Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Schools

June 13, 2016 - 2:11pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Once the school year comes to an end in June, many students miss out on the one meal they are provided during school hours. Zanesville City Schools in trying to make sure that doesn’t happened.

Monday began their annual free summer lunch program. The school district has four food trucks and distribute to 19 parks in Zanesville. The food is free and available to all children ages one through 18.

“Mom and dad are working, they...

April 1, 2016 - 3:53pm
12 weeks 6 days ago

A well known local educator has passed away.

88-year-old Trafford Dick of Zanesville died Friday at his home.

He served in the Zanesville City School District for 38 years including the District's Superintendent for 4 years.  He was inducted into the Zanesville City School Hall of Fame in 2011.

He also taught classes in education at Ohio University Lancaster, Ohio University Zanesville and Muskingum University.

Dick was an organizer of the Biddy...

March 23, 2016 - 5:20pm
14 weeks 1 day ago

 The Blue Box is a community engagement initiative that seeks to involve the community in our areas schools. Every Wednesday at noon, a clue is posted on the Zanesville City Schools Facebook and Twitter page on the location of the next blue box.

The first person to find the box at the community sponsor gets the prize inside of the box.  Each week a different unknown prize is put into the box.  

Steve Foreman, Director Title 1 & Special Services for Zanesville...

February 26, 2016 - 6:58pm
17 weeks 3 days ago

Reaction from Zanesville City Schools following the release of the state report card Thursday.

Area schools received grades based on performance and achievement. Superintendent of Zanesville City Schools Dr. Doug Baker said the district will focus on improving the areas that received the low scores.

"Timing is a big part of the report. Which the scores coming out so late and the new testing actually a month and half two months from now it doesn't really just you a big chance...

January 9, 2016 - 6:37pm
24 weeks 5 days ago

This has been one of the warmest January's since 2008 and potentially the warmest winters ever. Now the Zanesville City School district is celebrating the lack of snow days used so far.

Superintendent Dr. Doug Baker said he's happy to see less time spent at home for inclement weather and more time in the classroom keeping students on schedule.

"We've built in 5 days into the school calendar that well account for any inclement weather days that we may have. An addition to...

October 6, 2015 - 6:24pm
38 weeks 2 days ago

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded $126,999 to Zanesville City Schools.

This grant award is part of more than $4 million in grants awarded Tuesday to approximately 870 schools, nonprofits and organizations throughout the 43 states Dollar General serves.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a partner in literacy like Dollar General," said Steven Foreman, Director of Title I and Special Programs. "This award will enable us to revamp our...

September 16, 2015 - 5:41pm
41 weeks 1 day ago

Dollar General is granting the Muskingum County Library system nearly $120,000 to invest in three new programs for local students.

The three programs focus primarily on the literacy of local fifth graders and high school students and these initiatives include '21st Century Learners', 'Limitless Libraries', and 'Battle of the books'.

Assistant Director of Muskingum County Library System says:

"21st Century Learners is an exciting initiative where we will provide iPad...

August 11, 2015 - 4:19pm
46 weeks 2 days ago

It's the time of year where school busses start to hit the road to take kids to school to begin the year.  

The first day for Zanesville City Schools is still two weeks away on August 25. However, the district's director of operations, Kevin Appleman, said he believes the students are ready to get back into the swing of things. 

"All of our buildings are ready," he said. "Custodians, maintenance did a great job over the summer. They just look great. Kids...

August 7, 2015 - 12:23am
47 weeks 3 hours ago

The OHSAA board of directors voted on Thursday to remove students who attend community schools and STEM schools from their local public schools enrollment numbers. That means the Zanesville Community School's enrollment numbers will no longer be counted towards the Blue Devils total enrollment. This change could also affect the division allignments that will be used for the upcoming fall sports season.


July 30, 2015 - 9:59am
47 weeks 6 days ago

UPDATE: Zanesville Middle School will see a familiar face in the Principal's seat this fall.

Former Assistant Principal Jason Taylor will step up to the position beginning in the next academic year. Superintendent of Zanesville City Schools Doug Baker said it's Taylor's passion for the job and community that made him the right person for the job.

"That's what came through in the interview process, was that commitment to that school, the commitment to the students and...

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