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Middle School Math Whizzes!

Garrettsville - Garfield Middle School students recently competed in the Greater Cleveland Council Of Teachers Math Tournament at Middlefield Cardinal Middle School. The eighth grade students earned winner ribbons and champion's medals.  Pictured above at left are the seventh graders (front row)  Theresa Paroff, Dominic Ionno, Andrew Morrisey,Ramsey Goodner; (back row) Advisor Mrs. Rossi, Justin Riebe, Jenna Montez,John Lininger, Derek...

Windham Hires New Principal for KT

Windham - It has been a busy few months at Windham Schools, as individuals announced their retirement or resignation, leaving the board the daunting task of filling the positions. In April, the board accepted the resignations of Craig Alderman, head of the Transportation and Maintenance Department, and Michael Chaffee as Jr/Sr. High School Principal. Earlier in the year, Harry Selner,...

Trike-A-Thon Raises Money for St. Jude’s Hospital

This is the preschool’s eighth year hosting this event and over the years students have raised more than $12,500 for the children and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This is the preschool’s eighth year hosting this event and over the years students have raised more than $12,500 for the children and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Garfield Boys Roll Their Way To Third Place At State

Columbus - On Saturday, March 5th the Garfield and Crestwood boy’s bowling teams competed in the State Championships at Wayne Webb’sColumbus Bowl.  It was the first trip to State for both teams. The G-Men got off to a great start in game one, led by Kyle Bolton’s 258 and Cody Berg’s 251.  They got some clutch bowling the rest of...

Garfield Elementary Raises $1836.50 in “Roundup For A Cure”

Garrettsville - GES students in grades K-6 participated in an all day walk-a-thon Friday, May 22nd, entitled “Roundup For A Cure”. Students brought donations totaling $1836.50 which was donated to the Friends of Melana Foundation

One Book, One School, One Principal and Two Pigs?

Mantua - Charlotte’s Web came to life at Crestwood Primary School (CPS) last Thursday. Students, teachers and staff learned that they had “Some School” as they saw their cafeteria transformed into Wilbur’s home at Mr. Zuckerman’s farm.  The menagerie included two sheep, one miniature horse, and one calf, courtesy of Larry Guyette, father of first grader Abby, and second...

“Hi-Crier” Hits Newstands Thursday

Garrettsville - The James A. Garfield Mass Media Class under the direction of Mrs. Tina Downing in conjunction with The Weekly Villager, is pleased to announce their first edition of the “Hi-Crier”. Look for this quarterly publication produced by talented Garfield students who will share school district news, events and items of interest. The paper will...

Crestwood School Board Report – November 2013

Mantua - At the recent School Board meeting, the Board approved the resubmission of the Five-Year forecast for the fiscal years ending June 20, 2014 through 2018. The forecast was submitted to the Ohio Department of Education, as required by law. Continuing, the Board approved the first reading of several new and revised Board policies. Items included were several...

Scout Pack 4062 Holds Pinewood Derby

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. Prior to race day, each participant was given a derby kit that contain a block of wood, axle nails and wheels for the event. The scout had...

Photo Gallery: Streetsboro Theatre’s “Once Upon A Time”

Streetsboro Theatre's "Once Upon a Time: Not Your Ordinary Fairy Tale" was held May 1st-3rd at the Macklin Center in Streetsboro, OH. This production showcased the talents of all who were involved.

Cinderella Comes to Life at Crestwood High School

Mantua - Dust off your tiara, because on April 19th to April 21st, you’ll be transported into one of childhood’s best-loved fairy tales. Crestwood High Drama Club will present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” at the nearby CHS gymnasium, so pumpkin coaches are not required. You’ll be transported as Cinderella, Crestwood junior Amber Harrison, waltzes her way into the on-stage...

Local Firm Helps Students Realize College Dreams

Hiram - According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the annual current dollar prices for the 2010-2011 academic year for undergraduate tuition, room and board were estimated to be $13,600 at public institutions and a whopping $36,300 at private institutions. NCES also reports that only one in eight students enrolled full-time at 4-year institutions received scholarships in...

