Black History Month: Free Dance Classes

posted Jan 11, 2018, 6:33 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 6:34 AM ]

Black History Month: Free Dance Classes

In honor of Black History Month, Verb Ballets and Neos Dance Theatreare excited to join together to offer two (2) FREE Contemporary Master Classes with nationally recognized choreographers onFebruary 4, 2018 at NEOS Center for Dance in Oberlin. Tommie-Waheed Evans Philadelphia choreographer and former dancer with PHILADANCO! will teach a contemporary jazz class from 1:00-2:30pm. Cleveland native and former Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company dancer, Antonio Brown, will teach a modern class from 2:30-4:00pm. Classes are recommended for all students ages 12+ and are open to all dancers who would like to attend from local studios, colleges or community. This workshop is free but pre-registration is required. For questions call 216-397-3757.

February 4, 2018 at NEOS Center for Dance in Oberlin
1:00-2:30pm Tommie-Waheed Evans (Contemporary Jazz class)
2:30-4:00pm Antonio Brown (Modern class)

All the Best,

DeMarcus Akeem Suggs
Director of Education & Outreach
Neos Dance Theatre | Neos Center for Dance
Office: 440-574-0115

LMS Students & Apollo Outreach Compost Project

posted Jan 9, 2018, 12:37 PM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 12:37 PM ]

LMS Students & Apollo Outreach Compost Project

Nurse: Health Update

posted Jan 7, 2018, 6:24 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 12:44 PM ]

Nurse:  Health Update

Best tips when you are under the weather are pretty simple:
1.  Plenty of fluids.  Especially water.
3.  Wash your hands often with soap and water.  This is very important when coming home from public places like school, stores, doctors appointments, etc.
4.  Staying home when ill is the BEST way to prevent the further spread of illness to your friends and peers.

Strategic Planning Survey

posted Dec 22, 2017, 7:01 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Dec 22, 2017, 7:03 AM ]

1993-2017 Uniform/ Pillow Order Form

posted Dec 8, 2017, 6:26 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Dec 18, 2017, 6:32 AM ]

1993-2017 Uniform/Pillow Order Form


The Marching Band is making available for sale entire uniforms (overlay, pants, hats, raincoat) and heirloom pillows made from the uniforms. All pre-orders will be taken as received as we have a limited number available, and pillow orders will be placed with the manufacturer once inventory supply is depleted. While we are asking that you let us know the overlay and pant numbers you prefer, obtaining that specific uniform cannot be guaranteed. Entire uniforms will be sold dry cleaned, but as is. Pre-orders with full payment are due Friday, January 19, 2018 or until we no longer have available inventory. Delivery date to be determined. Only orders with full payment will be considered complete. Orders may be turned into Mr. Gnizak, current OHS band director, or any Band Booster board member. Checks should be made payable to Oberlin Band Boosters. Proceeds will help to purchase additional uniforms for our growing band.

What:  1.  Purchase of a pillow made from the old marching band uniforms

            2.  Purchase of an old uniform as a memento

When:  Offered as of Dec. 4, 2017

Information:  Many people have expressed interest in obtaining one of the old marching band uniforms (1992-2017)  or purchase a pillow made from one of the uniforms.  Attached to this announcement is an order form for purchase.  Please read the information and decide what you would like to do.  

Any proceeds from this venture will be used to purchase additional uniforms for the 2018-2019 marching season.  

For more information please call the high school band office or send an email to :    

Langston Academic Challenge Finishes Second At Lorain County Academic Challenge Finals

posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:36 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Dec 7, 2017, 7:36 AM ]

Langston Academic Challenge Finishes Second 
At Lorain County Academic Challenge Finals #borntobegreat

Oberlin City Schools Monthly Update

posted Dec 4, 2017, 1:20 PM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 1:21 PM ]

Oberlin City Schools Monthly Update

Oberlin City Schools - December District Highlights and Update:

Thank You!!!!

The district would like to thank our community members for supporting Issue 40 and 41. We greatly appreciate your continuous support towards our school system.

