Stories tagged with: Zanesville City Schools

November 2, 2011 - 10:58am
3 years 21 weeks ago

Going on when the going gets tough is the message sent to students in the Zanesville City School System.

Ron Derry leads the G.O.O.D. program for fifth graders. G.O.O.D. stands for going on or defeated. Derry is a former educator who went blind eighteen years ago. He's a living example of how to keep going.

"There's a lot of children out there that don't have hope that their future is bright and we want every child to believe that despite the problems they encompass in life...

October 2, 2011 - 5:21pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

A decade of planning, labor and dedication was celebrated Sunday afternoon with the official dedication of Zanesville High School.

The completion of Zanesville High School marks the last phase of Zanesville City Schools $92-million Facilities Project. The project was made possible by the bond levy in 2002 along with 67% of matching funds. The support came at a time when Superintendent Terry Martin said the local economy needed a boost, as well as community pride. Principal Mark...

August 29, 2011 - 2:25pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Class is in session for the City of Zanesville and the word is out - bullying will not be tolerated.

Zanesville Middle School is now the home to more than 500 Seventh and Eighth graders from both the north and south end of town. Students from Grover Cleveland and Roosevelt Middle School have come together under one roof. Principal Kacey Cottrill has addressed parent concerns with a newly developed "anti-bulling pact."

"It's a tough age," said Cottrill. "...

July 18, 2011 - 5:32pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

In reaction to the tragic death of fourteen-year-old Grant Hickman Zanesville City Schools have joined with the community to support those kids coping with the loss.

Zanesville City Schools Research Psychologist Chuck Archer said anytime a situation like this happens the most important step is to provide support to kids feelings as they process through it. Archer said kids will experience a variety of emotion and they need to be able to do so.

"You need to ask them, how you...

July 18, 2011 - 5:17pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

Detectives with the Zanesville Police Department continue to investigate the death of an incoming Zanesville High School Freshman.

Detective Sergeant Rick Roush said 14 year-old Grant Hickman was found dead early Saturday morning at a home in the 300 block of Taylor Street in Zanesville. A resident of 364 Taylor Street confirmed the incident did happen at that location, but did not care to comment further.

School Officials said alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in...

July 1, 2011 - 11:57am
3 years 39 weeks ago

Local Kids are benefiting from grants through Ohio's Race to the Top Inniative.

The Zanesville City Schools have partnered with Muskingum Valley ESC and Riverview Local Schools and will start a new program, The Muskingum Valley STEM Academy. Muskingum Valley ESC Care Team Director, Michele Timmons, says they will receive 750,000 dollars over three years to create a high quality, high tech project based curriculum that will be located in the Old Grover Cleveland School site.


June 1, 2011 - 11:03am
3 years 43 weeks ago

This weekend the first graduating class of the new Zanesville High School will receive their diplomas.

It's one of the proud moments that Zanesville City School Administrators. This year has been one of ups and downs for the district, which has dealt with the death of school official Darrell Lear, the laying off of staff and the opening of three new buildings. But, even in the summer the district's work is never done.

"There's always a monumental amount of work to do in...

May 13, 2011 - 7:38pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

Law enforcement and Zanesville City School officials are investigating a bus incident that left several children injured Friday afternoon.

It happened just after 4 P.M. on Linden Avenue in the Central Avenue area. According to the Zanesville Police Department, the bus driver allegedly slammed on the brakes. Five to ten kids then complained of soreness after getting of the bus.

"The kids were late getting to the bus stop, made complaints to the parents, getting off the bus...

March 7, 2011 - 10:05pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Violating safety procedures costs a local bus driver her job.

Zanesville City Schools Student Service Coordinator Kevin Appleman says the female driver went through the rail road tracks at Pershing road and Woodlawn Avenue without stopping a couple weeks ago. He says that is not proper protocol for bus drivers.

"Our job is to look out for the safety of all of our students, the drivers, and the public, and when that occured, it's just not appropriate for a driver to do that,...

January 12, 2011 - 10:31pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

The Zanesville City Schools first Board of Education meeting of the new year was held Wednesday. With the recent passing of City Schools employee Darrell Lear, the district is continuing on with work, despite its loss. Click the video link on the left to watch reporter Mark Bullion's full story.

"I know I can hear him in my mind right now saying hey, I'm okay, you guys go ahead and do your job. "

Those are the words from...

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