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GIS Invention Convention

| Published on April 16, 2014

Garrettsville -  The 1st Annual Invention Convention was held at Garfield Intermediate School on  March 21st for any 5th or 6th grader who wanted to submit an invention that would “make life easier”

We had eighteen  6th graders and 26 5th graders participate. Using a rubric, Mr. Matt Sorrick (Hiram College), …

Garfield Hall of Fame

| Published on April 16, 2014

It’s that time again.  The Garfield Hall of Fame is coming up on April 26 and the Class of 2014 is being announced.   Ticket for the dinner and awards ceremony are available to the public.  Call Sheri Johnson 330-527-5384.
The honorees for 2014 are :
*Faber A. (Rusty) Kearney, ’76 –Varsity …

“Peter Pan” Captivates Crestwood Crowd

| Published on April 16, 2014

Mantua – This past weekend, there was no need to travel as far as, “second star to the right and straight on till morning,” to visit Neverland, Captain Hook’s pirate ship, or the Darling children’s nursery.  Audiences were easily transported there on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as the Crestwood High …

Report is Back on Mantua Center School

| Published on April 16, 2014

The Portage County Regional Planning Commission was asked by the Township to solicit community wants and needs regarding the potential renovation of the Mantua Center School property. The school, which was build in 1914, operated in that capacity until its closure in the early 2000s, at which time Township Trustees …

Hiram College, Tri-C Partner to Create Seamless Degree Completion Programs

| Published on April 16, 2014

Hiram – Hiram College and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will offer seamless degree completion programs through a partnership on the Tri-C Eastern Campus in Highland Hills. Tri-C students who meet admission requirements for Hiram College can complete bachelor’s degrees in accounting and financial management or business management immediately after earning …

Students Explore On Nature Treks

| Published on April 9, 2014

Mantua – Through a special program offered at Crestwood Intermediate School, students and their families have the opportunity to experience guided adventures in nearby natural areas. The goal of the program, called Nature Treks, is to share the natural world with families who don’t have the opportunity to experience it …

Brigadoon is a Smashing Success

| Published on April 9, 2014

Garrettsville – This past weekend the cast and crew of Brigadoon’s hard work paid off,  as they did four nearly sold-out performances of the musical over the weekend. The musical was under the direction of Joe Gaither.

You Can Recycle!

| Published on April 9, 2014

Last week, during their spring break, eight Girl Scouts from Crestwood Intermediate and their siblings took a tour at Streetsboro Metal Recycling to get a head start on Earth Day. The girls brought aluminum cans with them, which they had started collecting  when the school year began. While at the …

Award-Winning Illustrator Visits CPS

| Published on April 3, 2014

A new work of art has recently been installed at the Crestwood Primary School. The art, while inspired and compiled by award-winning children’s book illustrator Robin Brickman, was created by Crestwood Primary’s second graders. Every last one of them. Through a generous grant from the Hiram Community Trust, Brickman’s Community …

CMS Hosts Community Breakfast

| Published on April 3, 2014

Mantua – Recently, area leaders were invited to attend a special breakfast meeting at the Crestwood Middle School. The breakfast gathering, lead by  Principal Julie Schmidt, highlighted a variety of educational opportunities at CMS. Leaders and officials included Superintendent David Toth, Treasurer Jill Rowe, School Board Members, professionals from Crestwood’s …

“Marching Pride” Takes Disney by Storm

| Published on April 2, 2014

After nine months of planning and raising funds, the James A Garfield Marching Pride saw their vision come to fruition last week as they took Disney by storm. On Saturday March 22, 2014 they began loading the buses with 73 instruments 73  marching band uniforms, 73 shakos, pairs of shoes, …

School Construction Project Update

| Published on March 27, 2014

The Campus of Excellence Oversight Committee met on March 20, 2014 in the James A. Garfield Middle School to receive information and updates on the momentous project under way in the district, moving the Intermediate School to the main campus, thus gathering all the parts of the system—Elementary, Intermediate, Middle …

CMS Shares A Surprise

| Published on March 27, 2014

Mantua – At a school-wide assembly last Friday afternoon, staff and students at the Crestwood Middle School in Mantua gathered to learn the results of the school’s Kindness Challenge. The event, sponsored by CMS’s Rachel’s Challenge student organization, encouraged both CMS and Crestwood Intermediate students to document random acts of …

