Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, October 26, 2012

Invitation to big media event October 30

Norwood Promise and UC Blue Ash invite you to a media event at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 30, at the Norwood Middle School Auditorium on Sherman Avenue.  Amazing details of this new partnership will be shared!   Please attend and show your support and let the media outlets know how important this program is to the Norwood community.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

NCS rated EXCELLENT for second year in a row!

Guest blog by Superintendent Rob Amodio

 The Ohio Department of Education has posted the final report card designations for all public schools in the state of Ohio. For the second year in a row the Norwood City School District has been designated by O.D.E as EXCELLENT!  Williams Avenue Elementary became the first school in the history of the district to be designated as Excellent With Distinction! Over the last three years the staff and students have led the district to exponential growth in all areas of academic growth!

Congratulations and job well done to each and every staff member, student, parent and community member who have placed so much passion, effort into making our district a truly EXCELLENT school district.

Listed below are the ratings for each individual building as well the district wide for the last three school years.  Congratulations again to all on a job well done!!

High School
2010 Effective 9/12 indicators 97.1 PI
2011 Excellent 11/12 indicators 100.4 PI
2012 Excellent 11/12 indicators 101 PI

Middle School 
2010 Effective 3/6 indicators 93.1 PI
2011 Excellent 5/6 indicators 94.6 PI
2012 Excellent 5/6 indicators 97.5 PI 

View Elementary 
2010 Effective 7/10 indicators 90.8 PI
2011 Effective 7/10 indicators 93.9 PI
2012 Effective 9/10 indicators 99.4 PI 

Sharpsburg Elementary 
2010 Effective 6/10 indicators 93.2 PI
2011 Effective 6/10 indicators 90.8 PI
2012 Excellent 8/10 indicators 95.3 PI

Williams Elementary 
2010 Continuous Improvement 3/10 indicators 86.7 PI
2011 Effective 5/10 indicators 92.1 PI
2012 Excellent With Distinction 10/10 indicators 97.3 PI

2010 Continuous Improvement 16/26 indicators 92.7 PI
2011 Excellent 20/26 indicators 94.7 PI
2012 Excellent 23/26 indicators 98.3 PI

Rob Amodio
Norwood City Schools

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Norwood Service League Celebrates 95 years with The Great Norwood Micro-Q

After 95 years of service to the Norwood community, the Norwood Service League is throwing a party to show their appreciation for the legion of donors, volunteers and Norwood citizens whose contributions have made the Service League’s mission possible. The Great Norwood Micro-Q will take place Saturday, October 13 from 5 to 9pm at 5229 Montgomery Road, in the parking lot of CVS, across from The Mound Café. The public is invited to the free admission event that will feature food from City Barbeque, voted #1 barbeque in Cincinnati; a choice of four outstanding microbrew beers selected by Norwood’s own Dan Listermann of Listermann Brewing Supply; and music from the wildly popular Robin Lacy & DeZydeco.

The event is being held to thank supporters of the Service League and to help raise awareness of the League’s mission “To help people in need, connecting them to resources that improve their lives and provide help out of poverty.” Norwood Service League Director, Lupe Hoyt invites everyone to join in the festivities. “We’re so grateful to the many people who have, over the years, contributed their time, their dollars and their energies to help us carry out our mission,” said Ms. Hoyt. “We’ve worked so hard for so long, we thought it was time to take an evening to celebrate the Service League and, indeed, the entire city of Norwood that we serve.”

Ms. Hoyt would also like to thank the companies and sponsors who have helped make The Great Norwood Micro-Q possible including CVS, United Dairy Farmers, Rumpke, City Barbeque, CVS, Listermann Brewing Supply, Robin Lacy & DeZydeco, Sweets by LaDawn, Seek and gyro. “An organization like the Norwood Service League does not exist without its supporters,” said Ms. Hoyt. “From our event sponsors to the hundred of individuals and companies that have donated dollars and goods to support services such as the Norwood Food Closet, our long-standing food bank, our GED programs and our full range of traditional social services offered by our staff, we are truly blessed.”

The Great Norwood Micro-Q will offer pulled pork sandwiches, side dishes, desserts and a choice of four unique microbrews for sale. There will also be a raffle drawing. In addition, the first 25 people to confirm their attendance and one guest by October 1 will receive two free City Barbeque dinners. To confirm your attendance contact the Norwood Service League at or at (513) 924-1200.

If you are not one of the first 25 people you can still enjoy dinner with your family. Dinner prices: Adult $ 7.50, Senior $ 6.50 and Children (12 and under) $ 5.00. Donate one can of food to the Norwood Food Closet and receive $ 1.00 off the price of your dinner.