Starfish Assignment helps police connect with local schools

Through the Starfish Assignment, a 501(c)(3) charity that works with law enforcement officers who identify needs in the communities they serve, Worthington Division of Police community service officer Tammy Floyd recently read to a group of students at Evening Street Elementary School. “Our hope is to have involvement with all the Worthington elementary schools that we serve,” Floyd said after […]

Kiwanis Club accepts scholarship applications

The Kiwanis Club of Northern Columbus is accepting applications for its annual scholarships. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students planning to begin their higher education this summer or fall. Northern Columbus Kiwanis serves the communities of Clintonville, Beechwold and Worthington. In keeping with the mission of all Kiwanis clubs to serve children, promoting and supporting education is a […]

Jinks finds her dream job at Worthingway

First-year Worthingway Middle School Assistant Principal Abby Jinks knew early on that she wanted to ascend to a position in leadership in education, she said, because she felt that would be the way to best serve children in education. “I’ve always known that I wanted to be in a leadership, organizational management-type role,” the Solon High School graduate said. “So, […]

‘Seussical’ a fun yet meaningful show

Director Justin Nawman and the students of Thomas Worthington High School present Seussical the Musical for three nights, Feb. 17-19, on the main stage at Thomas. The show will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $15 per person and are available for purchase beginning Feb. 13 on the TWHS Theater […]

Eagle Family Group makes birthdays happier for others

As part of its Eagle Family Groups program, Evening Street Elementary School put together birthday bags to donate to the Worthington Resource Pantry in January. “We were talking in our groups with the kids about the fact not every child has a birthday cake,” said Principal Mary Rykowski. “When the kids heard that, they wanted to help.” Rykowski led the […]

Perry student pursues passion for weather

Perry Middle School seventh grader Selah McGillibray serves as the school’s weatherperson during Student News broadcasts. However, it’s a tale as old as time – at least as old as the establishment of middle school. Sometimes kids can be mean. Such was the case for McGillibray when she decided to put herself out there and become the first weatherperson on […]

Cardinals circle date with WKHS on calendar

While not known for some of the hard feelings and theatrics of other well-known rivalries, there is still plenty of motivation for coming out victorious when Thomas Worthington High School competes against Worthington Kilbourne in any athletic endeavor. Such will be the case when the Wolves travel to play the Cardinals in both boys and girls basketball Jan. 28. The […]

Award honors compassionate educators

At the beginning of each school year, Worthington presents the Gary Smith Compassionate Teaching Award to two Worthington teachers who have “gone above and beyond normal classroom effort and hours to help a student with personal or academic needs,” according to the nomination form. This year’s two winners are Laura Zelch, of the Linworth Experiential Program, and Courtney Bazemore, of […]

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