District News

Wrestling Fundraiser

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Order Form

Important information:
Order forms are posted in the administration office or you may contact any wrestler.
Sale runs until November 26th.
Checks get made out to the Shenandoah Takedown Club.
All proceeds will benefit the wrestling program.
Contact Trenda Rice 740.732.4120 or stop in the administration office for more information.

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Diabetes Awareness Day -- November 14

All Noble LocaDiabetesl staff and students are encouraged to celebrate Diabetes Awareness Day on November 14 by wearing blue. Our students and staff know all too well how this diagnosis has changed the lives of some of our Noble Local Family. We fight together and are united in bringing awareness to those around us. BLUE OUT day is our way of showing our support. 

Notice of Board Meeting Change

Notice is hereby given the November regular meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Media Center at Shenandoah High School at 49349 Seneca Lake Road, Sarahsville, Ohio 43779. 

Notice is hereby given that all future meetings of the Board of Education will be held in the Media Center at Shenandoah High School until further notice.

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

SES & PTO will Host Pastries with Parents


Pastries with Parents will be Friday, October 12 from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. in the gym.  Please RSVP by the end of the day on Monday, October 8, 2018. This will be for students in Preschool to the 4th grade. We can't wait to see everyone! 

Notice of Special Board Meeting

n 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 October 4, 2018, for the following purposes:


  • Review and approve utilizing House Bill 153 design build process for the procurement of various construction/renovation projects;
  • Approve agency fund estimated receipts and appropriations; and
  • Any other matters which may lawfully be considered at that meeting.
Noble Local Report Card Highlights
Early dismissal 9/25/2018

Noble Local School District will be dismissing today, Tuesday, September 25th @ 1:00 p.m. due to high water. If you need to make additional arrangements for your student(s) please call the building secretaries. Thank you

K-8 Picture Days -- ORDER online ahead of time!

picSeptember 18-19 will be Fall Pictures for students in Pre-K to 8th grade. This will be for all students in the  PreK - 8th grades. CLICK for more details.   This year you can order online ahead of time or after the pictures are taken. If you wish to PAY AHEAD of time online please CLICK HERE.

Any questions please call the school or send a note to your child's homeroom teacher. 

International DOT day --- Monday @ SES/SMS

dotSeptember 15 is International Dot Day.....a celebration (based on the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds) that encourages students and adults to harness their own creativity and embrace their own confidence as they make their mark on the world.  The book, The Dot, is about a teacher who encourages a doubting student to trust in her own talents and face her fears.    In art we have been reading the book and creating our own "dot" art that we will be displaying in the halls to celebrate Dot Day.  Since September 15 is a Saturday this year, we will celebrate Dot Day on Monday, September 17.  Everyone is encouraged to wear dots that day. We hope you join in and wear "dots" on September 17.  

Washington DC Parent Meeting

Washington DC Trip  meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, 9/11/2-18 at  Shenandoah Middle School. If your 7th or 8th grader is planning to go on the trip, please plan to attend this meeting. Call the school for more details.

Upcoming K-4 PARENT Night -- September 13th

Come out and hear how you can help your child succeed this school year. We want to partner with and make this the best year yet in the life of your child. The evening begins at 6:00pm and will end at 7:15pm. Childcare will be provided. Call the school for more information @ 740-732-5661.

Thank you for ALL of the School Donations !

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to the many organizations and churches that have donated school supplies to our students this year. (NCI, Ohio Valley ESC, Faith Baptist, Ava UM, United Way, HARP and many many more.)

We could not do it with1out the support of our community. We are truly blessed to have such generous and caring individuals who give to the schools in our county. The picture here shows some of the supplies donated by Noble Correctional Institute Employees. Thank you again to everyone! You are true SUPER Heroes to our students.

Homeroom Roster Lists K-8th Grades
SES Kindergarten Orientation

ktShenandoah Elementary School will have their Kindergarten Orientation on Friday, August 10, 2018 in the SHENANDOAH Elementary Cafeteria.

  • Students with last names beginning with A-H will be at 9:00 a.m.
  • Students with the last names beginning with I-Z will be at 10:30 a.m.

Please remember to bring your documents to finalize your child’s file at the school. If you have any questions please call the school at 740-732-5661 and talk to Jenae Reed, the K-4 Secretary.

