Education

Tiffin board declines to seek zone academy funds

  Tiffin City Board of Education opted Tuesday not to seek funding through a federal program. With a 3-2 vote, the board voted against adopting a Qualified Zone Academy Bond capital plan, which would identify needs the district would have. Also, the board did not approve the ...

Schumacher reflects on ‘exciting year’ as TU president

  Tiffin University’s sixth — and first female — president has completed her semester and according to her, it has been a “busy and exciting year.” Lillian Schumacher first was named interim president Jan. 11 and was named president five months ...

Costumed coordination

  Calvert Catholic Preschool teacher Joan Kirgis leads her 3-year-old students in a celebration song of the letter J for coordination and sequence development by singing “Higgleldy Piggeldy” at their Friday Halloween Costume Day. This activity was an English square dance that ...

Board gets look at center’s manufacturing program

Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers school board met in Tiffin Thursday and was given an overview of the district’s multi-faceted manufacturing program that offers curriculum in welding, robotics, design engineering and architecture. According to Superintendent Greg Edinger, ...

Students to attend FFA convention

  ATTICA —  During a brief school board Monday morning, members approved student participation in the 2016 National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis. Students are to leave Wednesday and return Friday. They are to travel by chartered bus along with students from ...

Genocide lecture series turns focus on Native Americans

  Heidelberg University is to focus on the genocide of Native Americans as the theme of the seventh annual Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series Oct. 17-20. Each fall, Heidelberg brings in speakers to educate the campus and surrounding community about the historic and ...

Mohawk board eyes financial forecast

The five-year financial forecast was the centerpiece of the Mohawk School Board meeting Monday evening. Treasurer Rhonda Feasel reviewed the district’s revenues and expenditures focusing on the 2017 general fund. Feasel projects an increase of 1.36 percent in income for the coming ...

Districts get yearly grades

Ohio Department of Education released its report cards for schools Thursday.Vicki Wheatley, superintendent of Tiffin City Schools, said she was proud of everything on the report card.In some cases, she said, the grades look poor, but she knows what is going on in the schools.Wheatley said the ...

’Berg debuts upgrades to theater

Heidelberg University's Gundlach Theatre has undergone some changes over the summer.The project is about 90-percent done, said Rod Morrison, associate vice president for facilities and engineering at Heidelberg.The theater has been painted and carpeted, and more than 200 chairs have been ...

Terra board OKs contract with 34 employees

FREMONT - The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement during a board meeting Aug. 24.The agreement with the Ohio Association of Public School Employees Local No. 217/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local ...

‘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 ...