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 Obituary of Jody Lynn Oesch

  Please click here to view Mrs. Oesch's obituary.


Friends and family will be received Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM with a funeral service officiated by Pastor Whetsel at 12:30 PM at Ravenna High School, 6589 N Chestnut St., Ravenna. Private interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Randolph.
On Monday, January 13th, Ravenna School District and Carlin Elementary School lost one of their finest educators.  Mrs. Jody Oesch passed away unexpectedly.

Jody Oesch had been a second grade teacher for 20 years.  She began her career at Tappan Elementary and taught there for 13 years until the building closed.  She moved to Carlin Elementary the next year and was completing her 7th year there.  

Mrs. Oesch was very active in the school district.  She had been the Second Grade Chair for the last 5 years and was an active member of the District Leadership Team.  Mrs. Oesch had also been a member of the district's Technology Committee.  She took her class to Kent State University for a semester to participate with the AT&T Technology Classroom.  She had been attending Concordia University to complete her educational administration licensure.

Mrs. Oesch will be remembered for her compassion with every person.  She was dedicated to school and her students.  Mrs. Oesch was a leader within the building and the district.  Her passion was helping others through teaching.  She loved her students and held them accountable as if they were her own.  She will be sadly missed by the students and staff at Carlin Elementary School and throughout the Ravenna School District.



Rightsizing, Reorganizing and Repurposing


While we know change is not easy, we believe that the vote at the Ravenna Board of Education meeting on Monday, January 6th to repurpose Carlin Elementary School will be a positive change for our students.

The following changes will be effective June 30, 2020:


-Willyard Elementary School will be designated for 1st and 2nd grades.

-West Main Elementary School will be for 3rd and 4th grades.

-Brown Middle School will be for 5th through 8th grades.

-West Park will continue to be the kindergarten school.

-Preschool, special services and EMIS, and possibly central registration will tentatively be moved into the Carlin building.


We are happy to answers any questions you have about this transition. We also welcome you to contact our Administrative Office at 330-296-9679 to set aside a time to chat.  Additionally, for further details, you may view the slide show once again that was presented at the community meeting held in November regarding this change by CLICKING HERE



Carnegie Science Center Visits West Main for STEM Lesson


West Main Elementary School is continuing with their STEM curriculum by having The Carnegie Science Center do interactive lessons with students in grades 1-3 this past Thursday.  The students were engaged with the presenters from Carnegie Science Center.


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Doe v. Ohio Department of Education Settlement Proposal

The parties in the Doe v. Ohio Department of Education class action have submitted a proposed settlement to the U.S. District Court for approval. The first step in the approval process of the settlement is to provide notice of the proposed settlement to affected students and their parents.






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