By Columbus City Schools
Inside CCSMar 31, 2023
Teacher Chat Episode 4: The Science of Reading & Literacy
Join Tyler Carter and Dr. Walker as they sit down and chat with Kelly Rivers (Academic Services) and Marlene Bowerman (Easthaven Second Grade Teacher). The four of them discuss about the science of reading, the differing approaches to literacy strategies for elementary vs secondary, and how we are encouraging students to become more confident readers.
Westside Honors Strings and Band Performance / Westside Banda de Honores y Cuerdas
The Westside Honors Strings and Band Concert features musical performances by the top band and strings students from each of the Columbus City Schools westside middle schools! Join us to learn more about this event.
¡El concierto Westside Honors Strings and Band presenta actuaciones musicales de las mejores bandas y estudiantes de cuerdas de cada una de las escuelas secundarias del lado oeste de Columbus City Schools! Únase a nosotros para obtener más información sobre este evento.
Superintendent Student Ambassadors: College Readiness with I Know I Can
Superintendent Student Ambassadors, Bidya Kharel (Columbus Alternative High School) and Citlali Leon (Beechcroft High School) are joined by I Know I Can College Advising Managers Brenna Holmes (CAHS) and Ryan Gresham (Beechcroft) as they explore the topics of graduation, the college application process, financial aid (FAFSA) & other scholarships available for Columbus City School students.
Superintendent Student Ambassadors: Understanding Mental Health
Superintendent Student Ambassadors, Elecktra Sims (Marion-Franklin) and Katelin Izzo (Centennial) are joined by SEL Practitioner with the Office of Whole Child Focus, Chaka Diop and Dr. Sara Bode, CCS Medical Consultant and Medical Director of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Care Connection School-based Health and Mobile Clinic – to discuss how the district is addressing mental health and what resources are available for students.
Inside CCS (Spanish) - Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services
Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS) Bilingual Liaisons provide support to our ELL families. Join us to hear from Toymari Maduro and Victoria Real about the services offered by this organization and how they support our families to achieve student success.
Growing as An Educator
Special co-host Interim Superintendent Dr. Angela Chapman joins Dr. Walker and guest Enddy Stevens, a teacher at Columbus Downtown HS, as the three discuss their journey as educators, professional growth, and supporting new teachers.
Inside CCS: First Fridays at AIMS
Inside CCS kicks off the new year with highlighting First Fridays at Art Impact Middle School. Join us as we talk about providing opportunity and access to CCS students through various art mediums.
Teacher Chat Episode 3: Proud Grad Returns as First-Year Teacher
Episode three of Inside CCS: Teacher Chat is here, and our hosts are joined by Keilah Brewster, a 9th-grade English teacher at Columbus Africentric Early College PreK-12. Brewster is a recent Ohio State graduate, and she's using everything she's learned to help her navigate her first year teaching at none other than her very own CAEC!
Inside CCS (Spanish) - Sylvia Arias
Inside CCS Podcast edición en Español: En esta cuarta edición, acompáñanos a escuchar a Sylvia Arias, Coordinadora de Área para Communities in School en la escuela Columbus Global Academy. A través de esta conversación, Sylvia nos recuerda el poder de las colaboraciones.
Inside CCS Podcast Spanish edition: In this edition, join us to hear from Sylvia Arias, Site Coordinator for Communities in Schools at Global Academy. Through her work, Sylvia reminds us of the power of partnerships.
Superintendent Student Ambassadors: Inside the Classroom
Superintendent Student Ambassadors' Hafsa Musa and Patience Ogundare explore what is like to be a student in Columbus City Schools. Joined by guests Emmanuel Watson, a junior at Whetstone High School and Columbus Alternative High School teacher, Ms. Baker. What is it really like to be a high school student and teach in the largest school district in Ohio? Listen as we explore "Inside the Classroom".
Inside CCS (Spanish) - Kayley Avendano
Join hosts Odaliz Freytes and Emily Doll for another episode of Inside CCS Spanish Edition. Today they are joined by Kayley Avendano, who is the Bilingual Family Ambassador at Burroughs ES!
Teacher Chat: Episode 2 Africentric Early College
Teacher Chat is back for episode 2 of the season! Join Tyler Carter and Dr. Todd Walker as they sit down and have a conversation with two Columbus Africentric Early College Educators discussing what it was like teaching during the pandemic, the challenges working for a K-12 school, and so much more!
Inside CCS: Welcome Back!
Inside CCS is back for season 2! Join Tyler Carter and Dr. Talisa Dixon as they catch up and talk about what to look forward to this school year!
