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Jewish Student Union and Model UN emerge after COVID-19 interruptions

Starting this school year two new clubs, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) and the Model United Nations (UN), have returned to the high school. Sophomore Quinn Levin, who revived and runs JSU, said that they were inspired to restart JSU over the summer. Science teacher Nikki Hoch said is the club advisor for JSU. Hoch […]

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Halted affordable housing efforts prompt lawsuit

Plans to move forward with affordable housing in Bexley have stalled due to recent appeals prompting the discussion of housing accessibility within Bexley. According to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, the approval by the Bexley Board of Zoning and Planning (BZAP) for affordable housing developments has recently been reversed by Franklin Court of […]

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New strategic plan offers Bexley community a voice in future of the school district

A new three-year strategic plan aimed at improving the school district for the 2023-2024 school year is in progress after the Bexley Board of Education voted to pass the plan Wednesday, Sept. 14. Superintendent Dr. Jason Fine, who is a contributing member in creating the new strategic plan, explained that the goal of the plan […]

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Upcoming production features unique plot

The high school production “The Play that Goes Wrong” will take place Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Schottenstein Theater. Director Rebecca Rhinehart said that the play follows the story of a community theater putting on a […]

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Homecoming returns to Valley Dale Ballroom after two year hiatus

The Student Council hosted the homecoming dance at Valley Dale Ballroom Saturday, Sept. 17 for the first time in two years due to lack of COVID-19 restrictions. Social studies teacher and Student Council Advisor Michael Featherstone said the decision to have homecoming at Valley Dale this year was made in the spring of last school […]

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Social-Emotional Learning Program implemented to help transition to high school

Wayfinder, a research-based social-emotional learning program, has been introduced to the high school to target decision-making and critical thinking skill sets, starting with the class of 2026. High school guidance counselor David Leland said that the decision to bring Wayfinder to the high school was made by the guidance counselors. After the COVID-19 epidemic halted […]

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New program aims to teach sustainability among students, adults

High school students and Environmental Club members participated in several events hosted by Green Bexley in their Sustainable September initiative this past September. Bexley’s Sustainability Program Coordinator Elizabeth Ellman said that Bexley’s outward-facing sustainability organization, Green Bexley, hosted several events that coincided with weekly topics and actions during the month of September. “Of these actions, […]

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New security measures to increase safety of students, faculty

The high school has implemented new security measures this school year to improve safety as a result of community feedback and recent mass shootings across the country. Director of Facilities and Operations Harley Williams said that beginning this school year, students have been unable to use keypads to enter the building through entrances other than […]

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New elementary, middle school summer programs introduced

Several new classes have been added to the summer school program beginning Tuesday, June 7 in the Cassingham complex. Summer school Principal Toby Fischer said that 80% of the 67 elementary through high school summer classes offered are new, with a wide variety of curriculum available to students. Fischer said most new classes are intervention, […]

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Immigrant, refugee outreach expanded through new club

A new high school club dedicated to serving immigrants and refugees in central Ohio has been created in hopes of educating Bexley students about the experiences of immigrants and refugees and providing opportunities for students to become more involved in assisting these groups. Juniors and co-presidents Isaac Bernstein and John Laing said that the Bexley […]