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    Academic programs are based on Ohio's Model Curriculum and the New State Standards in each of the core content areas. Through the IEP process, we strive to craft and implement an educational program designed to foster and develop each child's educational needs. OSD endorses a bilingual bi-cultural environment throughout the School. Each individual's communication rights and needs are recognized and respected.
  • The new school building opened in August 2013 and is designed to maximize the academic abilities of all deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
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    The Student Life at OSD promotes individual student's transition to the maximum potential through education, empowerment, and communication. Our motto is to enrich the social physical, intellectual, communication, emotional, and spiritual aspects in our students' lives. By balancing all of these essential aspects, our goal is to encourage students to lead well-rounded lives following graduation.
  • The importance of athletics is recognized through a variety of sports at OSD. We believe that a balanced education includes a strong athletic program to allow students to expand upon their individual interests and talents. OSD students have the opportunity to travel to surrounding states for competition against their deaf peers as well as hearing peers. Involvement in sports fosters a sense of self-pride and accomplishment, while at the same time allows students to form strong bonds with others.
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Superintendent Lowery's Resignation and New Search

Video Transcript:

Greg Mendenhall’s Part-first clip

Hello colleagues and community members. I am Greg Mendenhall, I am the High School principal here at the Ohio School for the Deaf (OSD). I would like to introduce you to the members of our administrative team. Start with Denyse Woods, she is the director of the ACC and Early Learning Center and Statewide Services. (Denyse: Hello). Now I would like to introduce Stephanie Smith Albert, she is the director of student life. (Stephanie: Hi). Next we have Dawn Henslee, the director of student health services. (Dawn: Hello). And I would like to introduce Chris Wells, our CFO and interim Director of Security. (Chris: Hello). Thank you. Now we have Patrick Hayden (Patrick: Hello), who is our COO. And lastly I would like to introduce Cedar Well, our HR Director. (Cedar: Hello).

Tom Stanton’s Part- second clip

Hello. My name is Tom Stanton and I am the Elementary and Middle School principal at OSD. It is with mixed emotions we share that Doug Lowery has decided to move on from the Ohio School for the Deaf. Doug has spent the last four years helping to grow and improve our program through his passionate advocacy for the students we serve. Doug’s outgoing and friendly personality has fostered a pleasant and welcoming environment for students, families and the community.  Doug’s contributions have been a great benefit to our team and he will be missed.  Please join us in wishing Doug the very best of luck and the greatest success in all future endeavors.

Greg Mendenhall’s Part-third clip

As we search for a replacement, the Administrative Team will be sharing the superintendent’s responsibilities. We understand that you may have some questions. Please send any correspondence to superintendent@osd.oh.gov. This email will be monitored by myself, Tom, Denyse, Stephanie, Dawn, Patrick, Chris and Cedar. We will do all we can to keep you informed throughout the upcoming weeks and months. We thank you in advance for your patience during this period of adjustment. We will keep you posted on the status of the superintendent search.Thank you for your continued support of OSD.

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  • Aug. 14-18 - Professional Day

  • Aug. 21 - Registration at 12 Noon

  • Aug. 22 - First Day of School

  • Sept. 4 - Labor Day
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  • Oct. 9 - Columbus Day
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  • Oct. 12 - Parent Teacher Conference

  • Oct. 20 - End of 1st Quarter

  • Oct. 27 - Professional Day
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  • Nov. 10 - Veteran's Day
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  • Nov. 13 - SCOPE Day
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  • Nov. 20 - Professional Day
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  • Nov. 21-24 - Thanksgiving Break
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  • Dec. 21-29 - Winter Break
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The Ohio School for the Deaf thrives on its rich history and the belief that every student will achieve every day. The spirit and liveliness are infectious as staff greet children each day, from youngsters enrolled in the Alice Cogswell Center and the Early Learning Center preschool to the post-high school students who have elected to participate in the 4Plus transition program. The children and teachers in every classroom, laboratory and common space are ready, willing and waiting to learn.

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