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It’s that time again. School has begun and so have a number of other activities.  Most of them could use some volunteers to keep things...

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This Sunday, August 24th, from 5-8pm, Crestwood Schools will hold Community Day at Crestwood High School. Come for an evening of family fun, including bouncy houses, magic, balloon twisting and face painting. A pep rally will begin at 7pm. In addition, the fire and police departments will give tours of a fire truck and police car, and local organizations will be on hand to share community information. Please bring extra school supplies and new or gently used backpacks to “Stuff the Bus” for less fortunate families in the community.

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The James A. Garfield Local School District has got a TON of things—programs, activities, competitions, etc.—coming up.  Here’s a quick look; check the district...

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Bus Route Information for the 2013/14 school year is now available! Note: Bus Route Information is provided to the Villager by the school district. Please DO NOT call the Villager with questions or concerns.

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This map should help provide some direction for everyone as you return to school on August 26. We will also have staff members at specific areas the first week back to assist everyone with these new traffic patterns.

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“I’m not just a bookworm,” she explained. “I’m fun to be around and I pick and choose my friends wisely.”

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Advance tickets go on sale Monday, August 18th and may be purchased online at garrettsvillearea.com/tix or at one of many area businesses including: The Villager (8088 Main St); Charles Auto Family (10851 North St); Miller’s Family Restaurant (8045 State St); Garrettsville DQ Grill & Chill (8013 State St); and the James A Garfield School offices when school returns.

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"Regardless of the obstacles, the addition is on schedule to open for students on August 26. Here are the latest developments on each component of the grant".

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Dates have been scheduled for parents to come in with their children to receive their laptops over the coming weeks. Our goal is to distribute all laptops before the first day of school on August 26.

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If you attended James A. Garfield (at any point), or Freedom, Nelson or Garrettsville Schools prior to the 1951 consolidation.... you are! JAG Alumni...

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Savings were realized in the bidding process and have been re-invested in upgrades throughout the James A. Garfield campus, for all buildings. This includes more efficient windows, security upgrades (also utilizing funds raised initially by Dee Synnestvedt for parking lot security cameras), digital signage for the high school and elementary school campus—5’x8’, wireless, , kitchen improvements, carpeting in the new elementary band room, furniture upgrades…the whole shootin’ match…looking good.

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Mantua - At the July meeting of the Crestwood School Board, the Board approved a contract with Virtual Community School (VCS), an online school...

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The latest update, delivered June 19 in a presentation and walk-through to an interested and inquisitive group disclosed the various contracts and contractors involved, from sitework and concrete through structural steel, lockers, HVAC, building electric(Scotchman Electric),painting and wall covering(Doug Seaman Decorating), technology and paving. Not to mention kitchen equipment, carpentry, flooring and plumbing. Every one of these contracts was bid out and issued keeping both the cost and the time constraints in mind. The intricacies of scope in such construction are quite amazing, involving the “breathability” of a building combined with building efficiency, updating of the utility functions for the entire campus, the element of “Seek and ye shall find,” in discovering an Insinkerator in the bus garage attic, brick types and so much more.

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By terms of the sale the house will be called the Garfield Robbins Zimmerman House, to reflect the history of those who owned it. The home will house the offices for the Garfield Institute for Public Leadership, which instructs students in public service. Eventually, it will serve as a venue for discussions and guest speakers and a mini-museum showcasing the legacy left by James Garfield.

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Rootstown - As a result of its ongoing success in developing innovative and progressive learning opportunities for students, Bio-Med Science Academy, a year-round public STEM+M...

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Mantua - At the June meeting of the Crestwood School Board, District Technology Supervisor Jeff Woolard was asked to give a presentation to the...

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Hiram - This spring, Hiram-based advertising agency the Communications Factory used a little helium to help an area high school senior on her way...

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Garrettsville - Isabella Folio (right)  and Brody Swigonski (left) won their respective divisions for the annual Garfield 4th grade PTO chess tournament (pictured).  Congratulations...

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Garrettsville - Garfield High School graduate Simeon Brown of Garrettsville is the 2014 recipient of the President James A. Garfield Award.  The $1000 scholarship...

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Mantua - The Rotary Club of Mantua would like to congratulate Crestwood high school junior Morgan Strenk.  Morgan is the winner of the prestigious...

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Ryan Louis Acker Mikayla R. Ashba Madison Claire Barber McKenzie Marie Blau Sasha Rose Brotman Bianca Rae Brown Lindsey Nicole Burnett Courtney Karam Call Cassandra Cameron Tyler Alex Chapek Cody Allen Charvat Julie Anne Combs Branden...

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Garrettsville - On June 4th the Garrettsville Area Chamber held their annual Scholarship Luncheon at Cal’s Restaurant.  Each year the Chamber awards three scholarships...

