The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

School Columnists

School Columnists
  • Edgewood Senior High School Edgewood students learning about future career opportunities by networking with successful professionals

    Calculus, Statistics and AP Biology classes were recently given a lecture by Kyle M. Walsh, assistant professor of Neurological Surgery, Division of Neuroepidemiolgy at the University of California Comprehensive Cancer Center. Walsh spoke to students about his work in genetics and cancer research.

    December 12, 2013 2 Photos

  • Geneva High School Project Love is about spreading happiness

    As the holiday season approaches, Geneva High School’s Project Love is stepping up to provide for those in need and spread peace and happiness. Project Love is an organization dedicated to helping the school and the community.

    December 12, 2013 2 Photos

  • CHS wins $25,000 Conneaut wins $25,000 State Farm award

    This past week, Conneaut High School made history. Through the Celebrate My Drive event sponsored by State Farm Insurance, CHS was awarded a $25,000 grant from the company.

    December 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • Grand Valley High School Grand Valley Advanced Placement classes are hard work but provide students an opportunity to earn college credit

    This year, Grand Valley High School has introduced three new classes to its schedule, all Advanced Placement classes. With AP Calculus, AP 2-D Drawing and AP English Language and Composition now offered to students, those wanting to challenge themselves and gain collegiate benefits from the experience are able to take advantage of these new opportunities.

    December 5, 2013 2 Photos

  • Grand River Academy Open mic night at GRA allows students to express their talents

    At Grand River Academy, students hear announcements every day. They range from reminders about study groups to the times of sporting events, with different teachers and administrators telling the student body when or what is taking place around campus. On Thursdays, though, there is an announcement that’s different from all others: Multimedia teacher Mark Kaschak stands up to say, “So you guys know the drill. Tonight at the Student Center, we’re having TNL.”

    November 28, 2013 2 Photos

  • Jefferson Area High School JAHS National Honor Society holds induction

    The National Honor Society, founded in 1921, was created to recognize extraordinary high school students across the nation. Encompassing more qualities than just excellence in academics, NHS members are expected to demonstrate characteristics of scholarship, leadership, service and character. NHS recognizes students not only for their significant accomplishments, but also challenges them to further develop their leadership qualities through involvement in school activities and service to their community.

    November 28, 2013 3 Photos

  • Lakeside High School Teachers go the extra mile to give students more opportunities to expand their horizon

    Although they are hard at work for six hours a day, some teachers at Lakeside High School are going above and beyond their usual classroom instruction. In addition to their typical teaching duties, these astounding individuals have chosen to take on a higher caliber of responsibility. While exemplifying the ambitious nature of the school community, these educators also succeed in improving the drive of colleagues and students alike. Whether it be taking on a new extracurricular, reviving a club, or participating in a prestigious national conference, determination is easily found in the faculty at Lakeside High School.

    November 28, 2013 2 Photos

  • St. John School Homecoming at St. John was a family event

    Homecoming Week at St. John School had an exciting start which included the Homecoming football game against Pymatuning Valley on Oct. 26. It took place at the Spire Institute in Geneva.

    November 21, 2013 2 Photos

  • Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus A-Tech new main office conveniently located to welcome students, visitors to campus

    Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus started out the 2013-2014 school year with many additions, including a new math teacher, a new principal, new facility improvements and, of course, new students. The changes were added not only to assist students in preparing for their future, but also to better organize administrative areas and enhance safety in the school.

    November 21, 2013 2 Photos

  • Pymatuning Valley High School Robotics a fun, challenging new class at PV

    Pymatuning Valley is excited to welcome several new science courses to the academic curriculum. A $100,000 grant over three years was given to the high school from an anonymous community member in order to further develop the science curriculum. Through the grant an Advanced Placement chemistry class, a Dual Credit Physics class in conjunction with Kent State University, and a robotics class were added. The grant also allowed the school to hire part-time science teacher Ricky Walters to teach Biology II.

    November 21, 2013 3 Photos

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