Inside CCS (Spanish) - Andrea Montero Avila
Inside CCS Podcast edición en Español: En esta segunda edición, acompáñanos a celebrar a Andrea Montero Ávila. Actualmente Andrea es una estudiante de la escuela secundaria World Language y quien ganó un Concurso de Diseño Juvenil para el Mes de la Herencia Hispana.
Inside CCS Podcast Spanish edition: In this second edition, join us to celebrate Andrea Montero Avila. Andrea is a current student at World Language Middle school who won a Youth Design Contest for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Inside CCS: Teacher Chat Edition (Ft. J. Sanchez, Northland HS)
Inside CCS: Teacher Chat Edition (Ft. J. Sanchez, Northland HS)
Hispanic Heritage Month
Inside CCS Podcast Spanish edition: During this month, CCS will be launching the first edition of Inside CCS entirely in Spanish for our families. This first edition will be centered on the Celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, the importance, and the impact of this celebration in our district. Join Odaliz Freytes, Ramona Reyes, Sandra Santos, and Ricardo Torres in this meaningful conversation.
Inside CCS Podcast edición en Español: Durante este mes, CCS lanzará la primera edición de Inside CCS completamente en español para nuestras familias. Esta primera edición se centrará en la Celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, la importancia y el impacto de esta celebración en nuestro distrito. Únase a Odaliz Freytes, Ramona Reyes, Sandra Santos y Ricardo Torres en esta significativa conversación.
The 2021-2022 school year has come to an end, as well as the first season of the Inside CCS podcast. Join Tyler Carter and Dr. Talisa Dixon as they look back and discuss their favorite moments from this year. Also get a sneak peak of what's to come for season 2!
The school year is officially over and summer is finally here! Check in on what Columbus City Schools has in store for this upcoming summer and what to expect as we gear up for next school year.
Behind every school is a great school leader. Join Tyler Carter and Dr. Talisa Dixon as they discuss with local Columbus City School principals on the ups and downs of this 2021-2022 school year and how they overcame every obstacle.
Meet the Independence High School Student Who Received the Prestigious Gates Scholarship
Independence graduating senior, Maedison-Louise Hughes talks about her plans for the future with Inside CCS Hosts, Superintendent, Dr. Talisa Dixon and multimedia journalist, Tyler Carter
Developmental Delay Diagnosis does not stop Fort Hayes HS student from graduating
From being told at birth that he would never be able to walk or talk, to watching her son become a high school graduate. Join Tyler Carter and Dr. Talisa Dixon as they are joined by Debra Johnson, mother of Zuri Johnson, as they discuss the incredible journey of her son's challenging life. Born only weighing 14 oz, and was 4 ½ months premature, Johnson is set to receive his high school diploma this upcoming spring at Fort Hayes Arts & Academics HS. This is an inspiring episode that you do not want to miss!
Senior Fest 2022
Graduation is near and Columbus City Schools is ready to send our seniors off into the next chapter of their life! Join Tyler Carter and Dr. Talisa Dixon as they discuss with Scott Varner (Executive Director of Family and Student Engagement) about the upcoming "Senior Fest" event being held by Columbus City Schools for the class of 2022. Joining as well is Briggs Senior Jimmy Foster to discuss his journey to graduation and what he has planned next in his life.
Columbus Promise Update
Join Tyler Carter and Dr. Talisa Dixon as they chat with our high school seniors about their journey into college and how The Columbus Promise helped pave the way to their already early success. Listen in on this important conversation and learn how The Columbus Promise is helping our young students and leaders reach their dreams.
Join Tyler Carter and Dr. Talisa Dixon on another episode of Inside CCS, as we learn about the Instructional Coaching Model. Sit back and relax as we learn how our teachers help other teachers in the Columbus City Schools district, so they can become the best educators for our students!
Hilltonia Middle School - Talking with the Hawks
Join Dr. Dixon in a new role as she becomes a guest with Hilltonia Middle School's new student-led podcast! Timothy Walsh, the host and creator of this podcast is a student leading the way. The two discuss social-emotional learning, challenges facing the district, and hopes for the future!
Women's History Month Forum
Tyler Carter joins Dr. Talisa Dixon, Jennifer Adair, LaShanna Potts, Elizabeth Brown, and Charleta Taveres for Inside CCS's first ever broadcasted episode. Recorded at Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls, watch and listen in as this panel of successful women talk about their own personal journeys on how they got to where they are today.
Easthaven's Girls Rock
Join Tyler Carter and Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon as they take their first ever podcast on the road and visit Easthaven Elementary School, the home of “Girl’s Rock.” An initiative run by Easthaven’s Tierra Jackson, which helps young women learn the importance of being a woman. Listen in on this special Women’s History Month show to learn how Ms. Jackson educates her young women students on how to be a leader, boost their self-confidence, and so much more!
