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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.

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

Back to School Bash - August 15th

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

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

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

Ohio Summer Food Service Program

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

**Change in Summer School Location

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

Summer Hours

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

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

 

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

                       santa workshop          

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

Kindergarten Orientation Update

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

Christmas Break -- December 22 - January 2

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Teacher Professional Development January 2nd

and  all students will return on January 3rd. 

Noble Local Wants to Hear from You!

parent surveyParents,

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

Parent Survey

 

Kindergarten UPDATE

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

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

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

2017 Homecoming Court

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

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

Football Presale Tickets

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

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 

 

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

 

Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic

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

RED or GREEN? All One Team

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

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

7th/8th Grade Chromebook 1:1 Initiative

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

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

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

Literacies for the 21st Century!

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

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

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

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

Go Zeps!

Noble County CARES!

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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.

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:

Click Here!

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.

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. 

The 100 Mile Club

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

Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner

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

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Third Qtr: Most Growth Recognition

K-12 Students who have demonstrated the most growth during the 3rd nine weeks will be recognized by their teachers and the NLSD school board at the April mtg...  Most Growth Recognition is scheduled for April 19th. The meeting will be held at the Elementary cafeteria @ 6:30pm.  We look forward to recognizing the hard work of our students.  If you have any questions please call your student's school office for more information.

Shenandoah Hall of Fame Applications

Do you know of an outstanding Shenandoah alum? The Zeps Academic Boosters are currently holding the annual Hall of Fame nominations. Applications are to be returned to SHS  c/o principal Justin Denius by December 21, 2017. See the link below for the application. 

Alumni Hall of Fame Nominations

Perfect Score by Carter Mackie

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

Sports Pictures

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

Zenfolio Photos

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:

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! **
 

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 
https://anython.com/173753

Service Club
https://anython.com/haoeu5

Yearbook club
https://anython.com/xd3l88

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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