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Good Afternoon, This is Superintendent John Balzer with an update on today’s incident. The Ross County Sheriff’s office requested and received the Pickaway County canine unit to take through the building and check lockers and cars in the parking lot. The search did not yield any contraband and Law Enforcement continues to monitor the building to provide peace of mind and reassure students of their safety. I want to take a moment to thank the Adena Staff for their quick response and precision with handling the protocols for the lockdown. We want to thank Sheriff Lavender and all the deputies who responded and assisted us today. Most importantly, I want to thank the students who responded to the training provided to them regarding (If you see or hear something, SAY something.) As always, the safety and wellbeing of students and staff are our first priority. Knowing an incident like this can be upsetting to experience, if your student or you as a parent or guardian would like to speak with one of our Integrated Services Counselors or Adena Guidance Counselor concerning today’s incident, they are available to assist you. Please call the school office to arrange to speak with one of them at your convenience. Thank you.
The current lockdown at Adena Local Schols has been lifted. Authorities have removed an airsoft gun that a student had brought to school. Every student Pre K-12 is safe.
The Junior Class recently participated in a mulch sale to raise money for their senior trip to Walt Disney World next year. A trip that Mr. Mathis has been planning for the class. Overall the students sold 1800 bags of mulch and earned $1 per bag towards their senior trip. Last Saturday, students and some teachers met early at the school and to load trucks, trailers, and a dump truck to make deliveries to their customers. Some even spread the mulch for their customers.
Results are in for the Farm Business Management online contest. Garrett Simmons, Maddie Huff, and Laura Meyer competed against 719 students from around the state. Garrett Simmons placed in the top 40%; Laura placed in the top 25%, and Maddie placed 8th overall, putting her in the top 1%! Congratulations to all participants!
In honor of National Poetry Month, Ms. Nusbaum’s Advanced English III block participated in Poetry Coffeehouse this morning. Each student was required to memorize a poem from an American poet and create an interpretive performance with costumes, props, and art. Every performance was memorable with its own unique mark, and the students worked hard on making this a great success.
We have launched our brand new website design. We hope you get a chance to take a look. The experience on mobile devices is much cleaner. Lots of content is available under the "Menu" button at the top. We hope you enjoy!! www.adenalocalschools.com
Adena Ag Day April 11th, Adena Local Schools will host the Brothers of Wilmington College FarmHouse along with the Sisters of Sigma Alpha Sorority (Agricultural professional fraternity and sorority) as they present Ag Day to the students of grades K-4. Students will experience farm equipment, livestock and demonstrations along with agricultural related topics that students in our area would find relevant to their daily lives. The event will take place from 9:30 to 2:55 (weather permitting). We would like to invite area farmers to attend as well! Thank you to Adena graduate Kainnon Bryans along with Morgan Ritz, organizers of the event. Come see us Thursday!
Students in Miss Lovensheimer’s first grade class welcomed baby chicks to class this week. Students watched the eggs for three weeks as the incubator did its work. Miss Lovensheimer brought the project to her students as a result of a workshop offered by The Ohio State University this summer. What a great way to connect Adena’s students to their agricultural heritage! Pictured are Alexis Saltz and Eme Sever who really became involved with the project. Thanks Miss Lovensheimer for connecting our students to real life experiences!
8th Grade Washington D.C. trip final payment due Friday, March 29th.
The district has been working hard on a new website over the past couple of months. We hope to launch this in the next few weeks. Exciting things are coming in the near future. The development of an Adena Local Schools App is also in the works.
We hope everyone had a great March break!! Looking forward to seeing everyone back in the building tomorrow.
Don't forget about the community pep rally tonight!!! Starts at 6:30 in the HS Gym. Go Warriors!!