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Blue Jackets activate Murray, sent Anderson down to AHL

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Ryan Murray off injured reserve and assigned right wing Josh Anderson to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015

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Pirate winter royalty


The Riverside High School Snowball Court members for 2015 include, from the left, kneeling: sophomore escort Casey Allen and attendant Ashton Wooddell, freshman attendant Payton Manahan and escort Gaven Anderson; and standing: junior escort Ross Stevens and attendant Amber Roth, Snowball King and Queen Bryant Miller and Brooke Hickey, and senior attendant Brittany Guthrie and escort Colton Allen. The court will be presented after the junior varsity game at 7 p.m. Friday. The snowball dance is slated for 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the high school. (PHOTO | RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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CCS students participate in ACSI Spelling Bee


Calvary Christian School students recently participated in the Mid-Ohio Association of Christian Schools International’s Spelling Bee in Columbus.
Audrey Slemmons received fourth-place in the eighth-grade spelling bee, and advanced to the final spelling bee. Student Gavin Wish also placed fourth among the seventh-grade group. 
Others who participated in the spelling bee included Gabriel Salmonowicz, Evan Patton, Megan Palmer, Nehemiah Dillon, Marina Fox, Shania Brown, Emma Patton, Helena Burns, Ruby Slemmons, Lilian Zamora.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015

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Susan Givler, a member of the First United Methodist Church congregation, offers prayers for peace during the church’s Martin Luther King Jr. prayer vigil on Monday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015

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Test-writing skills focus of teacher work day

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Indian Lake Schools teachers studied their own tests Friday during a staff in-service day with testing specialists Dr. Rachel Vannatta Reinhart and Dr. Toni Sondergeld from the Bowling Green State University College of Education and Human Development.

The presenters said tests should measure what students know in a straightforward manner using an appropriate mix of multiple choice, short answer and extended response questions.

The pair helped teachers re-work actual test questions. Elementary teachers also worked with math consultant Ann Carlson to match upcoming lessons with state standards.

Many teachers expressed concerns that required standardized tests do not practice the same clear testing philosophy. The presenters advised testing students fairly in the classroom, but prepare them for the tricks that are often used on state tests.

Third-grade teacher JoAnne Brademeyer said students are asked a “Question of the Day” to demonstrate the different styles of questions they may encounter on standardized tests. (PHOTOS | I.L. SCHOOLS)

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Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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ILMS kicks off student of the month program

Indian Lake Middle School has kicked off a new student of the month program, which was spearheaded by Co-Principal Gene Gooding to recognize hard-working students who set a good example for others.
“The staff wanted a way to honor kids who stand out and go above and beyond in academics, attitude and behavior,” Mr. Gooding said. 
The January students of the month are fifth-grader Cheyenne Hill, sixth-grader Ashlyn Shaner, seventh-grader Ethan Fulkerson and eighth-grader Dakota McKinnon. These students receive one free homework pass, a lunch line pass to the front of the line for one month, a free pizza from Cassano’s, and an ice cream treat at an end-of-the-year gathering. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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WL-S announces middle school students of the month


The West Liberty-Salem Middle School students of the month for January are eighth-graders Kaylee Harrison and Kasey Kite, seventh-graders Allie Harrison and Cade Clerico, and sixth-graders Allison Kelly and Jake Wilcoxon. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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