The Twinsburg School Board honored the students of the month from Bissell Elementary School at this meeting this week.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A procedural rule defeated plans to hold the renewal levy vote in August, so it will now be held in November
The Twinsburg Board of Education will now hold its 6.9-mill renewal levy in November after two board members were able to defeat plans to hold it in August. Earlier this month, the board had approved by a 3-2 vote plans to hold the renewal levy in August. But that decision was before the board again Wednesday night on second reading. Under rules of second reading, the ordinance must receive four votes to be approved. So when board members David Andrews and Paul Crosby voted no again on Wednesday, plans for an August levy were scuttled. The board then considered a resolution to hold the levy in November, and that passed by 5-0 vote. The entire board agrees that the renewal levy must be passed to preserve the quality of the school district, …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Theodore Roosevelt High School will host dinner for family of student who died unexpectedly last week during basketball practice in Twinsburg
The passing of Devon Conwell, a sophomore at Theodore Roosevelt High School, makes every mother’s heart break. My family has known Devon since he attended Holden Elementary School, and he often visited with us. Devon was loved by every member in my family; my daughter loved his smile, my husband coached him in flag football, and my son was his basketball and football teammate growing up. The vigil that was held for Devon last Thursday, April 18, was a moving tribute, and a testament to the all of the lives that Devon touched during his short time with us. There was such a sense of love and community in Kent that night, as everyone pulled together to mourn the loss of Devon. Coaches, administrators, and guidance counselors from both Stanton…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Interested in hosting a foreign exchange student? Here's what a French student had to say about staying with his local host family.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Find out where Twinsburg High School ranked in the annual list of best high schools prepared by U.S. News and World Report.
Twinsburg is the 46th best high school in Ohio and 1,086th nationally, according to the annual rankings prepared by U.S. News & World Report. There are 242 public high schools in Ohio. The school recieved the silver medal and was praised for its participation rate in Advanced Placement courses. Students are also 96 percent proficient in reading and 93 percent proficient in math, according to the magazine. Learn how U.S. News calculated the Best High Schools rankings. For the full report on Twinsburg High School, click here.
Twinsburg School Board members were divided on whether the renewal levy should go before voters in August or November.
Members of the Twinsburg School board agreed on one thing: There would be a vote on a 6.9-mill renewal levy in 2013. But school board members disagreed on whether the vote should be held in August or November. Ultimately, the board decided 3-2 to hold the renewal levy in August. The board members discussed the matter Monday morning before voting. Those who voted for August were board members Ron Stuver, Stephen Shebeck and Kate Cain-Criswell, the board president. Also supporting August was the district administration, including Superintendent Kathi Powers. Stuver said one reason he wants to hold the vote in August is to prevent it from distracting the staff from all the important work they do. "Our staff is trying to stay focused on all of…
Blogger Megan Simone recognizes a local school girl's good deed in a time where negativity fills the news.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Twinsburg Board of Education voted Monday to put a 5-year renewal levy worth 4.9 mills on the ballot during the Aug. 6 special election
In a divided 3-2 vote, the Twinsburg Board of Education voted Monday to put a 4.9-mill renewal levy on the ballot during the Aug. 6 special election. School board members were united in their belief that the renewal levy is needed but had disagreements on the timing. Board President Kate Cain-Criswell and members Stephen Shebeck and Ron Stuver voted to hold the levy in August. Vice President Paul Crosby and Board Member David Andrews voted no because they believed the levy should be in November. The district administration supported putting the levy on the ballot in August. The 4.9-mill levy was last approved in 2007 and brings in about $4.4 million annually for the district. School officials say the district would have to make cuts and …
The Twinsburg Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. this morning to discuss whether to put a renewal levy on the ballot in August.
The Twinsburg Board of Education will hold a special meeting this morning to discuss whether to put a renewal levy on the ballot in August. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. today at the government center. The move comes after the board decided in March to withdraw the 6.9-mill renewal levy from the ballot in May because of confusion over the governor's education budget proposal, which at the time showed Twinsburg receiving a large increase in state funding. Now the board is going to consider putting the levy on the ballot on Aug. 6, said Superintendent Kathi Powers. At the time the board said it would likely consider putting the levy on the ballot later this year after the state budget picture clears up. The 6.9-mill levy equates to …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Devon Conwell, a student at Theodore Roosevelt High in Kent, died Wednesday during a basketball event in Twinsburg
Students at Theodore Roosevelt High School are struggling with the loss of a fellow student and friend today. Devon Conwell, a sophomore at Theodore Roosevelt, died Wednesday unexpectedly during a basketball practice in Twinsburg. The Twinsburg Bulletin reports that Conwell likely died of cardiac arrest during a basketball practice. Kent City Schools Superintendent Joseph Giancola told the Record-Courier that grief counselors are at the high school and available to students as they grieve. Conwell's Facebook page turned into a real-time memorial as friends posted goodbye messages Thursday. "You were always the one to make me laugh," Maria Monaee wrote on Conwell's page. "Always made my day better. You were a good person. Someone everybody …