April 13 E-Newsletter

North Canton City Schools
Viking News
April 13, 2018
Breaking Ground for Gold Star Memorial
Dr. Tim Novelli, chiropractor and founder of the Patriot Project, and Hershel "Woody" Williams, Medal of Honor Recipient, broke ground Thursday for the Gold Star Families Memorial monument in Price Park. The monument will be dedicated Saturday, July 7th, at 10 a.m.
The 94-year-old Williams, seen here on the left with NCCS Superintendent Jeff Wendorf, was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Truman in 1945 for his heroic actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He is the sole surviving Marine from WWII to wear the Medal of Honor. He has established a foundation in his name with the intent of placing a memorial monument in every state to honor Gold Star families. His website notes, "To date, Woody and his foundation are responsible for establishing 33 Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments across the United States with 44 other monuments underway in 36 states." For more information about the North Canton project and to make a donation, click here.
Strong Schools = Strong Communities
Issue #4 is on the May 8th Ballot
Strong Schools equal Strong Communities!

When you hear this statement, think of this statistic. A house for sale in North Canton is, on average, on the market for only 55 days. A house in the surrounding school districts is on the market 77 days. We realize North Canton has plenty to offer residents, but the one thing that truly matters to most people buying houses is the education of their children. Consider our recent achievements. NCCS is one of only 12 school districts in the entire state that met the gifted indicator for the state report card. And the North Canton City School District has proven to be one of the finest in the State of Ohio. Issue 4 is on the May ballot to maintain the services and programs necessary for the district to remain solvent.
Hoover Students win Awards at OSMA
Journalists from Hoover High School took home individual awards at the annual Ohio Scholastic Media Association [OSMA] state conference April 6 at Kent State University. The Viking Views received first place in the Overall Newsmagazine competition.

Newspaper, yearbook, broadcast and video productions students earned a total of 10 Superior rankings, 39 Excellent and 19 Honorable Mentions for work that had been submitted in various individual and team advance contests.
These students received a Superior rating:

Alexa Armentrout – The Viking Views – General Feature
Mackenzie Matulich – The Viking Views – Personality Profile
Kelsey Paulus – The Viking Views – Feature Photo
Alexandra Goldman – The Viking Views – Sports Layout
Nicole Roknich – The Viking Views – Facing Pages
Mackenzie Matulich – The Viking Views – Facing Pages
Arthur Bodenschatz – On-Air Talent
Kayleigh Hutcheson – Yearbook – Sports Spread [x2]
Caroline Mosholder – Yearbook – Sports Spread 
CHARACTER COUNTS! in NC Youth Grant Opportunity
For more information about the grant and an application, go to our school district website here.
Students for Social Justice remind all of us: BE KIND
Hoover's Students for Social Justice have been selling
t-shirts with the message "Choose Kind." Carmen explains that their mission with the shirt sales has been to "impact the community and increase positivity." Carmen is shown in this photo with Sachi.
ECC Students enjoy Painting, thanks to Arts in Stark Grant
Ms. Candice Hale, the Preschool Art teacher at the Early Childhood Center was awarded a $750 mini-grant from Arts in Stark for incorporating other disciplines into the art room to enrich student learning. The title of her project is “Developing the Studio Habits of Mind.” The studio habits of mind are eight categories of artistic thought practiced by artists that are believed to create a well rounded, successful artist.

Students are creating a mixed media artwork that is inspired by the painting “Colored Alphabet” by artist Jasper Johns. The artwork consists of the letters of the students' names, which they will learn how to write using capital and lowercase letters. Through this grant, Ms. Hale has purchased classroom sets of paint brushes, tempera cake paints, oil pastels, letter stencils, and sponges for painting. 

These supplies allow the students a unique opportunity to create art in an environment that feels very much like a true artist’s studio space and to experiment with materials that they wouldn’t normally have available.
Video Production Students win Regional Award
Morgan, Holly, Natalie and Kenzie have created a film that has qualified for national competition. With 140 films from 22 states entered this year in the National High School 10-Day Film Challenge, their film "Identity Crisis," made it into the Top 30 films from the Multi-State Challenge. Nineteen different schools have teams that qualified in the Top 30. Their work is now entered into the national Challenge contest with some 300 other films from the single state finalists from New York, New Jersey, and California.
Four Hoover Students earn Cosmetology License
Congratulations to the Hoover students in the cosmetology class at GlenOak that recently passed their State Boards to be licensed cosmetologists. They are Madison Habick, Emily Jajack, Destiny Sanders, and Leah Slutzker.
Junior Achievement Companies report on Progress of Businesses
On Friday, April 13, student business owners gave investors a report on the progress of their businesses and shared lessons learned from the experience to judges. In short, the lessons and sales were plentiful! Students were also able to pay back the loans to the local Junior Achievement program.
Greentown hosts Rick Jackson from News Depth
Rick Jackson from News Depth surprised five of Greentown classrooms Wednesday. The classrooms had previously registered their classrooms on the News Depth map. 
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.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Congratulations, Rob-Bee Smart
Robby Smart, an eighth-grade student at North Canton Middle School, won the Geography Bee in January, finished second in the Spelling Bee in February, and took first in the Regional History Bee last week. He will compete at the National History Bee in Atlanta in June.
Art Department Students honored Once Again
On Friday, April 6th, Hoover High School artists were honored for their outstanding work at the 26th annual Stark County High School Art Show. The ten best works from each of the seventeen high schools were on display. With 130 entered, Hoover's Natalie Dhyanchand won first place. August Genovese and Sadie Reda each won honorable mention. Other participants from Hoover included Paula Tritto, Sephora Protch, Becca Glatz, Logan McNutt, and Tess Cunningham.
Hoover STEM Program Showcases Student Work
Hoover High School held a STEM fair Tuesday, April 10th, and numerous students displayed their work to their guests.
Hoover seniors display their research for FloSeal, which assists with blood clotting for patients who undergo surgery.
Hoover seniors researched the Snoezelen Room, which can be found at a local retirement facility. The Snoezelen Room offers therapy for Alzheimer’s patients.
Recycling is one of Many Lessons learned at the ECC
Students at the Mary L. Evans Early Childhood Center learn numerous skills over the year, and these two preschoolers are learning recycling at an early age.
Educators Rising honor Three Groups
This week Educators Rising surprised the following groups with their final Random Acts of Kindness: Guidance and Psychology, World Languages, and the Administration. 

?Congratulations to these three groups. As these future educators put it, "You do so much to help our students be successful--thanks (gracias, merci, & danke) to all!"
North Canton Middle School Students compete in Genius Project
Members of Mrs. Ile's Discover class competed in the Northeast Ohio Genius Project Thursday evening in the Great Court of the Cultural Center for the Arts. Seventy teams from six counties participated in the event. The project is an Arts in Stark initiative. To read an article and view photos from the event, click this link.
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:

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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