Category Archives: Schools
From the Toledo Blade: The Ohio High School Athletic Association has imposed sanctions against St. John’s Jesuit and Central Catholic high schools for bylaw violations. This season the St. John’s soccer team had a athlete violate OHSAA bylaw 4-6-3, which deals with students whose parents reside outside of Ohio. In accordance with bylaw 10-2-1 (forfeitures), [...]
It has been a long time since I have posted under this topic. I don’t know if it is because I haven’t been paying attention or because the schools have been relatively sane lately, but this one is pretty bizarre, really. Officials at a North Carolina Elementary School suspended a fourth grader after he called [...]
I read the story in today’s Toledo Blade regarding the visitations by 8th graders this week of all six Catholic high schools in metro Toledo. My daughter is in 8th grade, and so I have a vested interest in the story. Those of you who know this space certainly know where my allegiances lie and [...]
As a follower of our local high school athletic scene, I read with great interest today’s editorial from the Toledo Blade chastising Whitmer High School administration for academic performance that the Blade calls merely average while at the same time ruthlessly pursuing star athletes from other school districts. The words “ruthlessly pursuing” do not appear [...]
Image via Wikipedia In a shockingly bold move, the Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools have banned its teachers from “friending” students on facebook. No word yet on whether it’s still ok to pick up students at the bus stop and take them to the park for “science” lessons.
Perfectly appropriate as school is beginning for many of the free thinkers out there. This is part of my school experience that bugs me to this day. Link.
From a NBC 24 news report: A bill introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives seeks to make some sweeping changes to how Ohio’s public schools operate. Two of the biggest changes would include counting hours instead of days to determine attendance…and a provision that would close schools for Memorial Day and then keep them [...]
Here’s a ridiculous story about Tom Davis, a track coach who was fired because his boys occasionally ran without shirts on, and Karl Fogel, the athletic director who fired him. During the course of the workout on the 75-degree day, a member of the team took off his shirt and tucked it into his shorts. [...]
Image by Getty Images via @daylife St John Jesuit High School in Toledo made two very important announcements yesterday that bears passing along in this space. First is the ground-breaking for a $1.5 million renovation to its current track and field. Basically the school is redoing the current track and installing field turf on the [...]
Image by Getty Images via @daylife I am hoping that the Ohio State University holds the line on Tressel and doesn’t fire him. Having found no institutional violations, the NCAA cannot touch the school other than to take away wins from 2010 under the theory that ineligible players played. Truth is, that theory doesn’t hold [...]