Local Stories about the Worthington School District


Our two local papers, the Worthington News and This Week in Worthington, are the primary source of district news for the 70%+ of residents who do not have children in the district. This page will make it easier to look at the Worthington Schools related content of these papers. The Columbus Dispatch periodically covers our district as well, usually around levy time. In addition, the Worthington Public Library has the "This Week" archives available to cardholders.


Previous Years: 2006  2007  2008  2009



This Week in Worthington / Dispatch

Worthington News

Letters to the Editor / Commentary

12/29/2010   Restructuring, money questions don't detract from district's 2010 successes  
12/22/2010 Tim Dove named Ohio teacher of the year Secret's out: 'Uncle Dove' is state's top teacher  
12/15/2010   We look forward to striking up Community Conversations

Foundation's grants enhance learning at several schools

Every vote counts as Brookside seeks funds for shelter

12/01/2010 (WCMH): Phoenix Masteries Grades

(WCMH): Middle School Gives 'M' Grades, Tosses Traditional Grades & Learning

(WCMH): Students Sell Their Own Creations For School Fundraiser

Classified workers to get 1.95% raises in '11

City ready to approve 30-year TIF

Council tables TIF deal, but says its support is still strong

National Honor Society welcomes Kilbourne's leaders



11/24/2010 Board, council to hammer out TIF for Worthington Square



Kilbourne exposes students to professional options at fair

TIF primes Worthington Square area for development

Students market their own creations to holiday shoppers

School districts brace for state budget cuts

Staff-created programs give Worthington Schools an edge


11/17/2010 UMCH school staff reassigned in district
  Letter: Per-pupil costs at Phoenix are easily understandable

WORTHINGTON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: Special week honors district's accomplishments, urges support

Phoenix cost numbers incorrectly put at $18K

11/10/2010 Worthington City Schools must close UMCH campus school    
10/27/2010 Worthington schools may tighten belt, stay off ballot in 2011
Five-year forecast shows district may avoid ballot issue in 2011  
10/13/2010   Worthington Estates 'habits' help to shape young leaders

Thomas, Kilbourne plan busy homecoming weeks

10/06/2010   Elementary school teachers earn Gary Smith awards
Letter: GOP cannot be trusted with claims to focus on education

Phoenix middle school

09/22/2010 Board, public digest hefty state audit    
09/15/2010 Parent: Phoenix cost tops that of local elite private schools
Insurance cost increase not easy for board to swallow

New leaders settling into routine at Wilson Hill, Granby

Federal government finds more cash for local schools

09/08/2010 Audit: schools spend more than its peer districts    
09/01/2010 Funds unlikely to delay levy


'Excellent' again for Worthington schools on report card Letter: District must explore long-term budget solutions
08/25/2010 Worthington schools expect another A+ on state report card
2012 grads will be done May 31

Ohio wins Race to the Top

08/18/2010   Another 'Excellent' expected on Worthington's state grade card

Worthington children's home issues addressed Aug. 18

Freshmen get first day to themselves at high schools

Kilbourne band hard at work on 'West Side Story' show

Perry's move to McCord among middle school changes

Elementary schools develop new strategies for learning

08/11/2010 Makeover coming to third floor of education center

Science teachers swap roles as Fulbright scholars

Board gives nod to upgrades on district center's top floor

Thomas teacher trading places with Indian counterpart

08/04/2010   New principal doffs chair time for more active approach

Flashlights and curiosity are welcome at 'Bugs' night

Letter: Teachers and their unions are the least of our worries
07/28/2010 Students may earn credit outside of classroom Excitement builds around credit flexibility's potential in Worthington

Flat-rate fees at high schools; Jan. 3 off at middle schools

07/21/2010   Camp designed to build students' interest in engineering

Team will look out for ways to fill social, economic needs

District puts $2.46 million toward summer renovations

Letter: State financial situation will have huge budget impact

Letter: Assertion bears correcting

07/14/2010   Changes at McCord anticipate student influx

Law encourages schools to add exercise, measure body mass

07/07/2010   Linworth labyrinth fosters contemplative state of mind

'Ravine' writer, staff members earn national plaudits

Letter: Letters highlight problems caused by union salaries
06/23/2010     (DISPATCH): Editorial: Lower expectations -- Teacher pay raises must be tempered by economic reality

(DISPATCH): Editorial: Bad dynamic
Taxpayers lose when public-sector unions and elected officials team up

(DISPATCH): Editorial: Pension peril
Double-dipping, rising health-care costs add up to unsustainable system

