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PO Box 417
Granville, OH 43023-0417

Phone 740-587-8101
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Granville High School Journalist Students Earn Awards at State Convention
Submitted by: Amy Tolbert

Seven students from Granville High School participated in the Ohio Scholastic Media Association’s seventh statewide annual convention at Kent State University’s Franklin Hall April 4, 2014.

Granville High School's "BluePrints" newsmagazine earned an overall rating of third and received an eight-page critique to show the staff possible ways to improve in the future.

The event brought about 375 high school journalism students and their advisers for learning sessions about journalism and digital media. Newsroom and classroom pros from the Northeast Ohio area and Pennsylvania and Indiana presented more than 60 seminars to help attendees improve their publication by enhancing their multimedia, design and writing skills.

Lessons in Community
On a cold Thursday morning, two days before spring break, an excited group of fifth-graders board buses heading for work at BizTown. Having spent the past five weeks of social studies class periods preparing for this day, Granville Intermediate students are ready to practice real-life economic lessons in a simulated community environment.

What is Biztown?

BizTown is part of the Junior Achievement program. Granville Schools offers the program as part of the fifth grade social studies curriculum each year and is funded by donations from the Granville Rotary.

The BizTown facility is located in a former school building in downtown Columbus. The interior is designed to simulate a community complete with retail shops, mayor’s office, newspaper, radio and television stations, bank, restaurants and travel agency. Here children become adults for a day and perform jobs to pay back their business loans. “When they get there, they have a town meeting. The Junior Achievement people explain to the students what the day will look like,” said Elizabeth Newell, fifth-grade teacher and BizTown coordinator for Granville. “Then the students go back to their shops where they begin their jobs for the day.”  

Leaders for Learning Award Winner Announced
Lori Fender, third-grade teacher at Granville Elementary School, is the recipient of the 2014 Leaders for Learning Award given by the Licking County Foundation. Principal Todd Rogers nominated Fender, because of her dedication to students and the profession. 

At the surprise award ceremony held during class time on Monday, April 7, Rogers told Fender's students, "She is receiving this award because she is a great teacher who truly cares about about her students and is a team leader for the building."

In his nomination letter, Rogers also expressed that Fender ensures every child in her class meets expected growth socially as well as academically. He stated, "Her ability to change the lives of of those assigned to her class each year is especially moving."
Notice of Newark/Granville Community Authority Elections

Newark/Granville Community Authority

Elections for three seats on the Newark/Granville Community Authority will be held on Monday, May 12. Each seat is for a two-year term. Anyone interested in serving on the Authority should indicate their intent to run via e-mail to Mike Sobul, secretary/treasurer of the Authority by Friday, May 2, 2014. E-mails can be sent to To be eligible to serve on the Authority, a candidate must be a resident of Park Trails. Any questions can be directed to Mike at the e-mail listed or at 587-8116.  

LAX for Life Game Scheduled
The Second Annual Lax for Life lacrosse game will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Granville. Proceeds from this game will be donated to the James Care for Life Foundation. Games, activities and concessions will be available. T-shirt sales for the event will begin on Wednesday, April 2 and run through April 8 during lunch periods at the high school. The cost for each shirt is $7. Free admission will be granted to anyone wearing their Lax for Life shirt. 
Bid Notice for Multi-Project Wetland Restoration Project
Sealed estimates will be received until 11:30 AM on April 22, 2014 at the Granville Exempted Village Schools District Office located at 130 North Granger Street, PO Box 417 Granville, OH 43023. These bids are for a multi-project wetland restoration at the Granville Intermediate building.  
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