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District adopts new mask-optional policy

Wearing masks during the school day is now optional after a unanimous decision by the Board of Education at their meeting Tuesday, March 1. According to a presentation given at the meeting by Director of Facilities and Operations  Harley Williams, masking will not be required of any student, staff or visitor entering the school. This […]

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Carlton Smith Field to have turf replaced

The turf on the high school field will be replaced this summer, starting June 6. The district’s business manager John Eikenberry said the replacement should take four to five weeks, weather permitting. The request for the replacement was sent to the Board of Education Nov. 10 and approved Dec. 7, Eikenberry said. The initial synthetic […]

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New program aims to give high school students personalized learning opportunities

Underclassmen and seniors will participate in career exploration and a variety of other programs Wednesday, March 2 while juniors take the ACT. Steve Shapiro, director of experiential learning and community engagement, said he is working with the administration on this programming. Shapiro explained that because the juniors will be taking the ACT, he wanted to […]

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Increase in COVID-19 cases affects school attendance rates

Since Monday, Jan. 3, the high school has seen a spike in COVID19-related absences due to the new omicron variant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, omicron is a variant of the COVID-19 virus that is less lethal to those who are vaccinated but more contagious than other COVID-19 variants regardless of […]

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Local interest group challenges policing practices through proposed guidelines

A group of Bexley residents has compiled proposed guidelines they would like to see implemented by the City of Bexley that would strive to promote fair practices by the Bexley Police. Bexley Residents Against Institutional Racism is referring to the measures as the “Good Neighbor Ordinances.” The guidelines would affect how and when Bexley Police […]

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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 […]