The Oberlin Review

Students march through Oberlin in a parade marking the opening of the Ecolympics. This is the district’s third year participating in the competition.

In Ecolympics, Schools Compete for Low Marks

April 15, 2016

A competition in which green beats gold is a staple of the city’s school year for both the College and the city’s public school system. The third annual Ecolympics, which began April 8 and will conclude on Earth Day, is off to an active start. During the Ecolympics, students participate in marches and events centered on environmental sustainability and the decrease of water and electricity usage. The College created Ecolympics in 2004 as a competition between dorms and co-ops to reduce...

Construction for New K-5 School Approved

Sarah Chatta

September 19, 2014

After years of planning to revamp the Oberlin School District’s facilities, the city’s Board of Education approved a plan last Tuesday to build a new school for Kindergarten through fifth grade. A tax levy will be presented on the city ballot this May, and, if passed, the first phase of construction could start as soon as the spring of 2015. The Board was originally looking to build a K–12 campus, but this was contingent upon funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission. “Last May we found out that the funding is not going to be coming,” said Superintendent John Schroth. “Without that, it was going to be really difficult to build the whole K–12 campus at one time.” The new elemen...

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