Welcome Jason Williams - New Oberlin City Schools Board Member
Oberlin City Schools would like to welcome Jason Williams to our Board of Education. Jason has been involved in the community for the pass several years. He is the founder of the organization “Get with the Program”. Mr. Williams also have students in the district. He will officially take office in January.

Poetry Reading: 
Our creative students shined once again as they celebrated their innovative writing skills through “A Celebratory Poetry Reading and Book Launch” in November at the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse. Our students wrote and recited poetry during the event. Many of our Oberlin City School students actively participated in the event. Great Job! 

Langston Academic Challenge Team
Langston Middle School represented Oberlin Schools in the Lorain County Academic Challenge competition hosted by the Lorain County ESC. Langston finished second in their division and will advance to the four team County final on December 6th at First Baptist Church beginning at 9:30 AM. Great Job! 

Facilities Update:
The district received an update from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) at our last board meeting on November 28, 2017. The OFCC provided information on various construction and renovation options the district could engage in to update our school system. Please visit our district website to view the presentation.

Strategic Planning Update:
Oberlin City Schools is engaging in a Strategic Planning Process. The process is 100% grant funded and facilitated by the Ohio School Board Associations (OSBA). The plan will provide a 5-year focus for the district, which will include developing a new vision and mission statement. The team consists of 35 members: teachers, administrators, School Board members, school staff, parents, and community members. The Team will engage in four meetings this school year. 

1st Strategic Planning Meeting 
November 16, 2017 @ Oberlin High School
6:00 – 9:00

Meeting Summary:
Our Strategic Planning team met on November 16 at Oberlin High School from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We had 30 members attend the first meeting. The team discussed and reviewed the districts vision statement. The team provided many options to add and revise the vision statement to include the word “community”. The team felt that the city of Oberlin is unique in the area of having great community support for the schools. The team would like for the districts vision and mission statements to reflect how our community is involved in supporting our schools – It takes a village. The meeting was very productive and collaborative. Please visit our website for additional Meeting Minutes.

2nd Strategic Planning Meeting 
January 18, 2018 @ Oberlin High School
5:00 – 8:00

3rd Strategic Planning Meeting
February 22, 2018 @ Oberlin High School
5:00 – 8:00

4th Strategic Planning Meeting
March 15, 2018 @ Oberlin High School
5:00 – 8:00

Please join us on: 
· Facebook: @OberlinCitySchools
· Twitter: @OCSSuper
· Website:

Oberlin City Schools School Closing Information

posted Dec 3, 2017, 3:09 PM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Dec 3, 2017, 3:10 PM ]

Oberlin City Schools School Closing Information

School Community:

As you know, from time to time it becomes necessary to delay the start of a school day or close school altogether. 

As winter approaches, our district has been preparing for the inclement weather: purchasing salt, servicing our snow blowers, preparing our vehicles, and making sure our facilities heating systems are ready to go. However, the North Eastern Ohio weather will still require the district to cancel school periodically. Canceling or delaying school is a very difficult decision for superintendents. The decision to close school impacts our students, parents, and our community. So, the decision is made very carefully. The decision is made based on many factors. I have listed some of the factors that impact the decision. 

· The district monitors the weather locally, regionally, and nationally. We monitor the weather for climate patterns, precipitation, and wind chill.
· Superintendent or an administrator will drive our district roads as early as 3:00 am, if needed. This allows a first hand experience on road conditions specific to Oberlin.
· The district maintains close communication with all county superintendents. We provide each other with information regarding additional weather conditions impacting bordering school lines.

Oberlin City Schools will provide our school community with as much advance notice as possible when the decision is made to close school.

The district will utilize the following media sources to notify our school community of a closing or delay:

· Voice Message System
· Email
· Text Message
· District Website:
· Twitter Account: @OCSSuper
· Oberlin City Schools Facebook

Television Stations

· Channel 3
· Channel 5
· Channel 19


David H. Hall

Superintendent Oberlin City Schools

Cold, Flu & Vaccine Clinic Information

posted Nov 28, 2017, 12:49 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 12:51 AM ]

Cold, Flu & Vaccine Clinic Information

Hand Foot & Mouth Disease Information

posted Oct 31, 2017, 9:27 AM by Steve Nielsen   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 9:27 AM ]

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