Recap: Students, staff reunite for Day One of the 2017-18 school year


Mrs. Webb greets 2nd graders Jolene, Nevaeh, and Siena on their way into school this morning.

Circleville City Schools – On Thursday, approximately 2,000 Tigers returned to school for the first combined day of the 2017-18 academic school year for Grades 1-12. Preschool and Kindergarten students are slated to return on a delayed start next week.

Arriving in droves, students were greeted by lined hallways of CCS staff in each of the district’s three buildings to officially welcome them back for Day One.

For many, the first of the year is a whirlwind of new routines, new teachers, and friends new and old. On these types of days, student and staff enthusiasm is as strong as ever. You can walk into any of our three Circleville City buildings and immediately feel that enthusiasm between bells, during lunch periods, and in team building exercises in the classroom.

A critical component in first of the year school classrooms is team building and relationship development.

“Getting to know the students is of top importance,” said Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Jaime Fosnaugh.  “The better we know the students, the more effectively we can teach them.  Students must know that you love them and are invested in them.”

Particularly for some students, like those working with Mrs. Fosnaugh, next week’s Kindergarten delayed start brings the first structured academic environment those students will have encountered in their lifetime.

“Many times, this is the students’ first school experience,” said Fosnaugh. “The positive relationships we form can shape their views on school for years to come. What a golden opportunity we have as Kindergarten teachers.”

Elsewhere on campus today at Circleville Middle School and Circleville High School, a similar interactive ‘Get to know you’ structure was in place. Mr. Whitten’s 6th grade Social Studies classes, students did a ‘2 Truths and a lie about my summer’ interactive workshop.

Circleville High School staff lined the hallways at 7:20 a.m. on Thursday as well to waste no time in building a report with their students out of the gate. Additionally, as a part of the district’s professional development seminars with literacy specialist Dr. Dianne McCune, staff will be unveiling their ‘Get to know me’ show and tell presentations by week’s end.

For a full recap of the student’s first day in photos, be sure to see the slideshow below to see how CCSD celebrated the first day of the 2017-18 school year.



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Chalk Talk

  • Starting today, policies mandated by House Bill 410 regarding changes to how district’s track student attendance goes into effect. Information will be sent home today with your CCS student regarding the attendance changes. Parents and guardians can also click here for a pdf version of the 2017-18 District Attendance Brochure.
  • This Saturday, August 19th, campus will be hosting the 2017-18 Tiger Day celebration starting at 5 p.m. Come out and meet the Fall 2017-18 athletes, grab a bite to eat, bring the kids for carnival style games and a bounce house ($5 fundraiser), and see the Pride of the Tigers, the Circleville High School Marching Band perform excerpts from their Fall competition show ‘”Genius” – composed and arranged by Key Poulan. 


This Weekend in Athletics

  • The CHS Tiger Football team will take to the road to scrimmage Alexander High School in a 7 p.m. start tomorrow, Friday, August 18th. This is the final scrimmage before the team opens their regular season schedule at home next week against Miami Trace.
  • Girls Golf takes on Teays Valley tonight at 4 p.m.
  • Boys Golf takes to the greens at Turnberry this Saturday (August 19th) for a 1 p.m. tee time.
  • Varsity Girls (11 a.m.) and Boys (1 p.m.) Soccer will host Miami Trace at Home on Saturday to kick off their 2017 Fall campaigns.

Follow live score updates on Twitter @Athletics_CV from this weekend’s Fall sports slate.