Stories tagged with: West Muskingum Middle School

November 21, 2015 - 12:41am
23 weeks 10 hours ago

A letter released by the West Muskingum School Board said that Principal of West Muskingum Middle School Mr. Stickel will not be asked to resign.

The announcement follows a school board meeting Monday where parents and students rallied to support Mr. Stickel after hearing rumors through email that he'd been asked to resign due 'personality conflicts'.

At the meeting teachers read a letter written in Stickel's support and parents voiced their support as well. Parents also launced...

November 12, 2015 - 6:05pm
24 weeks 1 day ago

Students at West Muskingum Middle School learned a lesson in survival Thursday.

For the past six weeks, the Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts have worked with fifth graders at West Muskingum on a program called "Team Outdoor Challenge." The program brought children together outside of the classroom, to learn firsthand essential survival skills and safety tips from the pros.

"This is the final day of the "Team Outdoor Challenge" that we've been doing...

September 21, 2015 - 5:18pm
31 weeks 4 days ago

Just before the buses pulled in, the West Muskingum Middle School Tornadoes took a moment to take a stand for international peace.

450 students came together in the shape of a peace sign at the end of the school day and true Tornado fashion, it was all blue and gold. The project is in support of International Peace Day and science teacher of 30 years, Diana Smith said the human peace sign helps students see that it's not about where you're from, but what you have to offer.


September 17, 2015 - 6:27am
32 weeks 2 days ago


West Muskingum Middle School and Falls Elementary are both closed Thursday due to a water main break.

April 17, 2013 - 6:18pm
3 years 1 week ago

The Muskingum County Sheriff's office is investigating a letter sent to West Muskingum Middle School threatening 8 students.

Director of Special Services Donn Steer said that he will not release the contents of the letter, but the situation is being taken very seriously.

Steer said " Right after we received the letter we put in place our safe schools plan which is required by law for us to have then after that we contacted the Muskingum County Sheriffs Office, and they...

March 5, 2013 - 6:09pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

West Muskingum 7th and 8th grade students are becoming "Blanketeers" by donating quilts they are making in their Cultural Arts class to a nationwide non-profit organization called, Project Linus. The mission of Project Linus is to give kids a security blanket in hopes of providing them a sense of security and comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatized.

"I think this is great because they can cherish this the rest of their life and keep it for a long...

February 21, 2012 - 8:59pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

One local club rewarded area students for their writing skills Tuesday night.

The Zanesville Sertoma Club hosted their annual Freedom Week Essay Contest. All eighth graders in the county wrote a 300 word essay on their freedoms and responsibilities as a U.S. citizen, and the winners were honored at a dinner. Commissioner Jerry Lavy said the kids enjoy the writing project, because there is motivation to win.

"Winners from those perspective schools receive a 50 dollar cash...

April 18, 2011 - 5:35pm
5 years 1 week ago

One local softball team is hitting the field for a good cause. “Turn the hill pink” is the motto for the West Muskingum Middle School softball girls, who are hosting a breast cancer awareness game tomorrow against Philo. Coordinator of the event, Michelle Cardiel, says it's a day of fun, for a good cause.

“They're very excited, we had t-shirts made, we did pre-ordered shirts, and we made $800 just selling t-shirts” she says.

In order to prepare for the...

April 16, 2010 - 5:00pm
6 years 2 weeks ago

No parent likes to see their child bullied and with technology ever changing, kids are finding ways to bully outside of the classroom.

West Muskingum Middle School is trying to keep parents well informed by having a Parent Activity Night. A variety of speakers will cover cyber bullying, drugs and alcohol use and sexting.

"They really need to know the severity of texting, sexting for one thing, also cyber bullying because if you bully someone and it is brought to school...

October 30, 2009 - 12:32pm
6 years 26 weeks ago

Students at West Muskingum Middle School were shocked to see inmates in their gym this morning.

It's all part of their Red Ribbon Week drug free program. Eighth grader Reagon Tyner says it's a week of getting people aware of the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

"Right now really is when peer pressure is starting to get ahold of everyone and people are getting more tempted to do things that they shouldn't be doing and it's good to remind them about stuff thats...

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