J.A. Garfield Announces Winter All P.T.C. Athletes

| Published on March 26, 2014

Boys Basketball
Anthony Workman – 1st Team
Nick Jurcevic – 2nd Team
Mason Butler – Honorable Mention
 
Girls Basketball
Grayson Rose – 1st Team
Madisson Geddes – 2nd Team
Lauren Jones – Honorable Mention
Alicia Witte – Honorable Mention
 
Boys Bowling
Jaret Doraski – 1st Team
Colin McGurer – 1st Team
Zach Britton – 2nd Team
Zack Hoffmann – 2nd Team
Keddy Conway – …

All Hands on Deck!

| Published on March 26, 2014

Indeed they were!   It was Payback Time.
The James A. Garfield Local School Board held a hastily-called meeting on Monday, March 24 to respond to the catastrophic fire which struck the business district in downtown Garrettsville.  Representatives of student groups, faculty and staff organizations,  Nelson and Freedom Township trustees, volunteers …

Challenge Accepted!….There is still time!

| Published on March 20, 2014

Garrettsville – Last month I challenged the James A. Garfield Community to take an active part in a massive fundraising campaign to kick off renovations to the schools’ athletic facilities. I am proud to report that over the last month more than 325 of our students, parents, staff and community …

G-Men Alumni Encouraged to “Save The Date”

| Published on March 19, 2014

The 9th Annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet will be held at the James A. Garfield Elementary School on Sept 20th. Anyone who attended JAG High School is welcome to attend. The event will include dinner, entertainment by the award winning high school band and tours of the campus including …

Crestwood School Board News for March

| Published on March 19, 2014

Mantua – At this month’s board meeting, Director of Pupil Services, Michael Maglionico made a presentation on behalf of the District Leadership Team (DLT). Mr. Maglionico’s presentation introduced the team, which is charged with analyzing the district’s data, including student achievement and graduation rates, then accessing the most critical needs …

Holly DeYoung Receives National Honor

| Published on March 13, 2014

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Maplewood Career Center student Holly DeYoung from Garrettsville, OH, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder …

JAG Band Advances to State Competition

| Published on March 13, 2014

Garrettsville – James A. Garfield (JAG) Band has once again made the community proud by earning a superior rating last weekend at the Ohio Music Educators Association’s (OMEA) Northeast Regional Band and Choir Adjudicated Event held at Revere High School and advancing them to the State competition held in April.
The …

Kent State University at Geauga Launches Public Lunch and Learn Series

| Published on March 13, 2014

Burton -  As part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration, Kent State University at Geauga will be hosting monthly luncheon talks.  All talks will be at noon and held in the William T. and Margaret R. Clark Commons at the Geauga Campus in Burton, 14111 Claridon Troy Road.

Brigadoon Tickets On Sale Now

| Published on March 13, 2014

Tickets for Brigadoon may only be purchased from Mrs. Young at the High School front office, Mon-Fri from 8am-2pm. You may contact her at 330-527-4341. Cost of tickets are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students 18 and under and senior citizens. There are NO refunds and NO changing of …

CMS Harnesses the Power of the Pen

| Published on March 12, 2014

Mantua – At Power of the Pen competitions across Ohio, students are given a topic sentence or ‘prompt’ on the spot and have 40 minutes to write a complete short story. While the exact prompts are confidential, coach Marphy shared, “In one round, students were given the topic sentence, ‘You’ve …

Junior Jumpstart – Free Information Sessions

| Published on March 12, 2014

The Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation will hold a free informational session March 19th 2014 at 6:30 PM.  “Junior Jumpstart” will address the senior year timeline and information regarding the financial aid and college application procedure. The session will repeat on April 9th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
LEAF Sessions are free, and …

G-Men Alumni Encouraged to “Save The Date”

| Published on March 9, 2014

The 9th Annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet will be held at the James A. Garfield Elementary School on Sept 20th. Anyone who attended JAG High School is welcome to attend. The event will include dinner, entertainment by the award winning high school band and tours of the campus including …

Residents Voice Concerns about Coach at BOE Meeting

| Published on March 9, 2014

Windham – The Windham Board of Education (BOE) meeting was held on February 27, 2014 with all board members in attendance. Darryl McGuire, president of the BOE called the meeting to order. Melissa Roubic reported that Maplewood will add an animal science program to the career center.  Dawn Kilgore gave …

Local Ballet Brings Midsummer to CPS

| Published on March 9, 2014

Mantua – Last week, students at Crestwood Primary School were on their feet, clapping wildly as their school gymnasium was filled with music and dance. Was it simply a cure for cabin fever, or the result of far too many recess periods spent indoors?  It was all that, and much …

Marching Pride is Disney Bound

| Published on February 26, 2014

Garrettsville – While most folks are wondering whether this eternal winter will ever end, 70- plus Marching Pride members, along with 10 chaperones and two band directors will get an early taste of summer as they travel to Walt Disney World over spring break.