*K-4 Parents will be notified of their homeroom teachers beginning next week. Please notify the office if you do not receive notification by August 6, 2018. They will also be posted online on the elementary page on Monday, July 30, 2018.

Notice of Board Meeting Change

Notice is hereby given the May regular meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 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.

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

SES-SMS Parent/Guardian Survey
K-4 Music Program

animalsPlease join us for the SES Spring Music Program! “Carnival of the Animals” will be presented by Kindergarten - 4th grades on Thursday, May 3rd at 1:00pm. We extend the invitation for family and friends to come out and see this cute program put on by our Music Dept. ( PLEASE NOTE: The date was previously April 27th, but due to our many missed days and testing schedules it was postponed.)

SES/SMS Menu Change
Thu. April 5
Chicken Nuggets
Mashed Potatoes

Fri. April 6
Beefy Nachos

Pizza (Grades 6-8)


SES is celebrating Right to Read Week


soldierSES Right to Read Week will be April 3rd-6th. The theme this year is “Strengthen Your Reading Muscles! Train Your Brain!”

The daily themes are:

Tuesday- Camo Day

Wednesday- Red, White & Blue Day

Thursday- Read a shirt, hat, or dog tag Day

Friday- Training Day (Wear your favorite exercise outfits or work out clothes)


Literacy Night will be in the SES Cafeteria Thursday, April 5th from 6:00-7:45 p.m. There will be snacks, and a boot camp. If you register by April 3rd, you will receive a free book!


If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Stottsberry or Ms. Bond at 732-5661.

Presale Tickets for Girls Basketball

Sweet 16Presale tickets for girls basketball regional game at:
Pickerington North on Thursday @ 7:00 are in the SHS office Monday through Wednesday 8:00 to 5:00. 

Presale are $7 and $8 at the gate.

There will be a pep bus sign up in the office. You must have a ticket to ride the pep bus. The pep bus will be open to any student in the 7th - 12th grade with purchase of a presale ticket. There is only a certain number of seats available.

If you have any questions, please call the high school office at 740-732-2361. 

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. 

Veteran's Day Program

The staff and student body at Shenandoah Elementary and Middle school will honor our local Veteran's at our annual Veteran's Day program on November 9 @ 9:30 a.m. in our gym and at the high school at 8:15.  All area veterans are invited to plan to attend this event and celebrate our gift of freedom! Please come out and honor those who have given their lives to protect ours. 

SANTA'S Workshop Opens Monday

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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.

Christmas Break -- December 22 - January 2

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Teacher Professional Development January 2nd

and  all students will return on January 3rd. 

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

SOS Presentation -- May 9

Attention Parents and Caregivers

If you want to know…….

  • What are the differences between normal  ups and downs and a mental health concern?
  • What are the warning signs for depression and suicide?C:\Users\jamesm\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\DHXL8WUI\NC logo_stacked_12.18.14.jpg
  • What are the risk factors that can affect teens?
  • What are the steps to take if you have a concern about your child’s emotional needs?

Then join us and Nationwide Children's Hospital for an evening of education and discussion about these topics and more.

Where: Shenandoah Elementary Cafeteria
When: May 9
Time: 6:00-7:00PM

** All parents that participate will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift cards to Kroger! **


The Noble County Health Department will be coming to Noble Local on Friday, March 2nd to provide mandatory vaccinations to all 6th and 11th graders.

Prior to entry into the 7th grade, students are required to have a Tdap and Meningitis vaccine.

Prior to entry into the 12th grade, students are required to have the Meningitis vaccine.

Vaccine information sheets and consent forms have been sent home with all 6th and 11th graders. If you have any questions, please call the Noble County Health Department at 740-732-4958.

Lady Zeps are District Champs!

Lady Zeps Basketball are District Champs!! 1st time in school history girls basketball has advanced to the regional!
Lady Zeps

Daily-Jeff Article

Summer Bridge Books

readingDid you know that if students do not read in the summer, they often fall behind 1-3 months!  We have a solution; The Summer Bridge Activities Book.  If your child completes the Summer Bridge Activities book by August, they will be invited to a Back to School Bash at the Caldwell Pool in August. In order to get into the pool they will need to bring their completed books. Please send in your $9.99 for the books by Friday, April 27th. If you are writing a check, please make them payable to Noble Local Schools. The Summer Bridge Activities Books are aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards and cover reading and writing across all content areas. The book is 75% review of the previous year and 25% preview of the upcoming year.

