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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...

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“Twelve years, 36 concerts and over 20,000 attendees” is how James A. Garfield Superintendent Ted Lysiak introduced elementary school music teacher Mr. Ken Fox...

3D Rendering provided by James A. Garfield Local School District

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Garrettsville – Last December the James A. Garfield Local School District was awarded a $5 Million State of Ohio Straight A Fund Grant. The...

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Garrettsville - A select but cheerful crowd was in attendance at the James A. Garfield Schools Hall of Fame celebration on Saturday, April...

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Garrettsville – Gym Teacher Mark Rado and his students expressed their appreciation to the James A. Garfield PTO, which recently donated a rock-climbing wall...

Fifty folks “Got Their Groove On” Saturday at the Zumba-a-Thon held at the high school with Heather Kovac. Photo: Denise Bly

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Garrettsville - It has been  30 days since the historic Buckeye Block of Garrettsville was engulfed in flames and reduced to a pile of...

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Garrettsville - The Straight A Grant from the state provided the James A. Garfield Schools with some exceptional opportunities.  With these exceptional opportunities came...

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5th Grade – “All A” Honor Roll Noah Baker, Jacob Baczkowski, Cody Leasure, Austin Lysiak, Faith Mills, Sierra Savitts, Jack Norris, Grace Edwards, Mycah Pinson,...

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9th Grade *Cali Apthorpe, Ja’Mario Brown, Alexis Knight, *Benjamin Knight, *Elizabeth Richmond, *Kathlyn Richmond, Erik Roche, Paige Simpson, Mahlia Smith, Cassandra Snyder, Sara Taylor, Holly...

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Freshmen 4.0 Jordyn Bryner *, Vincent Dragich *, Sidney Drake *, Danielle Garces *, Hannah Harnichar *, Olivia Hedge *, Lillian Hoffaker *, David Hukari *,...

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Hiram  – Retiring Hiram College President Tom Chema will deliver  the institution’s 164th Commencement address at graduation ceremonies planned for Saturday, May 17.  A...

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Seventh Grade Honor Roll Ky Bowman, Stephen Chase, Josiah Cheung*, Robert Czekaj, Emily Dingman*, Alexander Eggleston, Lauren Evans, Clark Jackson, Hannah Keough*, Hayley Kumher, Dominic...

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Hiram -  The Hiram community will unite in the fight against cancer at Relay for Life, April 25-26, 2014, at Charles A. Henry Field. The...

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Garrettsville -  The 1st Annual Invention Convention was held at Garfield Intermediate School on  March 21st for any 5th or 6th grader who wanted...

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It’s that time again.  The Garfield Hall of Fame is coming up on April 26 and the Class of 2014 is being announced.  ...

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Mantua - This past weekend, there was no need to travel as far as, “second star to the right and straight on till morning,”...

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The Portage County Regional Planning Commission was asked by the Township to solicit community wants and needs regarding the potential renovation of the Mantua...

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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...

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Mantua - Through a special program offered at Crestwood Intermediate School, students and their families have the opportunity to experience guided adventures in nearby...

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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...

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Last week, during their spring break, eight Girl Scouts from Crestwood Intermediate and their siblings took a tour at Streetsboro Metal Recycling to get...

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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...

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Mantua - Recently, area leaders were invited to attend a special breakfast meeting at the Crestwood Middle School. The breakfast gathering, lead by  Principal...

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After nine months of planning and raising funds, the James A Garfield Marching Pride saw their vision come to fruition last week as they...

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The Campus of Excellence Oversight Committee met on March 20, 2014 in the James A. Garfield Middle School to receive information and updates on...

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Mantua - At a school-wide assembly last Friday afternoon, staff and students at the Crestwood Middle School in Mantua gathered to learn the results...

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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...

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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...

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Garrettsville - Last month I challenged the James A. Garfield Community to take an active part in a massive fundraising campaign to kick off...

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The 9th Annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet will be held at the James A. Garfield Elementary School on Sept 20th. Anyone who attended...

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Mantua - At this month’s board meeting, Director of Pupil Services, Michael Maglionico made a presentation on behalf of the District Leadership Team (DLT)....

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The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced Maplewood Career Center student Holly DeYoung from Garrettsville, OH, has been selected to become a...

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Garrettsville - James A. Garfield (JAG) Band has once again made the community proud by earning a superior rating last weekend at the Ohio...

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Burton -  As part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration, Kent State University at Geauga will be hosting monthly luncheon talks.  All talks will be...

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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...

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Mantua - At Power of the Pen competitions across Ohio, students are given a topic sentence or ‘prompt’ on the spot and have 40...

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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...

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The 9th Annual James A. Garfield Alumni Banquet will be held at the James A. Garfield Elementary School on Sept 20th. Anyone who attended...

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Windham - The Windham Board of Education (BOE) meeting was held on February 27, 2014 with all board members in attendance. Darryl McGuire, president...

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Mantua - Last week, students at Crestwood Primary School were on their feet, clapping wildly as their school gymnasium was filled with music and...

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Garrettsville - While most folks are wondering whether this eternal winter will ever end, 70- plus Marching Pride members, along with 10 chaperones and...

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Mantua -  The Mouse and the Motorcycle  came to life at Crestwood Primary School last week, as Principal Cindy Ducca appeared, dressed as a...

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

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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...

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Hiram -  The Communications Factory is doing its part again this year to help area seniors turn their dream of higher education into reality...

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Mantua -  In his report to the School Board, Superintendent David Toth shared that first grade teacher Natalie Harr was one of only two...

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Hiram - Hiram College is one of only six institutions nationwide recently accepted into the Peace Corps Prep Program. The collaboration offers students a...

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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...

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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...