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May 18th NCCS Newsletter

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End of the Year Awards

North Canton City Schools

Viking News

May 18, 2018

Seniors honored at annual Recognition Assembly

Two National Merit Finalists. Four National Merit Commended Students. Thirty-eight seniors with the designation of AP Scholar or greater based upon Advanced Placement performance in sophomore and junior years. The Franklin B. Walter Award recipient. Honors Diploma awarded to 172 seniors. Total scholarship awards of over $2.3 million. Total local scholarships of $66,050. For an opportunity to see the award-winners from the Senior Recognition Assembly May 16th, click here.

More about the Class of 2018

Mark your calendars! Graduation is

Sunday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m. in the Canton Civic Center.

?Students are required to arrive by 1:00 p.m.

Rehearsal is Friday, June 1, at 11:00 a.m. at the Canton Civic Center. Seniors are required to attend rehearsal in order

to participate in the ceremony.

Administrative Changes for 2018-2019

We are excited to announce that current Early Childhood Center Principal and District Testing Coordinator Michael Coppa, will become an associate principal at North Canton Middle School. Joining Mr. Coppa as the second associate principal at North Canton Middle School will be current Orchard Hill Principal Renee Manse.  

North Canton Middle School Associate Principal Darlene Howald will become the Orchard Hill Intermediate School Principal. Mrs. Howald is excited to return to her roots as she spent multiple years teaching fifth grade, including one year at Orchard Hill.  

Lastly, Janet Peare, who has served this year as the half-time Dean of Students at North Canton Middle School, will become the Director of the Early Childhood Center and District Testing Coordinator.  

School Safety a high priority

In light of the shooting at Santa Fe High School today, we feel it's important to review the steps being taken at NCCS for the 2018-2019 school year to protect our students. Superintendent Jeff Wendorf, at the May Board of Education meeting, discussed implementing Alertus, a mass notification system that will include all electronic devices; the School Safe ID System, a visitor management system with background check; use of Marc/s radios, which provide instant access to safety services; window numbers for safety services location improvement; mental health counseling specialists; and School Resource Officers.

Stories and Sweets

Second-graders at Clearmount Elementary enjoyed a good story along with some sweets Wednesday afternoon. A special, surprise "friend" for each student came to school to visit the classroom, enjoy a good book and a sweet treat together. This year, our friends included parents, grandparents, babysitters, and even a few coaches. The students lined the hall patiently waiting for their friend and some were really surprised to see who came to school.  

Right to Read Week at Clearmount

Celebrating our "Reading is a Hit" baseball-themed reading week, Clearmount had a surprise visitor Friday. Webster, the team mascot for the Akron Rubber Ducks baseball team, stopped by every class room to help the teachers and reading specialists promote reading this summer. This week was a huge hit with all our sports fans!


The monthly Board of Education meetings now have a segment where principals recognize students and adults as part of the CHARACTER COUNTS! initiative. At the May meeting, ECC Principal Michael Coppa honored Madison Somers, Payton Gray, Tyjah Levels, Hunter Johnstone, and PTO President Tara Ziegler.

Clearmount second-graders visit Orchard Hill

Transitioning to an intermediate school is a big step, and Clearmount second-graders visited Orchard Hill Thursday. The students toured the offices, cafeteria, gymnasium and playground. They even had a chance to meet third-grade teachers, which was very exciting!

Remember that Pay For It is now Pay Schools Central

For help making an online payment on PaySchools Central, contact the hotline 1-877-393-6628.

Also, you can download the mobile app Pay Schools Mobile at Google Play or iTunes.

Greentown lunch ladies raising the bar: the salad bar

What's for lunch at Greentown Friday? One of the offerings included our Harvest of the Month, our special Spinach Strawberry Salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing! Students K-12 love this salad! And so does the staff!

Mike Bluey named Hoover boys' basketball coach

Mike Bluey is the new head boys’ basketball coach at Hoover High School. Bluey has completed his fifth season as the head coach at Tallmadge High School, leading the basketball team to a 15-8 record in 2017-2018. Bluey previously served as an assistant coach at Mount Union University for two years and as the assistant varsity and junior varsity head coach at Jackson High School under Mike Fuline. Bluey was on the coaching staff that led the team to an OHSAA Division I State Championship in 2010. Prior to coaching at Jackson, Bluey served as an assistant coach at Rootstown and Akron Springfield High Schools.

North Canton Athletic Director Tim Walker is excited to have Bluey as the new head basketball coach. “His professionalism, knowledge of basketball and commitment to his student athletes made him stand out during the interview process. We believe he will not only be an excellent coach but also an exceptional role model for his players.”

Parents, a chance to meet Coach Mike Bluey

Come meet the coach and hear about the summer basketball plans on Monday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center. While the meeting will be directed toward parents,

students are permitted to attend as well.

Annual Band Banquet Recognition

Various awards were presented at the annual band banquet this week. The John Philip Sousa Award was presented to Derek East. The National School Orchestra Award was presented to Adam Brillhart and Molly Muckleroy. Finally, the Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award went to Sam Campanaro.

Derek East

Molly Muckleroy

Adam Brillhart

Sam Campanaro

Members of Hoover Golf Team eat their Wheaties

Superstitions abound in the world of sports, and some companies even encourage them by promoting their products as aiding the success of athletes. Who hasn't heard the expression, "You better eat your Wheaties" when facing a major challenge. Members of the Hoover girls' golf team ate a handful of Wheaties before each match, or at least a single wheat flake if the golfer was not a fan of the "Breakfast of Champions." Junior Madison Ardelean contacted General Mills about the team's superstition, and the company sent Madison a box of Wheaties, autographed by golfer Jordan Spieth.

Did the cereal catapult the team to the state tournament? Senior Alexis Green says whether or not the superstition led to their success isn't important. Eating the Wheaties built camaraderie among the golfers, and a team's success is built on relationships and mutual respect.

Don't miss the May Fiesta!

Students hear from Hoover 2005 graduate

Kerry McCarthy, a 2005 Hoover grad, spoke to students in Decorating and Fabrics Class Monday. She is an adjunct professor at Kent State where she teaches costume design and advanced wig-making. A freelance costume designer, she is currently a dresser for "Aladdin" at Playhouse Square for the month of May. Mrs. Kelleen Davis is the instructor for Decorating and Fabrics.

Office DEPOT Office Max has announced the 2017 results from the Give Back to Schools program. These buildings were awarded the following amounts:

Northwood Elementary - $423.53

Hoover HS - $147.10

Greentown Intermediate - $39.17

When you mention your school's name during check out, 5% of any qualifying purchases will be credited back to your school. Anyone can participate in this program, including staff, parents and students.

NCCS--?North Canton YMCA collaboration

You may have noticed over the past few months that we have been promoting community collaboration as an important aspect of our mission at North Canton City Schools. Our latest collaborative project is working with the North Canton YMCA on their annual July 4th road races, which are a part of the Ohio Challenge Series. As you may already know, the Viking Victory Run no longer exists, and we are now excited that the YMCA has invited us to partner with them on their annual July 4th event. On Monday, May 14th, students in pre-school through 8th grade will bring home a flyer promoting the races, from the Firecracker Dash to the Two Mile to the Wheelchair Five Mile and finally the Five Mile. Proceeds from the July 4th event will provide financial support to the Y’s annual campaign and special programs as well as to the North Canton City Schools. We would love to see you July 4th, whether it be as a participant or a volunteer. Runners and volunteers may register online here

Know! Fitness #4Mind4Body

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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