State Treasurer Visits Ontario
Mr. Josh Mandel, State Treasurer of Ohio visited with Randy Harvey, District Treasurer and Lisa Carmichael, Superintendent to discuss our ideas on school funding and his investment program. Mr. Mandel took time out of his busy schedule to visit Mr. Buker's Illustration and Design Class and Mr. Weirich's Robotics class.
What's New at Ontario Schools?
Seeking Candidates
The Ontario Board of Education is seeking qualified and interested candidates to fill a board vacancy due to Mary Bennett's recent resignation. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, in writing, to the Board President, Shelley Fisher at the Ontario Board Office located at 457 Shelby-Ontario Road, Ontario, Ohio 44906, no later than 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. 
Peer-tutoring Available
OHS Peer Tutoring sessions have started every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:20 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. in the high school library. Tutoring is available to anyone needing extra assistance in their class work and/or organizational skills.  
Guidance Dept. Updates
Be sure to check the OHS Guidance webpages for current news and updates.  The Guidance Newsletter has been updated and calendars for September and October are now posted. 

Students in Mr. Nikiforow's biology class test the effectiveness of goat liver enzymes in breaking down hydrogen peroxide.  Enzymes are vitally important for life processes yet difficult to understand due to their microscopic structure.  This lab will help visualize the role of enzymes in the body. 

Mr. Nikiforow's anatomy and physiology student's put their cell phones to good use by taking pictures of cells and tissues under the microscope.  These photos will be used to study for their lab practical's which are based on microscope slide images. 
Jacob Catron - Named 2015 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program; Ontario Senior Jacob Catron was selected. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship Award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. 
5K Run for Hunger
The 6th Grade Skills for Life class has planned the 2nd Annual Ontario 5K Run/Walk for October 5th at 5pm. Their race is called: 5K Run for Hunger. The students have chose for a portion of their proceeds to be donated to the organization Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry. Participation will cost $25, which will include a t-shirt if you register before September 19th. Registrations will be accepted up to October 2nd. Discounts are available for canned food donations. The race will take place at Ontario Schools and around Marshall Park. For more information please see the attached flyer or the link below. Online registration and payments are available.  
OHS Majoretter & Dance Teams Host Mini-Clinic
Girls in grades 1-6 are encouraged to participate in the mini-clinic hosted by the Ontario majorettes and dance teams. Practices will be held on Saturday, September 27 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Stingel Elementary School and Thursday, October 2, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Ontario Middle School band practice area. Participants will eventually perform at a pre-game show for the Warriors.  For more complete information, download the registration form below.

Registration Form
 
Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release
A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

Students’ names, addresses and social security numbers are not part of the information to be released. Ohio is one of only three states that do not allow their departments of education to collect this data, to protect student privacy.

Data to be released for each student include student ID number, school name, grade, gender, race, age and disability category. The records also reveal student performance on the state’s Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests, as well as tests related to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Student suspensions and expulsions also are listed.

The data is subject to a protective order, which means Disability Rights Ohio cannot publicize it.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please contact the Ohio Department of Education’s legal office at (614) 466-4705 if you have questions.
 
Do You Need Insurance For Your Son/Daughter?
Please click on the following link to obtain a Student Insurance Plan for the 2014/2015 School Year.

Student Insurance Plan 2014-2015
 
Athletic Boosters Need Volunteers
Please consider making a donation to the Ontario Athletic Boosters.  See their patrons' letter for more information.
 
The Ontario Athletic Boosters could use your help. If you are available to work concessions or help with the Bingo fundraisers, please contact their organization.
 
Administrative Staff
Superintendent - Lisa Carmichael
Director of Operations - Curt McVicker
Treasurer - Randy Harvey
Phone - 419.747.4311
Director of Maintenance - Brad Swain 
Phone - 419.529.6771
Director of Transportation - Pat Duffner
Phone -  419.529.3814
School Resource Officer - Adam Gongwer
Phone - 419.529.3969
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