Stories tagged with: Back to School

August 20, 2015 - 3:42pm
1 week 6 days ago

Parents and teachers have a new concern with the first day of school being right around the corner- a new super-resistant strain of lice has spread to over half of the country.

Large numbers of lice populations have evolved in a manner allowing them to be resistant to the active ingredient in over-the-counter treatments. One hundred and nine samples from 30 different states carried these gene mutations and Ohio was on that list. As for known cases here in Muskingum County, Medical...

August 11, 2015 - 4:19pm
3 weeks 1 day ago

It's the time of year where school busses start to hit the road to take kids to school to begin the year.  

The first day for Zanesville City Schools is still two weeks away on August 25. However, the district's director of operations, Kevin Appleman, said he believes the students are ready to get back into the swing of things. 

"All of our buildings are ready," he said. "Custodians, maintenance did a great job over the summer. They just look great. Kids...

August 6, 2015 - 5:35pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Back to school is right around the corner, meaning it's time for child immunizations.

Ohio state law requires children to be up-to-date on vaccinations to help prevent infectious diseases and reduce spread. Registered Public Health Nurse, Jamie Heinzman, said the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department will be running back to school clinic hours mid-August through early September.

"It's important to have those up-to-date, because in school they're sharing a lot of...

August 6, 2015 - 3:47pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

 Hundreds of kids lined up this morning to pick up their stuffed backpacks from the "tools for schools" program.

Volunteers arrived bright and early and the pick-up took place from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Zanesville Middle School.Those who arrived early for pick up even lended a hand for the cause, co-chair of the program, Betsy Thomas explains:

"We started at 8:30 but we got here at 7:30 and there were already cars in line waiting and we had extra supplies left...

August 19, 2014 - 4:03pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Students at Zanesville City Schools are still enjoying their summer break Tuesday, but come Thursday, they'll be headed back to the classroom.

Administrators with the school district want to make sure you have all the information you need to make that first day of school run as smoothly as possible.

"If there are any questions about bus routes, you can of course go to our website and we have those listed as well as the number for transportation," said Director of Title...

August 18, 2014 - 5:07pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

Students at Bishop Rosecrans High School made their way to the classroom Monday for the first time this school year.

Principal Jennifer Mallett and the rest of her staff had been busy preparing for the first day of students, and she said she's excited to get the new year underway.

"School started today, first day back for the students." Mallet said.  "We implemented our house system this morning and had a big assembly.  We're looking forward to this...

August 18, 2014 - 4:18pm
1 year 2 weeks ago

With some area schools starting back up Monday and many more starting later this week, it's important to take caution while driving.

With school buses out more frequently and many students in the cross walk areas, drivers need to be aware of the laws and keep an extra eye out.  Sgt. Andy Armstrong with the Zanesville Police Department said they'll be monitoring the 20 miles per hour school zones to make sure drivers are obeying the slower speed limit.

"We try to be...

July 30, 2014 - 3:43pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

Back to school can be an exciting time for many children and their families...but it can also be very expensive.

The Salvation Army is stepping up to help with back to school clothes again this year.  They're hosting a school clothing giveaway at their location on Putnam Avenue.  They served over 120 families at the event last year, and they're prepared to serve even more this time around.

"It's all the donations that's come in throughout the year, the clothing...

August 12, 2013 - 11:09am
2 years 3 weeks ago

The countdown is on to the start of a new school year for Zanesville City Schools.

Beginning this week buildings in the district will begin holding back to school orientations and open house events.

The first is scheduled for Zanesville High School and the New Tech students. It will take place on Wednesday evening.

The even gives the students a chance to find their lockers and walk through their schedules. For elementary students it's a little different.

"It...

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