Students and Parents,
During the month of February we will begin our new state testing model. This model will be the new graduation requirement for our current freshmen, taking the place of the OGTs. One main difference for students and parents to understand is instead of taking one test for Math, Science, Social Studies, Writing, and Reading students will take a series of tests, 7 to be specific, over their career in high school. They will take these tests during and at the end of specific courses. These key courses were determined by the State of Ohio.( Algebra I, Geometry, Physical Science, American History, Government, English I, English II) Students will need to earn 18 points throughout High School in order to graduate. Students will be given a score of 1-5 on each of the 7 end of course exams and by the end of their senior year they must acquire a total of 18 points. Students will take all of these exams on the computer in the cafeteria or the library beginning this February.
The end of course exams are comprised of two sections, Performance Based (given in February) and End of Year (given in April and May). We have been working with students in classes and in large groups to prepare ourselves for this new style of testing. As we move closer to February we will notify students of the testing schedule. All freshmen will be tested throughout their high school career on the above courses. Any student currently enrolled in American History or Government will also be tested this year, per state law.
In closing, Logan Elm High School has a long tradition of academic excellence and we welcome the new challenges set forth by the State of Ohio.
Below each department of the High School has written a brief synopsis that will help you and your student prepare for the upcoming tests.
Posted: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Steve Stivers (R – OH) today announced his nomination of three Pickaway County students to United States military academies. Stivers nominated the following students:
William Merrill received nominations to West Point and the United States Naval Academy. He attends Logan Elm High School and is the son of Frank and Lisa Merrill.
Caleb Welch was nominated to the United States Naval Academy, West Point and the Air Force Academy. He attends Teays Valley High School and is the son of Timothy and Kimberly Welch.
Nicholas Klitzka was nominated to the United States Naval Academy, West Point and the Air Force Academy. He attends William V. Fisher Catholic High School and is the son of Thomas and Patricia Klitzka.
“It is an honor to nominate these outstanding students to the U.S. military academies,” Stivers said. “As a Colonel in the Ohio Army National Guard, I thank these students for their interest in serving our nation in such a meaningful and important way. I also would like to thank Ohio’s 15th District Academy Review Board for their thoughtful recommendations and assistance in interviewing the students.”
In pursuit of a nomination to a U.S. military academy, students submit an application and are interviewed by Congressman Stivers’ Military Academy Review Board. The Board evaluates the students on the basis of academic performance, leadership ability and community involvement.
To receive a service academy nomination from Congressman Stivers, candidates must be an unmarried resident of Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, a United States citizen and between the ages of 17 and 23. Qualified persons interested in pursuing a nomination to one of the United States Service Academies should visit www.stivers.house.gov for more information, or contact Congressman Stivers’ Lancaster Office at (740) 654-2654.
Logan Elm's NHS members are working with the Ohio Chapter 10 "For the Troops" Blue Star Mothers of America to collect and donate items to send to our troops who are currently deployed. NHS members will be collecting donations at the high school starting Monday, December 15 through Friday, January 30. Collection boxes will be located in Mrs. Hamner's room (22) and the high school office. Please say "thank you" by donating to these brave men and women who give of themselves all year long. Below is a shopping list of suggested items provided by the Blue Star Mothers.
Most requested items:
- Beef Jerky
- Coffee & Hot Chocolate Packs
- Protein Bars
- AA & AAA Batteries
- Dried Fruit & Nuts
- Oatmeal Packs
- Pop Tarts