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Board elects officers, hears task forces updates

Originally published in ThisWeekNews Wednesday January 21, 2015 7:10 PMAt the first Dublin Board of Education meeting of 2015, the Board President and Vice-President were re-elected and online school board meeting agendas were debuted.The district will no longer distribute hard copies of agendas. Instead, community members are invited to go online to view the agendas, minutes,… Continue reading Board elects officers, hears task forces updates

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‘Forbes’ picks Coffman grad as one of its ’30 Under 30′

Originally published in The Dublin Villager. See it online here. Wednesday January 21, 2015 11:23 AMWhile Partha Unnava was attending Dublin Coffman High School, he broke his ankle playing basketball, spent six weeks using uncomfortable traditional crutches.He started to think how he could build less-painful crutches.After graduating in 2010, he started a company, called Better Walk,… Continue reading ‘Forbes’ picks Coffman grad as one of its ’30 Under 30′

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Students learn about sustainable food, environmental science

Wednesday January 21, 2015 11:29 AMAQUAPONICS LABORATORY(Photos from Gardner Watkins)David Dailey drilling holes after school Originally published in The Dublin Villager. See online version here At Dublin Scioto High School students are learning about sustainable food and environmental science first hand through a new aquaponics lab.Aquaponics combines raising aquatic animals and hydroponics.Hydroponics is the growing of plants… Continue reading Students learn about sustainable food, environmental science

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Middle school schedule discussed in parent meetings

Originally published hereWednesday January 14, 2015 11:03 AMParents braved the cold weather recently to attend a meeting in Karrer Middle School to discuss possible changes to the Dublin middle school schedule.Dustin Miller, the Dublin City School District's director of secondary education, walked parents through what the Middle School Schedule Task Force has been working on… Continue reading Middle school schedule discussed in parent meetings

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District receives state grants totaling $85,000

Originally published in ThisWeek News Wednesday January 14, 2015 10:58 AMDublin City Schools' commitment to efficiency has earned the district two grants totaling $85,000 from the Ohio Development Services Agency, district officials said this week.The ODSA awarded the district $50,000 for post-secondary job training and employment programs for students with developmental disabilities.The district also received a… Continue reading District receives state grants totaling $85,000

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Davis middle-schooler’s invention wins award

(Originally published for ThisWeek News)Wednesday January 7, 2015 8:56 AMDavis Middle School student Jonathan Steinke won a national award for his invention "The Grab N Gulp," a handle that attaches to a water bottle. The award came from the Student's Ideas for a Better America organization, which is part of the National Museum of Education.… Continue reading Davis middle-schooler’s invention wins award

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Spring break is March 16-20; graduations are May 30

(Originally published in ThisWeek News)Wednesday January 7, 2015 8:59 AMWith the winter holiday break now over and Dublin City School District classes canceled Tuesday, Jan. 6, because of a snow storm, many area residents are already looking forward to spring break.This year the district's spring break will be March 16-20.Graduation will be May 30 and… Continue reading Spring break is March 16-20; graduations are May 30

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Wonder Project allows students to explore creativity

(Originally published for ThisWeek News) Wednesday January 7, 2015 8:35 PMElementary students are currently doing a year-long Wonder Project, which encourages creativity and is designed to expose students to concepts and ideas not normally found on standardized tests.Matt DeMatteis, leader of the project and 4th grade Pinney teacher, said that the goal of the project… Continue reading Wonder Project allows students to explore creativity

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Hour of Code event teaches computer coding basics

Originally published hereTuesday December 30, 2014 2:57 PMStudents throughout the Dublin City School District got to try their hand at coding and learned some of the basics of computer science, as part of a national Hour of Code initiative.Dublin participated by having students complete a one-hour introductory course which was designed to take the mystery… Continue reading Hour of Code event teaches computer coding basics

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Elementary school additions, middle school schedules to be addressed

Year in Review(Originally published online here)Several initiatives are expected to move forward in 2015 in the Dublin City School District, including two elementary school additions and a revised middle school schedule."It's all about continuous improvements," said Todd Hoadley, Dublin superintendent. "That's been a focus of great organizations like ours for a long time."Several of the… Continue reading Elementary school additions, middle school schedules to be addressed