Wednesday, May 22, 2013
View photos from the event at the district's administration building
Athletes aren't the only ones who get Signing Day events at in Mentor. Four seniors let the community in on their plans to serve the country on Wednesday during Military Signing Day at the district's administration building. The event was modeled after the seasonal signing day events the district has for athletes who announce their intentions to compete and study at various universities in the country. However, the students at Wednesday's event were joined by the VFW and American Legion color guard members. "We are so proud of these young men who are joining the military after graduation from Mentor High School," the district posted on its Facebook page. "Ryan, Jeremy, Martynas and Rafiq, your courage and dedication is inspiring! What a …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Memorial placed in the top six of six events in the "B" division
Memorial Middle School became the first middle school to ever represent the district at the National Science Olympiad tournament this weekend, and the team didn't disappoint. According to results from the tournament, Memorial placed sixth overall in the "B" division for middle schools. The event, held at Wright State University in Dayton, featured 120 Science Olympiad teams representing more than 2,000 students. The group from Memorial placed in the top six in six events. Here's how the Mentor students fared: Solon middle and high schools claimed the top spots in both the "B" and "C" divisions. Memorial qualified for the national tournament after winning a runner-up title in April at the state tournament in Columbus.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Read a statement from the district here.
Shortly after voters approved two levies for Mentor Schools, administrators thanked residents helping secure 18 percent of the budget. The district said the following in a statement emailed Tuesday night to members of the media: The Mentor Board of Education and district administrators are pleased that once again our community has voted to support a high quality education for students in Mentor Public Schools. The district is extremely grateful for the renewal of the no tax increase permanent improvement levy and the no tax increase levy to avoid an operating deficit, known throughout the campaign as Issues 1 & 2. “We would like to extend a large thank you to everyone who showed their support for Mentor Schools at the polls today,” said …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The issues and voting information that will affect Mentor.
As the May 7 special election approaches, Mentor Patch will bring you the information you need about the races in town.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Teachers, principals and staff post fun video to inspire students during OAA testing
Teachers and staff at Ridge Middle School know how stressful testing can be, but they figured they had a good solution to ease their nerves. Staff, including the school's two principals, have posted a video on YouTube full of laughs, dancing, wigs and more. Though it's a cover of a song created long before any of of the students were born — 1990's "Hold On," by Wilson Phillips — it has plenty of inspirational material aimed at pushing the kids through the home stretch of the Ohio Achievement Assessments. Watch "Hold On for One More Day" by clicking above.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The video looks at "A Day in the Life" of Matthew Miller
It's been nearly a year since Matthew Miller introduced himself to the community as superintendent of Mentor Schools, but there still may be some things you don't know about him. To fill in any gaps, Prelude Photography presents a six-minute feature on Miller as part of its monthly "Day in the Life" series. The videos attempt to shed light on the backgrounds of key people in various industries and they jobs they do in the community. Prelude owner Matthew Huested produces and posts the videos on the business' Facebook page. Ever wonder what time the superintendent wakes up to fulfill his duties? How about his education or how his kids handled relocating to Mentor? It's all in Prelude's video, which can be viewed above.
The renewal levy would continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home $22.50 per month
Residents in the Mentor Schools district will vote on an 8.8-mill renewal levy on the May 7 ballot. The renewal levy would continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home $22.50 per month. The levy is a renewal of an existing tax, and if approved, would not raise taxes above what residents now pay. To Mentor administrators, a large part of renewing the levy would be a pledge by voters to uphold the district's "Excellent with Distinction" performance on the most recent state report card. "What our community understands is that we're performing at the highest academic level we can in the State of Ohio," Superintendent Matthew Miller said. "We have a very good, positive track record. "When looking at communities and school districts, I think …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The levy would continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home $15.68 per year
In the second of two levies on the May 7 ballot, residents in the Mentor Schools district will vote on a 1-mill renewal permanent improvement levy. As it is a renewal, the levy would continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home $15.68 per year if it is approved, Lake County Board of Elections Director Scott Dasher said. The current permanent improvement levy generates about $1 million per year and expires at the end of this year. Because it is a permanent improvement levy, the district can only spend that money on improvements for grounds and equipment at the district's 15 buildings. Examples include parking lots, heating and roofing. The levy was originally passed in 1988 and has been renewed four times since, according to Mentor Schools…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Mentor High Graduate Robert Koeth helped lead a study that may have identified another health concern in red meat beyond saturated fat and cholesterol
A Mentor High graduate has helped lead a Cleveland Clinic team that may have identified a molecule in red meat -- as well as some energy drinks and body-building supplements -- that contributes to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Robert Koeth (the Mentor graduate,) along with Dr. Stanley Hazen, led the research team whose findings were published in Nature Magazine. (The Nature summary of the study is pretty heavy on jargon. Fortunately, The New York Times, Examiner and NBC News have all published stories on the study, as well.) In short, the study explains why it might not just be the cholesterol and saturated fat in red meat that leads to health problems when indulged in excessively. The study says that carnitine, a molecule …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators selected Lake as this year's Hall of Fame school from a slew of candidates throughout a six-county region.
Lake Elementary School staff members can now make a claim that few in Northeast Ohio can — they work for a Hall of Fame school. The Mentor School district announced this week that Lake has been named the 2013 Hall of Fame school of its region by the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators. Mentor Schools belong to Zone 8, which consists of schools in six Northeast Ohio counties. According to the district's website, Principal Mike Lynch and Superintendent Matthew Miller were present on Monday to congratulate staff members for the distinction. "The award would not have been possible without all of the hard work and dedication staff, students and the entire Lake Elementary community have been putting into their school over the …