Hamilton County Schools wants to revamp how it educates students who have fallen behind in high school, dropped out and since returned to school or otherwise haven't fit into a traditional high school setting. Currently, only about 200 students participate in the district's diploma completion program or alternative programs at Hamilton County High and a Chattanooga State Community College campus. But school leaders say that Hamilton County High's Harrison Bay campus is "inaccessible" and they hope to spread its programming throughout the district. On Thursday, the school board will vote to remove the school's state number, essentially erasing its identity as a stand-alone school that is held to the same requirements and tracked by the same metrics as other schools in the state. Rather, school leaders discussed at a Monday night work session, the programs housed at Hamilton County High will serve as support programs at multiple locations throughout the district to serve the same student … [Read more...] about District wants to revamp, spread Hamilton County High School support programs and re-purpose staff
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CLEVELAND, Ohio – It may not be Ohio against the world when the 12 bands that made it to the 23rd annual Tri-C High School Rock Off Final Exam on Saturday, but it sure feels like it.Growing from the one-day event of purely local bands at the Odeon, then owned by Belkin Productions, which has since become part of current creator Live Nation, the competition has morphed into a national event.In large part due to the involvement of partner Reverbnation, an online musical tool utilized by a plethora of up-and-coming bands, the Rock Off’s reach has extended across the United States. This year’s Final Exam at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame features bands from Texas, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Virginia as well as Ohio. The genres range from metal to hip-hop, from Americana to indie, from pop to jazz rock.And all – from the Buckeye State and beyond – have a legitimate chance to win. The prizes are fine - $1,000 to the winning band, with $250 to its high … [Read more...] about 23rd annual Tri-C High School Rock Off Final Exam features 4 out-of-state bands, 8 from Ohio
Scott Springer Cincinnati Enquirer Published 3:27 PM EST Dec 21, 2018 It all began with a fire. In 1973, the Boudinot Avenue location of LaRosa's Pizzeria in Western Hills burned down with adjusters estimating it would take nine months to reopen. Founder and now Chairman Emeritus Donald S. "Buddy" LaRosa thought his "business interruption" insurance would cover, but was disappointed to find the policy would pay only after the business reopened. Current CEO and Chairman of the Board Mike LaRosa was a La Salle High School student at the time. "A few people heard we were closed and the Western Hills Savings and Loan President knew my dad and came in as a customer," LaRosa said. "He handed my father a check and said, 'I know you'll pay me back, I'm not worried about that.' That got us into a position where we could get drywall and equipment to fix the problem of the fire." Then, before demolition crews could start to work, coaches, teachers and students arrived by the truckload … [Read more...] about How much do you know about LaRosa’s High School Sports Hall of Fame?
CLEVELAND, Ohio – High school students know exams are a necessary evil, like gym class in January, but few actually look forward to them.Of course, there are exceptions, like the one that will be at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 16: The Final Exam for the 23rd annual Tri-C High School Rock Off. The storied competition features semis at the Rock Hall for three consecutive Saturdays, starting on Jan. 19. Four top-scoring bands from each of those semis will advance to the Final Exam.In class, the best you can get is a top mark – A++++++++ for all you “A Christmas Story’’ fans out there. In the Rock Off, the winning band will wind up $1,000 cash and $250 for its high school music program. Second place is worth $250 in cash and $100 for the school and third place nets $100.Plus, the winner will get a chance to perform at one of creator Live Nation’s venues as an opening act and in the Summer in the City program at co-sponsor the … [Read more...] about Tri-C High School Rock Off reveals bands, opening rounds for 23rd installment at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Matthew VanTryon Indianapolis Star Published 12:17 AM EDT Sep 15, 2018 It was a busy Friday night of high school football action, with plenty of offense in games all across the area. Here's a roundup of all the games. ► Warren Central is used to big games, but there's always something extra special when they meet up with Ben Davis. Jayden George, David Bell and company got plenty of revenge for a pair of losses from last season, scoring 70 points in a rout. ► North Central QB Liam Thompson has showed off his arm all season long, but he used his legs to help the Panthers to a win over Center Grove. It was the program's first win over the Trojans since 2011. ► Zionsville's defense stifled Noblesville while a balanced offensive attack led to a 24-0 win. ► When Decatur Central starting receiver got carted off the field, the Hawks rallied together and knocked off unbeaten Mooresville. “We just had to regroup as a team and just stick with … [Read more...] about Indiana high school football scores, statistics, highlights from Week 5