Findlay High schedule changes likely

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Students at Findlay High School will likely see their daily schedule change next fall, for the second straight year. On Monday, Findlay school board discussed proposed changes to the high school schedule that would shorten class periods, end the school...

Findlay board lengthens 11 school days

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Area school districts are deciding how to make up days missed during a winter that closed some schools for three weeks. Findlay City Schools will make up two missed days by extending the school day by one hour for 11 straight days. The school board on...

Area schools preparing for state tests

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER With less than a month before state testing begins, some area school districts are cramming in a few extra lessons and hours of class time. For students in grades three through eight, testing for the Ohio Achievement Assessments can start as early as...

High school entrance to get $2.5M upgrade

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER This fall, students at Findlay High School will notice a nearly $2.5 million difference. The high school’s entrance will be upgraded this summer with a security door, cameras, and a new office that anyone entering after school has started will have...

University unveils tuition calculator

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER In terms of tuition costs, the University of Findlay is trending toward transparency. The university is following a growing national trend of being more open about tuition prices, graduation rates and other factors considered by students when deciding...

VB School District buying two houses for campus expansion

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Van Buren School District will pay $206,000 to buy two nearby properties so it can expand its campus. The purchase became official Thursday night when the school board approved. The properties are at 211 S. Main St. and 205 Maple St. The district is...

VB board hopes to buy 2 houses, expand campus

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Van Buren school board is looking to expand the district’s campus. The district is seeking to purchase five properties adjacent to its schools so it can build additions to the high school and middle school. Superintendent Tim Myers said he hopes to...

Legislature adds 4 more ‘snow days’ for schools

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER With the governor’s signature, new state legislation will mean students in McComb have to make up one more “snow day” instead of five. McComb has had a record number of snow days this year, with 17 days called off as of Wednesday. The...

Today’s students facing more test stress than ever

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Relax, it’s just a test. Although that phrase may be common in classrooms where testing is going on, it may dismiss something that’s a big problem­ — test anxiety. Nathaniel von der Embse, an assistant professor at East Carolina...

Drug testing considered

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Next fall, Carey students may have to pass a test outside the classroom to participate in extracurricular activities or park at the school. The Carey school board discussed a proposal Monday to start drug testing about 90 to 95 percent of students in...