CIRCLEVILLE — McDowell Middle School received its banner and a visit from the state superintendent of the Ohio Department of Education on Thursday after being named as a 2013 High Progress School of Honor.
“I’m here because of the achievements of the middle school,” said Dr. Richard Ross, state superintendent. “ It’s not a one shot deal. They’ve consistently maintained a high performance in their school over half a decade, and I think that’s to be congratulated.”
Ross visited a few classrooms, asking students about their future plans and what educational opportunities they thought they would need to make them happen.
“I think there is a lot of disconnect between what we do in schools and jobs and careers,” he said. “I think we need to do a better job in elementary, middle and high school of talking to kids about what careers are and what it takes, because sometimes that pathway isn’t clear to them.”
Marsha Waidelich, McDowell Middle School principal, said she was happy to have Ross visit some of the classes.
The art student at McDowell recently participated in a service project through the Pickaway County Red Cross. Art students wrapped and decorated over eighty Valentine’s Day boxes. The boxes were filled with assorted goodies and delivered to the Pickaway County Veterans living in group homes and care facilities in the area.
Per 2013-14 school calendar, Logan Elm Schools will be in session on May 16, 23, 30, June 2, 3 and 4. This tentative plan may be adjusted pending a vote on the calamity day bill in the Ohio General Assembly. Please check back for updates.
Blizzard Bag Day #2
Notice to all Logan Elm High school Parents/Guardians and Students:
The Logan Elm Schools are CLOSED for Tuesday, February 18th. This is due to icy roads througout the district. Click this link to find your BLIZZARD BAG DAY #2 assignments
If a student does not have all materials needed to complete a blizzard bag assignment, the school and teachers will work with the student upon their return to school to complete the assignment in a timely manner.
February 3, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Beginning on Monday, February 11th, McDowell Middle School will begin the use of “Blizzard Bags” in the event school is closed due to weather or other conditions.
The Ohio Department of Education allows the use of three (3) “Blizzard Bag” days per year. In the event school is closed and “Blizzard Bag” lesson are utilized, the day will count as a school day and will not need to be rescheduled or “made up.”
The first three (3) days in which school is closed after February 10th, you will be notified via the One Call Now system that school is closed and students should complete a “Blizzard Bag” lesson.
Parents and students may access “Blizzard Bag” lessons via the McDowell website. You will click on the “Blizzard Bag” button on the McDowell website (mcdowellschool.net) and then click on the name of each teacher whose class your child is enrolled in this semester.
Students may turn in the lesson/assignment the next day school is in session. Students who do not have internet access on “Blizzard Bag” days or who are unable to complete the online lessons for any reason may request a “paper copy” of the assignment when school resumes. Students have two weeks to complete the lessons.
“Blizzard Bag” lessons must be completed and turned in to the teachers for grading. Failure to complete and turn in “Blizzard Bag” assignments will result in the student being marked as “absent” for that date.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Marsha L. Waidelich, Principal