Congratulations to TVMS math teachers and students as they won the ECOESC Math Tournament for the third consecutive year!
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4th Grade students hiked the Towpath Trail on May 15th as they learned about changes in transportation throughout history.
4th Grade Students on Towpath Trail
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Congratulations to the TVMS May Students of the Month Aaron Murphy, Bailey Winkhart, Layla Carpenter, Janae Overton and Maleah Dillon.
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TVMS Wins Math Tournament for Third Straight Year
TVMS Math
Sixty Tusky Valley Middle School students in grades 5-8 participated in the annual ECOESC Math Tournament held May 15 & 16 at Buckeye Career Center.  A total of 660 students from 11 schools in Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Harrison Counties participated.  Tusky Valley won the overall championship for the third consecutive year.  The following students placed in the top 6 of 33 students in their respective category. 

1st Place
Kim Christ - 8th grade - Geometry
TJ Wilson - 7th grade - Ratios & Proportional Relationships  
Noah Williams - 7th grade - Expressions & Equations
Alayna Burrier - 7th grade - Statistics & Probability
Evan Wigfield - 6th grade - Ratios & Proportional Relationships  
Xander Tidrick - 6th grade - Geometry
James Walker - 5th grade - Numbers & Operations - Fractions

2nd Place
Hunter Kirtley - 8th grade - Functions
Kearah Ladrach - 7th grade - The Number System
Rees Maloon - 7th grade - Expressions & Equations
Jake Kapper - 7th grade - Statistics & Probability
Paige Price - 7th grade - Statistics & Probability
Lauren Secoy - 6th grade - Ratios & Proportional Relationships
Aubrie Barr - 6th grade - The Number System
Bailee Grafe - 5th grade - Geometry
Victoria Wilson - 5th grade - Geometry

3rd Place
Tate Edinger - 8th grade - Expressions & Equations
Aubrey Howard - 8th grade - Expressions & Equations
Beau Wolf - 8th grade - Geometry
Riley Sites - 7th grade - Expressions & Equations
Ella McElwee - 7th grade - Geometry
Conner Greene 6th grade - The Number System
Katelynn Markle - 6th grade - Statistics & Probability
Gage Provance - 5th grade - Measurement & Data

4th Place
Lauren Eberly - 7th grade - Ratios & Proportional Relationships  
Aaron Murphy - 6th grade - Expressions & Equations
Addalyn Sayre - 6th grade - Expressions & Equations
Zachary Merrick - 6th grade - Geometry
Sami Ward - 5th grade - Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Sarah Reynolds - 5th grade - Numbers & Operations in Base Ten 
Hallee Holdsworth - 5th grade - Numbers & Operations - Fractions

5th Place
John Leffler - 7th grade - Geometry
Addelina Carroll - 6th grade - The Number System

6th Place
Logan Postletwait - 8th grade - Geometry
Drew Congden - 8th grade - Statistics & Probability
Sydney Haas - 8th grade - Statistics & Probability 
Sally Ray - 7th grade - The Number System
Emma Howard - 6th grade - Statistics & Probability
Kaleigh Norris - 6th grade - Statistics & Probability
 
Girls' Track Team Captures IVC Title
Girls Track IVC Champs
Congratulations to the girls' track team as they captured the IVC title for the second straight year.  The girls scored 136 points to easily outdistance second place Indian Valley.  Individual IVC titles for the girls included the 4x800M relay team (Kat Gaiser, Kaylyn Lloyd, Hannah Hostetler and Hannah Wyler) and Madisan DeBos in the 800 & 3200M.  Click here to see the complete results from the meet.  Congratulations girls!
 
Summer Sports Camp Information
The Tusky Valley athletic program will be offering several athletic camps this summer. The grades listed below are the grades students will be entering in the 2018-2019 school year. Click the links below for more information about the camps and please check back as we will be adding more camps as we get closer to summer.
 