Newton Falls Exempted Village Schools News

Newton Falls - Tickets are on sale at the Superintendent’s Office located at 909 ½ Milton Blvd., for the upcoming Newton Falls Tiger football season from 7:00 am – 2:00 pm. The cost for reserved season passes for 5 home games will be $40.00. We also have a 10-game pass available for adults to purchase for $50.00, and students...

Hidden in Plain Sight — Looks Can Be Deceiving

We’ve all heard that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Well on Tuesday, December 10th, that old adage will be updated to include paper clips, dryer sheets, and lots of other seemingly harmless household items. That evening, the Mantua Police Department will host a traveling exhibit entitled “Hidden In Plain Sight,” at the Crestwood High School. The...

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

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?  Through outdoor learning and inquiry experiences, we can help your transition to tackle the standards!  Don’t miss...

Chiropractic Center Awards Scholarship

Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville is happy to announce Andrew Anderson as the recipient of the sixth annual scholarship awarded to a James A. Garfield graduating senior. Mr. Anderson was awarded eight hundred fifty dollars to assist in his goal to further his education in the field of business management . The Chiropractic Center of Garrettsville plans to continue to award...

Katherine Thomas Elementary Pre-school still going Strong

Windham - In days gone by, folks who were able to send their youngsters to a pre-school program were usually of the elite sector and pre-school was considered an option only for those who were financially blessed. Pre-schools, back in the day, were few and far between and had long waiting lists. Now all that has changed and pre-schools...

Mobile Dentist Coming To Garfield Schools

Garrettsville - James A Garfield Schools is hosting the Smile Programs mobile dentist in January.  Children can use their insurance, Medicaid, or apply with grant forms for dental care at no cost.  There are also subsidized fees for those who choose to pay for preventive care. Tooth decay is the most common chronic and infectious disease among children.  In addition,...

Crestwood Local Schools Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant From U.S. Department of Education

“We applied for this grant because we recognized a trend in student discipline referrals among low socioeconomic students and among those students who were experiencing hardship in the family, including unemployment, divorce, and parents being deployed overseas,” said Toth. “Students’ personal and social needs must be successfully addressed during the key elementary years if they are to succeed in the future.”

Marching Pride Performs at Cavaliers Game

The Garfield Marching Pride High School Band played pregame at the Sat. Dec. 8th Cleveland Cavaliers game.  The Band played a few songs and the National Anthem before the unfortunate Cavaliers loss to the Detroit Pistons.  The Band sounded wonderful and the kids had a great time showing their dancing and playing talents for a delighted crowd. The kids...

Bigger and Better Than Ever…Windham’s PTO Carnival

This year the Windham PTO Carnival was bigger and better than ever.  We had our usual games set up in the gym with a huge prize selection for all of our winners as well as delicious treats and baskets for raffle in the cafeteria.  But we know how wonderful our KT kids and families are and wanted to offer...

Marching Pride is Disney Bound

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. On Saturday, March 22, 2014 The Marching Pride, along with their directors and chaperones will board...

Garfield Band Excels at Solo & Ensemble Competition

Mantua - On Saturday, February 4, “a great group of band students represented GHS with class and quality performances,” said James A . Garfield High School band director Joe Gaither.  The annual Solo & Ensemble contest took place at Crestwood High School, with more than 280 entries and 29 schools participating. Under the direction of Gaither, Theo Cebulla and...

Windham Puts Renewal Levy on the November Ballot

Windham - The Windham Board of Education (BOE) met last Thursday at Katherine Thomas Elementary School for their regularly scheduled board meeting. The meeting was called to order by President Danny Burns. President Burns suggested the BOE consider changing the meeting time to 6pm rather than 7pm. A discussion was held on the issue and they would consider doing...

Whirled Peace At Crestwood Schools

Mantua - Imagine millions of pinwheels spinning in the wind. Pinwheels around the world in Great Britain, South America, the Middle East, and here in Mantua, Ohio. Yes, on Friday, September 20th, in honor of the International Day of Peace, Crestwood students will take part in an international art and literacy project called “Pinwheels for Peace.” On Friday, students...

Forsooth!!

