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.
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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.
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...
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.
The report card is in - Zanesville City School District is making the grade.
Director of Instructional Services Linda Phillips said Zanesville City School District received a "continuous improvement" rating. She said this is the same score as last year, but significant progress has been made.
"Last year we had 7 of the 26 indicators, and this year we have 12, so last year we had 27%, and this year we have 46% of the indicators," said Phillips.