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Village Academy senior, Ryan McLoughlin was selected as an Ohio state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award. This leadership award honors well-rounded young men and woman who excel in learning, performing, and leading in the class room, on the field and in the community. Like The Heisman Memorial Trophy, the Wendy’s program believes in the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence with integrity. And in addition to honoring student accomplishments, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program inspires all future high school students to pursue their higher education goals. Congratulations Ryan!

A big thank you  to Key Club members , Haley Sullivan, Anna Konstantinidis, Erin Schraitle, and Alexa VanHowe for their assistance in making the pre-school Passport to Holidays  a very successful event! These upper school students guided and assisted  the Lil’ Griffins with their multiple crafts and activities as they celebrated VA’s International diversity.  Students “traveled” with their passports from country to country (classroom to classroom) learning about traditions while experiencing wonderful decorations and crafts, lovely performances, and delicious food.  Congrats to advisor Ms. Mitchin and her crew!

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Girls on the Run is a program designed for girls who are in grades 3-5. It’s purpose is to inspire participants to be joyful, healthy, and confident while focusing on the importance of physical exercise, specifically running.  Thanks to parents, Lisa Pricher and Carla Waldron, this program was introduced to Village Academy. This Fall, twelve girls from grades 3-5 met every Monday and Wednesday after school to hear a lesson on topics from the negative impact of bullying to resisting peer pressure and self-awaredness and confidence.  In addition, the girls trained to run a 5K!

On November 15, the girls, coaches, and parents, joined the various Girls on the Run chapters throughout Central Ohio at Columbus Commons to run their first 5K together!  It was cold…but it was a successful morning.  Congratulations to all of those who participated and completed her first 5K!

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On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, as part of ‘National Signing Day’,  Village Academy senior Reed McGraw signed a binding letter of intent to swim with The Ohio State University. A two time High School State Finalist, three time Long Course State Champion and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, McGraw began swimming at age six and has competed as a member of the Village Academy swim team since grade 7 with the guidance of coaches Lori and Daniel Ave. Additionally, McGraw participates in club swimming at the United Swim Association under coach, Chris Hadden.

When asked why OSU was chosen, McGraw responded, “I chose to swim at The Ohio State University because I realized that you can make a big school seem small. I was so impressed by the monumental amount of opportunities that the University has to offer, but I instantly connected with close-knit nature of the team. How firm thy friendship, OHIO.”

McGraw will swim his final season as a Village Academy Griffin this winter and looks forward to competing at a collegiate level.

Congratulations Reed! #GriffinPride

 

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In their final regular season meet, the Upper School boys cross country team placed 2nd at the Ray Russell Invitational hosted by Jonathan Alder on Saturday, October 4. The Griffins were led by senior Ryan McLoughlin (3rd) and freshman Nikhil Parail (14th), who also each earned individual honors in the race. Joined by freshmen Evan Gareffa and Noah Hornberger, sophomore Jack DeLano, and juniors Evan Fraser, Ben Gareffa, and Dustin Hardesty, the team accolade was a first for the Griffin Harriers. Also earning medals for the day: Dannon Clark (12th) and Sonia Parail (13th) for the girls team, and Shayne Powell (17th) for the Middle School boys race. Congratulations to the entire Cross Country team! Looking forward to Districts beginning Saturday, October 18. #GriffinPride

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Village Academy is proud to be the First Place Winner of the Polaris Earning for Learning promotion and will receive a check for $7500! This is the third year in a row that VA has taken the first place prize and squeaked by Wellington and Worthington Christian Schools for this years big win in the private school category. A very big thank you to parent Anna Wells for all of her efforts and for chairing this promotion, and to all of our stakeholder participants- Go Griffins!

In order to keep our stakeholders informed about the progress of the Capital Campaign and the building of the food services hub updates will be posted on the website as they occur. Please read the following letter from VA parent, Brent Crawford for the most recent news concerning Ally’s Cafe.

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The VA International Students arrived in the United States mid-August ready to begin their journey of studying abroad! The students, along with their host families, were welcomed into the Village Academy community on Wednesday, August 13,  with an “All American” breakfast to include pancakes, scrambled eggs, and biscuits and gravy!

Their week was filled with various activities highlighting the Columbus area.  They enjoyed a beautiful day at the Columbus Zoo, spent a morning touring the Capitol Building followed by lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse, and admired the artwork at the Columbus Museum of Art.  The students also had the opportunity to explore COSI and participate in the hands-on activities COSI has to offer.

The VA Community warmly welcomes the International Students!  
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