Show how public education is making a difference by submitting success stories about your local schools. Email Crystal Davis your story and pictures at cdavis@ohioschoolboards.org. The Stand Up for Public Schools website features stories, photos and videos demonstrating innovative instruction, outstanding student programs, efforts to bolster student achievement, and extraordinary acts of citizenship, community service or compassion by Ohio students.

Phlebotomy class giving Ross County senior step up in career

New to Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center’s high school program offerings this year is health administration, and Reanna Weaver couldn’t be happier that it was added. The senior was in the Early Childhood Education program her junior year but didn’t think it fit her. After making the switch to health administration this year, she knows now that she’s […]

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Union-Scioto SCOPES Academy focuses on math, science

The SCOPES (Science Cooperative of Physicians and Elementary Students) Academy at Union-Scioto Local’s (Ross) Unioto Elementary School is made possible through a cooperative with Adena Regional Medical Center. The program provides weekly enrichment for advanced students in first through fifth grades in the areas of math and science. Students gain experience in technology, medical science, […]


Kettering City teachers spend weekend at Air Camp

Seven Kettering City School District teachers spent the weekend of September 30, 2016, at Teacher Air Camp. During camp, Kettering’s staff members were engaged in immersive and collaborative STEM activities that required stamina and dedication: Not only did the teachers give up their weekend to attend the Air Camp, but they spent as much as 16 […]

Kettering teachers who attended Air Camp

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Students Raise Over $1,000 for Homelessness

As Homecoming approached this year, the Mariemont High School student body decided to emphasize “home” in a different way, creating a fundraiser called “Home for Homecoming” to donate to the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition in honor of Melissa Mosby. Mosby visited the school earlier in the school year to share her story. Organized through a […]


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Forest Hills High Schools Earn Top STEM Award

The Ohio Academy of Science recently honored Anderson High School and Turpin High School (Forest Hills School District) and 18 Anderson and Turpin science teachers with the Governor’s Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education. The award recognizes schools and teachers who stimulate student scientific research and technological design that […]


Caught Being Good

Kindergartener, Emma Harris from Middlebranch Elementary in the Plain Local (Stark) Schools was “caught being good” by her teacher Ms. Jordan Williams. Emma was working to label her photos in her journal and Ms. Williams noticed Emma’s responsibility and effort. Emma was rewarded with a “caught being good” t-shirt that she gets to wear to school on spirit […]

Emma Harris with her teacher Ms. Williams

Partnership gives Mariemont City students valuable hands-on experience

  There’s no substitute for the real thing, and that’s exactly what students in Mariemont City’s Mariemont High School anatomy and physiology class receive every year in a partnership with Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Twenty local high schools are selected to participate in the Beacon Bio-Skills Lecture and Lab Series, which offers access to the […]

Mariemont High School student Aaron Urevick performs knee surgery on a cadaver as classmates ask questions.

Southwest Ohio middle school named Ohio School to Watch

The Ohio Department of Education has named Forest Hills Local‘s (Hamilton) Nagel Middle School an Ohio School to Watch, a designation held currently by only 21 middle schools. This is the third time Nagel Middle School has received the designation. Developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, the Schools to Watch program identifies high-performing, […]