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Blog Entries - March 2020

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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