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New city resolution makes Juneteenth day of celebration, education

A resolution recognizing Juneteenth as a day of celebration in Bexley was unanimously approved at the City Council’s Tuesday, Dec. 1 meeting.  The resolution was originally proposed by City Council member Jen Robinson. Robinson explained that Juneteenth is observed each year on June 19 to celebrate the day that the news of emancipation reached the […]

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District adopts new learning mode decision tool

A tool that will decide whether the district conducts all in-person, hybrid or remote learning over the course of the year was adopted by the Board of Education in a meeting Tuesday Nov. 17.  Director of Operations Harley Williams explained the new learning mode decision tool determines what type of learning the district will conduct: […]

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Senior prank brings up question of tradition

The annual senior prank, a tradition that usually occurs around Homecoming, came under fire for the actions of some seniors on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 5. Principal Kristin Robbins said that signs were taken from neighborhood yards, trees were covered in toilet paper, stickers were placed on the building and light posts, silly string […]

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New pre-planned absence protocol introduced

A new planned absence procedure for high school students has been implemented in response to COVID-19 and the high school’s distance learning plan.  Assistant Principal Craig McMillen said the previous attendance procedure for planned absences required students to pick up a paper form from the office and have their teachers sign it before turning it […]

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District distributing iPads, Chromebooks to students

Chromebooks and iPads have been distributed to students in the district as part of the 1:1 student device program sponsored by the Bexley Education Foundation. Technology Director Brad Pettit explained that grades K-1 received iPads while grades 2-12 were granted Chromebooks. BEF Executive Director Pam Glasgow said the purchase of the personal devices stemmed from […]

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Rising COVID-19 cases not yet affecting current hybrid learning model

Rising COVID-19 numbers in the district have not yet affected the current hybrid learning model because the safety protocols in place have been effective at preventing the spread of the disease.  Principal Kristin Robbins said Franklin County is at red level, meaning there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents, but it will not […]

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Shapiro hosts meeting to promote foreign exchange program

Coordinator of experiential learning Steve Shapiro hosted a meeting for families interested in foreign exchange programs on Thursday, Oct. 15 via Zoom.  The meeting was introductory, featuring Bexley alumna Caroline Shapiro, senior Gavin Levine and other students across Columbus who have participated in exchange programs. Over 80 people showed up with questions about foreign exchange, […]

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Focus on Freshmen program begins its second year

The high school’s Focus on Freshmen program, designed to help freshmen adjust to high school life, started its second year with a session on Tuesday, Oct. 20.  Principal Kristin Robbins said the program meetings cover study strategies, time management tips, what resources to use if the students are struggling with a class and check-ins regarding […]

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New cafeteria guidelines implemented during pandemic

New cafeteria guidelines and procedures have been implemented by cafeteria staff and high school administration since hybrid learning began in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students. Food Services Director Julianna Carvi said that cafeteria staff wear masks at all times and use shields as barriers when handing out food. A new […]

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Superintendent initiates plans for creating student advisory board

Superintendent Dan Good is creating a student advisory board to get input from high school students about what issues are important to them. The process for selecting the board members will begin the second week of November, Good said. He does not know exactly how many students are going to be on the board because […]