Black Girls SOAR
Join Tyler Carter as she sits down and talks to Priscilla Tyson, Bryn Wing, Sesily Wanjema, and Nicole Harper about Black Girls Soar. With the theme "Crowned to Succeed," created as a direct response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Black Girls SOAR provides a “safe space” and digital convening for African-American girls, ages 11 – 22 years. This organization is designed to provide important life skills and tangible best practices in the areas of leadership, professional development, financial literacy, self-care, self-love, and more. Black Girls Soar is outlined to set our girls up for success.
“I've never felt more empowered than when I'm wrestling, and I don't know where I'd be without it, because it's such an important part of my life."
What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than with the news that OSSHA has sanctioned girls wrestling!
We talk all things wrestling and achieving the impossible with two student athletes - Katya from South and Maddie from Whetstone.
Graduate Highlights - Aaliyah Reed
Dr. Dixon and Board Of Education President Jennifer Adair sit down with Aaliyah Reed, a 2020 Marion-Franklin High School graduate who is making history as the youngest African-American female to be accepted into the 114th Columbus Division of Fire (CDF) Recruitment Class. She discusses her time in Columbus City Schools as well as the adversity she overcame.
Student Voice - Mental Health and Mindfulness
Guest host Christian Ross sits down with Dr. Danita Thornton, supervisor of school psychologists at Columbus City Schools, and two CCS students. We discuss the importance of having healthy conversations about mental health, as well as what resources are available for our students.
Sports and the Columbus City League
What do winter sports look like with the pandemic? How do our athletes compete and succeed?
Student Voice - 6th Annual Teen Summit
Join us as we sit down with 3 CCS Student ambassadors, Carl (Linden McKinley/Columbus Downtown), Kaidyn (Eastmoor), Hafsa (Northland), as well as the Supervisor of Student Leadership and Engagement Mia Prewitt. The students share their thoughts on the recent virtual student summit they attended - addressing topics such as violence, and the necessity of therapy for both adults and youth.
Touching Base - Winter 2022
Join us as we check in with Dr. Dixon to see what's been happening around the district! From school visits, to Winter Graduation and Pathway Express at COSI, there's always something new to discover with CCS.
Power of Partnership: 2021 Convocation Recap
It takes a village to raise a child, and our community partners make it all possible!
Scott Varner, Executive Director of Family Engagement and Dr. Dixon share CCS' 5 year strategic plan, and outline how our partners not only fit into it - but define it.
Power of Partnership: City Year
One of our greatest assets are our partners. Today, we're highlighting City Year Columbus, who works with our students both in and out of the classroom to prepare them for success. Join us as we talk with Adero Robinson, Interim Vice President and Executive Director for City Year Columbus.
Back in the Classroom: Accelerated Learning
What does accelerated learning look like in a pandemic - especially when opportunities flip from in-person, to hybrid, to virtual? We sit down with Leslie Kelly, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning - and Kenton Lee, Executive Director of Accelerated Learning, to discuss district initiatives and special learning programs.
Are you interested in being a part of the Columbus City Schools family? Or want more information on what school will be a best fit for your child? January 13th marks the being of the CCS School Choice Fair for Middle and High School students. Followed by the Elementary School Choice Fair on February 3rd.
Tonya Freeman, Director of Central Enrollment joins "Our Inside CCS: Podcast" to discuss the 2022-2023 School Choice Fair and what all families need to know when deciding where your child attends school to learn and grow.
Back in the Classroom: Student Perspective
Carl - a senior from Columbus Downtown HS, and Meia - a junior from Eastmoor Academy, share their experiences with Dr. Dixon. From learning in a pandemic to their hopes for the future, our students have proven their ability to overcome great challenges.
Back in the Classroom: Curriculum
We catch up with Kyra Schloenbach, Chief Curriculum and Instruction Officer, to discuss learning initiatives in a pandemic.
Earlier this month, a new initiative aimed at Columbus City Schools seniors and soon-to-be graduates was unveiled. The new program, the Columbus Promise, will provide free tuition for CCS seniors to attend Columbus State and continue their education after high school.
Join Tyler Carter and Dr. Dixon as they sit down with Kofoworola Sholesi, the student speaker from the event.
Kofo delivered a powerful message, and plans to stay in Columbus to study radiology.
CCS' own Courtney Hale explains the benefits and resources available to help keep us healthy and well - both physically and mentally!
Dr. Sara Bode joins our show to talk about her new position as CCS' Medical Consultant, Wellness Week, and the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for our youngest learners between the ages of 5-11.
Join host Tyler Carter as she welcomes co-host Dr. Talisa Dixon, Superintendent/CEO of Columbus City Schools.
We'll learn about Dr. Dixon's history and how she's leading Ohio's largest district through the COVID-19 pandemic.