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Clash of the Classes resumes after two-year hiatus

The first traditional Clash of the Classes in two years was held in the high school gymnasium Tuesday, Nov. 23. Student Council adviser and social studies teacher Michael Featherstone said the event looked similar to how it was before the pandemic. He said with Clash of the Classes returning to the gym, students were required […]

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High school introduces Lightspeed in hopes of preventing distractions

Lightspeed, the new computer software allowing teachers to block certain sites and view their students’ computer screens, was introduced to the high school in early November. Principal Kristin Robbins explained that Lightspeed was originally used in the middle school, where more and more students were playing computer games during class time. “The program was brought […]

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Environmental Club participates in zoo’s Teen Eco Summit event

The high school’s Environmental Club participated in the Teen Eco Summit Wednesday, Nov. 3. Science teacher and Environmental Club adviser Scott Logsdon explained that the Teen Eco Summit, which is a year-long project focused on climate change, is hosted by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Sophomore Lily Jones explained that the high school was among […]

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New program created to give underclassmen women leadership opportunities

Bromley Phay Guest Reporter Bexley Women Lead is a new program designed to identify and develop leadership qualities in current female freshman and sophomore students. Steve Shapiro, leader of experiential learning and community outreach for Bexley City Schools, created this program with social studies teacher Nancy Mallory. Shapiro said that this program was designed to […]

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Suicide prevention program being introduced to students with hopes of improving well-being

The high school is implementing a new suicide prevention program beginning in the second semester named Hope Squad, where students in each grade will nominate peers to be intermediaries between the counseling staff and students. High school counselor and Hope Squad adviser Sara Revetta explained that the program will begin with approximately 15 students chosen […]

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Panorama Survey aims to enhance high school learning environment

Bexley High School students took the Panorama Survey in late October during their study hall periods to measure student perceptions of the school environment. Assistant Principal Craig McMillen said that the questionnaire also focuses on students’ levels of grit, perseverance and ability to learn in the classroom. McMillen said he feels very passionate about the […]

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‘WCKY’ to be first play with in-person audience since pandemic

The high school play “WCKY” will be staged Nov. 18-20, making it the first high school play performed in person since 2019. Theatre teacher and director of “WCKY” Rebecca Rhinehart said the play will be performed Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. […]

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Board of Education candidates Q&A

  Six candidates are running for three Board of Education seats in the Tuesday, Nov. 2 election. Jonathan Baker: Board of Education candidate Dr. Jonathan Baker is a 15 year resident of Bexley and a graduate of Northwestern University and The Ohio State University. Baker is a husband and father of three kids. He has […]

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High school implements free meal program

The school district has adopted a meal program providing free meals to students as they return to all-in schooling. Food service director Julianna Carvi explained that under the National School Lunch Program by the USDA-Food to Children Program, Bexley City Schools can now provide free breakfast and lunch to every student in the district regardless […]

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Homecoming dance to be held in high school stadium

  Homecoming will be held outside in the high school stadium Saturday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. Student Council adviser Michael Featherstone said the school decided to have Homecoming outside after talking to 12 superintendents of different schools, who were all having Homecoming outdoors. The school plans to follow all COVID-19 policies implemented […]