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Kindergarten Registration & Parent Orientation

A Kindergarten Orientation Program for parents of kindergarteners entering school in the 2018-2019 school year is set for Wednesday, March 7th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at West Park School.  The meeting will be led by Frank Sciarabba, principal, who will talk about the programs available, children's health and safety, Parent-Teacher Organization information and registration procedures. A question and answer period will follow.  It is requested that children not attend this meeting.  Registration packets will be handed out so parents can begin to complete the registration process and bring the forms with them to registration.  Registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on Wednesday, March 14th from 9:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Once again, children need not attend.



Willyard Classroom Featured on PBS WNEO/WEAO

On Tuesday, February 20th, a film crew from our regional PBS station, WNEO/WEAO, visited a fifth grade classroom at Willyard Elementary taught by Mrs. Kandis Torch.  Her Science class will be featured later this year as part of a production showing how teachers of grades 3-5 are integrating Ohio's new learning standards for technology.  Students are shown below being filmed learning about coding and robotics using district Chromebooks and also utilizing a classroom Smartboard.  
 

Watch for more details to come soon so that you are sure not to miss this when it airs on PBS!


 
 



RHS Senior Athletes Commit to Colleges



RHS senior football player, Kymani Jones (WR/FS), will be attending Waldorf College in Iowa. Pictured with Kymani is RHS Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, Jim Lunardi (center), and Kymani's Wide Receiver Coach, T.J. Williams (left).  Also pictured is RHS Guidance Counselor, Angela Giddins.  
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Bowen Brown, senior Quarterback, will be attending school and playing football at Thomas More College in Kentucky.  To his left is his father, Andrew Brown and seated to his right is his mother, Colleen Brown.


CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH OF THESE RAVENNA RAVENS!





Ravenna BPA Students Advance to State Competition

On Wednesday, February 8th, the Ravenna High School Business Professionals of America (BPA) Chapter attended the Regional Awards Ceremony at Akron Buchtel High School. As members of Region 10, RHS competes alongside 13 other school districts and Career Centers in the Greater Akron area. This year, 27 Juniors and Seniors competed in their choice of over 59 events as both Individuals and Teams.  We are proud to announce that 81% of our students placed either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd---our highest amount in just our third year of competition! Students will now compete at the State level at the BPA State Leadership Conference in March.  As a co-curricular activity, BPA has the ability to enhance student participation in professional, civic, service and social endeavors. BPA members participate in these activities to accomplish its goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism, community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation and safety and health.

This year's students include Matthew Adkins , Ethan Alexander , Shelby Bayless , Cameron Berry , Olivia Bonner , Carter Bregant , Joshua Brych , Lauren Calhoun , Daijah Caples , Que'Airra Clark , Madeline Depalma , Desiray Fish , Indyah Frost , Markwis Gaddy , Brooke Gillen , Amanda Hayden , Geriko Huth , Amil Jenkins , Kymani Jones , Sonny Jones II , Adam Keto , Gage Michael , Raegan Miley, Darshan Saunders , Katelyn Turk , Adelaide Walton , Jakub Wegner and Owen Whittington.



NHS Members Volunteer with Special Olympics

On Thursday, February 8th, members of the Ravenna High School National Honor Society volunteered with Special Olympics for the Figure Skating competition at Kent State University. NHS members served as runners for the judges and recorders, posted competition results, and escorted the competitors on-and-off the ice for their medal ceremonies. 
In between assignments, RHS students were an appreciative audience. All of the performances were impressive in both skill and determination. Ravenna High School's National Honor Society was proud to support this worthy group of athletes.
 
 
 




RHS Industrial Technology Students Learn Important Skills



By this time in the year, students in the Industrial Technology class work independently on projects.  All students have passed the safety test on all machines and are free to be creative.  The atmosphere in the room is amazing and the smell of sawdust is in the air!  Students are making projects ranging from frames to furniture. 


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Father & Daughter Dance at Willyard Elementary

On February 9th, Willyard Elementary had over 100 parents and students attend their Father and Daughter Dance.  The theme of the night was "Candyland" and Mrs. Bennett, Willyard's librarian, took professional pictures.  Naturally, candy, cake, and fun was had by all!  Candyland games were even provided to play in the cafeteria.  A huge thank you goes out to the Willyard PTO and parent volunteers who made all of this possible!  



Ravenna Schools Brings Final Forms Online 

We are pleased to announce that the Ravenna School District is implementing an electronic form system called Final Forms.  This data management system will help our staff, students, and their families reduce the burden of yearly paperwork and record keeping for many of the forms that we normally send home for completion.  Final Forms is easy to use and should help you save time while helping the district improve the accuracy of our records.  Once we have recorded your information into the Final Forms system, you will only need to update and confirm your information once per year, or after any changes to the forms or your information.  For the future, you may also review and update your information anytime you need to do so!

For all of our families where we have your email address on file, you will soon receive an email from the Final Forms asking you to confirm your contact details and then update your 2017-2018 paperwork. After you have checked your records, you will be given the opportunity to electronically update the forms that we normally would send home from school.  For families where we do not have your information or if you did not receive an email from Final Forms by Aug 3, 2017, please complete the Final Forms registration found here.






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