Archive - 2014 - News Article
As Ohio school districts prepare to implement new state academic standards known as the Common Core, local educators are forming their own opinions on the initiative that has sparked controversy across the U.S.
The Common Core is a set of college- and career-ready standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in language arts and mathematics. The standards are meant to improve student’s ability to be ready for college and the workforce. As of today, 44 of the 50 states have adopted Common Core standards.
Locals interested in participating in one of the largest food drives in the county will not have to leave their front yards, or likely even go to the grocery store.
The 22nd Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will be held on May 10, and those with donations will simply leave their non-perishable food items along with their regular mail drop off.
With a passion for both working with children and playing volleyball, one Wapakoneta senior has taken on a coaching role for a Wapakoneta sixth grade team.
Lyndsi Whitmore, 18, has been playing volleyball since seventh grade, and she said there is no end in sight for her volleyball career.
This year Lyndsi played on the Redskins volleyball team and on club team “Lava” in Lima.
She is looking forward to playing for Bluffton after she graduates this year. She will be starting her college career in early childhood education in the fall.
To help celebrate National Administrative Professionals day, the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce presented a luncheon yesterday at the Grand Plaza Banquet Hall with a catered lunch from Al’s Woody’s Diner.
This year’s entertainment came in the form of comedian Jeff Robinson, and with display tables from Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, Steinke Family Chiropractic and Earth Safe Ozone guests were greeted with plenty of entertainment and door prizes.
A crowd of students, parents and teachers gathered in the Wapakoneta Performing Arts Center Tuesday night to listen to Bruce Boguski, a renowned motivational speaker and author who spoke to the audience about techniques they can use to become “peak performers” in the classroom and in life.
At the free seminar, Boguski discussed his book, “The Testing Zone,” which provides methods to help students increase their test scores by improving memory and retention, increasing creativity and learning how to relax in pressure situations.
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education honored 11 students for their hard work this school year during a regular board meeting Tuesday night in the Wapakoneta Middle School Library in front of a crowd of parents, teachers and school administrators.
Each of the 11 recognized students are currently attending WMS and were nominated by several of their teachers ranging from grades five through seven.
This Saturday the Wapakoneta Family YMCA is participating in the Y’s national movement of encouraging kids to keep their minds and bodies healthy by holding the free event, Healthy Kids Day.
According to a news release from the Wapakoneta Family YMCA, Healthy Kids Day is celebrated at nearly 1,600 Y’s across the country. It is an fun, educational event to help get kids learning and moving aimed at maintaining those characteristics throughout the summer months.
A dog bite was reported on Wapakoneta Middle School grounds at 9:43 a.m. on Friday, April 18.
Principal Wes Newland called the Wapakoneta Police Department advising he was bit in the ankle by a dog while he was riding his bicycle to school.
According to the report, Newland advised that he did not wish to file charges, only to find the dog’s owner.
In a news story published in our Saturday, April 19 edition of the Daily News we reported that an Arbor Day tree planting ceremony will be held today at Auglaize Acres. It has been brought to our attention this event is actually on May 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Auglaize Acres.
Wapakoneta’s Safety-Service Director Bill Rains blazing defense of Mayor Rodney Metz overshadowed Monday’s council meeting.