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ifted students at New Philadelphia City Schools are enjoying some new opportunities as they participate in the magnet class gifted program, which is a new gifted service model. Previously, gifted intervention specialist teachers spent one day a week at each elementary building in order to provide enrichment activities for those high-ability students. This usually meant that students only received about an hour of specialized instruction each week. This year, the decision was made to transport these students to a single building and place them in a class entirely “This was the comprised of gifted students. This allows our specially trained teachers to work with these single greatest students full-time and provide them with addidecision that my tional opportunities that they would not othhusband and erwise be able to experience. The change was I have made made by reassigning current staff members and without creating any new positions. with regard to Chief Academic Officer and Gifted Coordinaour children's tor, Amy Wentworth says the change was made education.” in response to feedback from parents. “One of



the things we heard most frequently from parents was that we were not addressing the needs of our highest-achieving students. This change was made in response to these concerns. It has been an overwhelmingly positive move. Not only are our gifted students showing twice the growth in their achievement, but they are enjoying the experience and look forward to coming to school each day.” Parents agree. On a recent surContinued on page 3…

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New Philadelphia City Schools A note from the superintendent… From the Desk of the Treasurer… Dear Quaker Community Members:


he school year is moving quickly as we hopefully have seen the last snowfall. There have been many great things happening throughout our district which we have captured in this edition of the Quaker Talk. As a district, we continue to passionately pursue our goal of providing a personalized learning experience for all students. We are doing this by focusing on providing a well-rounded education with a variety of course offerings to support each Dave Brand child. This challenging task is attainable due to Superintendent of Schools our supportive community, amazing students, and highly dedicated staff. New Philadelphia City Schools offer "big school" opportunities in a "small school" environment. We strive to offer vast opportunities for each child while ensuring a personalized learning experience. While being fiscally responsible, we have enhanced many areas of our district without increasing staff. For example, we have a magnet gifted education program, middle school teaming, reduced class sizes, student centered learning initiatives, enhanced instructional resources, and growing AP programing. We will continue to passionately pursue our mission to provide all students with the opportunities to achieve their highest potential. Simultaneously, we will strive to be one of the top performing districts. As we reach for these goals, our daily focus will remain on each student as an individual.

The recent release of Governor Kasich’s biennial budget (2018 through 2019) appears on the surface to be increasing state funding for New Philadelphia City School District. However, the District Foundation revenue is capped for fiscal year 2017. The increases shown on the simulation are due to Transportation Aid and Special Education rather than actual increases in the Foundation formula. Based on the simulations released, the District will not be on the cap for fiscal year 2019 which will increase the revenue to the District by approximateJulie Erwin ly $200,000. The discussion leads us to the Treasurer conclusion that we will not actually experience any increases in revenue until 2019. The joint press release by Buckeye Association of School Administrators and the Ohio Association of School Business Officials caution the public by stating “it is too early to assess how the governor’s budget proposal will affect individual school districts”. The proposed budget is critical to the District because state foundation funding accounts for approximately 43% of revenues. Even throughout the ever changing State support and unfunded mandates, we will continue to be fiscally transparent and responsible to ensure efficient and effective use of resources. You may visit the website to review our finances as part of our fiscal transparency. All current and future initiatives and decisions are driven not only by what is best for our students, but also, what we can fiscally sustain.

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7th grade - Tdap (tetanus booster) and MCV (meningitis) vaccinations. 12th grade - MCV (meningitis) vaccine.Two doses of the vaccine are required unless the first dose was administered on or after the age of 16. We are providing early notification in order to provide you ample time to make arrangements with your physician or the New Philadelphia Health Depart-

ment to have these required vaccinations completed. Please provide proof of immunizations directly to the school nurse (sports physicals are kept separately by the athletic department). Students, who are not in compliance with this state mandate, will be excluded from school and all school related activities.

Safe Schools – Secure Schools Community first responders met recently with district officials to review school security and to share input regarding safety measures. The meeting included representatives from the New Philadelphia Fire Department, New Philadelphia Police Department, Tuscarawas County Sheriff ’s Department and Tuscarawas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, as well as school district officials. The Emergency Operations Plans for all district schools have been reviewed, updated and submitted to the Ohio Department of Education for approval.

The district is proud to announce that all school plans were in compliance. Operational Plans are reviewed on a yearly basis internally; however, the plans will remain compliant at the state level for three years before resubmission. Plans are continuously monitored by the Chief Operations Officer as well as the district leadership team. As we head into 2017, we look forward to working closely with the first responders to ensure that we have a safe and secure environment for each and every child in our school district.

