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Ugly Sweater Walk/Run

PTO is hosting our first everUgly Sweater Fun Run/Walk” on December 14th during the school day. Students & Staff can participate by decorating and wearing an Ugly Christmas Sweater during their scheduled times to show off their designs, have a little healthy fun and help raise money for our PTO program. We are asking that participating students bring a donation of $2.00 to participate in this great cause.

Participants will be entered into a raffle drawing and will have their sweaters judged for a chance to win the grand prize.  ***Students can pre-register with your homeroom teachers by submitting your name and fee.

K-4 Christmas Program

csEveryone is invited to attend the K-4 Christmas Program.  Our K-4 students, directed by Mrs. Antill and Mr. Mashue, will be performing all your Christmas favorites at the K-4 Christmas Program in the elementary gym.   The holiday cheer will begin at 6:30 pm on December 18. Parents are asked to bring their K-4 students to the cafeteria at 6:15 pm.

SES Fundraiser Pickup

Fortune fundraiser due for delivery today, will be delivered TOMORROW. Pickup will be THURSDAY, November 29th from 3:00- 7:00. 

We apologize for this inconvenience. The delivery truck was delayed due to the weather. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences Rescheduled

Noble Local Parent/Teacher conferences have been rescheduled for Thursday, November 29th 4:00 - 7:30 pm.  If you had an appointment for the evening that was postponed, please touch base with the school or with your child’s teacher(s) to confirm your appointment. Thank you for your time and help in this situation.

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.

Noble Local Featured Cultural Understanding
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

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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
w/Roll
Mashed Potatoes
w/Gravy
Fruit

Fri. April 6
Beefy Nachos
Corn
Fruit

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". 

CHANGE - NOTICE OF ORGANIZATIONAL BOARD MEETING

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:
designavision.com/zeps 

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!

MEET THE TEAM SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017

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!!!

NOTICE BOARD MEETING CHANGE

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

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.

**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.

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!

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"A Night at the Museum" Presentation

 

Mr. Milliken's 5th Grade Class Presents: " A Night at the Museum"
The 5th Grade Living History Presentations will be in the gym from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on February 23, 2017. Come and let the students take you back in history and learn of iconic figures that shape the way we live today.

Board Meeting Change

NOTICE

BOARD MEETING CHANGE

Notice is hereby given the February regular meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education being held on Thursday, February 16, 2017, is being changed from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 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

Be Aware Program to be at SHS

The BE AWARE program is coming to Shenandoah. This community wide event will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the SHS auditorium. Parents and members of the public are welcome to attend.

The BE AWARE program is a mobile, educational tool targeting adults, who are 18 years of age or older, to inform them of the “not-so-easily” identifiable signs of drug use and abuse in our communities.  When you visit the BE AWARE trailer, you will have an interactive experience giving adults the opportunity to walk through a replica of a home where you will encounter the indicators of high risk behaviors such as substance abuse, underage drinking, prescription and over-the-counter drug misuse, as well as the sighs that could indicate the manufacture of illegal drugs.  The BE AWARE program is a collaboration team with members from Alcohol and Drug Services of Guernsey County, Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, Guernsey Noble Safety Council, Ohio Valley Educational Service Center, Guernsey County Juvenile Court, Guernsey County Health Department, and Deerassic Education Center.

For more information, check out the flyer

The Year so Far...

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATIONAL BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that an organizational meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education will be conducted on Thursday, January 12, 2017.  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 immediately follow.  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 Phones---- It’s All About Choice

When calling the school you will notice that we have a new answering system. Please listen to all the options and pick the one that best meets your need. We hope that this will connect you in a quicker response time. Before school hours you may call in your child if they will be absent and leave a message. 

Options are: Call 740-732-5661 di you know

  • 1– Admin Building 
  •  2- Elementary School 
  •  3- Middle School
  •  4- High School
  •  5- Food Service( Cafeteria)
  •  6- Clinic (School Nurse)
  •  7- Bus Garage
  •  8- Special Education Office  
Winter Weather Bus Snow Routes

snowflakeWinter is coming! The updated bus snow routes are available in the Students/Parents tab at the top of the webpage. In the event of a two-hour delay or cancellation, notifications will be made using the Electronic Notification of School Closing Announcements system. To sign up for this service, call 1-800-846-4976. Other cancellation information sources include yourradioplace.com and the local radio and television stations.

