Stories tagged with: Zanesville City School District

August 22, 2015 - 4:42pm
48 weeks 4 days ago

Local kindergartners are now ready for the upcoming school year.

The Muskingum County Public Library System teamed up with Zanesville City Schools for their first ever "Kindergarten Here I Come" program. The John McIntire Library set the stage in Zanesville with activities to better prepare the children for the first day of school.

"The library and the Zanesville City School District are really excited to have several first-time kindergarten students joining us...

March 3, 2015 - 5:34pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

Flipping open a book doesn't always have to be about school. First grade teacher, Marla Walker said it can also be fun.

"Just trying to have fun and inspiring the children to want to read everyday."

This week is the Read Across America Week, and students at John McIntire Elementary are celebrating by reading their favorite Dr. Seuss books. When reading, Walker said her students think reading time is about fun.

Walker comments that, "They don't realize that...

March 2, 2015 - 6:36pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

Each day there are many kids who don't get the opportunity to have a breakfast before school.

But research suggests that having a meal early in the day can make someone more actively engaged in education. For nearly a decade now Zanesville City Schools have participated in a free meal program funded by the USDA. During this school year the district has served 158,048 free meals to its students at no cost to the school.

"You see the smiles on their faces and you know they're...

February 24, 2015 - 4:45pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

Yet another frigid day has caused schools to cancel school once again.

While usually that would just mean another make up day, closings last week and this week mean a delay in state testing. The state board of education announced this week that schools can have extra days to complete the testing. Halle Randles at Zanesville City Schools said this will help the students.

"On the other hand, you have calamity days and it's harder to make it up.," Randles said. "And...

December 16, 2014 - 4:15pm
1 year 32 weeks ago

Dozens of students from the Zanesville City School District received a treat at Adornetto's Tuesday.

For the past 80 years the Noon Rotary Club of Zanesville has provided a meal and presents to special needs students from the school district. President of the club, Paul McClelland, said the club served 78 students this year.

"We've got presents for each one of the kids, and Rotarians go out and do some shopping, and bag those up and we have a special guest," McClelland...

November 5, 2014 - 5:35pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

It was a good day for school levies in Tuesday's general election. Nearly two third's passed including one for Zanesville City Schools.

It passed by 549 votes. Superintendent Terry Martin said it's a much larger margin than many school officials expected.

"It certainly felt good for all of us that were involved with the work on the levy," said Martin. "We had extensive committee that was working from each school building, and I feel that everybody did their part,...

September 4, 2014 - 4:19pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

Inspirational speaker Ron Derry visited the Zanesville City School District Thursday to speak with the entire fifth grade class.

It only takes one glance in his direction to know there is something different about Derry. He lost his eye sight in 1995, but instead of rolling over in defeat he created the GOOD program which stands for Going On Or Defeated. He believes in keeping a positive attitude in his life to help encourage kids to have a positive outlook on their own lives.


February 3, 2014 - 6:39pm
2 years 25 weeks ago

The Zanesville City School District received a grant from the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission for MARCS radios, a security technology used in the event of a school shooting, bomb threat or other emergencies. Operations coordinator for the school district, Kevin Appleman, says there will be a radio placed in an undisclosed location in each of the district's six buildings.

"It's just a button that's pushed. When you push that button it goes out to those local...

February 13, 2012 - 7:59pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Some of Zanesville's best and brightest students were recognized by the Zanesville City Schools Board of Education.

Spelling bee winners, G.O.O.D. Award recipients, as well as players and coaches from the Zanesville High School Lady Blue Devils Soccer team were all recognized during a special meeting of the Board of Education.

School Board member Anne Hoffer said the Board is proud of the achievements of students in the district.

"It's wonderful, we're always...

August 22, 2011 - 5:50pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

Zanesville City School students are still on summer vacation - but that's about to change.

School starts next Monday for students in all grades except kindergarten.  Coordinator of Operations Kevin Appleman said safety is the top priority.

"Students are walking to school, students are getting on buses, students are getting off buses, so you just need to be careful," said Appleman.

Appleman said it's important for parents to make sure their kids are prepared...

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