Circleville City Schools given ‘independent’ designation, recognized by Ohio Department of Education

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Circleville City Schools – All three Circleville City School District buildings – Circleville Elementary School, Circleville Middle School, and Circleville High School – have been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) as independent in designation in accordance with Ohio’s accountability system. 

Per Office of Improvement and Innovation Director for ODE’s Jo Hanna Ward, “Independent schools strive to continuously improve student outcomes by supporting the whole child, ensuring equitable services for all students, and creating a culture and climate that support learning.”

“Our Board of Education has done a phenomenal job allowing us to provide the necessary resources to support our staff, students, and have been beside us encouraging everyone along the way,” said superintendent Jonathan Davis.

“We truly believe that culture trumps strategy and that we are all in this together, thus we want to focus on the unique needs of each and every person. When we do this we can make the most of the difference we make for all, staff and students alike. Our staff and students are the best of the best and I’m blessed with the opportunity to work alongside these folks and for my own children to learn from them.”

Additionally, all three buildings have demonstrated evidenced-based strategies in the following areas: curriculum, instruction, and assessment; human capital management; school climate and student supports; leadership, administration and governance.

Circleville City School District (CCSD) is a public education institution serving the City of Circleville in the county seat of Pickaway County in south-central Ohio. The district proudly serves approximately 2,200 students annually in a PK-12 setting at Circleville Elementary, Circleville Middle, Circleville High school, and through the Circleville Digital Academy. To view the CCSD Quality Profile, please follow through to the link provided (here).

CHS Art Students create one-of-a-kind Pumpkin Show Window Displays

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Left-to-right: Sophomores Gretchen Search, Danielle Jones, Jaycee Fullen, Hannah Brosher show off their innovative painted depictions ahead of the Pumpkin Show Art Show 2018.

Circleville High School students Gretchen Search, Danielle Jones, Jaycee Fullen, Hannah Brosher, under the guidance of art teacher Mrs. Soni Grady, pose with their painted depictions of Pumpkin Show art ahead of the 2018 Pumpkin how Art Show slated to be held October 17th-20th at the Pumpkin Show Building on Watt Street.

In an innovative show of artistic expression, students utilized window panes generously donated by CHS staff member Mrs. Jen Merkle and family which served as the backdrop for each piece.

Specifically, the student entries will be entered in Class 4 which is open to county students in Grades 10th, 11th, 12th which feature pumpkins.

Check out the slideshow below for an in-depth look at these amazing works of student expression.

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CHS Art Students create one-of-a-kind Pumpkin Show Window Displays

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Left-to-right: Sophomores Gretchen Search, Danielle Jones, Jaycee Fullen, Hannah Brosher show off their innovative painted depictions ahead of the Pumpkin Show Art Show 2018.

Circleville High School students Gretchen Search, Danielle Jones, Jaycee Fullen, Hannah Brosher, under the guidance of art teacher Mrs. Soni Grady, pose with their painted depictions of Pumpkin Show art ahead of the 2018 Pumpkin how Art Show slated to be held October 17th-20th at the Pumpkin Show Building on Watt Street.

In an innovative show of artistic expression, students utilized window panes generously donated by CHS staff member Mrs. Jen Merkle and family which served as the backdrop for each piece.

Specifically, the student entries will be entered in Class 4 which is open to county students in Grades 10th, 11th, 12th which feature pumpkins.

Check out the slideshow below for an in-depth look at these amazing works of student expression.

 

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@CirclevilleCity Releases 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

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Circleville City Schools – On Wednesday, October 10th at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Circleville City Schools Board of Education, the board approved next year’s 2019-2020 academic calendar.

The board measure puts pen to paper on what to expect for students, families, and community members in terms of our academic road map come August 2019.