Author Diana Perry --- Renews our love of Science and Writing

Students at SES welcomed Diana Perry at the assembly on Wednesday. It was a great day for everyone!

 

Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner

The SHS Service Club will be hosting its annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner on November 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  The meal is sponsored by the high school. For more information contact the school at 740-732-2361. Attendees are requested to sign up by November 16th.

Fall Sports Banquets

This year, the fall sports banquet has been separated into two banquets. The high school and junior high football and cheerleading banquet will be Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m.  The high school and junior high volleyball sports banquet will be Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m. Both will be at the high school. Please bring a covered dish, as the meat will be provided.

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.

WHAT'S THE PLEDGE ABOUT?

  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.
Volley for the Cure

The annual Volley for the Cure volleyball game will be Monday, September 26th beginning at 5:00 p.m. at home against Barnesville.  Volley for the Cure is an organization which raises funds and support for breast cancer awareness. All proceeds raised at the game will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity. Some of the items that will be available include baked goods, gift baskets, wreaths, and other treats and fall decorations. In addition, the high school and middle school Food and Nutrition classes have decorated pumpkins that will be available as part of a silent auction. To help raise awareness and donate to the cause, come watch the game!

Be Aware Student Event

There will be a special “Be Aware Drug Education Program” presentation for all recent high school graduates or current “college bound” students who will be attending a two or four year college or university during the 2016 - 2017 academic year.

Where : Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center
7033 Glenn Highway Cambridge, OH 43725
When : Monday, July 25, 2016 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

There is no cost or registration to attend the event.

For more information, click here.

Special Ed Director/ Federal & State Program Coordinator

Noble Local School District has an opening for:

Special Education Director/Federal and State Program Coordinator

Deadline:07/15/2015  for more details click below.

For application details, Click this link:
http://www.ovesc.k12.oh.us/Downloads/noblelocalspecialed.pdf

Notice of Special NLSD 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 July 8, 2016, for the purpose of reviewing and approving a parking lot paving 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

Miscellaneous Item Sale

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Noble Local School District is soliciting bids for sale of the following items:

  • Miscellaneous band instrument/department items
  • Miscellaneous used lockers
  • Hammer table with ACC
  • Spartan box and pan brake
  • Metal sheer number 442
  • Wooden building.

Bids may be presented on or before 11:30 a.m. on July 8 by the following methods:

Mail or Personal Delivery    Noble Local School District
                                           Administration Office
                                           Attention: Trenda Rice, Treasurer
                                          20977 Zep Road East
                                          Sarahsville, Ohio 43772

Fax                                   740-732-7669 
                                        Attention: Trenda Rice, Treasurer

Please clearly mark the cover letter / envelope as “Bid on miscellaneous band items”, “Bid on miscellaneous lockers”, “Bid on hammer table with ACC”, etc.  All items will be sold “as is”.  The Board of Education retains the right to reject any and all bids.

Yearbook Senior Ads

Salute your Senior student in style. Buy an ad in their yearbook. You can buy a Block for $25.00. It can be all words (25 characters/spaces per line) or you can add a photo. Please put their name on the back. Make checks payable to the Shenandoah Yearbook.

May Board Meeting Changed

Notice is hereby given the May regular meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education is changed to Monday, May 16, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the cafeteria of the Shenandoah Elementary Building at 20977 Zep Road East, Sarahsville, Ohio.

 

By Order of the Board of Education,

 

Trenda Rice, Treasurer

Noble Local School District

April Board Meeting Change

NOTICE

BOARD MEETING CHANGE

 

Notice is hereby given the April regular meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education being held on Thursday, April 21, 2016, is being changed from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.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

College Credit Plus Meeting

There will be a College Credit Plus meeting Thursday, February 25th. Topics presented will include an information session including an overview of the College Credit classes for next year, the criteria for taking College Credit classes, and a question and answer session. Representatives from our partner colleges will also be presenting. Students wishing to take college courses next year, and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Parent-Teacher Conference

District-wide Parent-Teacher Conferences has been Rescheduled for February 25, 2016, mark your Calendars from 4:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. and March 14th from 8:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. To schedule a conference, please contact your child’s building office.

