Points of Pride

Bexley Schools received "A" grades on Ohio School Report Card Progress Data for all students in grades 4 - 8, plus student representing several other categories.  A Bexley Education Foundation Impact Grant helped supply all elementary classrooms with mobile devices - iPad Mini tablets, iPads, Windows touch laptops and Windows convertible laptops -- expanding access to technology and increasing opportunities for differentiated instruction.  
 
Students showed a high level of interest in STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and faculty created programs to stimulate their learning in these areas.
 
The positions of Bexley's elementary gifted intervention specialists were expanded to full time status in 2015 - 2016. The district worked to enhance differentiated instruction opportunities and expand gifted offerings.
 
Bexley's elementary school counselors taught a new anti-bullying curriculum, in concert with the district's existing intermediate-level Second Step counseling curriculum.
 
The Bexley Education Foundation hosted a showcase of the student writing coming out of an R. L. Stine Scary Story Writing Workshop, held for four weeks in the fall at the Bexley Public Library. Student writers in grades 4 - 6 read their original works at the Drexel Theater before a screening of Bexley alum Stine's movie, When Good Ghouls Go Bad.
 
Measures of Academic Progress or MAP training and workshops increased teachers’ capacity for understanding the MAP data and using results for better instruction to improve student learning.

Maryland Elementary

  • Maryland students took part in The Great Kindness Challenge, a week devoted to performing acts of kindness from a 50-item checklist provided by Kids for Peace.
  • Maryland set up Mentoring Emerging Leaders to help connect students with leadership opportunities. The group met monthly to share a snack, play a game and work together on a service learning project. 
  • Artist-in-Residence Emilia Garber helped Maryland fourth graders create projects connected to an exhibition they visited at the Wexner Center for the Arts celebrating the "junk dada" art of Noah Purifoy. 
  • The school presented an assembly celebrating Black History Month, with kindergartners singing the Civil Rights-era protest song "Turn Me Around" and sixth graders performing a choral reading of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. 
  • The school community bid farewell to its faithful facility dog, "Maryland Best Friend," Glazier and welcomed new facility animal Darius (see right).