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Emma Twardzik and Travis Gorby were selected as the 2013-14 Garfield High School “OHSAA Scholar Athletes of the Year”. Ironically they were both soccer...

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For the ninth year in its more than 30 years of history the Garrettsville Eagles Club No 2705 has award four $750.00 scholarships to...

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Morgan Aebischer Stephanie Alexander Ziad Al-Noubani Daniel Anders Kyle Angermeier Trevor Baldwin-Hoobler Brianna Bandy Katie Bartlett Shelby Baughman Austin Bracken Anna Brigham Jessica Britton Alan Broadwater Simeon Brown Marilyn Brunton Samuel Buganski Mason Butler Victoria Carnahan Trevor Chambers Chase Chapman Kaley Collins Jared Damko Cassie Daniels John...

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Ian Sterling Adams Jacob Louis Agle Victoria Hope Andexler Clyde Douglas Arnett Taylor Leigh Atkins George William Baran Landis Grant Bates Douglas Guy Battiest BreAnna Lee Benner Carrigan Alyssa Benoit Ryan Adam Bernhard Tod Allen...

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Garrettsville - Months ago I challenged the James A. Garfield students to take an active part in a fundraising effort to kick off renovations...

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Garrettsville - The Brittany Myers Scholarship Fund was founded in 2001 as a memorial to Brittany, a 9 year old little girl who lost...

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Mantua - Specialist Adam Scott Hamilton was one of the top marksmen in his unit and was assigned as a sniper. Since joining the...

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Mantua - At the last meeting of the Crestwood School Board, the 2014 District retirees were honored for their combined 255 years of service...

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Garrettsville - Pictured From Left to Right, are the painters of the new banners hanging in front of James A. Garfield High School: Danielle...

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Garrettsville - Take THAT, Creepy Karpis! A northeast Ohio tornado watch didn’t stop interested folks from turning up at the Iva Walker Auditorium on...

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Garrettsville - Sunday, May 18, 2014 was the BIG SHOW (Anybody remember Ed Sullivan?  Never mind). Opened with the High School Concert Band’s rendition of...

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Aurora - James A. Garfield Senior, Anna Brigham was awarded the “Saved by the Belt Award” by the Ohio State Patrol at Aurora Farms...

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Garrettsville - The  Campus of Excellence steering committee met on May 15 (third Thursday of the month, MS Library/Media Center) for a progress report...

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Portage County - Area eighth-grade students have the opportunity to experience life as health professions students during MEDCAMP, a three-day intensive immersion experience for...

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Garrettsville - On Tuesday, May 6th, Apple Tree Preschool held our annual Trike-a-Thon fundraiser to help raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital....

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Mantua - For the fourth year in a row, lively literacy takes Crestwood Intermediate students well beyond the pages of a book. At least...

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Hiram - Recently, roughly 2,000 high school seniors from 16 area schools arrived on the Hiram College campus. The students weren’t there en masse...

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Garrettsville - The James A. Garfield Marching Pride has been having a spring banquet since the year 2000 and this year was no exception,...

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Garrettsville - The Garfield Cheerleaders are kicking off their upcoming cheer season with a mulch fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds go to the cheer...

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Mantua - For the 10th consecutive year, the Crestwood Outdoor Education Committee held an Earth Day festival at the Crestwood Primary School. While Mother...

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Garrettsville - Six shiny, brand-new TRUPER shovels.  Hard hats.  A pile of dirt brought in and lined up especially for the occasion.  Students, educators...

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Freedom Twp. - The 96th annual banquet for Freedom Township Alumni Association and James A Garfield School District, was held April 26th at Maplewood...

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Mantua - For the second year in a row, fifth grade students and parents from Crestwood Intermediate School toured the Cleveland Museum of Art...

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Mantua - Recently, students at the Crestwood Intermediate School received a surprise gift of technology to help them with their studies. According to Crestwood...

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Garrettsville - SkyLane Bowling Alley recently held their 3rd Annual SMART Scholarship Tournament.  All of the Youth bowlers competed on  April 19th for a...

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12th Grade All A's - Morgan Aebischer, Ziad Al-Noubani, Simeon Brown, Holly Deyoung*, Michael Ebie, Tessa Flattum, Candace Glinski, Andrew Lininger, Savannah Lorinchack, Sarah Perkins,...

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3.5+ SENIORS - George Baran, Landis Grant Bates, Tod Bevilacqua*, Lauren Bissell, Charles Blankenship, Mikayla Blankenship, Sarah Bridgman, Samantha Canepa, Olivia Cobb, Damon Daugherty,...

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At the start of this month’s School Board meeting, High School Principal Arden Sommers spoke about the value of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) within...