            Elementary and Middle School: 740-732-5661

            High School: 740-732-2361

Welcome to 2016 NLSD Board Members

 NLSD Newly elected board members were sworn in to office January 14, 2016. The board's Newest member is Constance Fowler, and returning members are Ruth Nau, Guy Carpenter, along with Ed McKee and Kevin Stottsberry. 

The organizational meeting returned Ed McKee as board president and Kevin Stottsberry as Vice President. The regular meetings will be the third Thursday of each month, beginning at 6:30 pm. in the administration building. 

NLSD Bd. Organizational Meeting

Notice is hereby given that an organizational meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education will be conducted on Thursday, January 14, 2016.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Administration Building, 20977 Zep Road East, Sarahsville, Ohio. 

Financial Aid Meeting

There will be a financial aid meeting January 27, tentatively at 6:00 p.m.,  for juniors and seniors and their parents. The meeting will cover how to fill out the FAFSA and a discussion on financial aid for college. There will be a representative from Washington State Community College to assist with and answer any questions. More information will be sent home with students soon.

Introducing the ZPass

As you may know, our district implemented an optional new technology called ZPass for students riding our buses. ZPass cards were provided to students free of charge as part of the "Straight A Fund" transportation grant that we were awarded. The ZPass is a small, credit card sized badge that is scanned each time the student enters or exits a school bus. This information is used to help the district ensure the safe transportation of our students to and from school by logging when and where they are picked up and dropped off from a bus. Parents can also access this information by visiting the secure ZPass website, a text message alert, or ZPass app at no charge. Students will be given their ZPass and an information packet on December 15th. For more information and the FAQ sheet, click “Read More.”

Fall Athletic Awards

Congratulation to all of our students who have earned athletic awards during the Fall sports season.  The students listed here have been awarded for their hard work and dedication. A special mention goes to Michael VanFossen, who, in addition to other awards, made 1st Team All-Ohio!

Superintendent's Message: Fall 2015

It is hard to believe that our first quarter of school has concluded and Thanksgiving is upon us.  We have had a great start!  I am pleased with the progress we are making both academically, as well as in extra-curricular activities.  I am excited for the future of Noble Local Schools!

Shenandoah/Caldwell Basketball Preview Cancelled

The annual Shenandoah vs. Caldwell basketball preview on November 20th has been cancelled.The first boys basketball game will be November 27th at 6:00 p.m. away at Shadyside. The first girls game will be the 23rd at St. Johns Central. Good luck with your 2015-2016 seasons!

SES/SMS New Pick-up Procedure

Beginning Tuesday September 8, 2015, we will begin after-school student pick up in the gymnasium for all drivers. Parents /guardians will be required to sign your children out in the gym.

We will follow the same process for car line up, but when it is your turn in line you go into the gymnasium and sign out your child or children. We believe this change will better insure the safety of our students. Thank you for your patience as we all adjust to this new process.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back to what we hope and trust will be another great school year!  As we continue to prepare our students for the 21st Century, we hope that you will join us in our efforts to continually improve.  We are excited for the future, and the opportunities that lie ahead.  Click here to read more.

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)

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

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

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 

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.

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

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Vaccinations

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.

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! **
 

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

SHENANDOAH BASKETBALL APPAREL!!! 

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

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

Zeps Basketball Gear 

 

Football Presale Tickets

PRESALE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL TUES. OCT. 31 - THUR. NOV. 2.  8:00AM - 3:30PM. AND ALSO DURING PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES ON THURSDAY EVENING.

TICKETS ARE $8.00

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. 

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. 

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

 

SES/SMS Mother-Son Dodgeball Tournament

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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.

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.

Christmas Break -- December 22 - January 2

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Teacher Professional Development January 2nd

and  all students will return on January 3rd. 