Prithee, milords and miladies, hast thou fetched thy silken smallclothes and finest gowns?  Hast thou brought thy doublet and jerkin from the wardrobe? Art thy jewels brought from the strongroom?  Dost thou have thy tickets to the Yuletide Revels?Forsooth!  Make haste to send a page to the James A. Garfield High School, forthwith (Or call Laura Young for reservations...

Isler Triad keeps Windham in the Game

Windham - When one thinks of Windham Basketball they immediately think of Marty Hill and the years of success the district has had in the sport. No one ever considers the girls’ team and now is the time one might want consider them too. The girls’ team has struggled as of late but the tide seems to be turning...

Crestwood School News

Mantua - Superintendent, David Toth recently announced that the Crestwood Local School Board approved a contract to hire Cynthia Ducca as the new principal at Crestwood Primary for the 2013-2014 academic year. According to Superintendent Toth, Ms. Ducca has an extensive teaching and administrative background, and most recently served as the principal of Berkshire Elementary. While at Berkshire Elementary,...

Hall of Fame – Part 3

The 2011 James A. Garfield Hall of Fame slate is completed by two young men a decade apart who displayed their talent and teamwork in several venues and at several levels. Matt Paul, class of ‘85, earned letters in golf (3), basketball (3) and...

Crestwood Schools Launch Student Helpline

Mantua - In a letter sent home to Crestwood School District students, Mary Ann Strenk, Director of Curriculum for the District, announced the launch of a program called ‘Safe School Helpline’, an anonymous tip line set up through a partnership between the School District and the Mantua Village Police Department. The system, which is available 24/7, can be accessed...

Klamer Celebrates 20 Years As Superintendant

Garrettsville - On March 11, 2011, Charles Klamer will celebrate a benchmark which makes him the longest-serving school district superintendent in Portage County. On that date in 1991, Klamer became superintendent of the James A. Garfield School District. Over the next 20 years, he...

And speaking of post-graduate success….

You know how, in literature there’s this thing called foreshadowing, where something that happens in the story is, like, a clue to what’s going to happen further on, a rehearsal for later action, say if Jack and Jill stumbled on the way up the hill prior to falling down--when Jack “broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after”--that kind...

Focus Group Meeting Scheduled for May 7

Garrettsville - The James A. Garfield School District is looking for input on what the community wants in a new Superintendent of Schools. All community members are invited to a Focus Group meeting, which will provide the opportunity for residents to voice their opinions and tell the district and board what they are looking for in a new Superintendent....

Brick by Brick Fund Reaches Mile Stones

Windham - This year’s Brick by Brick Celebration Dinner and Fundraiser held at Windham High School helped the Brick by Brick Endowment Fund reach two milestones.  The first one was they have exceeded the $200,000 mark after only 11 years. The second milestone was the need to construct a fourth wall to hold all the engraved bricks that have...

Area Wrestlers Represent Northeast Ohio In Columbus (Photo Gallery)

Columbus - Area wrestlers did a fantastic job in representing northeast Ohio and their respective high schools in Columbus last week. Leading the way were the Crestwood Red Devils who qualified a school record seven wrestlers.  After finishing second in the Akron Firestone district the week before, head coach Dave Wrobel was confident that his team could make a run...

Volunteers? Do I hear volunteers?

Here’s your chance to check into the current scene amongst the “younger set”.  Portage County has a regular program of Quiz Bowl competitions hosted by  the participating  schools--Garfield, Ravenna, Field, Streetsboro, Southeast, Waterloo, Aurora (which also presents the Early Bird Open Tournament), Rootstown and a new (outside) addition, Lake Christian in Hartville.  These competitions are held at various locations...

Elementary Students Thank Garfield PTO

Garrettsville – Gym Teacher Mark Rado and his students expressed their appreciation to the James A. Garfield PTO, which recently donated a rock-climbing wall to the Elementary School for use during gym classes. Spanning the width the gymnasium, this multicolored climbing wall will provide Garfield students fun new opportunities to be physically active while having a great time.

Crestwood School Board News

Mantua - At the July meeting of the Crestwood School Board, the Board approved a contract with Virtual Community School (VCS), an online school based in Ohio. Through enrollment in the special program, families who choose online schooling for their students would be supplied with a computer, printer and online instruction aligned with State and common core standards through...

