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HBCU Field Trip

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Posted Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Arrival & Dismissal for our New Buildings

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Posted Thursday, August 31, 2023

Exciting Update: Yondr Implementation for a Focused Learning Environment

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope this letter finds you well. As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we are excited to introduce an innovative tool that will enhance the learning environment and promote better focus among our students.

In our continuous efforts to create a distraction-free and engaging educational atmosphere, we will be implementing Yondr – a technology solution designed to help students manage their use of mobile devices during school hours. Yondr provides locking pouches for mobile phones, ensuring that students can focus on their studies, classroom discussions, and interactions without unnecessary distractions.

Why Yondr?

We understand the growing challenges posed by technology distractions in today's learning environment. While technology plays a valuable role in education, we also recognize the importance of creating a balanced and focused setting for effective learning. Yondr offers a practical solution to strike that balance.

How Yondr Works:

Each student will receive a Yondr pouch at the beginning of the school day. The pouch is designed to securely store their mobile device, allowing students to keep their attention fully on their lessons and classmates. At the end of the school day or during specific class periods, students can easily unlock their pouches to access their devices.

Benefits of Yondr:

Enhanced Focus: Yondr will help students stay fully engaged in their studies, discussions, and activities without the distraction of incoming messages or notifications.

Reduced Disruptions: Classroom disruptions caused by phone use will be minimized, creating a more productive and respectful learning environment.

Promotion of Face-to-Face Interaction: Yondr encourages students to interact and connect with their peers, fostering meaningful in-person conversations.

Responsible Technology Use: Yondr supports the development of responsible technology habits, teaching students to manage their device usage effectively.

Implementation Timeline:

We will begin implementing Yondr at the start of the upcoming school year. To ensure a smooth transition, we will conduct training sessions for teachers, staff, and students on how to use the Yondr pouches effectively. Clear guidelines for using Yondr will be established, outlining scenarios such as classroom instruction, designated break times, and more.

We are committed to maintaining open communication throughout this process. If you have any questions or concerns about the implementation of Yondr, please do not hesitate to reach out to our school administration. We value your input and partnership in creating a positive and focused learning environment for all students.

Thank you for your continued support as we strive to provide the best possible education for our students. We look forward to a successful school year ahead.


Donald J. Jolly II


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Posted Friday, August 11, 2023

Ohio State Testing Reminders


Please be aware that State Testing begins the Tuesday after Spring Break. The following reminders are for our High School scholars. 

1. Students in grades 9 - 12 will take an OST exam if they are enrolled in that course this semester.

2. There will be a delayed start on April 4th, 5th, 25th and 26th.  ALL OTHER TESTING DAYS WILL BE A NORMAL SCHOOL DAY!

3. On April 4th, 5th, 25th and 26th, the busses will run at normal times in the morning for those students taking tests. ALL OTHER STUDENTS NOT TESTING MUST BE AT THEIR BUS STOPS AT 10:25AM FOR THE NEXT


4. Math Exams will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end by 10:15 a.m. ELA exams will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end 10:30 a.m. 

5. Students who are not taking Algebra I, ELA II, or a Geometry test on a specific date: School begins at 10:45 a.m. and students will follow their regular schedule.


Please contact your guidance counselor with any questions. 

Delayed Start
April 4
8:00Test takers
10:45 Non test takers
Delayed Start
April 5
ELA II Pt 2 
8:00 Test takers
10:45 Non test takers
Normal School Day
April 6
Make Up Testing
Normal School Day
April 11
Make Up Testing
Normal School Day
April 12
Make Up Testing
Normal School Day
April 13
Make Up Testing
Normal School Day
April 18
US History Pts 1 & 2
Normal schedule
Normal School Day
April 19
Biology Pts 1 & 2
Normal schedule
Normal School Day
April 20
Government Pts 1 & 2
Normal schedule
Delayed Start
April 25
Algebra I or Geometry Pt 1
8:00 Test takers
10:45 Non test takers
Delayed Start
April 26
Algebra I or Geometry Pt 2
8:00 Test takers
10:45 Non test takers
Normal School Day
April 27
Make Up Testing

See the schedule here: OST Flyer Spring 2023 (1).pdf

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Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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