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 www.AppalachianOhio.org.

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.

Notice: Board Meeting Change

Notice is hereby given the March regular meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education is changed to Thursday, March 24, 2016, 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

Noble Local School District

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.

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. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

        

Parent/Teacher Conferences for all buildings will be November 5th and 10th from 4:00-7:30 p.m. For specific details regarding each building, please check the High School, Middle School, and Elementary webpages.

Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner

     On November 19th the Shenandoah High School Service Club will be hosting its 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. For more information contact the school at 740-732-2361. Attendees are requested to sign up by November 13th.

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. 

2018-19 PreK-4/ 5-8th gr. Class Supply Lists
Shenandoah Hosts Mini Relay for Life: Survivors Encouraged to Attend 

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.

NOTICE SPECIAL 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 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

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
2X-$12
3X-$13

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

Sweet 16 Shirt

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.  

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

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

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.

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.

SHS Fall Season Tickets

Reserve, General Admission, and All Sport season passes will go on sale:

             Monday, August 15th – Friday, August 19th from 8:00am-3:00pm

             at the High School Office.

             Saturday, Aug. 20 - 5:00-6:30 at Meet the Team

For more information, click "Read More"                                        

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.

 

NATIONAL RED RIBBON WEEK OCTOBER 23-31

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.

Zeps Band State Competition Bound!

Congratulations to the SHS Zeps marching band for qualifying for state finals! The band will be taking their show, “Child at Heart,” to the state finals competition on Friday, November 6th at Brunswick High School. The show includes a medley of childhood songs such as Mary Had a Little Lamb, London Bridge, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Pop Goes the Weasel. Good luck with your state performance!

Zeps Academic Booster Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations

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, 2015. See the link below for the application. 

Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations

Parent - Teacher Conferences

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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.

SES - Lunch on the Lawn

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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.

 

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.

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

Learn how Noble Local is Increasing Opportunities and Inspiring Hope

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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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Noble County CARES!

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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.

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!

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
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
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. 

Notice of Special Board Meeting

NOTICE

SPECIAL 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

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 worldstrides.com/international for more details about WorldStrides and our group's trip. If you have any questions, you can contact me at nellie.leach@gozeps.org. 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

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.

To continue, click "Read More"

Superintendent's Message

MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

August 2016

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

Registration for New Students & Back to School Bash!

Welcome back to school!  If your child will be attending  Shenandoah Elementary or Shenandoah  Middle School during the 2016-17 school year, please stop in and pick up a registration packet at the school office or you may click here and download the necessary forms. (Click here for REGISTRATION PACKET)  

Noble Local School Board, Staff and Administration would like to invite everyone to our Annual Back to School Bash on August 16

Please plan to:

  • visit the buildings, bring school supplies, meet your teachers, enjoy acitivities  from 4:00 to 6:00
  •  then enjoy food from 6:00 - 8:00 served by the administration building for all Noble Local students, families,and our community. 
Job Opening: Executive Secretary

Applications are currently being accepted for the Executive Secretary position. For more information, including qualifications and description of duties, please click "Read More" below.

FFA Fruit Sale

The Shenandoah FFA Chapter is holding its annual fruit sale. This year they are selling fresh pineapples, oranges, red grapefruit, tangelos and mixed citrus. There are several different types of apples for sale such as Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Fuji and Granny Smith. In addition to fruit the FFA is selling mixed nuts, honey crunch, brittle bites, whole cashews, almonds and a chocolate nut gift pack. They will also be selling apple cider. If you would like to purchase fruit please contact an FFA member.  The deadline for purchasing fruit is November 12th. Fruit will available for pickup December 7th

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NLSD is soliciting bids for sale of the following items

We Are Shenandoah Seat Sale

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SPORTS PHYSICALS - MAY 8th!

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.

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.

For Your Zep Gear; Visit Our Web Store
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.

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!

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! 

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.