Nyaah, Nyaah, N-Nyaah, Nyaah

On the first day of school for James A. Garfield School District, retirees--teachers, tutors, custodians, bus drivers, secretaries, cafeterians, et al, were all invited to lunch at Roby Lee’s in Newton Falls to observe the occasion with “two hoots and a holler” and reminiscences aplenty.  There was catching up to be done-- travelogues, reports on well-remembered students and their...

Keeping The Memory Alive

1,100 Holocaust survivors call Cleveland home. On April 15th, survivors were honored and those that perished in the Holocaust were remembered during a program held at the Green Road Synagogue in Beachwood.

Windham BOE Hires New Treasurer

Windham - While students were enjoying their summer break, the Board of Education (BOE) was hard at work looking for a new treasurer, which they found. The Windham Board of Education hired Garfield graduate Samantha Pochedly as their treasurer replacing Dawn Altman who had served in the position for the last several years. Dawn left the district to take...

Crestwood’s Hershey Track Camp

Mantua - When the information came home from school last spring for Crestwood’s Hershey Track Camp, we had no idea what to expect. As a parent, I was looking for fun and interesting activities for my girls, ages seven and nine, to try over the summer. The weeklong camp looked good to me. Luckily, my girls agreed, so we...

Windham Receives Grant To Update Technology

Windham - Windham Board of Education (BOE) met for their regularly-scheduled meeting for August with one member missing.  The meeting was opened with the pledge and a moment of silence before moving forward with the agenda. The first item on the agenda was a technology update from Brian Shanower who is the districts techie guru. According to Shanower, their system...

Windham Schools Received Commendations

Windham -  Windham Board of Education (BOE) met for their regularly scheduled meeting with board members Darryl McGuire, Melissa Roubic, Danny Burns, Bill Hickman, with Treasurer Dawn Altman, and Superintendent Gregg Isler  also in attendance. Board member Terrie Altiere was excused to attend a family funeral. Melissa Roubic gave the legislative report on what’s changing at the state level in...

Area Schools Awarded Grant

Hiram - On Tuesday, May 17, 2011, representatives from the James A. Garfield, Crestwood and Woodridge Local Schools along with Roxanne Sorrick, Head of Teacher Education and Project Director for Hiram College  traveled to Columbus to accept a Teacher Planning Grant and begin advanced planning for the 2011-2012 school year. During the 2011-12 school year, Hiram College teacher candidates will...

Due to circumstances beyond our control….

Garrettsville - Sincere apologies and grateful thanks go to the folks who showed up for the Machine-0-Mania / Touch-A-Truck event last Saturday at Garfield H.S.   Apologies go to the parents, grandparents and such who came expecting to see LOTS more trucks and big rigs of all sorts that simply were not there (The EMS squad even got a call...

The Truth Behind Snow Days

Is there a magic number of inches of snow needed to call school? Is there a specific street that has to be impassable? The answer to each of to each of these aforementioned questions is no.

Crescendo Club Awards Scholarship

Newton Falls - The Newton Falls Crescendo Club is please to announce the winner of this year's Scholarship.  Band Senior Taylor Phelps was selected by the Scholarship Committee to receive the $500 award.  Taylor will be attending Kent State next year to study Zoology.  Congratulations!   We would also like to thank all of the parents who helped with this...

The Orchid Ensemble

Hiram - The 2015 Watson Memorial Concert will feature   the Orchid Ensemble, a Vancouver-based Chinese music trio which blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond.  They create a beautiful new sound, both creative and distinct.  Acclaimed by Georgia Straight as “One of the brightest blossoms on the world music scene,” the Orchid Ensemblehas been tirelessly...

‘We Regret to Inform You’ Rocks Cleveland

CLEVELAND—"This next band isn’t from Streetsboro High School, it IS Streetsboro High School!" quipped emcee Jeff Kutz as he introduced Streetsboro’s own ‘We Regret to Inform You’ at the Tri-C® High School Rock Off on January 27th. All joking aside, Kutz wasn’t too far from the truth. Brought together in a Streetsboro High School songwriting class, this fifteen member...

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