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RSD Honors Staff Service & Retirees

Employees of the Ravenna School District were honored with service pins for years of service and all retiring employees received special recognition at the annual Staff Recognition Breakfast held on June 11th. The Ravenna School District wishes to thank these employees for their years of service and also wishes them well in retirement!

Retirees in attendance on June 11th from left to right bottom row: Beth Braden, Carol Klohn
Second row: Patricia Grimes, Lorie Marozzi, Beatrice Flarida, Nancy Markwardt, Cathleen Gorham
Third row: Deborah Grant, Patricia Daniels, Chrystal Shook, Rebecca Farrar, Douglas Senseman


2015 Friends of Education Awards

The Ravenna Education Association presented community members with the Friends of Education Award at the Staff Recognition Breakfast. Pictured from left to right below are Wilda Autry, Dr. David Chlysta, Linda Ferguson and Ria Mastromatteo, who have volunteered in our schools providing countless hours of support to the Ravenna School District students, teachers and administrators. Not pictured is Sharon Mostardi. We thank them for their service to our district!


Ravenna High School's Top Ten

Congratulations to the Top Ten of Ravenna High School's graduating class of 2015!

Pictured above from left to right: Matthew Signorelli, Madison Spagnuolo, Bailey Cross, Kyra Sours, Olivia Chinn, Erica Thomas, Mason McLeod, Andrew Whipkey,
Ann Smith and Lisa Young.


RHS Womanhood and Manhood Awards

Ravenna High School seniors, Olivia Chinn and Cameron Hinton, were awarded the Womanhood and Manhood awards. Olivia Chinn received the 2015 Katharine M. Francies Womanhood Award, named for Katharine Francies, former Ravenna High School American History teacher. The award is given to the female student who has demonstrated by example and exhibited high ethical standards while attending Ravenna High School. Previous recipients have gone on to become leaders in this and other communities. Cameron Hinton received the 2015 Matthew Montecalvo Manhood Award, named for Matthew M. Montecalvo who was a Ravenna High School student and athlete who graduated in 1928. Montecalvo was also a Ravenna High School Science teacher, Athletic Director and Attendance Officer and the Manhood award is presented to a male senior student who best exemplifies high standards which include self-leadership, class leadership, community participation, scholarship, involvement in athletics and a genuine concern for fellow classmates. Congratulations Olivia and Cameron!


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PCCAN Awards Ravenna Students

Portage County Teen Board

Kiwanis Club Honors Key Club Members

NAACP Luncheon Held

Rotary Awards Scholarship Winners

Ravenna Student-Athlete Recognition

West Main Banking Project a Success

Willyard Elementary Plants Trees

West Main Ohio History Presentation

Carlin Elementary Celebrates Mrs. Markwardt

Brown Middle School Builders Club Project

Willyard Family Fun Night

Spotlight on Ravenna High School


PCCAN Awards Ravenna Students

Ravenna High School students received book scholarships for their participation in the 2014-2015 PCCAN program. Pictured below from left to right: Olivia Chinn, Ana Monroy, Elizabeth DeYoung, Isabella White, DeJa Sanders, and Whitney Jones.


Portage County Teen Board

Portage County Teen Board members from Ravenna High School pictured below are Cameron Hinton, Madison Spagnuolo and valedictorian Lisa Young.


Kiwanis Club Honors Key Club Members

Key Club members for the 2014-2015 school year were honored by the Ravenna Kiwanis. Steven-Joseph Farhat, President; Katherine Lattimer, Vice President; Jennifer Rozzotto, Secretary; Emma Perry, Treasurer; Maria Pinango-Zambrano, Advisor; and Wayne Enders, Kiwanis President.


NAACP Luncheon Held

Ravenna senior Alexis Wright and RHS alumnist Dontez James were honored at a luncheon held by the NAACP. Also pictured are Mrs. Lorie Marozzi, high school principal, and Mr. Dennis Honkala, superintendent.


