Circleville Elementary School receives Gold Level Breakfast All-Star School Designation

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Circleville Elementary School has been recognized as a Gold Level Breakfast All-Star for meeting noteworthy school breakfast Average Daily Participation (ADP) rates, as established by the 2019 Ohio School Breakfast Challenge. 313 Ohio schools were recognized for five levels of school breakfast ADP, reported through a survey by the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.

Annually, Circleville Elementary School provides breakfast and lunch to approximately 1,100 K-5 students 178 days a year. Circleville City Schools’ Food Services effort is supported by Classified Services Director Suzie Gerhardt and Circleville Elementary School head cook Kelly Goode.

Circleville Elementary received the Gold Level for achieving a school breakfast total ADP of 60 percent to 69 percent. As a part of the honors, the school will receive a “Breakfast All-Star Banner” from the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge at the 2019 Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference in November.

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The Ohio School Breakfast Challenge mission is to increase and sustain student participation in the School Breakfast Program, ensuring Ohio students start each day ready to learn. The Ohio Department of Education, American Dairy Association Mideast, Children’s Hunger Alliance, Ohio Action for Healthy Kids and Ohio School Nutrition Association are proud sponsors of the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.

Research shows that students who eat breakfast perform better in school, get higher test scores and show better behavior. Students who eat school breakfast have been shown, on average, to attend 1.5 more days of school per year and score 17.5 percent higher on standardized math tests.

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).

 

 

 

‘Day of Excellence’ Showcase sees $79,000 in scholarships earned by CHS students

 

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CHS seniors Garret Gray (left), Circleville Athletics Boosters board representative Jocelyn Gibson (center), and Sidne Parsons (right) pose for a group photo as a part of Wednesday’s Day of Excellence ceremony.

Circleville City Schools – On Wednesday, May 15th, Circleville High School played host to the 2019 Day of Excellence ceremony for graduating members of the senior class as a way to honor academic achievement and announce scholarships and awards of merit for the 2018-19 campaign.

In total, over $79,000 and 92 scholarships and honors were distributed from an array of community and civic organizations supporting academic excellence in our schools. Congratulations to these seniors on these prestigious honors.

The Class of 2019 is slated to once again be recognized on Friday, May 24th at 7 p.m. at the 161st Commencement at Circleville High School. The event will be aired on the Circleville City Schools Facebook page via Facebook Live for family members unable to attend the Friday night ceremony.

For a recap of all the award and scholarship winners see the slideshow below!

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Circleville Middle School inducts 15 into National Junior Honor Society

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National Junior Honor Society inductee Carlos Vazquez receives his certificate from chapter advisor Mrs. Lisa Powers.

Tuesday morning Circleville Middle School inducted 15 new students into the Jason Schaal Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS).

Posthumously named after beloved Circleville City Schools teacher, coach, and friend Jason Schaal, the National Junior Honor Society at Circleville Middle School annually inducts a new class of students on the merits of scholarship, character, service, and leadership each spring.

To earn a NJHS application, eligible students in 7th and 8th grade must have maintained at least a 3.5 GPA and have earned no ‘C’ letter grades in their core academic classes during the first three 9 weeks.

In order to maintain membership, students are asked to complete 15 hours of community service during the course of their time in the chapter and maintain the same standard of academic excellence as was required of them during their initial induction into the chapter.

To start this year’s ceremony, 8th-grade member and chapter president Claire Barthlemas and vice-president Natalie Welsh welcomed students, staff, and guests with an explanation of the induction before the ceremonial lighting of the candles and induction.

In congratulatory remarks, CMS principal Kevin Fox challenged the inductees to continue to challenge themselves by exploring new challenges.

“Think about everything as you go through life in how it relates to maintaining good character,” said Fox. “In the future, you are going to learn about ‘discipline’ versus ‘default’ in your behavior. Be disciplined with your decisions by paying attention, being purposeful, and skillful in what you do. Don’t take the easy route and fall on default behaviors by acting on impulse, being on auto-pilot, and resistant to new challenges or changes. To get to this point in your lives you have to be disciplined.”

Congratulations to the 2019 Class of NJHS inductees: Zoe Allen, Mariah Dupler, Alexis Dyke, Alivia Dyke, Reegan Evans, Payton Ford, Mallory Holcomb, Madison Jarrell, Noah Jones, Pheonix McCoy, Sterlin Mullins, Ellie Patrick, William “Slater” Search, Carlos Vazquez, Jr., and Sydney Williams. 

The outgoing Class of 2018 NJHS students completed 520 hours of community service as a group with two members, Lillianna Stafford and Erika Kluczynski completing 37.5 and 36 hours of community service respectively (more than double the requirement).

The Jason Schaal Chapter of NJHS at Circleville Middle School is overseen by teachers and advisors Lisa Powers and Wendy Jordan.

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“Welcome to Circleville City Schools”: A changing of the guard

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Stephanie Bivens (pictured left) will serve as the new district office administrative assistant replacing Bobbi Holbrook (right) who will be retiring after a 22-year career at Circleville City Schools.

For any school, non-profit, or organization, retirements are never easy.

An emotional end to one chapter and the start of a new one for all involved.

Such is the case at the Circleville City Schools District Office where our administrative assistant Mrs. Bobbi Holbrook is slated to “call it a career” on May 15th.

For over 22-years, Holbrook has served in a variety of capacities as the district’s “face” and first point of contact for families, providing their first experience within our schools in the process.

“Bobbi has played an immense role in my personal and professional growth over the last 9 years,” said superintendent Jonathan Davis. “She’s not only been the first kind face that families see as they enroll their children, but she has also been a major asset to myself and the staff. She has kept me organized, she has encouraged me, and she has been an absolute joy to work with. To say I will miss her is a massive understatement but I wish her and her family nothing but the best and thank her for the service she has provided for this community. “

From Holbrook registering kindergarten students to mid-year move-ins, meetings with local businesses, and so much more, every conversation and every piece of communication intentional, every act, an outward showing of affection and adoration for the field of education she so deeply loves.

While district administrators will miss her dearly and cannot begin to thank her for her immeasurable contributions to launching so many academic careers, we know she is heading for greener pastures attending the activities of her 8 grandchildren, along with her husband Scott.

In her place, the Circleville City Schools board of education moved forward with the hiring of Mrs. Stephanie Bivens in April after a comprehensive interview process as the new administrative assistant at the district office.

Bivens, having previously served as an administrative assistant in her own right at Circleville Elementary, will be the new contact for families coming in to register and businesses meeting with administrators effective May 16th.

On behalf of Circleville City Schools staff, the board of education, and the district office team, we welcome Mrs. Bivens into the fold and wish Mrs. Holbrook the best in retirement and wherever her next journey takes her with her family.

Her contributions to our students, families, and staff know no bounds and we are forever indebted to her for her dedication in helping us raise generations of Tigers.