The Oregon-Davis School Board still hopes to have a permanent superintendent in place by July 1. Greg Briles left the corporation at the end of December for a position in Delphi. The board hired retired New Prairie Superintendent Jim Dermody to fill that role on an interim basis. Continue reading
Schools throughout the WKVI listening area fared well overall on the A through F grades approved Tuesday by the State Board of Education. The scores reflect changes fast-tracked through the Indiana General Assembly to hold corporations harmless due to last year’s significant drop in ISTEP+ scores. Continue reading
Two Oregon-Davis students had the chance to present their solution to a real-world problem at this year’s Future City Competition. Annabelle Fosburgh and Ryan Minter were among the teams of middle school students from around the state who traveled to Fort Wayne on Saturday to compete in the event. Continue reading
High school students and their parents will have the chance to learn more about how to pay for college at Oregon-Davis High School this evening. Financial Aid staff from Ancilla College will give a presentation on where help is available and how to apply. Continue reading
Prospective college students and their parents can get a crash course in financial aid from the staff at Ancilla College. They’re hosting financial aid workshops tonight at Knox High School and Monday at Oregon-Davis. Both sessions start at 6 p.m. CST. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board this week unanimously approved a contract for their interim superintendent. Continue reading
School corporations are waiting for guidance from the state before trying to assign too much meaning to the 2014 ISTEP scores released last week. They showed a decline of roughly 20 percent statewide over the prior year. Oregon-Davis Interim Superintendent Jim Dermody calls it a “fluid situation.” He intends to dig deeper into the local data and present a full report to the school board in February. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation has a new school resource officer. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation has the option to utilize e-learning days in the event of inclement weather or other circumstances which force the cancellation of traditional classes. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board will meet on a different night in 2016. During their reorganization session last night, members voted to move their monthly meetings to the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Board will formally approve a contract with their interim superintendent when they meet this evening. Greg Briles resigned at the end of December to take a job with the Delphi school corporation. Last month O-D announced the hiring of former New Prairie Superintendent Jim Dermody on an interim basis. Continue reading
ISTEP scores released today by the state indicate a double-digit decline in the passing percentage over last year. In 2013-14, 74 percent of public school students across Indiana passed both the English/Language Arts and Math standardized tests. The 2014-15 scores indicate only 52-percent of public school students made the grade on both tests. Both percentages are slightly higher when private and charter school students are factored in. Continue reading
The interim superintendent of the North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation has 48 years of experience in public education and is considered an expert when it comes to school finances. Continue reading
Several area school corporations are recipients of Secured School Safety Grant funds from the state. The program provides matching funds to school corporations to conduct a threat assessment, purchase equipment or restrict access to the school or expedite notice to first responders to hire a school resource officer. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis school corporation may soon be on a search for a Superintendent of its own.
Current Superintendent Greg Briles says he intends to submit a letter of resignation that is expected to become official at the school board meeting on November 16th. Briles was offered a position as Superintendent with the Delphi Community School Corporation.
The Oregon-Davis School Board unanimously voted to accept the 2016 budget during its meeting Monday. Continue reading
Students from Starke County’s three high schools have an important message for their peers about the long-term consequences of their online activity. Prosecutor Nick Bourff is trying to raise awareness of sexting, cyber-bullying and other types of high-tech harassment that may not only cause pain and embarrassment but may also carry criminal consequences.He recently enlisted the help of students from Knox, North Judson-San Pierre and Oregon-Davis to get the word out.
The positions were created two years ago with the help of grant funds to aid in the enhancement of school safety. Kyle Hinds, one of the resource officers accepted a position outside of the area.
The Third Annual Manufacturers Day Event will be held tomorrow at Knox Middle School. The event’s put on by the Starke County Economic Development Foundation to give students a better understanding of the local manufacturing industry. Continue reading
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation plans to work within its means to keep expenses to a minimum. Continue reading