April 20th NCCS E-newsletter

North Canton City Schools
Viking News
April 20, 2018
State of our Schools 2018
Annually, the Superintendent of North Canton City Schools delivers a "State of the Schools" address in conjunction with the "State of the City" address by the mayor. This year both leaders have chosen to present their addresses in the form of videos in order to allow viewing by more residents. Superintendent Jeff Wendorf shares the achievements, issues and goals in this year's address.

We invite you to watch the "State of the Schools: 2018" on the school district website at www.northcantonschools.org. Scroll down to the videos at the bottom of the page and click on the featured video on the right. We wish to express our thanks to the students of the Hoover High School Video Productions program and their instructors, Mr. Tim McCarty and Mr. Tom Wilson, who created the video.
NCCS Residents understand the Value of Excellent Schools
Issue #4 is on the May 8th Ballot
In North Canton City School District’s survey of residents last summer, we learned that most people support local funding of schools because they value education and recognize the importance of the strong schools. In addition, they want their schools to not only maintain high quality but also to stay competitive. North Canton City School District is committed to excellence, and this commitment is demonstrated in the state report card. We are one of only 12 districts in the entire state that met the gifted indicator and we me the MOST academic indicators of any district in Stark County. Need we say more? In North Canton City Schools, EXCELLENCE is key!
Don't miss "Cinderella" this Weekend!
Clearmount and Northwood first-graders loved the show Friday, and you will as well! Tickets can be purchased at the door.
See you at Hoover Hall Friday at 7:00 p.m. or Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.!
CHARACTER COUNTS! Recognition at
?NCCS Board of Education Meeting
At Wednesday night's Board of Education meeting, Northwood Principal Matt Donaldson honored LeAnne Nelson in the Character Counts Recognition segment of the meeting. Mr. Donaldson said Mrs. Nelson's friendly smile and gracious manner made all feel welcome at Northwood Elementary.
Greentown Principal Ryan Kumpf honored Peyton Craig, a fifth-grade student, in the Character Counts Recognition segment of the meeting. Mr. Kumpf recognized Peyton for her generous donation to the Compassion Delivered service program at Greentown.
CHARACTER COUNTS! in NC Youth Grant Opportunity
For more information about the grant and an application, go to our school district website here.
Love is Greater than Hate
All NCMS students received a special t-shirt Friday. The shirt reads "Love is Greater than Hate" on the front. On the back it states, "You Matter...Yes, You." Principal David Eby explained, "Through donations by the Logan Family Foundation and the NCMS Parent Group, we are able to offer the shirt to students at no cost. We have a strong school community, thanks to adults supporting each other as parents, students, and educators. We will wear the shirts as a school on Friday, May 4." 
Frequently Asked Questions about Issue #4
are available on the School District Website
To view all the frequently asked questionsclick here.
Do you have questions about the Issue #4 that will appear on the May 8th ballot? Do you know how Issue #4 differs from Issue #44 that appeared on the November ballot? Please join us at one of two Town Halls in the next few weeks:

April 26th at 7:00 p.m. at Greentown Fire Department
April 30th at 7:00 p.m. at Arrowhead Golf Course and Banquet Center
A Ride to School Nicholas will Never Forget
School Resource Officer Phil Taylor took Nicholas Cronick to school at Northwood Elementary Thursday. Nicholas won the Northwood Winter Carnival drawing to be driven to school by a police officer. Nicholas was treated to a tour through the city as well as a visit to the North Canton Police Department before being dropped off at school.
Congratulations once again, Heather Kuhns
We need your help in collecting donations!
The six most needed food items are boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew, and canned soup.
Rocco Wolfe wins Second Place in
?Annual Law Day Poster Contest
Rocco Wolfe of Orchard Hill Intermediate won second place in the Stark County Bar Association Law Day Poster contest for the Category 2 Grades
?3 – 5. He will be recognized at a luncheon at Kent State Stark on May 2, 2018. The winning posters will be on display at the luncheon and the non-winning posters may be displayed at other Law Week events. 
Hoover Swimmers honored at the Hall of Fame Luncheon
Viking swimmers and Coach Morrison were honored at the Pro Football Hall Of Fame Luncheon Club on Monday, April 16, 2018. Viking Proud!
Three Hoover Cheerleaders headed to
World Championship at Disney
Best of luck to Lauren Rhodes, Kelsey Allman and Erica Ness who are members of the NEO Panthers cheerleading squad that will compete at the World Championship at the ESPN Disney Resort in Orlando. The 18-member squad will showcase their tumbling skills, jumping, pyramid building and dancing during a two and a half minute routine. We wish them all the best!
Stand Firm against Underage Drinking
Issue 4 Operating Levy to appear on May 8th Ballot
The North Canton Board of Education has placed a 6.9 mill operating levy, a property tax, on the May 8th ballot. District officials believe we will be able to operate at our present level of programming without asking the community for additional operating funding through 2023 and beyond. For more information about the levy as well as Frequently Asked Questions, go to May 8th Ballot Issue #4 on the district website.
Voters may vote early in person at the Stark County Board of Elections office starting 29 days prior to the election.

Voters will be required to complete an application that requests identification information.

In-person voting will take place from April 10 - May 7. For in-person voting, the hours are:

April 10 - April 27            8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
April 30 - May 4              8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

May 5                                8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Saturday)
May 6                               1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Sunday)
May 7                                8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Monday)

You will be required to fill out an application to vote in-person. On this application, you will be required to provide a form of identification.

The office is located at:
3525 Regent Ave NE
Canton, Ohio 44705

Contact the Board of Elections
Phone: 330-451-7004, 330-451-VOTE (8683) 
Toll Free: 866-878-VOTE(8683)

Absentee Voting

Voters may request an absentee ballot by mail. 

Voting by mail takes place April 10 - May 5.

Below are the steps you need to complete in order to successfully vote by mail:
  • Step 1 - Complete an application form. (In order for a ballot to be mailed to you, an application form will need to be filled out for each election.) Download an application form.
  • Step 2 - Mail the completed form to the Stark County Board of Elections.
  • Step 3 - Once your form is received and processed a ballot will be mailed to you beginning July 11th.
  • Step 4 - Fill out your ballot and ID envelope completely.
  • Step 5 - Mail your ballot back to the Board of Elections. Congratulations your ballot has been cast!

In order for your application to be accepted, the following information MUST be correct on the form:
  • Your name and voting residence
  • Your birthdate and proper identification information (see application)
  • Statement that you are a qualified elector
  • The election for which you are requesting a ballot
  • Your party choice if the election is a primary, or that you want to vote an issues-only ballot
  • The mailing address to which you want your ballot sent
  • Your signature

* The U.S. Postage Service estimates that it may take 2-5 days for your voted absentee ballot to be delivered to the board of elections by mail.
Local Safety and Security Task Force
A local "Safety and Security Task Force" has been formed to discuss and recommend measures to be implemented by our schools. To read the first report by the Task Force, please click here. If you wish to have a paper copy of the report, please stop by the NCCS District Office.
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