Article: Titan Communication Connection | Issue 1: October 20, 2023

Titan Communication Connection | Issue 1: October 20, 2023

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OCTOBER 20, 2023

Welcome to the inaugural edition of our new digital newsletter – The Titan Communication Connection!


We are thrilled to launch this platform as a biweekly communication tool to keep you updated on the latest news, stories about our exceptional Titans, and the remarkable strides we are making in Lorain City Schools.


So, let's jump right in!

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Following Wednesday's screening of "The Right to Read," families in attendance received free books thanks to the Cleveland Kids' Book Bank



Wednesday's screening of "The Right to Read" served as a powerful catalyst for meaningful discussions, underscoring the fundamental importance of literacy and the collective responsibility we bear in ensuring that every child has the opportunity to unlock their full potential. While highlighting stories beyond our district, the documentary resonated deeply as the faces of the children featured as they learned to read could easily reflect experiences from our classrooms.


The event was made possible through the joint efforts of Titan FAM and the Lorain County Alliance of Black School Educators.


The film reminded us of the remarkable progress in our classrooms and our approach to literacy through the implementation of The Science of Reading.


You might have heard about Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's advocacy for science-based reading instruction. Here in Lorain, we have embraced this approach wholeheartedly. Our collaboration with Keys to Literacy has empowered our educators to incorporate effective teaching practices, ensuring our youngest learners have the skills they need to succeed.


We are delighted to share that our preschool through third-grade teachers, select secondary teachers, and school leaders have actively participated in the Keys to Literacy Series: Keys to Beginning Literacy. As a result, we have successfully positioned ourselves one year ahead of the State legislation requirements for all schools. This speaks volumes about the dedication of our educators to ensuring the best for our students.


October has so far been a very busy month. We celebrate our building leaders for National Principals Month. Additionally, we take pride in honoring the vibrant contributions of the Hispanic community as we conclude our National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.


We look forward to utilizing this platform to share more insightful stories, updates, and successes.


We brought National Hispanic Heritage Month to a close at Stevan Dohanos Elementary School with help from the Lorain City Schools Dance Program and a special performance from vocalist Carlos Torres performing Marc Anthony's "Vivir Mi Vida!"


Improving attendance is as easy as 1,2,3

Today marks the end of the first grading period, and it is the perfect time to check in with our families about school attendance. In Ohio, school attendance is tracked by hours, and the easiest way to stay on top of your child's hours is to get them to school on time and ensure that they stay all day. Your family could win big by prioritizing school attendance. So far, families from five schools have enjoyed fan experiences or attended free games thanks to our partnership with the Cleveland Browns' Stay in the Game Network. 



Friday, October 27 | Online report cards will be available after 3 p.m.

Friday, October 27 | No school for students due to parent-teacher conferences.

Tuesday, October 31 | Halloween. Check with your child's school for details on costumes and celebrations.

Thursday, November 2 | Second Harvest Food Bank Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry at Longfellow Middle

Tuesday, November 7 |  No school for students due to staff Professional Development Day



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LORAIN CITY SCHOOLS | 2601 Pole Avenue Lorain, OH 44052 | (440) 233-2271

OCTOBER 20, 2023

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