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Testing, one, two, three

April is testing month at Bluffton elementary - here's the schedule

That light in the tunnel - the end of the school year - gets brighter in April. Even so, there's still lots of activities planned this school year. Here is information from the elementary April newsletter.

TESTING DAYS:  Third, fourth and fifth grade students will take Ohio Math tests on April 20 and 21.  Fourth grade students will take Ohio Social Studies tests on April 27 and 28. Fifth grade students will take Ohio Science tests on April 27 and 28. 

The tradition continues

Here's Bluffton University's May Day - Commencement schedule

Bluffton University will celebrate its annual May Day weekend of festivities May 5-7.

The traditional end-of-the-academic-year celebration intertwines the past by hosting alumni reunions, the present by honoring this year's graduates and the future with first-year students performing the traditional Maypole dance.

Classes ending in a 7 or 2, and the class of 2016, will celebrate reunions.
The events begin on Friday, May 5, with the Juried Student Art Exhibition in Sauder Visual Arts Center. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Star Walk @ The Quarry Farm

On Apr. 27 at 8 p.m., meet at the Quarry Farm near Pandora for a Star Walk! Please sign up by Friday, April 21 to let us know you are coming and to get take-home directions to The Quarry Farm and details of potential "Cloud Date". Be sure everyone in your party brings a flashlight and dresses for the weather, including good walking boots/shoes.  (Sorry, no infant strollers allowed. All children must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian.)

Bullet Journaling Workshop at the Library


The library will host a Bullet Journaling Workshop on April 20 at 6 p.m.  Find out how one journaler uses this system, and how journaling can cater to your own needs. Please register by Mon., Apr. 17. This program is open to ages 6th grade through adult, and participants should bring their own blank journal (one with dots/graphs is helpful but not necessary) and any markers/pens/pencils they plan to use.

Genevieve Schroeder was a member of the BHS class of 1951

Genevieve A. “Jenny” Schroeder, Ph.D., 83 of Worthington died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She is preceded in death by parents, Albert Burkholder and Edith Welty. Jenny is survived by husband, Wayne E. Schroeder; daughters, Ann (Bernie) Driscoll and Kay (Mark) Sutton; grandchildren, Ryan, Kelsey, Tanner and Aly; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
 She was an active member of Worthington United Methodist Church for 42 years.


“You have to entertain…for social change"

“You have to entertain if you’re doing theatre for social change,” Ted Swartz of Ted & Company explained to Bluffton University students April 4. “The quickest way to get from a closed mind to an open mind is to get them to laugh.” 

Swartz shared advice with students in the Theatre for Social Change class who are working on projects on bullying, gender inequality, racial injustice and sexual orientation. 

Swartz was on campus to perform “Laughter is Sacred Space,” a production about grief and mental illness, as part of Bluffton’s annual Spring Spiritual Life Week.