In conjunction with Red Ribbon Week (October 22-October 26), we want to make our community aware of another initiative, Take Back Drug Week. In cooperation with North Canton Police Department, our district would like you to know that there is an official drop off box located at the North Canton City Hall 145 N. Main St., (Enter parking lot off Ream Ave. NW for entrance to City Hall/ Police Department) North Canton, Ohio 44720. During this week, please take the time to dispose of your expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications and properly dispose of them at the drop-off box. The drop off box is accessible(24/7) and is located inside the back door of city hall and the police department. Any medications can be dropped off except liquids. This is the only exception. Research shows that early experimentation and abuse often happens with medications that are available in your own home. Please use this week as an opportunity to have conversations with your children and limit accessibility by disposing unused medications. North Canton School District wants to work with all our parents to keep our students healthy, safe and drug-free!
At Orchard Hill Intermediate School, students in grades three-five are truly our first priority. We practice Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Healthy Kids as we emphasize developing the whole child and teaching them skills that will help them to be leaders of their own lives. We are proud of our strong sense of community as well as our outstanding academic performance ratings from the Ohio Department of Education. For the 2016-2017 school year, Orchard Hill received the Momentum Award and the All A’s Award from the Ohio Department of Education. Orchard Hill also was selected as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. Across the nation, 342 schools were honored by the United States Department of Education and on September 28th Orchard Hill was selected as one of them! We are very proud to be a recipient of such a prestigious award. In addition, Orchard Hill was once again awarded the Momentum Award by the Ohio Department of Education.