Of Mice and Motorcycles

| Published on February 26, 2014

Mantua -  The Mouse and the Motorcycle  came to life at Crestwood Primary School last week, as Principal Cindy Ducca appeared, dressed as a mouse at her school’s “One Book, One School” assembly. According to Mrs. Ducca, her attire was a reward to her students, who exceeded their goal of …

Hiram College Presents a Concert of Traditional Chinese Music

| Published on February 26, 2014

Hiram  -  Hiram College is proud to present a showcase of traditional Chinese music, featuring internationally renowned artist Guo Yazhi, as he makes his Northeast Ohio debut.

Campus of Excellence Update

| Published on February 26, 2014

Park Avenue Partnerships
Park Avenue School will not sit idle next year! Partnerships with the Greater Cleveland YMCA and the Portage County Educational Service Center are nearly complete, and we have commitments from both entities that will bring some exciting services to the community. You will see a YMCA business trailer …

Factory Turns Dreams into Reality Local Advertising Agency Offers High-School Seniors Money for College

| Published on February 19, 2014

Hiram -  The Communications Factory is doing its part again this year to help area seniors turn their dream of higher education into reality by sponsoring its annual scholarship program. In its eleventh year, the Factory’s program awards $1,000 to a deserving area high-school student that completes the agency’s scholarship …

Crestwood School Board News

| Published on February 19, 2014

Mantua -  In his report to the School Board, Superintendent David Toth shared that first grade teacher Natalie Harr was one of only two Ohio educators to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science this year. Harr will receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, …

Hiram College selected for Peace Corps Prep Program

| Published on February 19, 2014

Hiram – Hiram College is one of only six institutions nationwide recently accepted into the Peace Corps Prep Program. The collaboration offers students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for work in international development. In addition to gaining skills and experience which will make …

Mantua Rotary Club and Crestwood Schools partner for a “Hot Event”!

| Published on February 19, 2014

Mantua – Refuse to COOK and attend “The BEST CHILI COOK-OFF EVER”.  It starts Thursday, February 27th from 5-7 pm, in the decorated Crestwood HS cafeteria. The proceeds will assist the Rotary Club of Mantuas to fund 2014 Scholarships and Awards for Crestwood students!  The Mantua Rotary Club has supported …

JA Garfield Middle School Honor Roll

| Published on February 6, 2014

All A Honor Roll 7th Grade
Andrew Pemberton, Evan Pawlus, Eric Jackson, Caillean Galayde, Jason Conley, Racquel Koleszar, Jessica (Mei Mei) Tannehill, Sarah DeSalvo, Max Kane, Brooke Morgan, Zoe Swenson, Mathew Glinski, Samantha Ensinger, Rachel Rader, Adam Norris, Tyler Klouda, Sarah Miller
 
All A Honor Roll 8th Grade
Jackson Neer, Jacey Luzny, Jenna …

Windham High School Honor Roll

| Published on February 6, 2014

9th Grade
*Cali Apthorpe, Ja’Mario Brown, Alexis Knight, Benjamin Knight, *Elizabeth Richmond, *Kathlyn Richmond, Erik Roche, Jacob Sheesley, Paige Simpson, *Mahlia Smith, Sara Taylor, *Holly Thompson
 
10th Grade
Tobie Barker, *Joseph Barnes, Chandler Bee, Christopher Chambers, Samantha Dean, *Tristan Hankins, Logan Hershberger, *Nicole James, *Brittany Knight, *Brooke Lissy, Jasmine Nevarez, Joseph Prasky, Alexia …

Windham Junior High Honor Roll

| Published on February 6, 2014

Grade Six
Jazelle Artman, Aiden Barker, Heavenly Cheatham, Paige Collins, Darah Fall, Abigail Forsythe, Samuel Howell, Landen Kiser, Brevin McCrae, Michael Priddy, Annetta Sanders, Victoria Showalter, Ashley Simmons, David Stout, Dawson Swearingen, Tyler Wiley
 
