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18-12 QF2 Avon Lake vs. Elyria

September 25th, 2018 by admin
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TWO MORE FORMER CHAMPIONSHIP SCHOOLS CLASH IN THE SECOND QUARTERFINAL

The academic team from Avon Lake High School, pictured at the left, consists of , left to right, Natalie Miller,  Connor McNeill and Irwin Deng.  Their opponents from Elyria High School are, left to right, Garrett Worden,  Erica Uszak and John Schuman.  Click above to hear the program or read a summary of the final result from our official news release.

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18-11 QF1 Oberlin vs. Olmsted Falls

September 23rd, 2018 by admin
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QUARTERFINALS BEGIN – The “O’s” Have It

The first quarterfinal features academic teams from two former championship-winning schools.  The academic team from Oberlin High School team, consists of, as picture left to right, Emerson Rosen-Jones, Nicholas Bertoni, and Elias Bullock.  Opposing them are the Olmsted Falls High School team which consists of, left to right, Jakc Dahlinger,  Joey Calabrase and Ben Meredyk. Click above to hear the competition or choose the “spoiler,” a summary of the final results in our official news release.

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Dialogues 18-09 Little Vet School

September 23rd, 2018 by admin
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Young Students Aspire to be Future Doctors

Junior docs on the job

You’re never too young to learn when the material is presented in the right way.  That appears to be the philosophy behind a unique program with the goal of introducing elementary school children to the medical field.  It’s the “Little Veterinarian School” offered by Avon Lake’s Parks and Recreation Department, designed to introduce children to medicine through the study of animal health.  LaShaun Perry, a Registered Nurse and director of Little Medical School Northeast Ohio, describes to Bob Tayek this local example of the kind of national after school programs that may well be providing extra-early starts for future medical professionals.

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18-10 Brookside-Midview Playoff

September 4th, 2018 by admin
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WINNING TEAMS RETURN: THE VICTOR ADVANCES TO QUARTERFINALS

Brookside High School in the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school district and Grafton’s Midview High School were winners in their first visit to Scholastic Games, but below the scoring threshold for automatic advance to the quarterfinals.  The winner here will advance to that level.

Representing Brookside are, as pictured left to right, are  Dominic Martin, Sylvester Rabineau, and Lucia Morello.  The Midview team consists of, left to right, Gavin Maziarz,  Jillian Plas and Richard Dummitt.  Click above to hear the program or (for a spoiler) go to our official news release for the final results.

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18-09 Scholastic Games Wildcard: Elyria-Elyria Catholic

July 8th, 2018 by admin
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TWO HIGH-SCORING RUNNER-UPS VIE FOR PLAYOFF SLOT IN WILDCARD COMPETITION

The teams from Elyria High School and Elyria Catholic High School coincidentally had two of the three highest losing scores in our first round of competitions, making them eligible for a “second chance” at the quarterfinals and subsequent playoff eliminations for this year’s championship.  The academic team from Elyria High School, pictured left to right, consists of Garrett Worden,  Erica Uszak and John Schuman.  Opposing them in this important match are, left to right, Paige Miserandino, Elizabeth Parkey, and Ivelysse Gracia, representing Elyria Catholic.  Click above to hear the action, or get final results (spoiler) from our official news release.

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Dialogues 18-08 Perspectives from the ESC Lorain County

July 8th, 2018 by admin
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A Talk with the Outgoing Superintendent of the Educational Service Center of Lorain County

          RING

Gregory D. Ring has been Superintendent of the Educational Service Center of Lorain County since June of 2013.  He is retiring later this year, but gladly spent a few minutes with us to survey the world of public education today and outline some of the challenges facing school systems in the region.  Having provided services to schools in several communities he has unique insight into major topics of concern and controversy, such as Common Core and student evaluation.  He updates many areas covered in our previous interviews.

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Dialogues 18-07 A New Superintendent in North Ridgeville

July 8th, 2018 by admin
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A NEW SUPERINTENDENT VIEWS THE CHALLENGES OF A GROWING DISTRICT

Ramsey-Caserio

Roxann Ramsey-Caserio, the new Superintendent designate for North Ridgeville City Schools, looks ahead to the work ahead.  After positions with several northeast Ohio districts, notably as an assistant superintendent in Lakewood, she was named chief executive for North Ridgeville schools earlier this year.  She discusses some of the challenges faced by schools in growing communities and her plans for when she officially takes charge of the district in August.

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18-08 Scholastic Games – Lake Ridge vs. Midview

July 8th, 2018 by admin
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THE FINAL CONTEST OF THE FIRST ROUND OF COMPETITIONS

The final team of the season to make an initial appearance on Scholastic Games is the academic team from Midview High School in Grafton, Ohio.  Because of an odd number of teams this year, the team’s opponents are from Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville, the first returning “wild card team,” a designation awarded to the highest scoring losing teams.  For Midview, pictured left to right, are Gavin Maziarz,  Jillian Plas, and Richard Dummitt.  The academic team from Lake Ridge consists of, left to right, Taha Akbar, Ryan Rosu, and Humza Akbar.   Both schools have previously won Scholastic Games championships, Midview in 2003, and Lake Ridge in 2006 and 2010.  Click above to hear the show; click on the official news release to see the (spoiler) final results of the competition.

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Dialogues 18-06 Science Study at Lake Ridge Academy

July 8th, 2018 by admin
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Biomimicry is Science Topic at LRA

Andrew Wright,  an instructor at Lake Ridge Academy and the man who helped to spearhead the school’s successful venture into solar power, returns to the program to describe a unique course in which students investigate biomimicry.  Students discover how plants and animals have become models for innovative human activity in many fields.

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Dialogues 18-01 Community Foundation CEO

July 8th, 2018 by admin
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An Update on Philanthropy at the Community Foundation of Lorain County

Andrews

Cynthia H. Andrews, the foundation’s new CEO, is not new to Lorain County philanthropy, with previously long service with Oberlin Community Services.   In her second visit to Dialogues since her appointment in October of 2017, she presents her vision for the Community Foundation, with particular attention to donor advised funds, collaboration with other nonprofits, and educational initiatives.

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