Notice of Special Board Meeting

board meetingIn 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 5:30 A.M. on May 31, 2018, for the following purposes:

  • Review and approve the bids on for the Shenandoah Elementary School gym floor;
  • Approve a personal service contract with John Bates to provide wastewater plant operator services; 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 

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First AidFor educators, administrators, community service personnel, law enforcement, public officials. Upon completion of this 8 hour-training certification (credential) from the The National Council on Behavioral Health for 3 years and will allow you to become first responder to mental health issues and crisis situations. 

Where: Shenandoah Elementary School
Cost: Free
When: August 13, 2018, 7:30 to 3:30

1st Annual Shenandoah Track & Cross Country 5K Walk/Run.

5K LogoSaturday July 21, 2018
Registration 7:30am
Race begins at 9am
$20 Pre-Registration
$25 Race Day

Proceeds will benefit Zeps Track & Cross Country Teams
PDF Registration Form
Race Map

Shenandoah Touchdown Club Football Clothes Flyer

zeps logoLinked below is the 2018 Shenandoah Touchdown Club Football Clothes Flyer.  Please show this form to your family and friends who may wish to purchase something for the upcoming season.

PDF Flyer

**All money must be collected up front**
Make checks payable to Shenandoah Touchdown Club.

All orders with the money are due back to Denise Wells by July 31, 2018.

Denise Wells will be outside the Administration Building Tuesday, July 31st from 5:00pm until 8:00pm to collect the orders. (Questions: 740-502-7971 Denise)

Kindergarten Registration & Screening

registration2018-19 Kindergarten Screening and registration will be held at Shenandoah Elementary School on April 19th and 20th.  These screenings will be held by appointment  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.


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.  

Lady Zeps Sweet 16 Shirts

We will be collecting orders for Sweet 16 shirts. We have to have orders by Monday evening to insure delivery by Thursday for the game. 

Youth and Adult Sizes
$10 a shirt

Viist the Shenandoah office Monday 1:30pm until 4:30pm

Sweet 16 Shirt


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 March 29, 2018, for the following purposes:

  • Review and approve phase I of the Shenandoah High School renovation project;
  • Review and approve the Shenandoah Elementary School gym renovation project; and
  • Any other matters which may lawfully be considered at that meeting.


By Order of the Board of Education

Trenda Rice, Treasurer

Shenandoah Hosts Mini Relay for Life: Survivors Encouraged to AttendĀ 

Relay for Life LogoShenandoah is hosting their annual Mini Relay for Life event on Friday, May 11th.

The day will get started at 10:45AM with Kim Forshey as the guest speaker. This will be followed by a survivor walk at 11:00AM.

All survivors are invited to attend this event, which will be followed by a survivor luncheon hosted by Shenandoah High School students.

2018-19 PreK-4/ 5-8th gr. Class Supply Lists
November 12- Let's Remember on Veterans Day 2018

Vets Day

We would like to encourage all of our Noble Local School Family to plan to attend an area parade or ceremony to Honor & Remember those who sacrificed for us. 

Back to School Bash - August 14th

back to schoolNoble Local School District is hosting our annual Back to School Bash!
Open House Event & Fun 5pm -- August 14, 2018

  • 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
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.

Learn how Noble Local is Increasing Opportunities and Inspiring Hope


The mission of the NLSD is to create a culture of continuous improvement,  where ALL students are provided increased opportunities for success ---A culture that embraces growth mindedness and inspires hope.

When you hear or see the words... “WE ARE SHENANDOAH” or “WE ARE THE ZEPS”…It is our hope these words will serve as a reminder that:

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Notice of Board Meeting Change

sbNotice is hereby given the March regular meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 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.

By Order of the Board of Education
Trenda L. Rice

Noble Local School District Seeks Public Input

IDEANoble Local School District is seeking public input for the use of federal monies under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) for the 2018-19 school year during a regular meeting of the Board of Education on April 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Administration Building 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 April 19, 2018.

