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.
Foxfire School held its annual yard sale Friday afternoon in the gym. Students, parents and teachers all came out to help.
"We use all the proceeds that we get from the yard sale annually for our children's and adults clothes closet," said Nadine Curry, a substance abuse counselor at the school. "We have it for our infants on up through family members, adults and whoever needs clothes throughout the school year and throughout the summer even."
Some area high school students learned a real-life lesson on the dangers of drinking and driving. There were police cars, fire trucks and a hearse at the scene of the accident..A mock accident that is.
Foxfire school had a mock crash accident demonstration at their school Thursday. The scenario showed the students what could happen if you drink and drive. Some consequences included getting arrested, killing a friend and being paralyzed. Christopher Emmons, a student at Foxfire who...
Out of 5,000 schools nationwide Foxfire School was one of 23 to get the grant sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission. Through a partnership with Sprint Wireless each student will get a laptop device with 4-G capabilities. This will help student K-12 access digital text books and cutting edge learning tools.
"The unique thing about the situation is with the 4G you have internet access anytime, anywhere and that's...
A local school is helping bring Christmas to families in need.
Misty Miller, a mother of seven, says she is extremely thankful to have Foxfire Center for Student Success help her out this holiday season. Two of Misty's children attend Foxfire School where they submitted requests to help their family with food and gifts for Christmas.
"I didn't have money this year to buy Christmas because I have a boy that has a lot of medical problems," said Miller.
Area residents will have the chance to lace up their tennis shoes and walk for a good cause.
Foxfire High School is sponsoring the third annual Walk for Diabetes.
"Foxfire is challenging other schools, but individuals can walk in this event themselves," said Dr. Charles Cerney, Vice President of the Muskingum Chapter of the Diabetes Initiative. "There's a $5 contribution to walk or walkers can have sponsors."