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Quaker Talk - Feb. 2017 Continued from front page… vey, one parent said it this way, “We could not be more pleased with all aspects of the program. Our son is excited about school in a way we only saw on a few occasions last year.” Other parents shared how they feel their child is finally being challenged. “Engaged in their academics” like never before is also a frequent comment that is heard. One parent even put it this way, “This was the single greatest decision that my husband and I have made with regard to our children's education.” In addition to increasing the depth and complexity of academic content covered in the classes, students are working at an accelerated pace as compared to their grade-level peers. Students who continue on this accelerated track could be ready for some high-school level classes as early as 7th grade. This will also prepare them for later advanced coursework, including our new AP Capstone courses when these students enter high school. The gifted classes are not only about reading, writing, and math, though. One of the things that gifted students have the opportunity to do each day is to research concepts and ideas that they are personally interested in. The classroom teacher facilitates these independent “Passion Projects”. Students have at least 30 minutes each day to work on these things. The culminating activity is to share their research and learning with a presentation to their classmates. Giving students the opportunity to spend time learning about things of interest has contributed to overall enthusiasm and motivation for these students, many of whom previously stated they were bored in school. One student explains, “I love being in a full time gifted class because I am learning something new and now class is really challenging and fun.” That is pretty high praise from a student!

READERS ‘N LEADERS - During the first week of January East Elementary kicked off its Readers N’ Leaders program. Each month the staff and students invite area leaders to read to the students at East. The theme for January was ‘safety leaders’. Local firemen, policemen, and members of the armed forces were invited to the school to read books to students and discuss their role as a safety leader. Upcoming themes include School Leadership; Student Leadership; Community Leadership; and East Elementary Leadership (our own 5th grade students).


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Be Active – Stay Healthy – Walk Away Those Winter Blues! EL Program at New Philadelphia At New Philadelphia City Schools, we have a thriving EL program within our district. The Latino population has grown overwhelmingly over the course of five years. The EL enrollment is almost 10% of our student population, compared to just 3% of the population, in 2011. In school year (11-12), we had just over 100 Latino students enrolled, and in the current school year(16-17), the numbers of our Latino population are close to 300 students. These students are enrolled in all five of our elementary buildings, plus at the middle school and high school. In order to serve our students, we continually need to expand our EL staff in the district. New Philadelphia has a total of 9 EL paraprofessionals that work with our students, 2 interpreters that help our Latino families enroll their children into the district, 7 teachers who are TESOL endorsed, and 1 EL family liaison. Each year, the state requires that we conduct a

test of each student who has been identified as EL to determine their growth in the speaking, listening, reading and writing of the English language. Until students are considered proficient, they receive varying degrees of intervention based on their needs. Due to the support we provide our students, we have had students “exiting” EL status. This past year, based on the state’s assessment, we had over 50 students reach the achievement of language proficiency. This was a combined effort of the hard work of our EL paraprofessional staff, our classroom teachers, our Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) endorsed teachers, and the support of our EL families. We are fortunate in New Philadelphia to have individuals who strive to meet the students’ needs who have diverse backgrounds and are determined to make our EL students successful.

Find Your Voice – Habit 8 - Studied On March 8th, East Elementary students and staff will host families for a leadership night with the theme, Habit 8: Find Your Voice. The evening, which will be an open house format, will give students the opportunity to share their many accomplishments with their families. Students will guide their families through the building to show them their leadership notebooks, classroom data, and data boards. Students will also

THANKS GRANDMA! - South Elementary is lucky to have some wonderful foster grandmothers helping our Kindergarten teachers and students this year. The ladies work on projects for the teachers and help students with sight words and reading activities. (Left) Grandma Voshell and Grandma Porter working on various projects.

share the work they have accomplished in their leadership team and in their other leadership roles throughout the school. The East Elementary PTO will provide a snack in the gym, where there will also be a performance by the East Fine Arts Leadership Team. The Spring Book Fair will also be taking place that evening. The staff and students are looking forward to sharing their progress and accomplishments with their families!

A new fitness walking class is being offered at NPHS, which may be taken as a PE requirement or elective. Thanks to a grant from the Quaker Foundation, the Physical Education Department was able to purchase 30 pedometers for class use. Students use the pedometers to track specific activity. The students log data and create personal fitness and walking goals. By the end of the semester, they total the number of steps taken, miles walked and minutes of activity. The average number of steps taken per student was 109,524 steps, the average miles walked per student was 71 and the average active time was 968 min-

utes. Over 1,125 total miles were logged during the first semester! Students felt they had more energy throughout the day and enjoyed being active and staying in shape. Other students found their stress was relieved, they improved cardio-respiratory endurance and lost some weight. Some students even combined their studies with their daily walk. Kelly Miller, the NPHS Physical Education teacher for the course, felt the students received social, emotional and physical benefits from this new format and is very encouraged by the student participation.



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New Philadelphia High School to Participate in the College Board’s AP Capstone™ Program Diploma Program Focuses on Inquiry, Research, and Writing Skills Crucial for College and Career Success New Philadelphia High School is one of approximately 1,000 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone™—an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP® Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement® courses and exams. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP Seminar and AP Research assessments and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will earn the AP Capstone Diploma™. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on both AP Seminar and AP Research assessments only (but not on four additional AP Exams) will earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™. New Philadelphia High School will start AP Seminar in the fall of 2017. High School Principal Eric Jurkovic says,” We are excited about this AP Capstone program/diploma and what a great opportunity it will be for our

students. This innovative program gets a broader, more diverse student population ready for college and beyond. This program also gives our teachers more leeway with curriculum choices so their students can access more challenging coursework and sharpen their reading and writing skills.” New Philadelphia City Schools Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer Mrs. Amy Wentworth is thrilled that the district is now able to offer this additional opportunity for students. “New Phila already has a strong tradition of providing multiple Advanced Placement courses for our students across a variety of subject areas. This additional offering strengthens the educational experience for students at New Philadelphia and provides yet another dimen-

sion in the preparation for collegiate success.” The AP Seminar course, typically taken in 10th or 11th grade, equips students with the ability to look at real-world issues from multiple perspectives. Through a variety of materials—articles to research studies to foundational and philosophical texts — students tackle complex questions; understand and evaluate opposing viewpoints; interpret and synthesize information; and construct, communicate, and defend evidence-based arguments. Education, innovation, sustainability, and technology are examples of themes or topics covered in AP Seminar. However, teachers have the flexibility to choose subject content based on student interests, whether local, regional, national, or global. By tapping into students’ personal interests, AP Capstone gives students from a wide range of backgrounds an entry point into stimulating coursework more than ever before. Students are assessed through: a team project and presentation, an individual project and presentation, and an end-ofcourse written exam. In the subsequent AP Research course, students design, plan, and conduct a yearlong research based investigation on a topic of individual interest, documenting their process with a portfolio. Students build on skills developed in the AP Seminar course by learning how to understand research methodology; employ ethical research practices; and collect, analyze, and synthesize information to build, present, and defend an argument.

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Busy with Biographies at South Elementary Third Graders at South Elementary work hard daily to reach personal and class goals, reinforce and develop third grade skills, and learn new and important information. One research project completed by the third graders in Mr. Maurer’s and Mrs. Swailes’ class is “Busy with Biographies.” This project makes a home and school connection. Students are able to choose a grade level appropriate biography book about an important figure. Students study the book at home, completed an organizer full of information about that person, and created a fun and engaging poster to share with the class. Students then write a five paragraph essay about the person they researched. Students shared: “I thought that it was really inter-

esting and a good experience for me to learn all these things about John Glenn. John Glenn helped me learn some new things in my life. Some of his phrases were really encouraging!” Kenzie M. “I thought it was fun because I didn’t know about Robert Cade at all and I always wondered who invented Gatorade. I saw the book and it looked like a sports book so I picked it!” Jackson N. “I thought it was really fun! It teaches you things about the person [Vincent Van Gogh] that you’re researching and about history.” Makenna C. “I thought the biography project was amazing, because you get to learn new things about someone you didn’t know very much about. I chose Dr. Seuss!” Asher Z.

New Philadelphia High School in cooperation with Allied Machine and Dover Chemical have begun the New Philadelphia Internship Program. This Pilot Year program allows students to have the opportunity to apply classroom learning experiences and interact with professionals to greater enhance their knowledge of diverse career areas. Currently three New Philadelphia High School students have been provide the the opportunity to consolidate and apply the learning from their high school coursework into a meaningful and relevant on-the job experience. The current placement of students focuses on students with engineering interests. These students commit 160 contact hours to the business partners over the academic school year to inquire knowledge into the career field, skill attainment, skill application, and a capstone project based activity upon completion that consolidates the overall learning experience. The New Philadelphia City Schools is

grateful for the opportunity to partner with both Dover Chemical and Allied Machine. These partners have provided opportunities for the students to understand the relevance of academics in relation to what it takes to be successful in the workplace. New Philadelphia City School District's long term goal is to continue to partner with local businesses to create career opportunities. Our hope is to develop our local work force and our community through our greatest asset, our students.

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conclusion of study on pioneer life and the struggles of settling America. Deer stew, cornmeal mush, and goose summer sausage were part of the pioneer feast.  Students took part in the game “Red Rover” and learned the fundamentals of square dancing.   Ms. Jeanne Wieland, retired New Philadelphia first grade teacher, and Jon McDonald entertained the students with traditional folk songs. Students were encouraged to dress in costume and did a spectacular job of representing their pioneer forefathers. Mrs. Patty Riker is the 2nd grade teacher at York Elementary.  

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Welty Students Reach Out

York Celebrates the Arts

Mrs. Golec and her eighth grade, Gifted Language Arts Class completed a unit about nursery rhymes: students researched, composed, and illustrated rhymes; visited Story Book Lane; and traveled to Cleveland. Our class traveled to Horizon Science Academy Middle School of Cleveland where students from both schools read nursery rhymes, wrote sentences, read story books, shared lunch, and experienced the rewards of giving. Our students chose children from the kindergarten class as pen pals. We met them via Face Time and continue to do so. These children received a unique, individual nursery rhyme to keep as their own which will hopefully provide inspiration to work diligently and strive for success. We made learning enjoyable for these children and gave them a chance to hear our nursery rhymes that we composed and illustrated. Our students also helped the kindergarten ones write their sentences of the day. In addition to sharing knowledge, we shared other gifts: color-

Students K-5 at York Elementary presented their fine arts festival “Under the Sea”. The event was organized by York art teacher, Mrs. Faller, along with Mrs. Kandel, elementary music teacher. The kindergarten and first grade artwork displayed throughout the halls made visitors truly feel like they were under the ocean. The students in kindergarten, first and second grade performed a musical called “Baby Beluga,” a set of popular pieces composed by the famous children’s composer, Raffi. Students brought the story to life through a variety of speaking roles. They did a wonderful job singing, speaking and dancing, while dressed as lifeguards, mermaids and fish. It was a fun aquatic adventure. Third, fourth and fifth grade students performed “Pirates! The Musical.” There were many mates aboard the pirate ship who spoke in “pirate” as they told the story about a stowaway who found himself in a pirate singing contest. Students did a marvelous job with vocal solos and duets. Parents and teachers contributed to the success of the evening and the PTO generously provided snacks, so visitors could enjoy refreshments as they strolled along the undersea images.

ing books and crayons; a reading book; cookies, drinks, and a variety of snacks; several gifts for both the boys and girls such as teddy bears, hats, gloves, accessories, and toys; and a lunch of pizza, chips, and juice boxes. Our journey was an enriching one; the students continue to share with one another via snail mail and face time and plan to present at a future Board of Education meeting.

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New Philadelphia High students recently participated in the District Mock Trial Competition at the Tuscarawas County Courthouse. Students competed against other county schools and played the role of attorney and witness. Junior Anna Nyguen and Sophomore Abbi Kneuss won individual awards for Best Attorney and Best Witness respectively. This is the 6th time that the Quakers have had teams compete in the Mock Trial Competition.

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6th Grade One to One = Increased Learning Exciting educational changes happening at Welty Middle School this year! All 6th Grade students received a Chromebook to use during the school day. Students can also take these devices home to work outside of school. The change is much deeper than simply substituting a computer for paper and pencil. Chromebooks allow each student to learn in a way that is more personalized and better meets their individual needs. They are an additional tool that is used to to provide access to online resources and materials. For example, students may use their Chromebooks to access videos and simulations that are not possible with regular textbooks. The Chromebooks allow each student’s learning experience to become more individualized and thought-provoking. This method is called Blended Learning. Blended Learning uses the expertise and skills of teachers and combines that with the power of technology and online resources. It is the best of both worlds! More importantly, it works! Both student achievement and student growth have increased in the sixth grade this year. Students share that, “they enjoy how the chromebook allows them to learn at different levels and in their own learning style.” Often, the chromebooks are used in a rotation of learning stations. Teachers divide their students into groups and offer several different learning stations to work on a specific topic. One of these stations may have students using technology to work through interactive simulations, another station may involve students working with hands-on materials. The classroom teacher may facil-

