Scholastic Games Archived radio high school quiz programs

March 21, 2022

Dialogues 22-08 “Teaching Lorain”

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The Lorain Historical Society has developed a program to instruct teachers about teaching the history of the city.  Great stories are told and great people are highlighted. In this “Dialogues on Education,” Historical Society Executive Director Barb Piscopo explains how this new program is developing. She also has other interesting facts about the Historical Society and its various efforts.

Dialogues 22-07 The Reality of Youth Gambling

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In this “Dialogues on Education,” we hear from Problem Gambling Specialist Scott Anderson from the state sponsored “Ohio for Responsible Gambling.”  Anderson outlines the growing issue of young people developing bad gambling habits.  Six-Point-Five percent of 14-21-year-olds are now at risk for problem gambling.    He talks about signs of risk and what parents and educators can do to be sure their children avoid falling victim to problem gambling. 

Dialogues 22-06 Shakespeare Goes to School

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The “Bard” comes to Lorain County.  In this Dialogues program we learn how Great Lakes Theater Company of Cleveland brings Shakespeare into the classroom at high schools across Lorain County.  David Hansen, the Educational Outreach Coordinator for Great Lakes Theater, explains how the week-long residencies introduce students to theatrical productions as they learn the context of the various characters and scenes.

February 23, 2022

Dialogues 22-05 A School Superintendent’s Warning About Social Media

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The Elyria Public School System, the City Administration and local law enforcement are taking action to educate the community on the risks posed by students misusing social media.  In this Dialogues program, hear from Elyria Superintendent Ann Schloss on how they are calling on parents to monitor the social media activity of their children after three separate threats involving social media platform TikTok resulted in one student being arrested and charged with inducing panic. 

Dialogues 22-04 Professional Advice About School Safety

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Should teachers be allowed to carry weapons in the classroom?  In this Dialogues program hear from the President of National School Safety and Security Services…Ken Trump.  He is an expert on school security and safety and he talks about what administrators need to do to combat the escalation of student violence and disruptive behavior during this pandemic and whether teachers should be allowed to carry weapons.    He offers expert insight on the matter of school safety and security during this Dialogues interview.

Dialogues 22-02 The Pandemic and School Violence

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The escalating problem of violence involving students in our schools due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  These behaviors are discussed, and assistance is recommended in this Dialogues program featuring Rebecca Jones, Director of Children’s Behavioral Health Services with the Mental Health Addiction and Recovery Service Board of Lorain County.  Jones offers some help for parents and educators including access to the Crisis Text line which teenagers are more likely to use.

February 19, 2022

Dialogues 22-03 Oberlin Man Named “Teacher of the Year”

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This Dialogues program features a local educator who has been nominated as national “Teacher of the Year.”   From a field of 3.2 million teachers…Kurt Russell is one of four finalists.  He has taught history in Room 200 at Oberlin high school for 25 years.  Russell explains his pursuit of teaching and history as his career.  Learn how three pictures…of MLK, JFK, and Jesus Christ influenced the pursuit of his vocation.

February 18, 2022

Dialogues 22-01 From the Community Foundation of Lorain County

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Cynthia Andrews, the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Lorain County, a benefactor of Scholastic Games as well as countless other worthwhile activities in the region, provides us with an update of this areas philanthropic activity including opportunities for individuals to take part. She provides ample evidence of how the organization lives up to its motto of “People who care about causes that matter.” Examples include the foundation’s responses to critical needs during this Covid- 19 pandemic.  Immediately, a more than quarter million-dollar grant was awarded to Second Harvest Foodbank to help locals in need.  Andrews also talks about educational scholarships now offered to Lorain County students for various pursuits.

May 26, 2021

21-17 Quiz Show – Championship: Amherst Steele vs. Lake Ridge Academy

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The championship has finally arrived and this is one whale of a competition, nip and tuck, at least through the first portions of the program. One thing for sure is that these are two exceptional academic teams, all having adapted well to the challenges of the “Zoom format” during this unprecedented academic year. Taken from screen shots the team members are: For Lake Ridge Academy in North Ridgeville, Ohio, left to right, Tyler Young, Finley Pasaatta, and Alex Masgras, and for Amherst Marion L. Steele High School, left to right, Donald Theisen, Grant Sooy, and John Perez Strohmeyer. Hear the show by clicking above, preferably where it indicates a separate window will be opened. If you can’t wait to read the final results, just click here to read our official news release. A “Dialogues” program interviewing the winning team and its advisor follows the quiz on this recording, by the way.

This program wraps it up for this year, folks. Thanks for following the broadcasts, and hopefully, we’ll see you next year with everything “back to normal.”

May 5, 2021

Dialogues 21-12 NASA, Mars, & Education

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It’s a wonderful opportunity for students: a special free, science-space program being offered at Cleveland’s  NASA Glenn Research Center.  Students learn about space flight and apply what they learn to an actual device that was designed by NASA Glenn scientists for the  Mars landing of the Rover.  Educational Specialist Roger Storm describes the program to interviewer Bob Tayek and explains how local students can become involved.

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