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Two Operating Renewal Levies on the Ballot

This is NOT a new tax

Dear Rossford Schools Community Members, It is an exciting time to be a Bulldog. Our architects and construction management teams are working on drawings  for our new facilities. Two renewal issues will be on the May 2 ballot. This is not a vote for any new money. These levies amount to 25 percent of our current operational funds. One of the renewals was first approved by voters in 1992; the other one was approved in 2002. Voters have renewed both levies, each representing 7.9 mills, since their inceptions. The Board of Education is unanimously requesting another 5-year re newal for both renewal . . .

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One of our Glenwood Elementary students holding up her artwork.

Fine Arts Night was a Hit

District artwork and musical talent showcased for community

Rossford Schools families packed Indian Hills Thursday night to see what art students have been perfecting throughout the school year. While some students pointed out their pieces of art to other family members in the hallways, other students performed for school choirs and bands in the gym. In the hallways, sculptures, paintings, and drawings created by students from all district schools were displayed. “I love Fine Arts Night because it’s a chance for my students to showcase their work,” said Julie Odenweller, Rossford High School art teacher. “They work so hard, and this is a night . . .

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Rossford Schools 7.9-mills Renewal Operating Levies

Not a New Tax

Dear Rossford Schools Community Members, On May 2, 2017, voters will be asked to vote on the renewal of two separate school district operating levies to continue funding for the current operations of the Rossford Exempted Village School District. This is not an increase. Both issues are RENEWALS (not a new tax), each one representing 7.9 mills, which accounts for a combined 25% of the school district’s total operating budget. Operating funds are used to pay for our student programs and day-to-day operations of the school district. Operating funds are entirely separate from the bond issue that was just . . .

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11th and 12th grade team shown on the left holding trophies: Evan Taylor, Alex Chiarelott, Christian Tanicala, and Hope Long,
7th and 8th grade team on the right also with trophies: Nicky Westdyk, William Basden, Kyle Kelley, Zach Chiarelott, Brady McMan

Chess Club finds success at TPS Tournament

The junior and senior Rossford High School Chess teams took first in their sections at the 14 th annual Toledo Public Schools Chess Tournament at the University of Toledo Scott Park Campus on April 15. Rossford’s seventh and eighth graders won their division. The 11th and 12th grade team included junior Evan Taylor (5.5 wins), senior Christian Tanicala (4.5 wins), junior Alex Chiarelott (3 wins), and senior Hope Long (two wins).  Also, the 11th and 12th grade team earned an additional trophy for non-TPS school team with the most wins, beating Northview by half a point.  The seventh and . . .

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Block 'R' in Rossford colors.

Rossford Schools Launches Facebook Account

Rossford Schools is launching a Facebook page to offer another avenue of communicating with our staff, students, parents, and community members about district news and information. The district page will display events such as the upcoming Fine Arts Night that will be held on Thursday, April 20. There will also be posts sharing district news and updates. When plans begin to be finalized for the new facilities, our Facebook page will be a great place to get a first-hand look at the drawings and construction plans. 'Like' our Rossford Schools page at www.facebook.com/RossfordSchools/ to be . . .

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Dan Creps visits students at Glenwood Elementary School taking part in the Community Learning Center of Rossford.

Superintendent Creps Visits Community Learning Center of Rossford

Rossford Schools Superintendent Dan Creps met with about 100 students during an after school meal on Tuesday, April 4, provided by the Community Learning Centers of the Wood County Educational Service Center at Glenwood Elementary School. Every day, students who attend Glenwood and Eagle Point elementary schools spend a few hours after school to have a meal and then participate in tutoring or Challenge Centers activities. The activities are designed to help in arts, cultural studies, health and safety, math and problem solving, motor skills, reading and writing, science, and service projects and character building. . . .

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Senior Ben Duwve standing in front of Rossford High School.

Ben Duwve Goes to Washington

RHS senior meets the president and tours Washington D.C.

Sometimes talking to your high school principal can be intimidating, but when senior Ben Duwve called his principal on Dec. 7, it was thrilling. “Pack your bags you’re going to Washington,” Rossford High School Principal Tony Brashear told Ben. Ben yelled for joy as he knew that meant he was selected as one of two Ohio high school students to serve as delegates in the 55 th annual United States Senate Youth Program held in March at the nation’s capital. It also meant that Ben will receive a $10,000 scholarship. “That was one of the happiest moments,” Duwve . . .

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Kindergarten Screening & Registration

2017-2018 School Year

Attention: Parents of upcoming kindergartners.  Did you know that Rossford Schools offers full-day kindergarten?   If you have a child who will be five (5) years old by August 1, 2017, the following information is important for you!   WHAT:     Kindergarten 2017-2018 Screening & Registration WHEN:     Wednesday, May 10, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.                 Thursday, May 11, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   WHERE:   Rossford Schools Administrative Offices at Indian Hills . . .

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2017 Award of Distinction Forms Now Available

Nomination Forms Due by May 1, 2017

Rossford community members are asked to nominate a deserving candidate who has graduated from Rossford High School prior to 1985 and who has made significant contributions to society. Nomination forms are available at the Rossford Public Library, the Rossford Community Recreation Center, the Rossford Schools Administrative Offices at Indian Hills, and each Rossford school's main office. Last year’s ho noree,  Margo Dianne (Richmond) Smith , was recognized at a ceremony and reception acknowledging her numerous accomplishments. Many family and community members attended the . . .

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