Discovery School, Ontario Prom Court, scholarships and NAACP

Discovery School named Wild School Site

Discovery School has been designated as Ohio’s latest “Wild School Site” by the Division of Wildlife. It’s just the fourth location in Richland County and the 198th location in Ohio to receive the title. The award was presented on Earth Day, April 22, by Jen Dennison, education coordinator for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Discovery students have engaged in a variety of projects, such as vernal pool clean-up, butterfly garden installation, bat box installation / monitoring and various litter clean-ups, that provide both habitat and food resources for wildlife around the school’s large woodland property. Discovery’s weekly “Woods” program and Wildlife Wednesday series also provide on-going education about Ohio’s native wildlife.

Discovery School also teaches students a variety of outdoor skills such as hiking, shelter building, and even archery. The Archery Club is led by NASP certified (National Archery in Schools Program) instructor / Head of School Julie Schwartz.

“Outdoor learning has been proven to develop a true spirit of Earth stewardship in children,” said Schwartz. “We feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to the kids and to the planet in that way. They are naturally curious and action-oriented. We just need to not be afraid to let them get dirty!”

MOESC announces administrative moves

Michelle Patrick

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center announces moves within the administration. Michelle Patrick has been hired for the newly-created student learning and skills recovery position, effective July 1. Patrick is the principal at Abraxas. The position is being funded by a grant.

Patrick will provide direct support services to district administration, teachers and support service personnel to identify learning loss, deficits in skill acquisition and skill development to create a service plan to positively impact students’ academic achievement, fine and gross motor development, speech and language acquisition , and vision / mobility goals.

Assuming the principal position at Abraxas will be current special education consultant Jolene Edwards.

Ontario introduces 2022 prom court

Ontario High School 2022 Prom Court: (Front row left to right) Macy Mangan, Emma Drexel, Jasylyn Ly, Ava Ruhe, Tiffany Whittaker, Priya Das, Chloe Hollar, Chasity Mies, Brooklyn Blaising, and Alexus Barry.  (Back row left to right) Gage Johnson, Joshuah Young, Nathan Slater, Alexander Rathburn, Donovan Ditmars, Jacob Barabani, Evan Trumpower, Lukas Hopton, and Aiden Frankhouse.  (Not pictured - Ethan Turnbaugh)

ONTARIO – Ontario High School has announced the following students have been named to the 2022 prom court. They are: Macy Mangan; Emma Drexel; Jasylyn Ly; Ava Ruhe; Tiffany Whittaker; Priya Das; Chloe Hollar; Chasity Mies; Brooklyn Blaising; Alexus Barry; Gage Johnson; Joshuah Young; Nathan Slater; Alexander Rathburn; Donovan Ditmars; Jacob Barabani; Evan Trumpower; Luke Hopton; Aiden Frankhouse; and Ethan Turnbaugh.

This prom year will take place Saturday evening at Ontario High School.

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