The month of March is a very busy time period for our students and staff. Winter sports are winding down and students participating in spring sports are gearing up for a new season. A sizeable number of our students have also been busy in preparation for the MS/HS musical entitled “Shrek, the Musical”. Performances will take place March 10 & 11 at 7:00 p.m , and Sunday March 12 at 2:00 p.m. The performances will take place in our Auditeria. From an academic standpoint, the third nine week grading period ends Friday, March 10th. Likewise, our seniors are busy planning for their future by finalizing plans for college, work, or the military as they begin the last quarter of their high school career. During the last quarter of the school year, students in grades 3 – 11 will also engage in state assessments. Additional information regarding the state assessments is available on the Ohio Department of Education website: http://education.ohio.gov/
The Antwerp athletic department is in the beginning phase of embarking on a new initiative to play a part in the transformation of the current “win-at-all-cost” sports culture, where the value is too often defined by the scoreboard, to a culture that defines and promotes sports as a human growth experience that focuses on the intentional development of the educational, social, and emotional well-being of each student-athlete. Throughout the upcoming athletic seasons, our coaches will have the opportunity to receive professional development toward this worthwhile endeavor.
Several outdoor improvement projects will get underway during the next few months. Drawings are being completed and quotes will be requested for the construction of a new Press Box with the west side bleachers. The Press box will be ready for use in early August. Plans are also underway for the construction of new dugouts and backstop for our new baseball and softball field. Our Athletic Boosters are leading this effort. Additionally, a few features will be added to The Native Prairie Plant area located on the northeast corner of the school property and plans are still in the works to construct a solar array field on the southeast corner of the property.
Per adopted board policy 5517.01 (Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior), schools are required to semi-annually provide a written summary of all reported incidents of bullying/harassment/intimidation. Furthermore, a summary report is to be posted on the district web page. The attached report serves to meet these requirements.
Ohio law requires school policies to use the definition of bullying found in R.C. 3313.666, which defines "harassment, intimidation, or bullying" as: Any intentional written, verbal, or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both: (a) causes mental or physical harm to the other student; (b) is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that is creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.
In accordance with these laws of the State of Ohio, it is reported that the administrators of Antwerp Local Schools dealt with the following number of incidences of bullying:
Gr. PK-5: For the 1st semester of the 2016-2017 school year, there were 0 cases of bullying.
Gr. 6-12: For the 1st semester of the 2016-2017 school year, there were 0 cases of bullying.