BG board updated on testing schedule PDF Print E-mail
Written by MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor   
Saturday, 21 December 2013 09:07
Bowling Green's school board got a crash course in the upcoming state-mandated tests for students.
Todd Cramer, executive director of teaching and learning, on Tuesday ran through all the tests students third grade to senior year will take starting next school year.
The requirements are part of the new Common Core standards, which sets a uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math.
Cramer went through the 2014-15 testing schedule, pointing out tests will last a minimum of 45 minutes and a maximum of 105 minutes.
He said third-graders will spend 18 hours completing state-mandated assessments, and that next year's sophomores should be ready to take over 20 tests before they graduate.
"It really seems nearly impossible" to get all the required testing done in a year, said Superintendent Ann McVey.
Three new members join Owens board PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 10:16
On Tuesday, Gov. John Kasich announced the following appointments to the Owens Community College Board of Trustees:
Keith B. Jordan Sr. of Toledo and Mary Beth Hammond of Findlay have been appointed for terms beginning Dec. 16, 2013 and ending Sept. 21, 2018.
Dr. Srinivas K. Hejeebu of Sylvania has been appointed for a term beginning Dec. 16, 2013 and ending Sept. 21, 2014.
They fill the three seats vacant since 2012. Those seats were previously filled by Dave Habegger, Allan Libbe and RJ Molter.
Research War of 1812 and win cash PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 10:06
The State of Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission has announced a research contest open to any Ohio student ages 13 to 18 and in grades 7 through 12.
The research project may take the form of an essay, a Web site, a podcast, or a Powerpoint presentation.  
"Our goal is for students to present historical narrative and interpretation in a compelling and informative manner," said Dr. Peter Hahn, a commission member and chairman of the history department at Ohio State University.
First place winners will each receive $3,000. Second place winners will each receive $1,500, and third place winners will each take home $500. Students in grades 7 to 9 should prepare submissions based on one of the following prompts:
1. How did Ohio's geographic location, including its proximity to Lake Erie, shape its strategic importance to the U.S. war effort against Britain during the War of 1812?
Otsego Elementary Honor Roll: 12-19-13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 10:07
Otsego elementary has released its first quarter honor roll, listing the following students.

THIRD GRADE - Clay Battin, Alayna Dotson, Chloe Downs, Emma Downs, Preslee Drain, Donovan Farley, Bryndie Funk, Nataleigh Hartman, Tucker Hunsberger, Gage Jones, Adam Kosinski, Johanna Lamb, Summer Lehsten, Joey Manley, Abigail Martin, Levi Puffer, Olivia Speegle, Rubyrain Thomas, Chaz Timko, Alexander Voska, Samantha Walker, Ellyanna Zeller.
FOURTH GRADE - Ethan Balusik, Madissen Boyer, Brazden Brown, Devin Coon, Anna Divis, Hannah Duncan, Ellie Feehan, Jonah Guthrie, Evelyn Hartman, Chase Helberg, Shelby Keifer, Cooper Kempf, Grace Limes, Cadence Luce, Katilyn Makowski, Caden Martinez-Buehrer, Micah May, Seth Miller, Calvin Renkel, Morgan Simon, Olivia Tansel, Aidan Tobar, Carsyn Tussing, Ava Werdebaugh, Abbygail Wichman.
FIFTH GRADE - Abigail Brown, Miriam Chase, Paige Estep, Abby Gase, Michael Gonzalez, Ethan Lenox, Erika Putnam, Alex Richardson, Christian Scott, Amelia Simpson, Brayden Timko, Mason Wade,
Education Briefs: 12-19-13 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 10:04
Rossford ready to reorganize
ROSSFORD - The Board of Education's organizational meeting is still more than three weeks away, but already a key decision is made.
Board President Dawn Burks told her fellow board members Monday that she was not interested in returning as board leader.
Long-time board member and Vice President Ken Sutter said he would be interested in the post.
Newly-elected board member Jackie Huffman, who was seated with the public at the meeting, said she was willing to serve as vice president.
The organizational meeting will be held Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Bulldog Center meeting room.
Huffman will be sworn in at that time.
The board said farewell to Doug Miller, who did not win re-election in November.
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