Back to School Bash!
2017-18 SES Bright Beginnings Preschool

It's that time of year again to begin registering for next fall for preschoolpreschool. The Ohio Valley Educational Services Center operates the Bright Beginnings Preschool at Shenandoah Elementary School, offering its services to students with disabilities and typically developing peers age 3-5. Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. For enrollment information, see this flyer: Bright Beginnings Preschool information form

Have a Safe and Happy Summer

It is hard to believe we are at the end of our 2015-16 school year. We are very proud of the hard work and progress our students have made this year. Although the school year has ended, it is important for all students to read each day during the summer break.   Most of our teachers sent home a summer work packet for students to practice important skills over the summer. Just a little time spent on this will go along way in the fall.

We look forward to seeing all our students after the summer break.  Our "Back to School Bash" for the 2016-2017 school year is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16th more information will be posted later.  The first day of school is Wednesday, August 17th.

We look forward to communicating with our families on a continuous basis and encourage you to contact us anytime with input, questions or concerns. Together, we will achieve our goal of academic success for every student. Remember to read everyday during the summer. 

Have a SAFE and HAPPY summer!

ODE Wants to Hear from You!

"Stand Up for Liberty Day!"

Students at SES/SMS held a "STAND up for LIBERTY" day in honor of a fellow classmate, Liberty Morris. Morris, a 3rd grader, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and has had brain surgery in the past few weeks. Students wanted to show the family how much they care and how much they miss her being at school. They held a hat day and wore hats by paying a dollar. The money will be donated to the family.The students pictured above are some of the 3rd graders in Liberty's class. 

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. 

Alumni Hall of Fame 18-19 Application
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)

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:

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

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. 

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.

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

Summer Meals Program

Summer meals for children and teens up to age 18 are available in our community.  To find a location near you, call 1-866- 3-HUNGRY or go to http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

For more information, check out this flyer. Summer Meals Flyer

Notice: 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 Lori’s Restaurant, 17020 McConnellsville Road, Caldwell, Ohio, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on March 29, 2016, for the purpose of having a board work session to review the components of Interest Based Bargaining 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

Box Tops for Education

Since 2003 Mrs. Baker has been involved in Box Tops for Education at SES. Students collect Box Tops from General Mills products such as Cheerios, Chex Mix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch and bring them in to school. The Box Tops are collected and sent to the General Mills Company. In return we receive ten cents for each box top collected donated to our school. This money is then used to purchase playground balls (basketballs, kick balls, footballs, etc.) for the students. The last order for playground supplies was for $2300! So we encourage you to collect any box tops and send them to school with your children. It is much appreciated by the 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.

Superintendent's Message

MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

JANUARY 2017

 

It is hard to believe that 2016 has passed and 2017 is already upon us!  2016 saw many improvements in the NLSD and 2017 hopes to be even better yet.  At the recent January Board of Education meeting the board approved and authorized the following that will have a direct impact on the future growth, development, and improvement within our district:

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2016-2017 District Calendar

    The 2016-2017 District Calendar is now available.

Click here to view.

Superintendent's Message: Spring 2016

Spring is just 18 days away!!!  As most of you already know, Noble Local Schools will be dismissing 30 minutes later beginning March 1, 2016 and ending April 13 in an effort to make up for excessive calamity days. I appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation as we work through this process!

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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!. 

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
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!

 

Snow Day Makeup Plan: Extra Half Hour

Noble Local School District will be adding one half hour to the school day from March 1st to April 13th as part of the snow day makeup plan. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s building office.

Staff Wellness
Mid-East Career Project is Completed @ SES/SMS

 Representatives from Mid-East Career and Technology Center stopped by Shenandoah Elementary School recently to help some young Zeps find some possible career options. Stacey Snider and Robin McQuaid from Mid-East spent time in the classrooms with Shenandoah students in grades 3-5. They talked with the students about careers they know about; suggesting things they are interested in could be part of their future careers. Snider and McQuaid wanted to show the students that their hobbies and interests could relate to their careers. At the end of the week, the students created a Career Community Puzzle, where each piece of the puzzle was a student’s career choice. Pictured above, about 250 Shenandoah third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students show off their completed Career Community Puzzle.

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 
https://anython.com/173753

Service Club
https://anython.com/haoeu5

Yearbook club
https://anython.com/xd3l88

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
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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