Fort Loramie goes back to school Aug. 17

By Patricia Ann Speelman - [email protected]

FORT LORAMIE — One new face will greet Fort Loramie Local Schools students when they return to school, Aug. 17.

Evanne Shellabarger has joined the faculty. She’ll teach sixth-grade science and language arts.

Students and their parents can meet her and the other teachers during an open house, Aug. 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Student fees can be paid that evening.

High school students may pick up their class schedules from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m., Aug. 15-16.

Faculty and students alike will see that during the summer, LED lights were installed in the parking lots, along the exterior of the building, in the cafeteria and gymnasium and along the walls of the elementary building.

Baseball dugouts are under construction. And a community room in the high school has been remodeled.

A new policy affecting elementary school students will go into effect this school year. Due to a growing concern about allergies, students will be prohibited from sharing edible treats with classmates to celebrate birthdays. Nonfood items may be distributed. The school will host a birthday party with treats each month for the students whose birthdays fall in that month.

The Ohio Department of Health has mandated that seventh-graders must be immunized against meningococcal disease before school starts. Twelfth-graders must be immunized if they are 16 or older. For information, call the Shelby County Health Department at 498-7249.

Season football tickets for reserved seats are available in the high school athletic office. The cost for five home games is $30. Nonreserved seats will be sold at the gate for all games. Student gate tickets will cost $4; adults, $6. The first scrimmage game will be Aug. 9 at Indian Lake. The first regular season game is at home, against Minster, Aug. 26.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

[email protected]

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824.