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Coping with loss: a young person’s perspective

July 17, 2014

Four years ago today my mother died of cancer. 

World Cup tops them all

June 11, 2014

The excitement that surrounds high profile sporting events is something of beauty.

The attention events like the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA and NHL finals receive is truly amazing. It is a place for people to connect, find commonality and bond with one another no matter race, class, religion, gender or opinions they may have.

Travel ... but first to the library

June 11, 2014

Recently, my husband and I went on a vacation. A long-awaited and hard-earned vacation.  After our camera was pick-pocketed on the last day of our Caribbean cruise honeymoon in 2011, robbing us of nearly every single one of our photographs, we were determined to repeat the trip as soon as we could afford it.  We wanted to retake those photographs, to recapture those memories, and to feel less cheated and violated…because that’s exactly how being pick-pocketed made us feel.

Changing the way teachers are evaluated

June 3, 2014

Ohio is making changes to the way it evaluates the performance of its teachers. Ohio’s Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) is intended to provide a richer, more detailed view of teacher performance, with a focus on specific strengths and opportunities for improvement. While the OTES presents big changes for teachers, students, and administrators, our support for our teachers and commitment to our students remain the same.

What is the OTES?

Book Clubs: Reading as a community experience

May 14, 2014

“We read to know we are not alone.”

 — C.S. Lewis

The greatest athletes of Wapakoneta gathered near the Auglaize River last night to race in one of...
Wapakoneta resident Amy Kentner threw the ceremonial first pitch Friday prior to the Cleveland...
Scoring 3,236 points over the course of the two-day championship meet, the Wapakoneta Waves swim...


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