SHS Band is State Bound! Congratulations to the 2016 Homecoming Court Theresa Rayner keeping our History about the Shenandoah Zeppelin Alive! State Superintendent of Public Instruction DeMaria samples some of the 8th Grade Family and Consumer Science class' creations. Sports World Motivational Speaker Chip Minton at the middle school. State Superintendent of Public Instruction DeMaria meets with students at the high school.
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Celebrate Red Ribbon Week --- Take the Challenge

DID YOU KNOW? Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

Take the National Red Ribbon Campaign Pledge now and be a part of the creation of a drug free America.


  1. As parents and citizens, we will talk to our children and the children in our lives about the dangers of drug abuse.
  2. We will set clear rules for our children about not using drugs.
  3. We will set a good example for our children by not using illegal drugs or medicine without a prescription.
  4. We will monitor our children's behavior and enforce appropriate consequences, so that our rules are respected.
  5. We will encourage family and friends to follow the same guidelines to keep children safe from substance abuse.
The Columbus Zoo visits SMS, Courtesy of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Meet our partner...the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

Have you heard that Shenandoah Middle School has received a $500 grant from the AEP Access to Environmental Education Fund through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio this year? These funds will be used to support our Columbus Zoo project, and will directly help us to learn about Ecosystems and Biomes and allow the middle school students to share this information with the elementary students by hanging up posters about the animals that they learned about.  

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. With the mission of creating opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy, FAO partners with donors, nonprofits, and communities across the region. By growing philanthropic resources, convening partners around issues of importance, and making grants, FAO is working to ensure Appalachian Ohio is a region abundant in possibility. To learn more, please visit

SHS Band is State Bound!

Congratulations to the SHS Marching Band for qualifying for the state competition and winning first place in class “C”! Not only did the band qualify, but for the first time in SHS history, the band achieved a perfect score of all “one” ratings. This year’s show theme is “The Music of Stephen Foster,” and includes such American folk classics as “Old Susanna,” “Beautiful Dreamer,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “My Old Kentucky Home,” and more. The date of the State Band Competition performance is TBA.

Italy In Depth Trip

Dear Parents and Students, I'm excited to announce that I will lead a group of Shenandoah High School students on a trip called Italy in Depth! On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will explore important historical sites, discover rich diversity and cultural heritage, and experience incomparable learning moments. In addition, high school students have the opportunity to get three free college credits! This trip will be an unforgettable educational experience for your child:

  • They'll enjoy face-to-face, hands-on engagement with a new country
  • They'll mature through exposure to different cultures and unique ways of life
  • They'll return from this experience with a greater global awareness

I've chosen to travel with WorldStrides because of their exceptional service, their nearly 50 years of experience in taking students abroad, and their strong safety record. They offer a unique, interactive approach to travel-based learning that makes them the leader in international student travel. Please read the enclosed brochure, check out the sample itinerary on the back of this page, and visit for more details about WorldStrides and our group's trip. If you have any questions, you can contact me at I will be holding a trip information meeting to discuss this wonderful opportunity on Tuesday, October 18 at 06:30 PM in room 112. I would love for your child to join us on this unforgettable trip! Sign up by October 27, 2016

Superintendent's Message

Welcome back to what we hope will be an outstanding school year! We are excited about the many opportunities before us in 2016-17. We have several new staff members and several people in new positions this year. Those staff members are:

SHS: Tammy Montgomery –English; Molly Powell – Social Studies; Denise Wells – Administrative Services Secretary SMS: Ben McCauley- Language Arts

SES:Whitney Petry – 3rd grade teacher; Emily Mason – 4th grade teacher; Lindsay Bond – Title I Position; Jenae Laipply – K-4 Secretary; Cathy Williams – Special Education Coordinator

We feel that each of these folks will quickly become valued members of our team and help us accomplish the many goals we have for our students and district. Our maintenance and custodial staff have worked very hard this summer in preparation of our students return. The buildings and grounds are looking better each year and many improvements have been made throughout the district.


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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Visits SHS

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria came to SHS Friday, September 30th to meet students and staff. Superintendent DeMaria met eight grade Family and Consumer Science students, as well as the high school class officers. They discussed their favorite classes, extracurricular activities, and future plans. Lunch was provided by Ms. Harper’s 8th grade Family and Consumer Science class. Click read more to see pictures.

Substitute Bus Drivers

Noble Local School District is in need of substitute bus drivers.  There will be a Pre-Service School Bus Training on October 17-25 at Zanesville City Board Office.  If you are interested in becoming a driver for either district please call so that you can be registered for the class. For more information contact Elaine Hummerich 740-732-5637 or Danielle Davis 740-732-2084.

Shenandoah Hall of Fame Applications

Do you know of an outstanding Shenandoah alum? The Zeps Academic Boosters are currently holding the annual Hall of Fame nominations. Applications are to be returned to SHS  c/o principal Justin Denius by December 22, 2016. See the link below for the application. 

Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations

Noble Local School District partnering with OVESC and 11 other districts to share services of Career Pathways Specialist

Choosing a career pathway is a key strategy for improving post-secondary and workforce readiness. Realizing this, other area Superintendents and I wanted to create a position to help support counselors and students in identifying career opportunities and “pathways” that exist within our community.  The “Career Pathways Specialist” position was created in partnership with the Ohio Valley Educational Service Center, with a goal in  year one  to connect with as many people as possible and to help implement/coordinate the area youth in our community with work-based learning opportunities, through real-world, career relevant experiences.

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