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May 27, 2018

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School office summer hours begin May 29

Bluffton schools summer office hours begin on Tuesday, May 29. Those hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in each school office, Mondays through Fridays.  The offices are closed in July and reopen in August.

Hope Hannah, Bluffton police officer, receives master's degree in criminal justice

Earlier this month, Hope Hannah, a Bluffton police officer, received a master’s degree in criminal justice with a specialty in forensic science from Ashford University, San Diego, California.

The degree was obtained through online class work. Hannah participated in the May 6 graduation ceremony in California.

She started her master’s program in June 2016, the same year she completed a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Franklin University, Columbus.


BHS track results: Gambrell onto regional finals

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
(TIFFIN) - Senior Abbey Gambrell advanced to the Regional Finals on Friday in the 300 hurdles.  Gambrell was the only Pirate to advance out of Wednesday’s meet. 

Kaleb Jefferson continued to best his own record in the discus Wednesday, throwing a career best 146-10.  The toss was good for sixth place overall.  The senior will be back in action Friday as he competes in the high jump.  Jefferson made the State Meet in that event last season.  


The curtain falls on the '17-18 school year

Friday is the last day; report cards mailed June 4

Note: The last day of school is Friday, May 25. Report cards for the last grading period will be mailed home on Monday, June 4. 

Another school year concludes.

The spring school newsletter summarizes many of the activities taking place as the year ends. A copy of the newsletter is attached at the bottom of this story. Here is a spring school summary provided by Greg Denecker, Bluffton superintendent. His complete column is in the newsletter.

Community Vitality - how is Bluffton doing?

Taking a closer look at our community resources

Note: America in Bloom judges will visit Bluffton July 19-20. To help viewers understand the Bloom judging process, each week on the Icon the Bluffton in Bloom board will describe one of the "Bloom" categories. Questions can be emailed to BlufftonInBloom@gmail.com.

2018 "Cappy" Clark winners Kaleb Jefferson and Abbey Gambrell

Here's some stats on these athletes, the story of "Cappy" Clark, and the entire list of winners


Kaleb Jefferson and Abbey Gambrell were recognized as this year's Bluffton High School top senior athletes during the academic awards program earlier this month.

Here's more information about both students: