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Important Dates
  • The 3rd nine weeks grading period will end:
    • March 16, 2018
  • Progress Reports will go home:
    • Friday, February 23, 2018.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences for all three buildings will be:
    • February 15th and February 22nd from 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm.
Reminder/Information regarding upcoming dates/events in the NLSD:

alert1. NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 15th, as we observe Martin  Luther King Jr. Day.

2. A 2 hour delay on Tuesday, January 16th due to staff training. In an effort to better support our students and their families, our entire staff will be trained in conjunction with Nation Wide Children's Hospital regarding their SOS (Signs of Suicide) program. We hope this will help all staff be better prepared to help students who may be in "Crisis". 


Notice is hereby given that an organizational meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education will be conducted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Administration Building, 20977 Zep Road East, Sarahsville, Ohio.  The regular monthly meeting will BE HELD ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017, AT 6:30 P.M..  Also, immediately following the regular meeting, a meeting of the records commission will take place.                                                                                                                           

By Order of the Board of Education
Trenda Rice, Treasurer
Noble Local School District

K-4 Christmas Program

chirstmas pro K-4 Christmas Music Program, "Jingle Bell Jukebox", will be on December 19 @ 6:00 pm in the SES gym. Parents should drop their children off in the cafeteria by 5:45pm before heading to the gym to watch the program.  Come out and enjoy the holiday season with our students and staff. The program is under the direction of Ms. Kathy Turner and Mr. Doug Maschue. 

Playoff Shirts!

The Touchdown Club is purchasing playoff shirts for the football players and coaches.  If parents and other fans want to purchase one for themselves...we will take online orders until Sunday and have them before the game. 

Link to order/pay online:

We will pick up the shirts and have them at the school (administration building) for you on Thursday for pick-up before the game. 

Spread the word.  Go Zeps!! 

Noble Local Seeks Public Input

Individuals with Disabilities Education ActNoble Local School District is seeking public input for the use of federal monies under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) for the 2017-18 school year during a regular meeting of the Board of Education on October 19, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the Elementary School at 20977 Zep Road East, Sarahsville, Ohio.  IDEA monies assist the District in paying the excess costs of providing special education and related services to children and youth with disabilities, birth to age 22.
Those unable to attend the hearing but having suggestions may contact Cathy Williams, Special Education Director at 740-732-5661, or Trenda Rice, Treasurer, at 740-732-4120 by October 19, 2017.

From District Office on Solar Eclipse

THings to know Monday, August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Info
As you already know, the solar eclipse is supposed to take place later this afternoon starting just prior to our students boarding buses for home. As a staff, we are planning to do everything we can to educate the students, prior to dismissal, on how to remain safe and exercise caution as they leave the building and ride buses home. Teachers have many different plans for our students to safely watch this 99 year event via video feeds from various sources including NASA,etc.

Just a few weeks ago we arranged for all of our students to have a pair of glasses so they could actually watch the eclipse occur from outside. Upon receiving these glasses, we could not confirm, nor could the vendor, that the glasses met the necessary safety specifications required for student viewing. Given this uncertainty, we chose not to distribute these glasses.

Please feel free to contact your student’s school office if you should have further questions and/or concerns. Thank you!


blimp logoThe Zeps annual Meet the Team will be Saturday, August 19th. 

Food will be served from 4-6pm and the auction will begin at 5:30pm, with team introductions afterwards. 


Due to construction around the stadium, all events will be held in the High School Cafeteria and Gym.


                 COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE ZEPS!!!


MeetingNotice is hereby given the August regular meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education is changed to Thursday, August 10, 2017.  The meeting will be held at 6:30 P.M. in the Board Room at the Administrative Office at 20977 Zep Road East, Sarahsville, Ohio 43779.

By Order of the Board of Education
Trenda Rice, Treasurer
Noble Local School District

Back to School Bash - August 15th

Noble Local School District is hosting our annual Back to School Bash!Back to School Bash
Open House Event & Fun 5pm-7:30pm

  • Visit Classrooms
  • Bring Supplies
  • Visit Agencies/PTO/Organizations
  • Sign up for raffle drawings
  • Food will be served @5pm until 7pm
    • Enjoy food/drink
    • Visit with the staff and administration
July Board of Education Meeting

The Noble Local School District Board of Education hereby gives public notice in accordance with Section 3307.353 of the Ohio Revised Code that, William Gorrell, currently employed by the Board of Education as a music teacher, will be retired and seeking reemployment with the Noble Local School District as a music teacher during such retirement.  The Board of Education will hold a public meeting on the issue of William Gorrell being reemployed by the Board at a meeting to be held on July 20, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the board room at the Administrative Office at 20977 Zep Road East, Sarahsville, Ohio.

Ohio Summer Food Service Program

sandwichThe Ohio Summer Food Service Program for children is back! The program provides free meals to children aged 18 or younger, and there is no registration required. For more information, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or go to http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Food-and-Nutrition/Summer-Food-Service-Program. Additional information can be found here.

**Change in Summer School Location

summer schoolSES Summer School Academy will begin this week May 23 - May 26 and finish next week May 30 - June 2 for  next year's incoming Kindergarteners up through our Third graders. Just a reminder that summer school will be at BATESHILL Church ( on the hill by the administration building) and not the elementary OR high school  due to the construction in the building. The academy will run from 8:30 - 11:30. We will serve students breakfast when they arrive .  We look forward to having a great time with learning. If you have questions please don't hesitate to call SES @ 740-732-5661 and leave a message for Mrs. Jessica McAlarney, Summer School Coordinator.

Summer Hours

Thisummers summer due to extensive construction at the elementary and middle school, the building will be closed to the public.However, you may reach the office secretary and administration until June 9th by phone at 740-732-5661.

The office will close daily for lunch from 11-12. If you need to pick up your child’s report card they will be at the  District administration building until June 9th. Our offices will reopen on July 31st.  Have a safe and Happy Summer!


Flat Stanley Visits Ft. Hood
Aaron The students in Jennifer Houston's third grade class at Shenandoah Elementary  participated in a Flat Stanley Project. The project consisted of reading the book, then the class wrote letters to friends and family around the world. Many of them took pictures and then they were to mail them back to the class in order to teach them about other communities.
Hunter Rossiter chose to write to his uncle, Aaron Ferrell, a soldier at Fort Hood. Aaron did take pictures of Hunter's Flat Stanley with his military buddies and on some of their equipment to send to Hunter. However, Aaron surprised his nephew at school by personally delivering his Flat Stanley.  He is home briefly and will be deployed to serve in Korea later this month.  The class appreciated your visit and your service Aaron! 
Early Dismissal due to Flooding: Wednesday, March 1st

We regret the inconvenience that our "early dismissal" may have caused you today. Weather related decisions are often difficult to make, and making them in a "timely" manner can be even more difficult to make. We will review our protocol for making decisions related to flooding and high water with hopes of improving our decision making process in the future. Again, we regret the inconvenience and will do all we can to make future improvements and adjustments. The safety of our staff and students is our primary concern.

A Night at the Museum

Mr. Milliken's 5th grade social studies classes have returned to the museum once again. The students researched and portrayed famous figures from history ranging from Johnny Cash to Ulysses S. Grant and Queen Elizabeth I. The gym was transformed into a museum for one night so the students could present their projects to the public. For pictures from the night at the museum, click here.museum

SMS Math Counts Team Places 2nd in Competition

The SMS Math Counts team placed 2nd overall in the region at a competition at Belmont College on February 18th. Individually, Liberty Giesey finished in the top 8 overall, while team member Reagan Feldner qualified for the State Math Counts competition coming up Saturday, March 11 at Columbus State Community College. Congratulations for all of your hard work and good luck at the State Competition!

math counts

SANTA'S Workshop Opens Monday

                       santa workshop          

The Shenandoah PTO will be hosting their annual SES/SMS Santa's Workshop  again this year. It will be DECEMBER 4-8. Students will shop during special times that their teachers have chosen.  Last year was a huge success for our students and staff.  Hopefully the shopping experience will help everyone's money go a little further.  If you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer and have not been contacted please call the school at 740-732-5661.

Kindergarten Orientation Update

k orientationDue to the construction project at our SES/SMS building and last minute cleaning,  we have moved Kindergarten Orientation to the High School cafeteria. It will still be on August 10th at 9:00 for those with last names A-H and 10:30 for those with last names I-Z. Please plan to bring any paperwork that needs to be turned in. We will sign you up for your beginning of the year testing day at this time also. Please save your school supplies for the Back to School Bash or your child's testing appointment and not orientation. Thank you for your patience with this change.

Christmas Break -- December 22 - January 2

xmas break

Teacher Professional Development January 2nd

and  all students will return on January 3rd. 

Public Auction

On Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m., Noble Local School District will hold a public auction on the property located across from the high school. Items from the 2 houses and the barn will be for sale. The property will be open to view starting at 4:00 p.m. on that same day. There will be more information on the sale closer to the auction date.

SES/SMS Mother-Son Dodgeball Tournament


The 4th annual PTO Mother/Son Dodgeball tournament will be held April 21st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the SES gym.The tournament is open to all SES/SMS boys from preschool through 8th grade. Admission per mother and son team is $5. If you have additional sons, it is $1 per child. Please send your money in an envelope to school with your son by Wednesday, April 12th. Make checks payable to the Shenandoah PTO. There will be light refreshments provided and spectators are welcome and will be charged an admission fee of $1.

T-shirts will also be available for sale and can be pre-ordered on the form sent home with students. Click “read more” below for more information about the shirt sale and tournament.

Noble Local Wants to Hear from You!

parent surveyParents,

We want to hear from you! Please fill out this brief survey on school climate. The survey is open to parents of elementary, middle, and high school students. Click on the link below to take the survey.

Parent Survey


Kindergarten UPDATE

Shenandoah Elem‏ @ShenandoahElem  Please make note and share the information below.  

  • Kindergarten Orientation  ---  August 10 @ Shenandoah High School
  • Kindergarten RA/Pre-Testing ---  August 21 & 22
  • All Kindergartners start ---   August 23.

We appreciate your understanding this change to the pre-testing dates and the start date of our students. 

2017 Homecoming Court

homecoming  Pictured is our 2017 Homecoming candidates and class attendants. The queen will be announced during the pre-game at  the SHS football game. Best of luck to all the young ladies.

It has been a great week of daily dress up themes as we participated in the spirit of homecoming campus wide. A special thank you to everyone who participated. 

Football Presale Tickets




basketballCheck out the link below to order your awesome Shenandoah Basketball Gear!!

Under Armour, Sport-Tek, Jerzees and More!!

Zeps Basketball Gear 


Get Informed; Make a Difference !

logoDrug Abuse Informational Workshop

January 30, @ 6:30 p.m. at SHS Auditorium

PRESENTER: Detective, Lt. Jason Mackie & Sheriff Pickenpaugh

What you will learn… 

*Facts about drugs/drug use

*Indicators of drug abuse 

*Dangers of drug use/abuse 

*Local resources/supports

Click Here for the Flyer for this Event


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.
Red Ribbon Week®, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the nation, is your opportunity to get the ongoing conversation started.
This year’s theme is The Key is to Be Drug Free.®  Visit www.redribbon.org to learn more about Red Ribbon Week® and get tips for talking to your kids about drugs. The life you save may be that of your own child or a dear friend.

Literacy Night " It's Shark Week! Take a Bite out of Reading!"

Right to Read week@ SES is March 20-24. The theme this year is "Shark Week-- Take a Bite out of a Good Book!" Don't forget about Literacy Night on Thursday, from 6:00-7:45.

  • Monday -- Spirit Day! (Wear you favorite team's clothes)
  • Tuesday -- Dress like your favorite book charactershark
  • Wednesday -- Bring your beach towel and favorite book!
  • Thursday -- Wear clothing that your friends can read!
  • Friday -- Favorite Beach attire ( School Appropriate)

Click here for the informational flyer.

Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic

Stop the FluSat. Sept. 23rd 9:00am to 2:00pm
Health Department - 44069 Marietta Rd, Caldwell
Bring Your Insurance Card

RED or GREEN? All One Team

Date: November 6th, 2017
Where: Caldwell High School Auditorium
When: 6:00-8:00

Who Should Attend?
Everyone! It takes an entire community to raise a child: A child has the best ability to become a healthy and hopeful adult if the entire community takes an active role in contributing to the rearing of the child. #OURCOMMUNITYOURKIDS

7th/8th Grade Chromebook 1:1 Initiative

Dell ChromebookOur 7th/8th grade students will be going 1:1 with Chromebooks soon!
Students will have until 11/28/17 to bring in the signed 1:1 guideline paper. 
A Chromebook will not be issued until the guideline paper is returned.  Insurance is also being offered.  

Second Qtr February: Most Growth Recognition

K-12 Students who have demonstrated the most growth during the 2nd nine weeks will be recognized by their teachers and the NLSD school board at the February mtg...  Most Growth Recognition is scheduled for Feb. 15.The meeting will be held at the Elementary cafeteria @ 6:30pm.  We look forward to recognizing the hard work of our students. 

Notice of Special Board Meeting




In accordance with O.R.C. §121.22, notice is hereby given the Board of Education of the Noble Local School District will hold a special meeting at Noble Local School District Administration Building at 20977 Zep Road East, Sarahsville, Ohio, beginning at 7:00 a.m. on April 6, 2017, for the purpose of reviewing and approving a parking lot paving project, a running track project, and any other matters which may lawfully be considered at that meeting.


By Order of the Board of Education

Trenda Rice, Treasurer

Noble Local School District

4th -8th Grade Instrumental Music Program

music On Friday, April 28th the Instrumental Music department (grades 4-8, ukulele & band) will present our Spring Concert beginning at 12:45 in the Elementary Gym. This concert will include the 4th grade Ukulele program, the 5th grade Beginning Band program, as well as the Jr. High Band (grades 6-8).  If time permits, a possible appearance by the High School marching band sharing a couple selections from their recent Disney Trip. Students will be involved in various testing situations through out that week and this wil be a great way to conclude their testing. 

Literacies for the 21st Century!

Noble Local teachers and administration are particitpating in SOAR Leadership opportunities this school year. On Monday a team of staff attended the kick off for the school year. NLSD is part of a 15 district and 84 member group that will work together to bring opportunities to the district and to our students. The intended outcomes are:

  • To ENVISION the district focus on literacies for the 21st century
  • To BUILD collective ownership through shared inquiry with the learning network
  • To CULTIVATE understanding and action with local stakeholders and 
  • To DESIGN a system-wide framework for 21st century literacies
Playoff Shirts & Bonfire

Everyone who ordered playoff shirts can please pick them up from 4 to 6 pm on Thursday at the administration building. 

Bon fire at 6 pm Thursday evening for the team, cheerleaders, band, parents, and community....the Touchdown Club is serving hot dogs, chips and water....first come first serve so don't be late.

Go Zeps!

Noble County CARES!


For more information CLICK on the image above.

Members of the Noble County CARES Coalition, which includes staff from our district are committed to advancing help and recovery to achieve health and wellness in Noble County.

Are you connected? --- for Delays, Snow days, & More

scPreK-12 Notification System Family Hotline:  The PreK-12 Notification is a telephone service used by Noble Local to quickly and effectively communicate important school news to parents. Parents can receive all urgent and non-urgent announcements throughout the school year. PARENT ACCOUNTS ARE ALREADY CREATED with your home number entered;but parents can enter up to three more numbers and email addresses for notificaiton. 

Kindergarten Registration & Screening

registration2017-18 Kindergarten Screening and registration will be held at Shenandoah Elementary School on April 11th and 12th.  These screenings will be held by appointment on Tuesday (4/11/2017) and Wednesday (4/12/2017) at the elementary building. To schedule your child’s kindergarten screening appointment, please call the school office at 740-732-5661, between 8:00am and 3:30pm. For more information, click "Read More" below.


Professional Development Day --- No School for Students

PR Dev day Friday, March 17th, staff will have their end of the 9 weeks Professional Development day. Students will not be in session this day. Please mark you calendars. Thank you! 

The 100 Mile Club

100 Mile ClubAs we have started another fantastic year at Noble Local School District, we would like to introduce The 100 Mile Club®.  We have Accepted the Challenge, and we are so excited!

Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner

 turkeyOn November 21st the Shenandoah High School Service Club will be hosting its 7th annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the SHS cafeteria.  The meal is sponsored by the high school and open to all senior citizens living in the school district. For more information contact the school at 740-732-2361. Attendees are requested to sign up by November 13th.

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 21, 2017. See the link below for the application. 

Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations

Perfect Score by Carter Mackie

Lastses5 night we recognized Carter Mackie at the School Board meeting. Carter scored a perfect score last spring on both of his 2017 AIR Reading/ELA and Math State Tests. Mrs. VanScyoc said she has never had a student score perfect on both tests. Congratulations Carter! We are super proud of you. 

Sports Pictures

The SHS Photography class is offering their photos of athletic events for sale. To view and order pictures, click on the link below. The photo website is also available on the Athletics page.

Zenfolio Photos

Start Talking!

Distart talkingd you know that children of parents who talk to their teens are 50% less likely to use drugs?

An effort is underway across Ohio to prevent drug use among Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens – our children. Governor John R. Kasich and First Lady Karen W. Kasich have launched Start Talking! to give parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.

A majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances. Likewise, teachers and other authority figures can have a similar influence on youth and their decision-making.

Parents, mentors and peers can make a difference just by talking to the young people in their lives about drug use. Please Start Talking! 

For more resources, go to http://starttalking.ohio.gov/


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