Stories tagged with: Cassandra McDonald

August 8, 2012 - 5:46pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

A new visionary school is now open to help at-risk students in the area.

The new C.A.S.S./M.I.N.D. Academy held its ribbon cutting Wednesday at the Alvah Buckingham House on Moxahala Avenue.

CEO Cassandra McDonald said the school focuses on showing students that despite past choices in life, it's still possible to be a contributing member of society.

"There's a gift that everyone has and we want to accentuate that and see that they have an opportunity to have their...

May 14, 2012 - 11:49am
2 years 50 weeks ago

Zanesville High School seniors were given tips on how to succeed in college and successfully enter the workforce.

Mind Your Own Business CEO Cassandra McDonald spoke about encouraging children to make goals, believe in themselves to succeed as they move on past high school.

"Every decision that you make impacts your life,what we really emphasized today were that words have power," said McDonald.

McDonald offers CASS-MIND Academy, a year round program to get...

April 15, 2011 - 7:06pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Some area high school students learned the importance education plays in today's ever changing society.

Many Maysville High students attended the "Mind your Own Business" seminar earlier Friday. CEO Cassandra McDonald spoke to students about three key issues many students face.

"It's all about education, employment and empowerment. We're here today (Friday) at Maysville and the three things I want them to walk away with are that they are valuable, they have a...

March 29, 2011 - 12:34pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Inspiring and motivating was the lesson of the day at Zanesville High School.

Every student took part in the mind your own business seminar that seeks to get kids thinking about their future, their education and ecourage them to work hard.

"I think it helps out what everybody wants to do in the future," said Zanesville High School Student Beau Starner. "It's good that they could come in, explain and tell what they do and what they went through."

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March 9, 2011 - 7:14pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

Recent state statistics show a 20 - 30% high school drop out rate for Muskingum County.

Sandy Plymire is a Zanesville Rotary member who was shocked by the drop out rate. She is also the Executive Director of the John McIntire Library System and feels controlling the high school drop out rate begins with learning to read.

"If kids can't read or if they are what we call in the library reluctant readers, they are not good readers, or faster readers, it does...

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