Three generations of a Sylvania family share love of musical theater

Although not quite the Von Trapps, the Hayes clan of Sylvania definitely brings a family vibe to the hobby they share—musical theater.

With three generations currently participating in the St. Ursula Academy musical, “Phantom of the Opera,” opening Jan. 26, grandfather William, dad Bill, and kids Chris and Laura make the massive production a family affair. Continue reading Three generations of a Sylvania family share love of musical theater

Lourdes’ ‘Like Me’ program receives $50,000 grant

Dr. Jami Curley, Dean of the Lourdes University College of Social Sciences, announced a new grant for its Like Me program dedicated to diversifying the educator workforce. The $50,000 one-year grant is awarded by the Greater Toledo Community Foundation through the Sylvania Sisters of St. Francis Donor Advised Fund. Continue reading Lourdes’ ‘Like Me’ program receives $50,000 grant

The Superintendent gives thanks!

As we take time to enjoy this holiday season, I am sure many of us will also take time to reflect and appreciate the many gifts on our life’s journey. I am sending a special thank you to our parents/guardians for having faith in the Sylvania Schools, and more importantly, I thank you for trusting us with your most valuable treasure … your children. Your children come through our school doors with strong values, respect and kindness. Thank you for your commitment to ensuring their success and, in turn, our success. Continue reading The Superintendent gives thanks!

McCord to host The Amazing Shake

Four years ago, McCord began the initiative, “Four Houses, One Family.” This PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) program was designed to improve school culture and climate. The Amazing Shake is an extension of that initial program. The core goal of the event is to have students practice and perform skills that all employers find desirable in potential candidates they hope to employ. Such skills will include how to introduce yourself, make a sales pitch, make appointments, give explicit directions and of course, give an amazing handshake. The first round will take place Jan. 24 with over 50 volunteers from the business community participating and serving as judges for the competition. Continue reading McCord to host The Amazing Shake

Schools receive Ohio School Safety Grant

For the past eight years, McCord Junior High School Principal Susie Felver has been a member of the Sylvania School District’s Safety and Security Committee. That group, under various leaders, has been applying for and receiving Ohio school safety grants through the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for six-plus years. Continue reading Schools receive Ohio School Safety Grant

Northview baseball program has new head coach

After being assistant baseball coach at Northview with head coach Greg Szparka, Aaron Tullis recently became the head coach following Szparka’s retirement after winning the state title last season. Tullis has coached at Northview for 16 years prior to his promotion to head coach and he worked with Szparka throughout the whole process. Now, there are high expectations for Tullis’ direction. Continue reading Northview baseball program has new head coach

Cougar Pride awards are back

Lunch took on an additional flavor in the Southview cafeteria on Friday Sept. 30. Between 20 to 30 students were honored with Cougar Pride awards in each of the three lunch periods and several students won prizes. Those gifts included rewards such as a first place in the lunch line, a prime parking spot for a month, tickets to the upcoming theater production, gift cards and more. Continue reading Cougar Pride awards are back