Danbury eighth graders tour Gettysburg and Washington D.C.

The Danbury Middle School eighth grade class took a four-day educational trip last week to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.

The group left Danbury in their charter bus on Tuesday (Election Day) at 6:20 a.m. and spent their first day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Upon arrival to the Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center the students viewed a film, "A New Birth of Freedom", and the restored Gettysburg Cyclorama, which depicts the final fury of Gettysburg- "Pickett's Charge". The students then took a battlefield tour and went on a guided “ghost walk” through town that evening.  They had dinner at the historic Dobbin House, which was part of the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War.

On the second day of the trip, the students arrived in Washington D.C. where they had tours scheduled at the United States Capitol, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial and lunch at the Reagan Building followed by a walk to the White House. The day ended with stops at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and dinner at The Old Country Buffett before checking in at their hotel in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The third day started off with a group picture and tour of the FBI Headquarters, followed by lunch and touring of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  After lunch, the 8th graders then visited the Newseum, the National Archives, the Korean War Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam War Memorial.  The group also did some souvenir shopping and then went on to the Pentagon City Mall for dinner.  


Discover where your talents can take you

Afternoon class

Over 500 9th-grade students from Benton-Carroll-Salem, Port Clinton, Woodmore, Danbury, and Put-In-Bay High Schools, as well as North Point ESC, attended the first and uniquely programmed career showcase event entitled “Discover where your talents can take you”.  The event was targeted toward fostering student interest in local employers and careers. Organized by the Ottawa County Business Advisory, hosted by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and sponsored by numerous Ottawa County Businesses the event was the part of an ongoing multi-county initiative to increase communication and partnership between schools and businesses.  

The collaborative effort between private sector and education set the stage for students to engage with sixteen companies and learn about career opportunities that exist in the same communities where they live, play, and learn.  The companies were able to engage students in different activities that demonstrated the skill sets necessary to excel in a broad cross section of careers, including CNC, culinary/hospitality, electrical, engineering, emerging healthcare, machine operation, maintenance, and welding (among others).  

Speaking in regard to a student who had been intently participating in the numerous activities of a particular company, Todd Buck, Assistant Principal at Port Clinton High School noted that the student had been difficult to engage in the classroom, yet while interacting with the companies he was not only engaged, but inquisitive and excited…maybe this young man found a career path in his own backyard.


Danbury Holiday Bureau seeking donations

This year the Ottawa County Holiday Bureau is celebrating 52 years of helping local residents. With the assistance and support of local schools, churches, businesses and lots of dedicated volunteers, they have been able to make the holidays a little better for many in this area.

In 2013, the Danbury Holiday Bureau alone was able to touch the lives of 121 families – that’s 350 individuals and 230 of those were children. This operation totally depends on donations and volunteers. The Danbury Holiday Bureau does not receive any government monies and 100% of all donations to Danbury Holiday Bureau, remains in Danbury Township.

Many volunteers are committed to collecting and purchasing food to distribute to people in the community. This can only be done by generous contributions from the community. Monetary donations can be made out to Danbury Holiday Bureau and mailed to 2259 E. Sand Rd. – Port Clinton, OH 43452.

For those wishing to donate non-perishable food items, please drop the items off at a local church or call 419-732-2333 by December 1.

For those needing assistance, please call 419-732-2333 to receive and application. All applications must be returned by December 1.

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