itate a station to work with a group of students using paper and pencil to work through problems, and a final station may have students working together collaboratively on a project. Students can rotate through these learning stations and gain a better understanding of the concepts that are being learned. Another key to the success of this 1:1 pilot is the sixth grade schedule that has been changed to allow for students to be placed into three teams and provides a longer period of time each day for students to study English Language Arts and Math. Each team of students has the same three core classroom teachers. This allows teachers to really get to know and understand the students and also helps provide a more personalized learning experience. One teacher put it this way, “Whether used as a resource, production tool, teaching, or remediation device, having the technology at our fingertips has had a huge impact on my teaching and student learning. As we continue to infuse our blended learning practices, we will continue to focus on the development of the whole child.” Parents have been positive about this new program as well. One parent said, “I have noticed that my daughter is actively engaged in her learning and uses the technology as a source for communicating with her teachers as well as her peers, searching for information, and creating and producing products that allow her to demonstrate her learning.” This program, which was started as a pilot in sixth grade this year, has been very successful. The district is hoping to expand to other grade levels in the years to come.

WEST ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNERS - Mrs. Leggett's (Grade 2) and Mrs. Host's (Grade 4) classes meet weekly to set goals and work together to monitor their goal progress. Not only does this help the students with peer relationships, but the students have become great friends as well.  One day one of the 2nd grade students was having a bad day and asked if she could talk to her accountability partner.  The teachers arranged for a bit of time for them to talk through her problems so that she could better focus on learning. The students also practice reading to each other and reviewing math facts during their weekly session.  The Accountability Partner program is helping students to grow as leaders and learn to use synergy to set goals and solve problems.  



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Central Develops All Star Students Submitted by John R. Zucal, Principal

The faculty and staff of Central Elementary School are dedicated to helping each student realize the fullness of his or her human potential. Utilizing data from the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments as well as other information, we are able to implement instructional strategies to support each student’s growth. New to the district this school year is a thirty minute block of differentiated instruction known as Q Time (for Quaker Time). During this daily period, students are flexibly grouped based on their performance in different content areas and receive specifically designed instruction tailored to their needs. Under the guidance of our first grade teachers, students from Kent State University-Tuscarawas have been assisting our first grade students with their growth and development. These aspiring educators spend time in the classroom and in small groups helping our students master sight word vocabulary, improve their comprehension skills, and develop oral reading fluency. Another program that supports the unique learning needs of our students is our after-school All-Stars program. Many of our third grade students spend time after school each Tuesday and Thursday for over 12 weeks working on

specific reading skills that will help them to be successful on the high stakes Ohio assessment known as the AIR Reading Test. Students and staff utilize on-line resources as well as specific instructional workbooks to master critical content. Lastly, after conversations among the faculty, we have implemented an after-school program for our second grade students. To support our young people in meeting the demands of early literacy as well as the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee, this All-Stars program is supported by students from our Fifth Grade Leadership Team. For 12 weeks, from February through April, these awesome students will assist the students from the second grade with the development of reading and mathematics fluency at “flash” speed, reading comprehension, and sight vocabulary. Another important aspect of this program is the opportunity for these fifth grade students to serve as role models of service and commitment to our younger boys and girls. Along the way, they are sure to develop a special rapport that helps our school climate and culture to be one where all students are respected, honored, and valued. Central Elementary School is proud of our ability to develop “All Star” students.


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Central Elementary celebrates 75 Years - Local Iconic Landmark – Built during 1941-42 Central Elementary School has a long, proud, and distinguished history of serving our local community and educating the students of New Philadelphia. In 1877, compulsory school attendance became the law in the state of Ohio. To meet the demands of that expectation, the New Philadelphia Public Schools opened on September 9, 1900, with five school buildings and an enrollment of 1,267 students. In April of 1913, an election was held for a new high school and elementary school, and in 1914, the former Central High School became Central Elementary School. Over time, Central Elementary School has seen many changes. On November 29, 1926, all seventh and eighth grade students transferred from Central Elementary School to the new Joseph Welty Junior High School. In 1934, the New Philadelphia Board of Education designated Central Elementary School as the John Knisely School, honoring the founder of the city of New Philadelphia. In 1940, the John Knisely School closed, and all elementary students from the building were transferred to the South and Front School locations. Two years later, in 1942, the John Knisely School was torn down after it did not meet state fire regulations. In the meantime, plans were made for the construction of a new building. The school would revert to its original name of Central Elementary School, and the cornerstone was laid on June 29, 1941. The building was completed in 1942 with 12 classrooms. Major remodeling took place in 1957 as an addition was constructed which now houses the school gymnasium, auditorium, and cafeteria. Historically, the first Kindergarten classes in the district were held at Cen-

tral Elementary School including the initial English Language Learner (ELL/ ESL) Kindergarten Classroom that began in 2011. Presently, Central Elementary School educates over 355 students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. In 2013, Central Elementary School was recognized as a School of Promise by the Ohio Department of Education for its efforts in providing quality instruction to a diverse student population. In May 2016, The Tuscarawas Heritage Home Association honored the New Philadelphia City Schools and Central Elementary School with its Heroes of Preservation award for the restoration of the school’s iconic portico. As we reflect back upon the past 75 years in this building, I would like to share with you some quotes from past students, faculty, and staff. Former teacher Debbie Pallas states, “Spending my career of more than thirty years in education at Central Elementary was very fulfilling. I was fortunate to work with an experienced and caring staff from day one as a first grade teacher. We worked together sharing ideas to help students reach their full potential. I will always be thankful to have worked at Central!” Jennifer Pitre shares, “I am a former student of Central Elementary; I attended school there in the early 80s. I have so many fond memories of my time spent there!  My teachers were such an inspiration.  When I return to New Philadelphia to visit family and friends, I ride by Central and my heart simply smiles!  I love that school!  Today, I am the principal of Montegut Middle School in Montegut, Louisiana.” Donna Rippeth, school secretary, offers, “My twenty-five years as the secretary at Central Elementary School were memorable ones! I would have

to say that the best part of my job was working with the children and seeing that their needs were met. Through this experience, I have made some life-long friends and have worked for some amazing principals such as Mrs. Contini, Mrs. Fishley, and Mr. Zucal. Whenever I walk through the doors of Central, it still feels like home!”

In closing, Central Elementary School has proudly served the students and community at its present location for the past 75 illustrious years and we look forward to 75 more. York Elementary also recently celebrated their 75th year with a very nice tribute printed in the Times-Reporter last month.








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New Philadelphia City Schools

Kindergarten Registration for the 2017 - 2018 School Year

The Shakespeare Mixtape The NPHS Drama and Music Departments will be presenting “The Shakespeare Mixtape” in the Welty Auditorium on Friday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. The cost of the tickets will be $6.00 per person. This is a show created from some of the most well-known scenes from the plays of William Shakespeare mixed with songs that are based on his works. Music selections range from Elton John to Radiohead. This is different

than shows that have been performed at NPHS in the past, but it will be an evening of entertainment with something for everyone! “If music be the food of love, play on.” CAST: Doug Bailey, Quentin Binkley, Kari Cargnel, Christina Everett, Seth Harriman, Laurel Harstine, Andrew Huff, Luke Kilchenman, Abbi Kneuss, Molly McKnight, Cassidy Page, Chloé Parrino, Olivia Stier, Julia Wincek

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Students may attend at a reduced rate based on income. For more information and an application… contact 330-364-0619. Vacancies at all 3 locations: South Preschool Center – East Elementary – West Elementary

New Philadelphia City Schools Kindergarten Registration for the 2017 - 2018 school year will begin February 1st and run through March 10th. Students who are 5 years of age on or before August 1, 2017 will be eligible for kindergarten. You may register your child by accessing the New Philadelphia City Schools Website at www. and clicking on the link “kindergarten registration”. After completing and submitting the forms on-line, you will be called and your child will be scheduled for a screening appointment. Screening will take place March 20th through March 24th at the “Quaker Dome” (located at 142 – 24th Dr., NE, New Philadelphia).

WHEN YOU BRING YOUR CHILD TO THE SCREENING, YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING: • Any registration forms that were not submitted electronically on-line • Birth Certificate, with seal • Proof of Residence, such as utility bill for gas, electric or water • Legal Documents (if applicable, pertaining to custody) • Immunization Records

For questions or more information please call the Central Registration Office at 330-364-0600 x4007 or Special Services Center at 330-364-0613.

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