Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The car show will be one of the main attractions for Community Day -- an August event garnering voter support for the upcoming Woodridge Local Schools levy.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your classic engines! The Woodridge Local Schools are seeking out community members who would like to participate in the first ever Woodridge Car Show. The show will be one of the main events included in the district's Community Day on Aug. 4 at Woodridge High School, according to Woodridge public relations specialist Christy Weaver. The day-long event will also feature food, inflatables, community tables, vendors, face painting, music and a fireworks display. Community Day will also garner support for the district's upcoming levy on Aug. 7. If passed, the 6.83-mill levy would generate $3 million in revenue over the next five years and cost property owners an additional $209 per year for every $100,000 in …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
High school's 50th commencement ceremony was held Tuesday night at Blossom Music Center.
It was chilly at Blossom Music Center on Tuesday night, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the hundreds who gathered at the outdoor venue to celebrate the 50th graduating class of Woodridge High School. Woodridge Board of Education President Tammy Heffernan handed diplomas to the 153 Class of 2012 graduates showcased on the Blossom stage. Honored as the Top 10 in their class (names in boldface indicate students who received Honors Diplomas) were: The Class of 2012 also includes: Alexandra Mariam AbouAbdallah (class treasurer), Raymond Joseph Brian Allan (class president), Royalty Niarre' Allison, Emily Marie Anderson, Keione Stephen Artice, Isabella Grace Badger, Nicholas Joseph Balawender, Austin Robert Barnhart, David Allen Marcus …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Upload photos or videos of you or a loved one at the 2012 Woodridge High School commencement ceremony.
The Woodridge High School Class of 2012 is gathering with friends and family at Blossom Music Center from 7 to 9 tonight for commencement, and there will be plenty of cameras in action. Patch would love it if you shared the happy moments captured by all those cameras with your fellow readers. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. You have to be registered as a user to upload a photo or video on the site. It's quick and free to join: just click here. 2. At the top of this story's photo box, you'll see a button that says "Upload Photos & Videos." Click that and choose the photos you want to appear. You can also embed a YouTube video by pasting a link. 3. After they upload, leave a caption telling us who's in the picture. We can't wait to see those …
Commencement ceremony will be at Blossom Music Center from 7 to 9 p.m.
In 1999 they were kindergartners. Tonight, 153 seniors will walk across the stage and become the 50th graduating class of Woodridge High School. The commencement ceremony will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Blossom Music Center. No tickets are required to attend. Woodridge Principal Joel Morgan will serve as master of ceremonies, introducing speakers and announcing the Class of 2012’s Top 10 graduates. Instead of having just one valedictorian and one salutatorian, Woodridge recognizes the top 10 honor students from the entire graduating class. Speeches will be delivered by the five valedictorians, listed here in order of class rank: Angelina Moore, Alexander Minns, Alexander Spenik, Sara Bickett and Shervon Preston. Raymond Allan, a senior …
Monday, March 19, 2012
School officials ask that no-voters, in particular, attend the meetings to understand why they sided against Issue 10.
Issue 10, the proposed 6.83-mill, five-year emergency levy failed on March 6 by 249 votes. Question is, why? To get some real answers, Woodridge Local School Superintendent Walter Davis has suggested a short series of public forums to be held starting at the end of the month. Davis wants the voters who sided against the levy, in particular, to attend the forums to find out why they voted no. Three forums have been set so far at varying times and locations and are as follows: Tammy Heffernan, president of the Woodridge Board of Education, has voiced concern that the no-voters won't participate if Davis and treasurer Deanna Levenger are present, according to a March 18 Falls News Press post. However, it's not yet clear how the meetings …
Friday, February 24, 2012
After a narrow win over Revere, the Lady Bulldogs will head to Nordonia on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. to play Beaumont High in the Division II sectional playoffs.
The perfect season is within reach for the Woodridge girls basketball team. On Wednesday night though, the Lady Bulldogs' (21-0) championship hopes were almost dashed after a shaky first half against Revere High in the district playoffs, according to the Falls News Press. They regrouped and narrowly won the game, 48-43. Their play was uncharacteristic, given that the Lady Bulldogs made school history by going undefeated after a 63-53 victory against Waterloo last week. For sectionals, Woodridge will face off against Beaumont High (5-11) in Nordonia. Tipoff is at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Do you think Woodridge is on the road to a Division II state championship title? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, February 6, 2012
To cast a ballot on March 6, voters must be registered by the end of today (Feb. 6).
Today is the last day to register to vote for the March 6 primary. There's several ways to do it: You must be 18-years-old at the time of the next election to register to vote. For more information visit the BOE website or call 330-643-5200.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Cuyahoga Falls singer, Madison Cummins, shares her music.
If you watch Madison Cummin’s YouTube videos, you’ll find she has a soothing, strong voice with killer acoustic guitar accompaniment. That’s the way the 17-year-old likes it – just her and her guitar. “I just like accompanying myself more than having someone else accompany me,” she said. “It’s easier to focus when I’m playing guitar—for the musical aspect of performing.” Along with one of her favorite cover songs, Behind Blue Eyes by The Who, she plays and sings many others on her YouTube channel. It’s what she’ll be doing at the Akron Civic Theatre Jan. 21. She hooked up with the performance center because, at one time, both parents worked there. They, and other Akron Civic Theatre employees, had a good idea of her talent and knew she …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Q&A with Woodridge High School graduate Mike Cline.
Name: Mike Cline School: Woodridge High School Class: 1981 Occupation: Owner, Water Treatment Consulting LLC What was your career path leading up to your current job? My expertise has found me in water treatment. You could say I don't make the water, I make the water better. After working at Jay-Em Corporation right out of high school, I found myself unemployed like a lot of people in the mid-1980s. So, I went from making aircraft wheels and aerospace machining, to the wonderful world of being a plumber's helper, which wasn't bad. It gave me my start into water treatment and conditioning. Well, 27 years later, after working with a couple of great companies from a plumber, to a pump and softener company, I had a business of my own for three…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Q&A with Woodridge graduate Genean Grantham.
Name: Genean Grantham School: Woodridge High School Class: 2000 Occupation: Hospitality/Organizer What was your career path leading up to your current job? I have always been a musician and involved in music. I was raised in a Baptist church so I have pretty much lived music my entire live. I always knew whether playing or creating, there was one way or another I would have to be in the scene. What does your job entail, and what is your career goal? Currently I am a booker, promoter and organizer of musical events and bands. I am pretty much a walking social media for the bands I work for. I love it! For my future plans, I plan to have my own promotional company. I look forward to helping small hard working bands get that push in the right…