SES - Lunch on the Lawn


Celebrate the end of the school year by joining us for our 1st Lunch on the Lawn with our students. We are inviting you to bring a Blanket or Lawn Chair and eat lunch with your child in PreK-4.  Middle School Band Parents will also be invited alsllo as the middle school band will be providing music during this event.  We will be serving hot dogs, chips, and drinks for the adults. Students will go through the line in the cafeteria and join you for lunch.

***If you plan to join us for lunch please send in the RSVP form by Friday, May 11, 2018 so we know how many to expect for lunch. Forms will be sent home Monday.


Parent - Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on November 8th and November 15th from 4:00-7:30 p.m. To schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher, please call the elementary or middle school offices at 732-5661.

This is a time to learn about your child's progress and plan for a strong rest of the school year.

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. 

For Your Zep Gear; Visit Our Web Store
Preschool Applications

prek logoThe Ohio Valley Educational Service Center operates a Bright Beginnings Preschool within Shenandoah Elementary School.  The preschool offers services to typically developing children as well as students with disabilities age 3 to 5.  Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards are used to guide the preschool program.  It is a comprehensive program based on best practices in early childhood education and provides developmentally appropriate processes, adult interaction and learning experiences.  The curriculum is responsive to individual development and the interests of individual children.


zeps logoShenandoah is partnering with Southeastern Med to host a Physical Day - Tuesday, May 8 beginning at 3:00pm at SHS. This is for all student-athletes currently in grades 6-11 who are playing high school or junior high sports. Whether you play a Fall, Winter, or Spring sport, we would like to try to get all athletes to get physicals on this day. Cost is $10. Physical forms will be available that day, and can also be found on the website. For more info call 740-732-2361 and press #4 for the Athletic Department.

We Are Shenandoah Seat Sale



NLSD is soliciting bids for sale of the following items

Noble Local Schools Safety Update

ss“We are NOT soft targets!”

Given the recent school shootings across the country, with the most recent occurring just last week in Florida, I hope this information serves as a reminder of the many things we have done in the NLSD to increase safety and security, including, but not limited to, permitting trained staff members to be armed throughout the day.  Some highlights of our increased security measures are:

Electronic Health Records

health recordWe are excited to announce that we are implementing an electronic health record next year here at Noble Local Schools. SchoolDoc.com is the leading electronic health record system for schools. It is an easy-to-use system to manage demographic and health forms, allergies, medications, and illness/injury tracking throughout the school year. 

Form (PDF)

Alumni Hall of Fame 18-19 Application
First Qtr: Most Growth Recognition

K-12 Students who demonstrated the most growth during the 1st nine weeks were recognized by their teachers and the NLSD school board at the November mtg.The meeting was held at our High School's new media center  As always we look forward to recognizing the hard work of our students.  Congratulations to all of our students!. 

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.

SES/ SMS Summer Office Hours

Thisummers summer due to work at the elementary and middle school gym, the gym will be closed. However, you may reach the office secretary and administration until June 13th by phone at 740-732-5661. Please note:  The offices will be closed on Friday, June 8th  & Thursday & Friday June 14th and 15th for moving and cleaning.

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  K-4 or 5-8 Office until June 13th. Our offices will reopen on Monday, July 30th.  Have a safe and Happy Summer!


SHS Zep Players Present "Memory Garden" & "Cafe Murder"

maskThe Zeps Players will be performing their first play of the year.  Come check out these one act shows. Want to make a date out of it? Join us for a Spaghetti dinner prior to the show. Dinner tickets must be purchase before March 9. 

"Memory Garden" & "Cafe Murder"
Date:  Saturday, March 17  
Performance:   7:00 PM 
Pre-sale tickets available at the High School 8:00 -3:00

  • $6.00
Staff Wellness
Important Dates
  • NLSD will be adding 30 minutes to school day
    • March 1 - April 16
  • The 3rd nine weeks grading period will end:
    • March 16, 2018
Random acts of Kindness Fundraiser


Theatre Club, Service Club and Yearbook Club have combined efforts for a Random acts of Kindness Fundraiser for each of their clubs.  

This type of event creates a "Kindness Movement" that is needed in this school, community, and world.

You can donate per Random Act Of Kindness (up to 36) or you can donate a flat rate. 

Please click on the following links to donate to the club of your choice

Theatre Club 

Service Club

Yearbook club

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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