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The hallways were quiet, except for footsteps and the echoes of distant crying. Thaddeus Jones headed to a section of the school library where small groups of students were meeting with counselors. “I just kind of sat down where I fit in,” said Jones, 17, a senior at Northland High School. “I remember a lady came, and she hugged me at first. There wasn’t really any sound or any talking at first.”
Whetstone High School last week became the first public school in Ohio to participate in a project to provide aid to the drought-stricken African nation of Lesotho.
The Columbus Board of Education was briefed Tuesday evening on the district's student safety and security operations, and will hold another meeting next month to discuss whether changes are needed in the aftermath of two Linden-McKinley STEM Academy students being shot on the school's front lawn.
Columbus City Schools officials welcome efforts by Northland residents to improve safety for students crossing busy Karl Road to get to Woodward Park Middle School, the executive director of strategic communications and public relations said last week.
A play that looks at war from the perspective of women over the course or almost a century will be staged by Northland High School drama students Nov. 10 and 11.
The campaign to pass Issue 57, Columbus City Schools' 6.92-mill property-tax levy, is on track to spend about $600,000 before Tuesday's election is over. Having benefited from a few large corporate donations in the past two months, it would be "reasonable to expect that we’d spend that much this time," said Gene Pierce, who is coordinating the effort. "This is not a big-budget campaign. We’ve been trying to do this from the grass-roots up."
At first, 10-year-old Nyzae Green hesitated over pottery shards, slowly trying to fit them into empty spaces. This tile mosaic, after all, would be hanging for posterity in the main hall at Columbus’ Trevitt and Beatty Park elementary schools.
A quirky play that was an Off-Broadway bomb, but which has become a staple for high school theatrical troupes throughout the country is on tap for drama students at Centennial High.
The class of 2030 already is hard at work in North Linden. The Linden Park Neighborhood Early Childhood Education Center opened Oct. 3 in the former Linden Park Elementary School, 1400 Myrtle Ave. It is the Columbus City School District’s only building devoted solely to pre-kindergarten classrooms.
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