Grade Seven
Eugenia Brown, Nathan Carpenter, Garrett Cogar, Josh Forsythe, Madison Howes, Phillip Maiorca, Blake Eye, Mackenzie McLean, Trynity …

2014 Teacher Workshops? Just say “WOW”! The Wonders of Watersheds: Outdoor Explorations for Classroom Applications

| Published on February 5, 2014

Are you looking for ways to incorporate Ohio’s New Learning Standards into your curriculum?  Seeking resources to enhance your classroom content and students’ success?  Interested in acquiring graduate credits?  Or maybe you are just in need of a fun and enriching learning adventure? 

A Challenge to the James A. Garfield Community

| Published on February 5, 2014

Garrettsville – As you may be aware, the James A. Garfield Local Schools were recently awarded a $5 Million grant to construct an addition on the elementary to create a centralized campus and update our technology.  While this is exciting and will shape the education of kids for years to …

Windham BOE Welcomes New Members

| Published on January 29, 2014

Windham – The Windham Board of Education (BOE) met for their regularly scheduled meeting at Katherine Thomas Elementary School Thursday, January 23, 2014. All BOE members were in attendance along with Treasurer Samantha Pochedly. Superintendent Gregg Isler was excused from the meeting to coach the girl’s basketball game scheduled that …

Newton Falls Announces Kindergarten Registration Dates

| Published on January 29, 2014

Newton Falls - Registration for children entering the Newton Falls School System for the 2014-2015 school year will be held:
February 10 & 11, 2014 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
March 17 through March 21
8:30-11:30 a.m. & 12:30-2:30 p.m. daily
You do NOT need an appointment, but please only come during these times.  It …

Garfield Hosts Power of the Pen

| Published on January 29, 2014

Garrettsville – James A. Garfield Middle School was the site of the recent district competition for Power of the Pen, a program to encourage the development of young adolescents’ writing skills through  practice and competition, in much  the same vein as sport, with many of the same components, such as …

Scout Pack 4062 Holds Pinewood Derby

| Published on January 29, 2014

Cub Scout Pack 4062 held their Annual Pinewood Derby at James A. Garfield Elementary School on Saturday January 25, 2013.  This year the event was sponsored by Charles Auto Family and Warren Construction.

Kinder Than Necessary

| Published on January 22, 2014

Mantua – “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle…” is a quote you will see displayed throughout Crestwood Middle School.
Eighth grade Crestwood Middle School Wrestler, Tom Carson, acted in the very spirit of this quote showing the finest character and integrity during a …

One grant…..three giant leaps for James A. Garfield Schools

| Published on January 22, 2014

Garrettsville – Over the next nine months the James A. Garfield Community will take three giant leaps into the future because of the $5 Million Straight A Grant.  The construction of an addition on the elementary school will create a “Campus of Excellence”.  Partnerships hope to bring exciting services to …

Mobile Dentists to Visit James A. Garfield Elementary

| Published on January 22, 2014

Garrettsville – On January 28, 2014 The Mobile Dentists will come to the Elementary with all the necessities to do x-rays, exams and routine cleaning.  Parents, take advantage of this awesome program.  There will be no need for you to take off work or take your child out of school …

JAG Performers Earn 12 Superior Ratings at Solo & Ensemble Event

| Published on January 22, 2014

Mantua – This past Saturday Crestwood High School hosted the Ohio Music Education Association District Six High School Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event. Students from 32 area schools participated in the event.  The event covered vocals as well as instrumentals, including brass, woodwinds, stringed and percussion instruments.

Crestwood School Board Organizational Meeting

| Published on January 16, 2014

Mantua – At the School Board Organizational meeting on January 6th, new School Board members David Becker and Todd Monroe took the oath of office. Once they took their seats, the Board held an election to fill the office of board president and vice president. Matt Sorrick was elected to …

Garfield’s Svonavec Sets Records

| Published on January 16, 2014

Garrettsville – This past weekend J.A. Garfield High School junior Edie Svonavec turned in big performances at two indoor track meets.
On Saturday she established a new meet record at the Jerome Field Open at Akron University in the shot put with a throw of 43’7″. She followed up that performance …