Administrative Remarks On Graduation Requirements Class of 2019

Dear Lockland Local Schools Families:
 
The following information pertains to the graduation requirements for the Class of 2019. Please feel free to contact Bob Longworth, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, with any comments or questions that you may have.
 
All Lockland students must earn a total of 20 credits, based on the following criteria:
  • Four ELA
  • Four math
  • Three science
  • Three social studies
  • .5 Physical Education
  • .5 Health
  • 5 Electives

Community Service: All Lockland graduates must complete a minimum of 20 community service hours.
 
Ohio’s State Tests:
Students must earn at least 18/35 points on the seven end-of-course state tests
End of-course tests are:
  • Algebra I or Integrated Math I
  • Geometry or Integrated Math II
  • ELA I and ELA II
  • American Government
  • American History
  • Biology

Each test score allows the student to earn up to five graduation points
You must have a minimum of:
  • Four points in math
  • Four points in English
  • Six points across science and social studies
 
*On December 7, 2018 a number of additional pathways were created for students that do not earn the Ohio State Test points noted above. 

Students not meeting the OST point requirements above MUST meet at least TWO of the following requirements:
 
  • Attendance rate of 93 percent during the 12th grade year;
  • Earn a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all courses completed during 12th grade (must complete at least four full-year courses);
  • Complete a capstone project during 12th grade that the district or school defines;
  • During 12th grade, complete a work or community service experience totaling 120 hours that the district or school defines;
  • Earn three or more College Credit Plus credits at any time during high school;
  • Earn credit for an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and earn an AP exam score of 3 or higher or IB exam score of 4 or higher at any time during high school;
  • Earn a WorkKeys exam score of 3 on each of three test sections;
  • Earn a State Board-approved industry-recognized credential or credentials that equal at least three points;
  • Meet OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal requirements
 
YMCA Spotlight
The Lockland Middle High School 21st Century YMCA after-school program has increased their registration to 71 participants through November. Students have participated in service learning this month by helping sort and bag over 3800 lbs of food given out, set and cleaned up, and provided craft activities and face painting for children at the Lockland Thanksgiving and holiday events. Along with enrichment activities like yoga and archery, volunteerism is a rewarding experience within the 21st Century program that promotes youth development.

Registration is open for any student attending Lockland grades 7th-12th and forms are located in the main office. If you have any questions, please contact Stefanie Craven at 513-349-3075 or  stefanie.craven@locklandschools.org .

The State of our Facilities

As we have mentioned in the past several newsletters, we have a beautiful, historic building that is a regional icon. However, behind the walls the building has a variety of concerns. Our plumbing, wiring, and mechanical systems are decades old. We are in a place where fixing these concerns can become extremely costly to tax payers.
 
Please look for more information about the direction of the district in the near future. Thank you.

Nurses Notes...
I have recently identified several cases of head lice in the elementary grade levels. Please watch your child for the following symptoms:
Please inspect your child’s head for the possibility of head lice. Look for small silvery nits fixed to the hair shaft, similar in appearance to dandruff, but not easily removed.
  • Where nits have hatched, live lice may be seen.
  • If nits or lice are found, please call your healthcare provider regarding appropriate treatment. Your child should stay home from school until they have been treated.
  • Follow the directions for any medication carefully. Cream rinse and conditioners can decrease the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • During the school year, it is a good idea to check your child’s head weekly, or when he or she complains of having an “itchy” scalp. 
  • Talk to your child and remind him or her not to share or borrow combs, brushes, hats or scarves.
Please notify the School Health Office if your child is diagnosed with head lice, and call with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Nurse Jen Schierloh
Phone: 513-563-5000 ext. 119
Fax: 513-563-2345
Lockland Athletic Update
The Lockland High School basketball programs look forward to rebounding after the winter break. The Lockland men's basketball teams have ran into some tough completion so far in their schedule. The men entered into the holiday break 0-4, losing to Blanchester, CCS, New Miami, and CCD. While the Varsity program looks to rebound, the JV and seen success on the court. The JV have won their games against Blanchester, CCD, and New Miami.

The Lockland women's basketball program are experiencing all the struggles of a rebuilding year. The Panthers lost their first six games of the season, but continue to work hard and fight in every game. The program is entering into its first season under Coach Starr and the ladies are learning new systems and philosophies.
CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT:
First Grade

The first graders ended the first semester with a week dedicated to yummy gingerbread. After reading various versions of the classic The Gingerbread Man, students worked in groups to reread and identify the story elements of a version of the book. Then we discussed similarities and differences between the books. In math, students worked on Gingerbread math centers. They practiced the “Make Ten strategy” to add and made a gingerbread house to show their work. In writing, students wrote descriptive sentences about themselves to help readers find their gingerbread glyph they created. The students thoroughly enjoyed the week of gingerbread activities!
Business of the Month...La Terza
La Terza Coffee is an artisan coffee and espresso roasterie that specializes in freshly and expertly roasted coffee beans. They serve coffee houses and restaurants and deliver freshly-roasted beans, so that customers experience the freshest, best-tasting cup of coffee possible.

Interactive Roasterie Tour Experience
There’s  so  much to know about coffee! The interactive roasterie tour is their most popular event:

  • Walk through their specialty coffee roasterie
  • Sample coffees from the three major coffee growing regions of the world (South/Central America, Africa, and Southeast Asia)
  • Learn the history of coffee
  • Learn how coffee is grown, processed, and roasted

Roasterie tours take place on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. on 611 Sheperd Drive, #17 Cincinnati, Ohio 45215.

Please visit www.laterzacoffee.com or call 513-470-0594 with questions
Community Programs and Resources
Local Information

The Village of Arlington Heights:
Village Council
The Village of Arlington Heights Council meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Village Council Chambers located at 601 Elliott Avenue, Lockland 45215. For more information, please call 513-821-2076.

Mayor’s Court
The Village of Arlington Heights Mayor’s Court is held every other Thursday at 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact the Arlington Heights Clerk of Courts at 513-821-2076.

Arlington Heights Phone Numbers
Lockland Schools 513-563-5000
Town Hall 513-821-2076
Fire Department 513-733-5537 (Reading FD)
Police Department 513-825-2280 (HCSO)
Attorney General’s Office 800-282-0515
Duke Energy 800-544-6900
Tax Department 800-860-7482
Water (Service & Billing) 513-591-7700
Rumpke Trash Collection 800-582-3107

The Lockland Village:
Village Council
Lockland Village Council meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Village Council Chambers located at 101 North Cooper Avenue, Lockland 45215. For more information, please call 513-761-1124.
Recreational Director
Village of Lockland
513-616-8532
 
Announcements
In an effort to provide efficient service and be responsible with tax payer dollars, beginning January 2, 2019, the Village will contract with Rumpke for trash collection service. The pick-up days will remain the same for Wednesday’s and Thursday’s route, Tuesday’s route will be moved to Friday . Please visit http://locklandoh.org for more information


Lockland Schools 513-563-5000
Town Hall 513-761-1124
Fire Department 513-761-2751
Police Department 513-761-1699
Post Office 513-821-5378
Service Department 513-733-0957
Tax Department 800-860-7482
Water (Service) 513-733-4701
Water (Billing) 513-761-1124
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