Letter: Students contribute more than board member, allies

Letter: Maintaining good, quality schools depends on all of us

06/16/2010 (DISPATCH): Two school boards announce layoffs

Seven years at Slate Hill have been 'blessing,' Girard says

MAC to house kindergartners next year

Webbed feet take long trek from school to river

  Wilson statements tell only part of the story
06/09/2010 Use of MAC by schools questioned

School yard rocks with Thriller performance


High schools' seniors receive their diplomas Sunday

Worthington grads turn their tassels, look to future

Foundation's grants support creative teaching methods

Ohio fiscal situation hurts school districts  

Letter: District costs continue to rise without union concessions / Letter: Quality schools keep city's home values climbing

Thanks, Worthington, for the support

06/02/2010 Nearly 700 to receive diplomas
Circle organizers celebrate grandparents' commitment

WKHS students turn their greenhouse efforts into cash

Wilson's faulty analysis: comparing apples, oranges

Letter: Union contracts aren't Worthington's only issue

05/26/2010 Board spars over words and numbers

Another levy in 2011? District leaders say it's needed
Expensive union contracts drive school costs upward

Schools need equitable funding system

05/19/2010 Closing Perry Middle School to save $1-million a year    
05/12/2010 'Three-year' levy to last two years    
05/05/2010 Board recognizes senior citizens    
04/28/2010 Opponents still hammering board over Perry closing

School board OKs summer construction contracts

Parents still unsatisfied with middle school decisions

McCord hire gets thumbs down from Schare, Wilson

04/21/2010 Principals hired for Wilson Hill, Granby elementary schools    
04/14/2010 Middle-school parents blast board

Mentors needed to help kids learn to read; goal is 1,000

(DISPATCH): State hears Worthington school critics. Parents of students with disabilities detail frustrations in district

'Learning through play' is Care After School's mission

Board gives nod to new leaders at Wilson Hill, Granby

Peeved parents of middle schoolers fire questions at board

04/07/2010 Worthington school district faces review
Parents of disabled students spur new look by state
Worthington schools set goal of 1,000 mentors

Thomas mock trial team joins state's best

03/24/2010 Parents attack plan to close Perry Middle School

Global warming no longer hot topic for board


Stars claim victory on court, but there are no losers here

Restructuring rift: Parents of middle schoolers frustrated

Volunteers, one-on-one time push literacy to new levels

03/10/2010 Board meeting turns into debate
Nine sign up to address board about how global warming is taught in schools

School board may require vote on conference expenses

Global warming: Speakers, board bandy divisive issue

Student engineers take silver with jet tail

03/03/2010 Evening St. School becomes state leader in solar power


Education foundation's grants help out teachers, students

Thomas mock trial team battles way to state competition

Pancake Day slated this weekend

02/24/2010 High schools must offer flex credits

Parents learn about middle school changes

Worthington Educational Foundation
Teachers, students to benefit from awards


Worthington courses now good for full college credit

Evening Street's solar panels will be fired up next week

Team will determine ins, outs of credit flexibility plan

02/17/2010   Phoenix students use extra time well

SCHOOL NOTES: Volunteers sort through results of district's community survey

(DISPATCH): Unfunded mandates are killing schools
02/10/2010 District to move some middle-schoolers around next year
Schools shut down again as second storm wallops Ohio

Middle school restructuring on fast track

Mock trial teams argue their way to regional competition

Letter: Private financial problems don't excuse school district's
02/03/2010 City, schools, library present united front at Groundhog Breakfast Cloudy skies can't stop district's solar plans

Right to free speech is center of mock trial students' case

Former board member disagrees with Wilson
01/27/2010 Mother asks board to review kindergarten bus policy

High school's 'Phoenix' soars with national recognition

Worthington schools join race for millions in federal cash

Business academy slates meeting

Wilson doesn't like Schare questioning the status quo
01/20/2010 Wilson berates Schare, says he should not be board vice president Health officials say H1N1 threat not over in schools Letter: Worthington schools' plight preferable to Huntington's
01/13/2010 Keegan, Schare elected board officers


Schools use first calamity day as snow falls

Board member: New vice president doesn't deserve job

Let's see levy campaigns based on just the facts
01/06/2010 Operating levy campaign
Health care provider biggest donor

Arts Center, school levies, chickens made the news in 2009


District steels for 2010's financial, enrollment challenges

Thomas students will earn wings in engineering contest

Letter: Teacher pay freeze wouldn't have disastrous consequences

Letter: District should look to private sector's reductions