Rotary Awards Scholarship Winners

Ravenna seniors recently awarded Rotary Scholarships were Erica Thomas, Andrew (A.J.) Whipkey, and Olivia Chinn.


Ravenna Student-Athlete College Recognition

Recently, Ravenna High School student-athletes were recognized. These student-athletes have made their decisions to continue competing in athletics next year while also pursuing their college degrees. Congratulations to these athletes:

Shane Polidoro Baseball Grove City College
DeJa Sanders Girls Basketball Notre Dame College
Warren Bradley Football University of Findlay
Cameron Hinton Football Baldwin-Wallace University
Rylan Notch Football Baldwin-Wallace University
Olivia Chinn Track/Cross Country University of Toledo


West Main Banking Project a Success

Portage Community Bank CEO, Rick Coe, and other bank employees, joined West Main fifth grade students at an end of the year celebration. The fifth graders were able to operate their own West Main "bank" on Fridays at the school to learn about the banking process. The goal was to encourage the students to learn financial skills that will enable them to be successful in their personal and professional lives. Many thanks to Portage Community Bank!


Willyard Elementary Plants Trees

Students at Willyard Elementary School helped celebrate Ravenna as Tree City USA by planting 2 trees this past week. Mayor Bica and Superintendent Dennis Honkala were present when the students prepared the spots in the Willyard lawn for the trees and then planted them.


West Main Ohio History Presentation

Fourth grade students at West Main Elementary recently shared exhibits with their parents and classmates displaying their knowledge of famous people from Ohio history. The students worked for several weeks researching the Ohioan they chose by reading books and searching the internet. They then dressed up as that person and presented a speech about their famous Ohioan. All the students enjoyed sharing what they learned.


Carlin Elementary Celebrates Mrs. Markwardt

Friday, May 22, 2015 was designated as Mrs. Markwardt Day at Carlin Elementary upon her impending retirement. The students and teachers decorated the halls in a jungle theme as Mrs. Markwardt arranged an assembly for all students and staff with Jungle Terry and treated everyone with a cupcake. We wish Mrs. Markwardt the best in her retirement!


Brown Middle School Builders Club Project

The Builders Club is an international student led program providing members the opportunity to serve and improve their communities. It is a middle school branch of Kiwanis.

On Wednesday May 20th, the Builders Club from Brown Middle School stayed after school to work on a campus beautification project. The two areas targeted were the large flower bed along Main Street and St. Rt.59 and the two flower beds framing the Brown Middle School sign on Scranton St.
Builders Club members in 6th-8th grade were joined by a few student-volunteers in the endeavor. The students weeded the flower beds, planted flowers donated by staff members, and then covered the flower beds with mulch.

Pictured left to right: Chris Bogle, Amber Wilson, Pierce Defilippo, Jordan Lappin, Joanna Nicely, Jordan Nutterm Sheena Raab. Not pictured: Cole Noleland


Family Fun Night at Willyard Elementary School

Willyard Elementary School held Family Fun Night on May 21st. Ravenna students and their families enjoyed games, activities and food.


Ravenna Students Receive Lions Club Awards

The Ravenna Lions Club presented numerous citizenship awards to 5th grade students of Carlin, West Main and Willyard Elementary Schools. Students and parents were treated to a magic show and dinner at Maplewood Career Center on May 26th. Congratulations to all of the students who were presented awards!


Spotlight on Ravenna High School

Ravenna High School seniors welcomed State Representative Kathleen Clyde on May 4th to the RHS auditorium for an informal Q & A session. The event was organized by Mr. Doug Senseman, veteran social studies teacher at RHS, who shares teaching Government classes with Mr. Rick Sullivan, a second-year RHS faculty member. After offering a brief summary to students about why she entered state politics, Clyde spent a great deal of time answering questions from the Class of 2015. Click here to read more about her visit to RHS.


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