Stories tagged with: School

September 4, 2013 - 5:33pm
44 weeks 1 day ago

What started out as an alternative high school for suspension, has grown to serve kids and young adults of all ages and grades.

Foxfire Schools just started their 15th school year. The school, which is housed in the former Maysville High School, has grown from 9 students, to an elementary, middle and high school. The school has been so successful, it's actually being used as a model school for alternative schools across the country.

"We've been fortunate to have a lot of...

August 26, 2013 - 4:53pm
45 weeks 3 days ago

There is only one school left in Zanesville, where the students have yet to start classes.

Mid- East Career and Technology Center has pushed back their start date to accommodate construction at the campus.

"We are in our third year of renovation here at Mid East, and because of the renovation process we are not starting our students back until the day after Labor Day to extend the summer long as possible and to get as much renovation work done during the summer, " Said...

August 8, 2013 - 5:19pm
48 weeks 11 hours ago

Muskingum County families lined up at The Salvation Army to get their children new outfits for the new school year.

"Families can come in and get school clothing for their children to go back to school," said Mindy McCoy, Office Coordinator for The Salvation Army. "We actually have clothing from infants all the way to high school. And if college students came in, we'd be happy to service them as well."

Thanks to donations from the community and help of...

May 17, 2013 - 4:39pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The hallways were filled with neon streamers, palm trees and other beach themed decor for Jimmy Buffet Day.  "Paradise" cheeseburgers and root beer were served for lunch and the students even had a dance party to help start their summer.

"We started it because I'm a huge Jimmy Buffet fan and if you are, you're a parrot head, hence the hat and it's just kind of the end of the year party that we have that's easing into summer. We're almost finished with the...

August 16, 2012 - 5:55pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

School zones and crosswalks will soon be filled with extra traffic as kids head back to classes.

Zanesville Police Chief Eric Lambes said extra officers will be on duty to make sure kids stay safe.

"The goal is to get the driving community back to the pattern of approaching school zones," said Lambes.  "We're going to attack that from various means.  We'll have some speed signs up and obviously some officers will be working a little overtime, but we just...

April 21, 2011 - 6:51pm
3 years 11 weeks ago

135 school cooks from 7 area counties gathered today to learn about changes being made to their school menus.

Legislation from the state of Ohio, Senate Bill 210, will affect what items can be sold through bake sales during school hours, and vending machine options. It also mandates that a la carte items include healthier foods. Public Health Nurse, Chris Drake, says the bill's intention is to help with the national obesity epidemic.

"They will be asked to start...

August 3, 2010 - 5:30pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

More than 1,000 area kids are expected to walk through the Salvation Army's doors in Zanesville this Thursday and Friday.

The organization is holding its annual school clothing giveaway for those in kindergarten through high school. Tables are lined with thousands of items packed on top of each other, and the staff say thanks to generous donations from the community, each child will get to pick out five outfits.

"I think the people of Zanesville should hold their heads up...

March 22, 2010 - 5:32pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Health is instituting two new laws that will go into effect during the next academic school year, and it's something parents need to be aware of.

Before entering the seventh grade, students need to have a DTAP booster, which is for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Zanesville school nurse Beverly Guinsler says one of the main reasons for this change stems from the pertussis outbreak in Muskingum County last year.

There's also a change with students...

January 21, 2010 - 11:45am
4 years 24 weeks ago

Zanesville Police say a 13-year-old student brought a knife to school this week and now could be facing charges. Detective Sergeant Ric Roush says it happened Tuesday afternoon at Roosevelt Junior High School just before 12 O’clock. Roush say Zanesville Police Department School Resource Officer Sandy McElhaney was told that a student had been observed in a classroom with a knife. A substitute teacher took the knife away from the student without incident and contacted the principal. The...

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