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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR DISTRICT?

   
 
The Ravenna School District is seeking a community member to fill a vacant School Board seat.  Please click here to read the announcement.
 
Please click here to fill out the application for the vacant Ravenna School District School Board seat.
 
 
 

We are so excited to welcome the very accomplished Dr. Laura Hebert to the Raven Family and the Ravenna Community as our next Superintendent!

Click here to learn more about Dr. Hebert.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION PLAN DURING REMOTE LEARNING

We will continue to have food distribution available for ALL Ravenna students every Tuesday.  All Ravenna students may receive the Tuesday distributions at the following location:

West Main Elementary School from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.            

 

 

RSD Learning Recovery & Extended Plan - Summer 2021 as of 3/30/21

The Ravenna School District will identify students affected by the pandemic in terms of their learning progress and provide an opportunity for summer learning recovery this summer.  The building administrators and teachers through BLT and TBT will review by grade level, each student’s learning progress.  The team will utilize a data decision making approach to determine groups of students who will benefit the most from a summer learning recovery program.

Student data used consists of, but not limited to STAR data, state assessment scores, academic grades, attendance data and student IEP/504 plans/goals. In addition, classroom (in person/remote) observations made by the teachers and others who have worked with the student will be used. The team will communicate with the students and their families to share their concerns and emphasize the importance of attending the summer learning recovery program.  PBIS Strategies (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports- evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day) which is used during the academic school year will be incorporated into the summer program.  Barriers such as food and transportation will be provided.  Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.  Transportation to and from the district will be provided. 

Summer Learning Recovery Program:

Tentatively (2)  4-week/4 days a week are being considered: June 7 – July 2 and July 12 -August 6.

Academic needs will be met with prioritizing hiring our own teachers and outside district teachers (if needed) for summer school who will focus on high priority standards using teacher based Google Classroom lessons and other materials/resources determined by the teachers and building team. The Class of 2021 who need to meet diploma requirements will continue with their individual plan/credit recovery during summer session(s) with the goal of completing requirements or gaining ground on completion of requirements especially those with major credit deficiencies.

Administrators will be hired to oversee the elementary, middle and high school summer programs. 

Social emotional needs will be met with hiring our own school counselors and utilizing social agencies such as Children’s Advantage for individual, group and overall programming.

Reed Memorial Library, Ohio Means Jobs, and Ravenna Parks & Recreation are some of the partnerships we will continue working together with during the summer learning program.

A possible Service Project may be implemented to encourage the importance of service learning Students and staff will determine the project and give back to the school/ community- “Pay It Forward”.

The Ravenna School District Summer Learning Plan aligns with the district goals and the work of the DLT, BLT, TBT: Our District Leadership Team OIP Goals consist of Mathematics and ELA and School Climate.  It is our hope that students will experience a smooth transition from this summer learning program to the 2021-2022 academic year particularly in Math and ELA and regain that sense of belonging and normalcy with support, especially our remote learners who have had little social interaction with staff and students. Our plan also aligns with our Graduation Plan. Ravenna High School Counselors have worked together with the students, families and staff to ensure that each student has a graduation plan.  The 3 E’s Program is in place at Ravenna HS and work is in motion at the middle school to reach every student. Each student with guidance will choose a pathway of an “E”: Employed, Enlisted or Enrolled.

Our plan aligns with the content standards necessary to transition to the 2021-22 academic year with a strong foundation.

Please click the link below to view the Ravenna School District Safe Learning plan which outlines our safety interventions and frequently asked questions.

The RSD Equity and Inclusion Task Force has chosen Assistant High School Principal JaCari Parks, School Board Member Pamela Nation-Calhoun and Pastor Pat Dennison to identify and secure a third party facilitator.

The Equity and Inclusion Task Force has been working with the community to create a sustainable, systemic plan that will actively create awareness, engage students, school and community with more focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.  This facilitator will assist in taking the work accomplished thus far and further evolve it to deepen its insight and impact.  Once the facilitator has been secured, the task force will reconvene and continue its work.  Our next update will be coming in April.

Mandarin Chinese Class Benefits from Friends Office Grant

Mandarin Chinese Class Benefits from Friends Office Grant

  Congratulations to teacher Amy Miller who wrote a grant to receive hand puppets along with other items for her classroom.  The puppets will be used to help her students better understand the Mandarin Chinese language and culture.  The grant was provided by...

5th Grade Testing Review Olympics

5th Grade Testing Review Olympics

To wrap up the 5th Grade Testing Review Olympics, Brown Middle School students had their Final Games.  The students were divided into countries and rotated through stations participating in a variety of events. Remote Learners were provided with activities that they...

Board Vacancy

Board Vacancy

The Ravenna School District is seeking a community member to fill a vacant School Board seat.  Please click here to read the announcement Please click here to fill out the application for the vacant Ravenna School District School Board seat.

Relief Available for Homeowners and Renters

Relief Available for Homeowners and Renters

  The Community Action Council (CAC) of Portage County is offering two home relief programs for both homeowners and renters through September 30, 2022. Click HERE for more information.

Jack W. Schafer Trust Funds Ravenna History Programs

Jack W. Schafer Trust Funds Ravenna History Programs

  On Monday, April 26, 2021, the City of Ravenna and the Ravenna Township Trustees presented the Ravenna School Board a check for $23,800.00 to fund Ravenna History Programs developed by Ravenna Teachers in Grades 3-12. The money was made possible through the ...

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Ravenna Schools Shaped Our Future  Travis states, “RHS science classes gave me a real love of science and investigation that led me to my career.” Leah adds, “Mr. Kekic challenged me, taught me the importance of working hard. I’m working on my master’s degree now, and still think of him every time I write a paper.”  Thanks Ravenna  Travis is grateful for the Ravenna Schools Wichterman Trust Fund for helping him complete medical school. Leah credits our schools for her lifelong love of learning. Their enthusiasm for Ravenna schools continues today as parents of young Ravens Jonah and Cora.
We are looking to appoint a new school board member! Visit our website for more details!  https://www.ravennaschools.us/
Portage County Health District has vaccine appointment openings for next Tuesday, May 4th at KSU Field House. Book your appointment at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Ravenna High School is fortunate to have Nurse Katie Ryan on our staff. She provides care to our students and consistently follows up to be sure students are healthy and happy. Nurse Katie has developed positive relationships with many RHS families and is an extremely important part of the RHS community.
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RAVENNA SCHOOLS BY THE NUMBERS

2343

STUDENTS ENROLLED

21

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

5 STAR

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

1:1

STUDENT TO COMPUTER RATIO

65%

TEACHERS WITH MASTER’S DEGREE OR HIGHER

13

AVERAGE YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE