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Blog Entries - 2020

Parents/Guardians Restart Survey

Posted on: July 13, 2020

Parents/Guardians Restart Survey Parents/Guardians, As the district works toward developing a plan for returning to school this fall, we recognize the importance of gathering input from our families.  This survey is only to gather preliminary

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Notice of Regular Board Meeting

Posted on: August 12, 2020

Meeting date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Link to official public release

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Mother's Day

Making Mother’s Day extra special

Posted on: May 8, 2020

With Mother’s Day coming up — this Sunday, May 10 — we wanted to give you all some ideas on how to make the day extra-special under these unusual circumstances. Our moms have had to pull double duty this year, not only keeping up with normal

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Seniors

Senior Spotlights

Our hearts go out to our 2020 seniors for missing the remainder of their senior years and not getting a proper graduation ceremony. While we can never truly understand what that is like, we sympathize beyond measure, and we want to do everything we can to

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Scoreboard

Citizens National Bank donates new scorers table & video board

Before we were out of school, Citizens National Bank donated a new scorers table and video board to Beallsville Schools. This is used for basketball, volleyball, videos and messages, and many other activities and purposes. It was great to be able to use it

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Cap and gown pickup

Seniors retrieve cap & gowns

Our seniors have really taken the brunt of the COVID-19 induced school closing. Seniors, while we cannot truly understand what it’s like to miss out on the remainder of your senior year, we sympathize beyond measure, and want to do everything we can to

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Strope

Flat Miss Strope encourages students during uncertain time

Posted on: May 8, 2020
Tags: Powhatan elementary

We’ve said it a million times and we’ll say it a million more: online teaching isn’t our preferred method of teaching! Our teachers wish they could be with your students face-to-face, teaching and learning every day, but in our current

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PES

School Facebook page spotlights one employee & one student per day

Posted on: May 8, 2020
Tags: Powhatan elementary

Starting Monday, April 27, our Facebook page has been highlighting one employee and a student that employee nominates each day. This is a fun way for you to get to know our staff better and spotlight several of our amazing students! The nominated employee

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Greenhouse

Greenhouse officially open to public

Posted on: May 8, 2020
Tags: River high school

The River High School greenhouse is officially open to the public! The greenhouse offers the chance to purchase plants and flowers. The hours are below: Mondays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Wednesdays 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Fridays 2:00 PM – 6:00

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COVID

Students focus on positive impact of COVID-19

Posted on: May 8, 2020
Tags: River high school

It’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of this global pandemic — there’s so many, and they’re impacting our everyday life. However, it’s important to find the positives in this time period, just as it’s

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Teacher week

Recognizing our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted on: May 8, 2020
Tags: River high school

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and we want to recognize all of our River High School Teachers for their hard work and creativity in their classrooms (physical and virtual!), and their love for our students.  Principal Trifonoff says, “I am

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Redskins

To our Redskins

Posted on: May 8, 2020
Tags: Woodsfield elementary

Our faculty and staff here at Woodsfield Elementary miss having your students in class each day! We wanted to take the time to create a video for our Redskins to show just how much we miss you. Don’t worry — we’ll see you soon!  View

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Innovation Lab

Construction projects provide students with up-to-date & innovative spaces for learning

Posted on: April 30, 2020
Tags: Swiss hills career center

We have many goals here at Switzerland Local Schools, and one of them is to ensure our students have the most up-to-date and innovative opportunities to explore their interests. That’s why we have taken special care to begin two

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In Demand Jobs

In-Demand Jobs Week

Posted on: April 30, 2020
Tags: Career development

Given the circumstances, it’s easy to worry about the future. We wanted to share a virtual jobs week with you and your students to make the search for future employment opportunities a little easier.  Whether you’re a student looking for

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River

Love from faculty and staff

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Tags: River elementary

The faculty and staff can’t believe how long it’s been since we last saw our students – we are happy to be social distancing and promoting safety during this time, but we sure do miss you guys. Share this video with your kids to

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Remote learning extended through the end of the school year

Posted on: April 24, 2020

As expected, Governor DeWine recently announced that Ohio schools will continue remote learning through the end of the school year to slow the spread of the coronavirus. This means that students will not be returning to their buildings this year. This also

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Guitar

Students partner to reform & engrave old guitar

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Tags: River high school, Stem

Back when we were still physically in school, two students in Mr. Moore’s engineering class partnered up to reform an older guitar and engrave it. Cooper VanCamp developed the project to use the new equipment in the lab to kickstart this

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VR Headsets

Virtual Reality headsets enrich learning

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Tags: River high school

This past Fall semester, Ms. Hulsey’s Geography and World History classes used Virtual Reality (VR) headsets to enhance their learning. Using Google Expeditions, the Geography classes were able to visit American National Parks like Yosemite, Bryce

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Beallsville

Retired teachers spread Beallsville love

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Tags: Beallsville elementary school, Beallsville high school

Here at Beallsville, we consider ourselves a family: students, faculty and staff, parents, and community. Once you are associated with Beallsville in any way, you are a part of our family forever. Recently, two individuals have been showing just how deep our

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Engineering Student

Engineering student creates thank you gifts for volunteers

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Tags: River high school

For the 2020 River Inquizitive Competition, the Engineering class created thank you gifts for all of the competition’s volunteers. Engineering student Kolton Dotterer designed an image of the pilot wheel encircled by the River Pilots logo. He used the

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Yearbook

Yearbook updates

We might be out of school, but the Beallsville yearbook staff is still working hard to create a memorable yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year. Students have been working on the yearbook from home using a program on their chrome books. The yearbook staff,

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Coursework

Update on coursework

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Tags: Beallsville elementary school, Beallsville high school

We want to congratulate our students on doing a great job completing their schoolwork! We know it has been a large adjustment going from in-person schooling to online, for students and teachers alike. We could not be more proud of the effort being put forth

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Honor Roll

Congratulations to our Honor Roll students for the 3rd nine weeks period

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Tags: Powhatan elementary

Congratulations to all of our honor roll students for the 3rd nine weeks grading period. We are proud of your hard work and your commitment to learning! Keep it up when school resumes!   PRINCIPAL’S LIST:  JOSEPH TORRES 4 HUNTER OGILBEE

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Medical Technologies students visit West Liberty University for hands-on experience

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Tags: Career development, Swiss hills career center

In early March, the Swiss Hills Career Center Medical Technologies students visited the West Liberty University Health Sciences Department to learn more about opportunities for degrees in dental hygiene.  Students received a free dental

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Woodsfield FAQs

Woodsfield Elementary School Closure FAQs

Posted on: April 24, 2020
Tags: Woodsfield elementary

To be better prepared as we progress through the extended school closure ordered by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt it was imperative to prepare a frequently asked questions/Redskins Guidance document or a quick reference

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RHS School Closure FAQs

Posted on: April 17, 2020
Tags: River high school

Hello Pilot Students and Families, To be better prepared as we progress through the extended school closure ordered by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought it was imperative to prepare a frequently asked questions/Pilot

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Skyvue

Skyvue School Closure FAQs

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Students and Families: To be better prepared as we progress through the mandated school closure ordered by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I thought it was imperative to prepare a frequently asked questions/ guidance

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Monroe

Monroe Central Closure FAQs

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Greetings Seminole Students and Family Members! To be better prepared as we progress through the mandated school closure ordered by Ohio Governor Mike Dewine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought it was imperative to prepare a frequently asked Questions/

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Beallsville

Beallsville Closure FAQs

Posted on: April 17, 2020
Tags: Beallsville elementary school, Beallsville high school

Hello Beallsville Students and Families, To be better prepared as we progress through the mandated school closure ordered by Ohio Governor Mike Dewine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I thought it was imperative to prepare a frequently asked questions/Blue

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Masks

SOLSD uses 3D printers to create face masks for local healthcare workers & first responders

 Resources are running low all around, and the Switzerland of Ohio School District (SOLSD) has dedicated itself to give back to the people risking themselves during this pandemic: local healthcare workers and first responders.  The district has

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curriculum

Switzerland chosen to participate in Mathematical Modeling & Reasoning pilot program

Posted on: April 17, 2020
Tags: Stem

The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD) has been approved for the Mathematical Modeling and Reasoning pilot program through the Ohio Department of Education. The goal of this program is to provide students a curriculum

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SHCC

Youth Mentoring Program & Workforce Initiative piloted at Swiss Hills Career Center

Posted on: April 17, 2020
Tags: Swiss hills career center

The Youth Mentoring Program & Workforce Initiative is a new project being piloted at Swiss Hills Career Center. The program aims to encourage students to stay in school and graduate with their high school diplomas and career

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Wifiboosters

WiFi boosters installed in school parking lot

Posted on: April 17, 2020
Tags: Monroe central high school

Last Thursday, Technology Coordinator Tess Hill and the rest of the IThelp team installed WiFi boosters to enable students to access the internet from each school’s parking lot. This will allow students who have limited access to the internet to work on

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PLTW

New course pathways to be offered 2020-21

Posted on: April 17, 2020
Tags: Curriculum, Monroe central high school

Monroe Central’s curriculum will be offering new programs during the 2020-21 school year. These program pathways are offered through “Project Lead the Way” and will allow students to explore topics of interest more in-depth than they were

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Congratulations

Senior receives prestigious state-wide award

Posted on: April 10, 2020
Tags: River high school

Congratulations to senior Kate Dotterer, who has been selected as the district’s Franklin B. Walter award recipient. Each of the 88 counties in Ohio selects one student for this award, and Kate was our recipient for this highly prestigious

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Zoom

Zoom makes online learning & teaching adjustment easier

Posted on: April 10, 2020

Online learning and teaching has been an adjustment for all. With the use of Zoom Virtual Media, we’ve been able to tackle this challenge and continue on as normally as possible. We have been able to continue educating students – almost –

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3d Masks

3D printers used to make masks for local healthcare workers & first responders

Posted on: April 10, 2020
Tags: River elementary, Stem

This has been an adjustment for all of us: online schooling, limited social interactions, and many people not being able to work. A great emotional outlet is letting your mind be creative! Journal, paint, sew, cook, make crafts with your kids around the

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Greenhouse

Students fill greenhouse with life

Posted on: April 10, 2020

Students from Mr. Bennett’s botany/horticulture class, along with students from Practical Assessment Exploration System (PAES), have been planting flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits in our greenhouse. The classes also took a field trip to

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See You Soon

Latest Updates

Posted on: April 10, 2020
Tags: River elementary

With Governor DeWine extending the “Stay at Home” order until May 1, we know things are crazy trying to make ends meet. Principal Eric James has been taking special care in making sure our community is updated on the latest developments in

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Scholarship Changes

Scholarship Deadline Changes

Posted on: April 10, 2020

Seniors, please note the following scholarship deadline changes: 

  • Legion Auxiliary – May 1
  • Monroe Co. Autism – May 1
  • Stark Community Foundation – May 1
  • David Boughner Scholarship – May 1
  • COAD Scholarship – May 29
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Beallsville Logo

Powder coat devil logo donated to Beallsville schools

Posted on: April 10, 2020

A special shout-out to the Beallsville First and Goal Club for donating a powder coat devil logo to Beallsville schools. This logo will be placed on the condiment bar and will be up when the students return to school!  The devil head logo was designed 8

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Girls Basketball

Ashlie Louden and Ashley Howell Make All-Valley Girls’ Basketball Teams

Congratulations to Ashlie Louden and Ashley Howell for being named All-Valley in girls’ basketball. Ashlie Louden was named to the Small School First Team. Ashley Howell was named to the Small School Second Team. Both were recently featured in an

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Student

Student Update

Posted on: April 10, 2020

The past couple of weeks have been crazy – for all of us! We wanted to share some updates on what your students are up to (if you don’t already know!), along with other relevant information!  Students were given a two-week extension on

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Masks

Teacher gives back to community during pandemic

Posted on: April 10, 2020

This has been an adjustment for all of us: online schooling, limited social interactions, and many people not being able to work. A great emotional outlet is letting your mind be creative! Journal, paint, sew, cook, make crafts with your kids around the

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Ohio DOE

Latest Updates

Posted on: April 10, 2020

With Governor DeWine extending the “Stay at Home” order until May 1, we know things are crazy trying to make ends meet. Our staff is busy planning, but we wanted to share the few updates we have at the moment.  We have few updates at this

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Monroe Central

Faculty goes above and beyond during this time

Posted on: April 10, 2020
Tags: Monroe central high school

COVID-19 has required all of us to adjust: online learning, online teaching, limited social interactions, not being able to work, etc. At Monroe Central, we are so proud of how our faculty has risen to the new challenge of online teaching, and how innovative

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Girls Basketball

Kalista Friday and Amy Bettinger Named All-Valley in Girls’ Basketball

Posted on: April 10, 2020
Tags: Athletics, Monroe central high school

Congratulations to Kalista Friday and Amy Bettinger for being named All-Valley in girls’ basketball. Kalista was named to the Small School First Team and Amy was named to the Small School Third Team. Both were featured in a recent article in the

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Monroe Teacher

Teacher works hard to engage students

Posted on: April 10, 2020
Tags: Monroe central high school

Our teachers are working hard to ensure students are feeling positive and motivated during this school closure. Ms. Felicia Trentacoste has been continuing with recognizing a Student of the Month, something she has been doing all school year. Ms. Trentacoste

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Spirit Week

Virtual Spirit Week lifts spirits

Posted on: April 10, 2020
Tags: Powhatan elementary

We have been loving seeing your photos from last week’s Virtual Spirit Week! Hopefully this perked your kids up through this new adjustment. We wanted to share some of our favorite photos from last week’s shenanigans!  Monday – Pet

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Masks

3D printers used to make masks for local healthcare workers & first responders

Posted on: April 10, 2020
Tags: Powhatan elementary

This has been an adjustment for all of us: online schooling, limited social interactions, and many people not being able to work. A great emotional outlet is letting your mind be creative! Journal, paint, sew, cook, make crafts with your kids around the

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Ohio DOE

Latest Updates

Posted on: April 10, 2020

With Governor DeWine extending the “Stay at Home” order until May 1, we know things are crazy trying to make ends meet. Our staff is busy planning, but we wanted to share the few updates we have at the moment.  We have few updates at this

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Eye-spy a bear

Posted on: April 10, 2020
Tags: Woodsfield elementary

The community is working to stay positive throughout this period of at-home school, work, and limited social interactions. In order to add a little more fun to the car rides and walks outside, the community has enlisted a “Bear Hunt!” Families,

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Mentoring

Youth Mentoring Program & Workforce Initiative piloted at SHCC

Posted on: April 10, 2020
Tags: Swiss hills career center

The Youth Mentoring Program & Workforce Initiative is a new project being piloted at Swiss Hills Career Center. The program aims to encourage students to stay in school and graduate with their high school diplomas and career pathway certificates by

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SHCC

Team qualifies for State SkillsUSA Competition

Posted on: April 10, 2020

We had 17 students from SHCC participate in the SkillsUSA Southeast Ohio Regional Competition at the Buckeye Career Center in New Philadelphia, OH. SkillsUSA Ohio is a non-profit association whose mission is to “empower its members to become

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Mini Grant Program

Mini-Grant program provides new opportunities for teachers to enrich their classrooms

Posted on: April 3, 2020

This year, Switzerland is proud to present a unique new program called “mini-grants.” Under the leadership of Superintendent Rob Caldwell, the program provides teachers with the opportunity to be creative in enriching their curriculum by granting

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State chosen

District chosen as pilot for state-wide initiative

Posted on: April 3, 2020

The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District has been chosen as the state of Ohio’s pilot district to improve broadband connectivity within the Switzerland of Ohio school district. This program is an initiative in conjunction with Governor

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Spirit Week

Monroe Central & Woodsfield partner to give students new internship opportunities

Posted on: March 27, 2020
Tags: Monroe central high school, Woodsfield elementary

Monroe Central is dedicated to providing opportunities that will propel students into their future. One of these new options includes offering potential “internships” to students who are interested in going into education. If a student has

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Beallsville Staff

What’s the staff up to right now?

Posted on: March 27, 2020

This is an unprecedented break in the school year. We hope your students are keeping active and trying to keep learning. Our teachers have been busy connecting with students. We’re very proud of how well everyone has done their best to adapt to a

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Online Learning

What makes a successful online learner?

Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 is presenting us all with new daily challenges. One of those many challenges is the continuing education for our youth. Teachers commonly use online learning options within the classroom as tools to enhance engagement. However, relying on online

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Inquizitive

River Pilots Take Inquizitive Competition Win

Posted on: March 27, 2020

River High School hosted its annual Inquizitive Competition on March 12. The academic competition consisted of sixteen teams from six high schools. Each team participated in round robin play in the morning with the top teams from each of the four pools making

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Woodsfield

PAES Prepares Students for Future

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Practical Assessment Exploration System (PAES) is a new district-purchased curriculum that allows students to experience Work and Life Skills training, Proper Work Behavior Development, and Work Exploration. Students are Formally and Performance Based

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Lunch Menu

Meal Pickups Available for all Switzerland Students

Posted on: March 27, 2020

School may be out, but that doesn’t mean your student needs to go without lunch. Switzerland of Ohio Local School District is committed to providing quality meals for students even when school isn’t in session.  Lunches are offered for

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Halloween

Speech class takes on new & interesting projects

Posted on: March 27, 2020
Tags: Monroe central high school

Here at Monroe Central, we are always seeking new and engaging ways to teach our students – and our Speech Class has been doing just that! This year, they had the chance to create two real-life projects that taught them a wide variety of skills,

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Skyvue Basketball

5th Grade Basketball Team Represents Skyvue Well

Posted on: March 27, 2020

In February, the 5th grade boys basketball team traveled to Columbus to compete in the Youth Ohio State Basketball Championships. They finished the weekend as state runner-up, falling in the championship game with a final score of 41-36.  Teams that

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Zoom Call

Online Teaching Update

Posted on: March 27, 2020
Tags: Powhatan elementary

This past Monday, all 22 of our teaching staff came together on Zoom to talk about the upcoming weeks of online schooling. Over the past couple of days, we have been hosting online meetings so you can connect with your child’s teachers via Zoom, Google

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River Teacher

River Teachers Get Creative to Connect With Students

Posted on: March 27, 2020
Tags: River elementary

This unprecedented situation is forcing all of us to think outside the box. However, the school closure hasn’t prevented our students from continuing to educate their students. Math teacher Courtney Still and kindergarten teacher Crystal Longwell have

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Class Dojo

ClassDojo keeps teachers and students connected

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Do you use the ClassDojo app? It’s a great way to keep your child connected to his or her teacher and classmates during this difficult period. Many of our teachers are using it to share assignments, learning materials, or even just fun pics or

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Congrats Honor Students

Congratulations to our Honor Roll Students for the 3rd Nine Week Period

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Congratulations to all of our honor roll students for the 3rd nine week period. We are proud of your hard work and your commitment to learning! Keep it up when school resumes! 4TH-GRADE PRINCIPAL’S LIST RIDGE HOLIDAY ALLIE MCFREDERICK MILEY

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Beallsville Rodeo

Chase Baumberger Saddles Up to Win 2 World Belt Buckles

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Beallsville is home to a championship horse rider. Chase Baumberger recently won 2 world belt buckles and several more awards for his riding abilities. Chase spent much of the past six months traveling to two horse parks more than two hours away to train and

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Welding

Welders Achieve ‘Certified Welder’ Industry Credential from the American Welding Society

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Under the guidance of senior welding instructor Mr. Loren Harthshorn and junior instructor Mr. Chuck Ballard, all fifteen of the senior welding students successfully achieved their “Certified Welder” Industry credential from the American Welding

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Welding

Welding Students Shadow at Washington State Community College

Posted on: March 27, 2020
Tags: Swiss hills career center, Career development

Senior welding students had the opportunity to tour Washington State Community College’s welding program on March 5. This tour was facilitated by the welding instructor, Roberta Maxwell. The students toured the welding, robotics, machines, and diesel

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Packing meals

The Nutrition Group Packages 900 Meals for Switzerland of Ohio Students

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Switzerland of Ohio Local School District administrators partnered with volunteers on Wednesday, March 18 to package approximately 900 meals for area students. The program provides breakfasts and lunches to all SOLSD students for every day that they are not

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Online resources

Online Learning Resources for Your Student

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Keeping your children occupied during this forced schooling-at-home can be a struggle – for them and for you! There are all kinds of web-based opportunities for your children to enhance their learning, and one of these websites might take the edge off

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Washing hands

Maintaining Normalcy During COVID-19

Posted on: March 20, 2020

With the new adjustments to your students’ learning schedules and your work schedules, this is a stressful time for all of us. Not knowing when this will let up just adds to the anxiety. We wanted to share some tips for how to keep life as

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Forensic students

Forensic Students Test Unknown Substances

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Tags: River high school, Career development

During their toxicology unit, River High School forensic students conducted a lab where they were required to discover if an unknown white powder was cocaine. They received 8 samples and had to conduct a series of tests to attempt to discover the identity of

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SH Welding

Welding Students Learn About Apprenticeship Opportunities at Pioneer Pipe

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Tags: Swiss hills career center, Career development

Swiss Hills welding students toured Pioneer Pipe on February 26 and got an up-close look at opportunities to further their career after graduation. The tour was led by Switzerland of Ohio Local Schools Director of Business Operations Linda O’Connor.

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2nd and 7 program

2nd & 7 Program Makes Positive Impact

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Tags: Athletics, River elementary, River high school

In December 2019, River High School partnered up with River and Powhatan Elementary Schools with the 2nd & 7 Foundation. This foundation’s mission is to promote reading and literacy by providing free books and positive role models to young kids,

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FFA Conference

Students Impress at National FFA Conference

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Tags: Extracurriculars, Monroe central high school

Students of the Future Farmers of America middle school and officer teams were able to attend this year’s FFA conference for Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. According to their website, this camp aims to provide quality resources and facilities to agricultural

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Newsletter

Photojournalism Class Creates School Newsletter

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Tags: Extracurriculars, Monroe central high school

Under the direction of Miss Ruble, photojournalism students have created a newsletter for the school and staff of Monroe Central. Students meet for a round table discussion to talk about what is happening in the school, careful to look at all perspectives

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Interactive Media Qualifiers

Interactive Media Students Compete Statewide

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Tags: Extracurriculars, Monroe central high school

On January 29, the Interactive Media students competed at the Business Professionals of America Competition at Morgan High School, and all seven students qualified to compete at the state competition the following week. Their teacher, Teresa Schuerman, says

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Rally for Life

Students Raise $1,600 for Rally for Life Fundraiser

Back in September, seven students (ranging from kindergarten to 3rd grade) in Ms. Stacia Vernatter’s class started an incredibly tasty fundraiser – a Sweet Treat Cart! Students sell iced and hot coffee, hot chocolate, sweet tea, hot tea, a variety

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New trophy case

Beallsville Receives New Trophy Case

Finally – the high school is getting not only new trophy cases to bring in the old trophies, but we’re getting our class photos updated, as well! Swiss Hills students built a beautiful new trophy case to show off the trophies in the high

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FFA Woodsfield

FFA Offers Students Real-World Experiences

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Tags: Extracurriculars, Woodsfield elementary

This year, we have installed an FFA chapter at Woodsfield Elementary. Under the advisory direction of our Agriculture Science teacher, Jessica White, students are offered a variety of opportunities to further their academics and expand the experiences in

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Escape Rooms Being Used to Learn Science

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Tags: Woodsfield elementary, Stem

It wasn’t that long ago that escape rooms began to take the country by storm; people can’t seem to get enough of the activity! Escape rooms are games in which a group of players work together to discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks

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micro machines

Manufacturing Students Shadow at Micro Machine Works

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Tags: Career development, Swiss hills career center

On March 3, three manufacturing students were invited to “job shadow” at Micro Machine Works in Barlow, Ohio. Micro Machine Works is a full-service contract machine shop, known for their unique engineering/manufacturing designs. Per their website,

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School Supply Drive

National Honor Society Sponsors School Supply Drive

Posted on: March 13, 2020

The National Honor Society, along with the National Honor Society Advisor, Bob Cicogna, recently sponsored a school supply drive. Homes and schools were devastated after Hurricane Dorian, which hit in August of 2019. The National Honor Society gathered

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Hockey Game

Students Rewarded with Hockey Game

Posted on: March 13, 2020

On March 10, staff awarded select students for their good behavior and positive attitudes with free tickets to the Wheeling Nailers vs. Reading Royals hockey game at WesBanco Arena. The final score might not have been great for our home team, but the students

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100th day

Kindergartners celebrate 100th day of school

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Tags: Beallsville elementary school

We are so proud of our kindergartners for recently completing their 100th day of school! Students celebrated by making 100-piece fruit loop necklaces, coloring “100” glasses and making hats, stacking cups in fun formations, and so much more. Check out the photos for the full scoop!

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Redskin Ready

Redskin Ready Grant Helps Students

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Tags: Fine arts, Woodsfield elementary

Woodsfield Elementary was recently awarded a 21st Century grant where 78 K-8 students are invited to stay after school for a special program of study, STEM, and the arts.  Students start by working on programs that are used throughout the normal school

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Staying Healthy, In and Out of School

Posted on: March 6, 2020

By now, we are all aware of the outbreak of the coronavirus, a contagious virus that spreads person-to-person and from contact with infected surfaces or objects. We are keeping up-to-date with health official reports and news reports pertaining to this virus,

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Mentors - We Need Your Help!

Posted on: March 6, 2020

The brand-new Southwest Ohio Youth Mentoring Program, sponsored by the Switzerland of Ohio school district and Monroe County Job & Family Services, is looking for adults willing to serve as mentors to our local youth. This is a way to help guide and

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STEM

Skyvue Students Experiment With STEM

Posted on: March 6, 2020
Tags: Skyvue, Stem

Imagine: second graders are coding computer games; third graders are building simple and compound machines (and explaining what that means!); fourth graders are building M-Bots, machines that they control via a computer or mobile device; fifth graders are

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River Girls Basketball

River Elementary Athletes Bring Home the Hardware

Posted on: February 21, 2020
Tags: River elementary, Athletics

Student-athletes at River Elementary are filling the school’s trophy case. The girls’ 7th-8th grade basketball team recently won its end-of-season tournament championship. Our Math Counts team, led by coach Courtney Still, won their local

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Student Painting

River High School Artist Recognized by Cleveland Clinic

Posted on: February 21, 2020

Aedyn Kraft, an 11th-grade student at River High School, was recently recognized by the Cleveland Clinic for her talents. Aedyn submitted her original acrylic painting, “Drowning in Opioids,” to the Cleveland Clinic’s eXpressions

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After-School Support Helps Students Succeed

Posted on: February 21, 2020

School hours can be overwhelming, and sometimes students need a bit of extra help over and above the short time they spend in the classroom in order to absorb material effectively. An after-school tutoring program can provide this needed support and help

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Rally for Life

Beallsville's Rally for Life Raises Thousands for Local Families

Posted on: February 7, 2020

One of Switzerland School District’s best events is in full swing. For a decade, students at Beallsville High School have held an annual, year-long event called the Rally for Life to raise money for local families who have overcome cancer and other

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Interactive System

Movement enhances learning at Powhatan Elementary

Posted on: February 7, 2020

Did you know – adding movement during learning can actually help students process information, remember and retrieve it more effectively, and even increase the number of brain cells? Movement also helps young bodies burn off excess energy, increase

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New School Board Members

Welcome, New School Board Members!

Posted on: February 7, 2020

On January 9, 2020, the Switzerland of Ohio school district welcomed three board members elected/re-elected in November 2019: Bev Anderson, who is returning for her second term; Ron Winkler, who is returning for his 27th year; and newly-elected Greg

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Monroe Central Grants

Monroe Central Students Benefit from Grants

Posted on: January 24, 2020

In the past two years, Monroe Central HS has been extremely successful in securing grants for programs that would not otherwise be available to students. These grants have provided music, art, and other support, and the largest, from the Ohio Department of

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Every Small Step Makes a Difference

Posted on: January 10, 2020

I hope all of our students, staff, and families had an enjoyable winter break. It’s hard to believe, but we are already halfway through the school year. I’m so proud of what our students and staff accomplished in the first half of the year and

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Swiss Hills Career Center

Swiss Hills Career Center: Developing Student Skills While Serving the Public

Posted on: January 10, 2020
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The Switzerland of Ohio School District takes its responsibility to prepare students for “life after Switzerland” very seriously. That is why at Swiss Hills Career Center, practical hands-on experience with customers is just as important a part of

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Literacy at Woodsfield

Literacy Key to Success at Woodsfield Elementary

Posted on: January 10, 2020

Mr. Josh Ischy, Woodsfield Elementary’s Principal, believes literacy in reading and mathematics is key to helping students succeed. That is why he and his staff are implementing unique, individualized programs to move each student along their own

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