Calendar Shorthand:

  • First Day of School: Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
  • Last Day of School: Thursday, May 21st, 2020
  • 162nd Commencement at Circleville High School: Friday, May 22nd
  • October 16th-18th 2019: No School Pumpkin Show Break
  • November 27th-29th 2019: No School Holiday Break
  • December 20th: Last Day of 1st Semester and Early Release
  • December 23rd, 2019-January 3rd, 2020: Winter Break (January 3rd – Staff Work Day)
  • January 6th, 2020: Students return from Winter Break
  • January 20th, 2020: No School – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 17th, 2020: No School – Presidents Day
  • April 9th-13th, 2020: No School – Spring Break
  • May 8th: No School
  • May 15th: No School

Possible Calamity (Make-up) Days:

  • February 17th
  • April 9th
  • April 13th
  • May 8th
  • May 15th

2019-2020 CalendarFor all things Circleville City Schools events, news, and reminders for the rest of the 2018-19 school year and beyond be sure to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and check out the events timeline on circlevillecityschools.org.

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Circleville High School Alumni Association donates to Mock Trial program

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Pictured left-to-right: CHS Alumni Association Recording Secretary Teri (Strawser) Carter ’78,  Mock Trial students Anthony Fauver, Victoria Goff, Morgan Cordell, and Mock Trial advisor Mr. Nic Hamman.

Circleville City Schools – On Wednesday, the Circleville High School Alumni Association presented the high school’s Mock Trial program with a $365 donation to support program operations for the 2018-2019 school year.

Specifically, the alumni association’s gift will cover the organization’s membership in the Ohio Center for Law Related Education, the 2018-2019 Ohio Mock Trial Case File, and competition registration.

Mock Trial at Circleville High School offers an innovative approach to learning about law and how our legal system functions. Guided by teachers and volunteer legal advisors, students participate in original, unscripted simulated trials written by attorneys. High school student argue both sides of the case in real courtrooms across the state and each student is assigned a role in the case such as plaintiff, defendant, prosecutor, defense attorney, and witness among others.

As of October 9th, the group has 12 members enrolled as meetings are already under way in preparation for its January 2019 simulated court case.

2019 Case Info:

The 2019 case, State of Buckeye v. Quinn Woolf, challenges students to consider an individual’s right to privacy in our increasingly technological world.  In September of 2018, Quinn Woolf was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and telecommunications fraud for stealing $120 million from the State of Buckeye’s pension fund.

The state alleges that Quinn used a private, alpha-numeric code to hack into the state’s digital wallet and drain the funds. The state is basing its claim on drone footage captured from 400 feet in the air. The footage was enhanced to show Quinn Woolf sitting under a gazebo in the backyard of the Woolf residence with a notebook and a laptop. The enhancement revealed an alpha-numeric code written in Quinn’s notebook that matched the code needed to access the state’s account. The defense has filed a motion to exclude the drone footage, claiming that police violated Quinn’s Fourth Amendment protection against unlawful search and seizure.

The motion hearing will focus on the need for a search warrant; specifically, if the contracted drone operator qualifies as a state actor and if Quinn had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

For more information on all things Circleville High School Alumni Association visit circlevillealumni.org. 

 

A Photo Recap of CES’ 2nd Career Connection Friday Event

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This past Friday, September 28th, Circleville Elementary School held its second ‘Career Connection Friday’ series centered around post-graduation pathways and the ideals of ‘determination, desire, and drive’.

The event kicked off at student arrival as our Elementary Tigers were welcomed in to school by our high school student-athletes and the Circleville High School Marching Band playing an array of pep rally tunes. Student-athletes would then visit each classroom and discuss what their future career plans were after graduation and then would read a book to each classroom.
From there, classes headed south to the Circleville High School auditorium for an assembly with motivational speaker, singer, songwriter David Wells. David expanded on the themes of determination, desire, and drive through innovative means weaving in his talent for playing the trumpet and flugel horn with motivational videos.
The event was capped off at 1:30 p.m. with a pep rally in the Savings Bank Stadium where all 1,150 Circleville Elementary School students packed the new home stands for a pep rally surrounding college and career readiness. Classes displayed collegiate pennants, signs, and banners as students were again welcomed by the band and would hear from a variety of CCS administrators on what pathway led them to a career in education.
See the slideshow below for a photo recap of what was an event-filled day surrounding college and career readiness with our youngest Tigers:

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