District News

Blog Entries - April 2020

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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