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On December 6, 2016 Kenneth-David Merritt was given $200.00, a plaque, a certificate, a flag set, and a new backpack. He was honored to read his essay in front of veterans, the mayor, and peers who also wrote Voice of Democracy essays. Now Kenneth will be in the district round. His essay will be compared with Patriot’s Pen winners from 9 counties around Stark County, Ohio.

 
Veteran's Day at MJHS
The 7th grade Social Studies students at Massillon Junior High School had the opportunity to learn about Veteran’s Day. Since the students will be beginning the Anti-Virus program in January. This was a unique opportunity to learn about service projects. Many of the the 7th grade students have a family member that is currently serving in the United States military forces. Students were not only eager to share their stories, but excited about creating table placemats for the Veterans at the nursing homes. The placemats were delivered to the local nursing homes in the area. Students also created a “Veteran Wall of Stars” to thank our servicemen and women. A great number of students were able to dedicate a star.
7th grade Social Studies students at Massillon Junior High School had the opportunity to learn about Veteran’s Day

7th grade Social Studies students at Massillon Junior High School had the opportunity to learn about Veteran’s Day

7th grade Social Studies students at Massillon Junior High School had the opportunity to learn about Veteran’s Day
 

Construction Trades CTE class entertained several board members including our own @ the OSBA State Conf student achievement fair in Columbus!


 

 
Summit vs. Stark County 8th Grade Football All Star Game
Congratulations to our Washington High School football players who will represent us at the Summit vs. Stark County 8th Grade Football All Star Game:

Jeanluc Beasley 
Zach Catrone
Devon Murray 
Magnus Haines
Tyler Friend
Michael Billman 
John Kouth 
Allen Rager
Eric Thurman 
Xavier McElroy' Andrews 

These student athletes will be playing on Sunday, November 13 at Perry High School starting at 6 PM. 
 
Attention JR. Students at WHS and Parents of Juniors - ACT Letter Clarification
This past week Jr. Students at WHS were issued a letter regarding the state offered administration of the ACT at Washington High School, during the school day, on March 21, 2017. On this particular day, the ACT will be paid for by the State of Ohio and will be at no cost to you. This letter also offered explanations of the types of testing options available to students. I would like to clarify the options available to our Jr. students and help alleviate any unintended confusion the letter may have caused.
There are a few options listed in the letter and you are asked to choose one and return the form to the school counselor's office by November 21,2016.
What does this mean for your child?

All students have the option to take the test without any accommodations:
  • ACT scores are reportable to the colleges/universities of your child's choice.
  • If your son/daughter does NOT receive accommodations through an IEP/ Section 504 Plan-This is the only choice available to them. You would check the 3rd option "My child will take the test without any accommodations".
IF your child has an IEP or a Section 504 Plan they have the opportunity to choose from the following testing options:


With ACT-Approved Accommodations (You would check the 1st option on the form "Proceed with the paperwork to obtain ACT Approved accommodations"
  • ACT scores are fully reportable to colleges of your son or daughter’s choice, scholarships, and other entities such as the NCAA and meet state accountability criteria
  • Students must be currently served by an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan
  • Application will be prepared and sent to ACT for their approval
  • Accommodations to be consistent with day to day instruction and testing support

With ACT- State Approved Accommodations (You would check the 2nd otion on the form "Proceed with the paperwork for ACT STATE-Approved accommodations

State-Allowed Accommodations (Not approved through ACT)
  • ACT Scores are NOT college-reportable
  • Used for state accountability purposes only
  • Accommodations to be consistent with day to day instruction and testing support

    **It is important for you and your child to fully consider the testing options available for these exams, and what each test will provide to you score-wise before making a decision. Please note that any student can choose to take the test without accommodations should the student and/or family choose to do so.** 
 
Issue 50 Message
Thank you to everyone who educated themselves and voted on November 8. Thank you also to those who helped us communicate the importance of this issue. While this was not the result we had hoped for, we will respect the wishes of our residents. However, we still must address the issue of our costly and aging buildings.

The district has already spent $3.5 million over the past three years attempting to repair these old buildings, and the cost will continue to increase.

Again, thank you to those who helped communicate this issue and voted yesterday. The district will maintain our transparent and responsible use of our finances and will prioritize student safety as we continue to make repairs to our buildings. We will soon provide an update on our next steps.  

Paying for College

 
CTE Parent Articulation Meeting
 
Parent University at the Middle School
 
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