Education

‘Dream big’

The class of 2020 was welcomed Wednesday morning during the 2016 fall convocation at Tiffin University."It is your time, enjoy every minute of it," Lillian Schumacher, TU's sixth president, said. "The faculty and staff are here for you and care about you and will challenge you.""This is the ...

Seneca East high school is beating the odds, according to Newsweek

ATTICA - Junior High-High School Principal Don Vogt had good news for the Seneca East Board of Education Monday when he shared Newsweek's 2016 list of schools that are "Beating the Odds."In the magazine's annual list of lower socio-economic school districts that excel in preparing students for ...

School board moves on levy

Tiffin City Board of Education approved the first resolution needed to place a permanent improvement levy on the November ballot Tuesday during its regular meeting.The resolution is to renew an existing 1-mill tax levy with an increase of 1.72-mills, totaling 2.72 mills. The permanent ...

New administrators attend meeting

Superintendent Dennis Haft attended his first Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village school board meeting Monday evening in his new position.Newly hired McPherson Middle School Principal Brian Cannon said, "It's been a whirlwind of a first month on the job. Right now, I'm meeting staff with ...

Vanguard-Sentinel gets $800K to boost skilled manufacturing

FREMONT - During Thursday's Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Greg Edinger told members an $800,000 Straight A grant will be used to replace, improve or expand robotics and advanced manufacturing equipment. He expects upgrades fully complete by the 2017-2018 school year.Edinger said he ...

Seneca East board approves staff changes

ATTICA - During the Seneca East Board of Education meeting Monday, Superintendent Laura Kagy introduced the panel to Heather Stockmaster, guidance counselor for 2016-2017, pending completed requirements and credentials. She is to replace Alana Sigg, who resigned effective June 10.Other approved ...

$800,000 grant

Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Center expects to receive a grant of more than $800,000 from the Ohio Department of Education to expand its robotics program and career technical education.The announcement was made in release from the office of Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, Tuesday.The ...

Clyde-GS teacher moving career and family to China

FOSTORIA - A local family is going to make a big move in July to Beijing, a plan that has been two years in the making.Since the age of 18, Brenda Williams said, she has had a "travel bug" and always has wanted to travel all over the world, first experiencing Paris while studying abroad while ...

H-L board OKs plans for garage

BASCOM - Parent Lisa Wilt brought her concerns about safety to the Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education Wednesday evening. She is worried about the drop-off and pick-up area in front of the building.Superintendent Rodney Russell said the fire chief has viewed the situation and they are discussing ...

Pub, as in public house

Tiffin University's Wall Street Pub & Grille is approaching its date to open to the public: June 7.The bar/restaurant is to cater to the campus and Tiffin communities.Walter Miller, district manager of campus services of AVI Food Services, said, "This is not going to be like other bars ...

Students’ winning presentation promotes character education

The Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers Board of Education gathered in Tiffin Thursday and heard an award-winning presentation given by three Sentinel juniors.Kasandra Caler of North Central Academy, Beca Kimmet of Columbian and Tori Vach of Columbian took first place at Ohio ...

State bound

More than 50 students from Sentinel Career and Technology Center are to go to the 2016 SkillsUSA Ohio Championships next week.The state competition is to take place Tuesday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The awards ceremony is April 27.For the first time, Sentinel is to have a ...

After 38 years with ’Berg School of Music, a segue for Owen

For 38 years, John Owen has made his home in the Tiffin and Heidelberg University communities. Come the end of the semester, Owen and his wife plan to move to Indiana to be with family.Owen most recently has served as associate dean and director of the School of Music, professor of trumpet and ...

Speaker urges respect for board

SYCAMORE - Two people asked to speak at the Mohawk Board of Education meeting Monday evening.Jason Miller questioned the lack of open communication about the man who impersonated a state representative.Board President Kathy Koehler said the board already had discussed the matter at previous ...

30 registered for kindergarten screening next month

NEW RIEGEL - Superintendent Elaine Nye told board of education members Monday night that 30 students have registered for kindergarten screening May 13. Nine of those students are open enrollment students.Elementary students participate in Right to Read Week May 2-6. The theme this year is ...

Addressing commencement

A Heidelberg University alumnus is to address the class of 2016 in May during the commencement ceremony.Aris M. Kaplanis, former president and CEO of Teranet, with more than 30 years of experience in the technology sector, is to deliver the commencement address."We are very excited to have Aris ...

Addressing commencement

The keynote address at Tiffin University's 2016 commencement ceremony is to be delivered by the vice president of research strategy and worldwide operations for IBM.Zachary John Lemnios has been responsible for the formation and execution of IBM's research strategy and operations across the ...

NR student to march in Rose Parade

NEW RIEGEL A New Riegel Local School freshman has been chosen to perform as one of 300 students from across the country in the 128 Rose Parade in the Bands of America National Honor Band.It all started when Blake Depinet was handed an information card about Bands of America by his band ...