Education

Heidelberg’s new dean of students is new to town

Heidelberg University has welcomed a new dean of student affairs, who has just two weeks under his belt. Christopher Abrams comes to Heidelberg from Malone University in Canton, where he earned a degree in broadcasting and journalism. While at Malone, he served as vice president for student ...

Buckeye Central homecoming court

PHOTO BY NICOLE WALBY Buckeye Central Local Schools’ homecoming court includes (front row, from left) Jenna Karl, Claire Songer, Kaylen Ackerman, Courtney Pifher, Lexi Evak and Taylor Ratliff; and (back row, from left) Max Loy, Wade Ackerman, Derek Reed, Matthew Summers and Thomas Phillips.

Report cards reflect improvements

The state released its 2016-17 School Report Cards Thursday, showing some districts improving in areas. Districts and schools were graded on six component for the 2016-17 school year, including achievement, progress, gap closing, graduation rate, K-3 literacy and prepared for success. ...

Sweet music

The Tiffin University Music Department started 22 years ago with no rehearsal rooms or recording space and today has grown into its own 14,000-square-foot facility. “It has been a roller coaster over the last two years,” Brad Reese, TU’s director in the music department, said. “The ...

Speaker: Use your differences

An ambassador for the deaf community spoke to Heidelberg University students Thursday about “embracing their differences.” Nyle DiMarco was born deaf into a multigenerational deaf family and has been an honorary spokesman for Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids. DiMarco was ...

Learning tree

Heidelberg University faculty and staff welcomed 346 new students Thursday morning during the university’s opening convocation ceremonies. “We are honored you have made Heidelberg University your college of choice,” Heidelberg President Rob Huntington said. “We are focused on ...

Superintendent outlines plan for school year

Tiffin City School District teachers, staff and administrators gathered Tuesday morning to gear up for the new school year, to start Thursday. Superintendent Gary Barber laid out his plan for the year and his expectations for teachers and his administrative team. During his talk, Barber ...

Watch for students on foot or on buses

As most area students head back to school this week, we remind motorists to watch for school buses — and more pedestrians and traffic — while driving. You probably know not to pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing. And flashing yellow lights indicate the bus is slowing and ...

TCS board welcomes new faces

New staff and new student board representatives were introduced Tuesday evening during the regular Tiffin City Board of Education meeting. The board introduced new individuals assuming administrative roles, including Jennifer Losey, director of teaching and learning; Nichole Jiran, Washington ...

Exchange program seeks host families, volunteers

A student exchange program is asking Seneca County families to consider becoming a host family for the 2017-18 school year. Youth For Understanding is one of the oldest and largest intercultural exchange programs, placing hundreds of international exchange students with families across the ...

’95 alumna now principal at St. Wendelin Catholic School

FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin Catholic School is welcoming a 1995 alumna as its new principal. “I am very thankful my parents blessed me, and my sisters, with a high-quality Catholic education at St. Wendelin,” Teresa Kitchen, St. Wendelin’s new K-8 principal, said. “To return ‘home’ ...

TU professor to teach in Katmandu as part of Fulbright program

A member of Tiffin University’s faculty has been selected for the Fulbright Specialist Program, which involves spending five weeks at Kings College in Kathmandu, Nepal. Perry Haan, professor of marketing at TU, has worked as a faculty member and administrator in higher education since 1986. ...

Recent Heidelberg grad selected as Fulbright scholar

A recent Heidelberg University graduate has been selected to be a Fulbright scholar, to serve as an English teaching assistant for the 2017-18 academic year. Summer Hunter-Kysor is from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and is the first Heidelberg student to receive a Fulbright award from the ...

’Berg lands grant for emergency aid

Heidelberg University is to receive a $115,000 Dash Emergency Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates to create and maintain a student emergency aid program. Emergency grants are to be integrated into Heidelberg’s overall student success strategy with the goal ...

Float their boat

Connor Haner (left) and Jacob Fuhrer, juniors in Sentinel Career and Technology Center's electrical trades program, paddle to propel a cardboard boat in the pond behind the school Thursday afternoon. Programs fashioned boats out of cardboard and raced each other during the event. To view more ...