemic stressors like finance issues and people not wanting to learn virtually. “I think students desire to have an on campus learning experience, […]

Ohio’s top high school football players: Meet the state’s best tight ends

This is the final week we’ll be taking a position-by-position look at some of the top players in Ohio high school football. Our first list focused on the linebackers, next came the wide receivers, quarterbacks, offensive linemen and defensive linemen and then defensive backs. We started this week with the...

Mending conflict, directly: Wilmington schools carrying out restorative conferences

WILMINGTON — Guided conversations in a safe setting are helping to repair conflicts that occur at Wilmington’s middle and high schools. The Wilmington school board heard an update Monday on the district’s use of restorative practices with a presentation from three staffers who are trained restorative facilitators for grades 6 through 12, as well as from one of the 10 students who serve as peer facilitators.
Springfield News Sun

High School volleyball: Northeastern falls to Versailles in district semis

BROOKVILLE — The Northeastern High School volleyball team’s postseason run ended in the district semifinals for the third straight season. Sixth-seeded Versailles beat the top-seeded Jets 25-22, 25-15, 21-25, 25-22 in a Division III district semifinal match on Tuesday night at Brookville High School. Junior Kirsten Bomholt had 20 kills...
Marysville Journal-Tribune

Pioneers preparing for Eastmoor in playoffs

Wyatt Kaizer of Jonathan Alder leaps to catch a ball behind his head at the Springfield Shawnee one-yard-line. The Pioneers will play at Columbus Eastmoor Academy on Friday during the first round of the Division III playoffs. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller) After a very slow start to the 2021...
Daily Advocate

Edison State participates Second Chance Grant Pilot Program

PIQUA — To assist students in obtaining their degree, Edison State Community College will participate in the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE)’s Second Chance Grant Pilot Program. The grant will be available to eligible students beginning with the spring 2022 semester. Created to reduce financial barriers preventing Ohioans from...
Springfield News Sun

School report cards: Springfield’s graduation rate increases two years in a row

No letter grades issued for COVID-disrupted 2020-21 school year. State school report cards were released this month. Ohio’s report card system for K-12 schools usually includes letter grades for overall performance, and for a number of individual metrics — academic achievement, year-over-year progress, graduation rate and much more. Those letter...

A Woodland PATH

The University of Dayton Libraries are inviting students to take a virtual tour of Woodland Cemetery through an asynchronous program using Springshare’s LibWizard software. Students who participate will learn about the cemetery’s history; explore the lives of community leaders interred in Woodland, including UD alumni; and reflect on memory and legacy in the context of UD and Dayton history. The activity connects to the University of Dayton’s campus (just next door) and the books, archival collections and other materials in the University Libraries. A few of the notable people highlighted in the module include humorist Erma Bombeck, inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright and poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. UD students and Woodland employees Meg Klepacz and Kayla Dawson collaborated by recording TikTok videos with information on some of Woodland’s VIPs, which are embedded as part of the experience.
Dayton Daily News

Ohio School Boards Association leaves national agency over dispute

The Ohio School Boards Association is ending its affiliation with the National School Boards Association, after the national organization equated some parents’ aggressive protests with “domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”. The OSBA Board of Trustees’ decision was prompted by NSBA’s Sept. 29 letter to President Joe Biden requesting he use...