Education Roundup


First Posted: 11/18/2014

NHS members inducted

Delphos St. John’s National Honors Society inducted their newest members: Lanna Klausing, Rachel Pohlman, Shannon Bockey, Erin Williams, Connor Britt, Sydney Fischbach, Ashlyn Troyer, Alaina Utrup, Curtis Pohlman, Anna Mueller, Maddie Pohlman, Evan Mohler, Derek Anthony, Madelyn Buettner, Lexi Hays, Madison Fulk and Ryan Hellman.

Students are chosen based on grades, service, leadership and character.

Students selected for leadership program

Minster High School sophomores Ali Borgerding and Jenny Trzaska were selected as Hugh O’Brian Leadership delegates to the academy this summer. The program helps high school sophomores see their leadership talents and use them to become effective leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

Teacher attends summit

Darla Warnecke, Kalida High School’s Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science teacher, attended a PLTW summit in Indianapolis, during which she participated in learning sessions such as Physiology, Walking the Tight Rope of Balanced Assessments, Attracting the New Generation of STEM students and more.

As a Master Teacher for PLTW, Warnecke spends her summers teaching at colleges and universities around the county.

Students study canals

Delphos St. John’s In Your Backyard Local History class recently went on a field trip to the Miami and Erie canals as the end of a unit on The Transportation History of Delphos. Students stopped at Deep Cut Park, Six Mile Creek aqueduct, Bloody Bridge, the locks in Lockington, Johnston Farm and Indian Agency in Piqua and rode in a canal boat. On the way back, students stopped in New Bremen and St. Marys to learn about how the two areas restored the canal and their downtown areas to 19th century grandeur to bring tourism and economic development.

Pupils participate in “speed dating”

Lima Senior High School students recently attended “Speed Dating … With Books” in the high school library, an event aimed to get students introduced to a wide variety of books. Students moved quickly from book to book in the hopes that something would pique their interest.

Crestview announces students of the month

Crestview Middle School and High School nominated one student from each grade as the October Students of the Month. Students are chosen based on their work ethic and how helpful they are.

October Students of the Month are: 7th Grade – Chloee Case, 8th Grade – Rayana Thatcher, 9th Grade – Cecil Johnson, 10th Grade – Cora Millay, 11th Grade – John Bauer, and 12th Grade – Vicky Callow.

Teachers learn Google apps

Delphos St. Johns High School and Middle School teachers and staff went to training recently on ways to use Google apps in their classrooms. Michelle Stiffey, Jeff Bockey, Sharon Closson and Karen Schaffner spent two days with the Netdemics Team learning strategies.

Pupils participate in worldwide competition

The St. Gerard School preschool class participated in a worldwide “It’s OK to Make Mistakes” scholastic competition and Carter Lester was a runner up. He received an autographed copy of the “It’s Okay to Make Mistakes” book and copies for all of his classmates. The contest was for preschoolers and kindergartners.

Chrysler helps raise money

Tom Ahl Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep helped raise money for Temple Christian School on Oct. 31 as part of the Chrysler brand’s Drive for Kids program, where participants earn $10 for the school by taking a test drive in a 2014 model Town & Country minivan. Participants raised $2,150 for the school.

Students partake in Thanksgiving Tasting

South Science Technology Magnet School third-graders will participate in a Thanksgiving Tasting on Nov. 25. Teachers will explain how life is different today from the Pilgrim times.

‘Born to Be Wild’

Lima Senior High School students will be presenting the play, “Born to Be Wild,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the school auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens and free for children 5 and under. Tickets are available at the door.

‘Out of Sight, Out of Murder’

The Elida High School Theater Department is presenting “Out of Sight, Out of Murder” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and may be purchased at the Elida High School Activities Office and at the door.

Shawnee Talent Show

The Shawnee Drama Department is presenting Shawnee Spotlight III 2014 featuring grades 7-12 in a juried talent show at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Shawnee High School Hugh Downs Auditorium The show includes 19 acts and two non-juried performances and has three judges. Tickets are $5 at the door.