 Camp

Grades 

Dates 

Time 

Location 

Cost 

Boys' Basketball

1-2 

June 3rd-6th 

 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 TVIS

$40

Boys' Basketball

3-6 

June 3rd-6th 

 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

TVHS

$40

Girls' Basketball 

1-6 

June 3rd-6th 

 9:30 AM -12:00 PM

TVMS

$40 

 Soccer

3-8 

July 15-17th 

6:00 - 8:00 PM 

 Soccer Field

$25

 
4x800M Relay Team Sets County Classic Record
Congratulations to the girls' 4x800M relay team of Madi DeBos, Hannah Hostetler, Kat Gaiser and Hannah Wyler as they won the county title and set a new County Classic record with a time of 9:48.83.  DeBos not only was a member of the winning 4x800M team but she also captured individual county titles in the 1600M and 3200M while Tyler Stump captured the county title in the high jump.
 
Owen Clugston Named April TVHS Student of the Month
Owen Clugston
The April TVHS Student of the Month is senior Owen Clugston.  Owen is the son of Shaun and Amy Shannon of Bolivar. Besides being an outstanding student, Owen is also a member of the TVHS boys’ basketball and track teams as well as member of Student Council.  In his free time Owen enjoys his being with his family and friends and boating. After graduation, Owen plans to attend The Ohio State University and study in the field of athletic training.
 
Bre Burrier Named April TVHS Athlete of the Month
Bre Burrier
The April TVHS Athlete of the Month is senior Bre Burrier.  Bre is the daughter of Brent and Heather Burrier of Bolivar. Bre is a member of the TVHS track team. In her free time Breanna enjoys spending time with her friends, reading, watching Netflix and serving as child care coordinator at Newpointe Community Church. After graduation, Bre plans to attend Kent State University to major in psychology with a pre-med concentration, attend medical school, and become a pediatric psychologist.
 
Justin Pirolozzi Named April TVHS Fine Arts Student of the Month
Justin Pirolozzi
The April TVHS Fine Arts Student of the Month is junior Justin Pirolozzi.  Justin is the son of Angelo and Vicki Pirolozzi of Mineral City. Justin is a member of the concert, marching and jazz bands as well as the speech and debate team and the drama club.  Justin enjoys acting and learning to play different instruments. After high school, Justin plans to attend Ohio University.
 
TVMS Names April Students of the Month
TVMS April SOM
Congratulations to Trista Lieser, Shane Twiss, Drew Congdon, John Leffler, and Kearah Ladrach as they have been named the TVMS April Students of the Month!
 
TVHS Holds Pay it Forward Day
Pay it Forward
TVHS freshmen and sophomores were bussed to 14 different locations on April 12th to provide community service while juniors & seniors spent the day preparing for tonight's Prom. The sites included the German Cemetery in Mineral City, Mineral City Park, Mineral City Fire Department, Fort Laurens, Hennis Care, Fairfield Township Fire Department, Zoar Gardens, Zoar Cemetery, Zoar Fire Station, Zoar Wetlands, Camp Tuscozoar, Warren Township Community Center, and the Atwood Lake public use areas. A group also stayed back at TVHS and painted the restrooms.  After completing the community service students returned to TVHS for a school cookout and fun activities. Click here to see pictures from the day's activities!
 
Tori WIlson Wins NUWAY National Wrestling Title
Tori Wilson
Congratulations to TVMS 5th Grader Tori Wilson as she won the National United Wrestling Association for Youth Girls 12U national championship in the 76 lb. weight class.  Wilson qualified for nationals by winning the Ohio state championship in March.  Congratulations Tori!
 
Hostetler, Galigher Selected for Buckeye Girls State
Congratulations to TVHS juniors Hannah Hostetler and Taylor Galigher as they have been selected to represent Tusky Valley at Buckeye Girls State.  Buckeye Girls State is a week-long program designed to educate Ohio's young women in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of good citizenship. Buckeye Girls State focuses on aspects of city, county, and state government.   Congratulations Hannah and Taylor!
 
Perkowski, Ackerman Competing in Junior Olympics
Junior Olympics
TVHS junior Gavin Perkowski and senior Amanda Ackerman  are competing in the Junior Olympic National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The competition will determine who represents Team USA on the Junior Olympic team in Germany later this summer.  Perkowski will compete in the (3P) three position smallbore and 60 shot standing air rifle matches.   Ackerman will compete in sport pistol and air pistol.  Good luck and congratulations to both Gavin and Amanda!
 
Kaya Russell Named March TVHS Student of the Month
Kaya Russell
The TVHS March Student of the Month is sophomore Kaya Russell.  Kaya is the daughter of Page and Andy Reichman and Paul and Sam Russell of Bolivar.  Kaya was nominated for her outstanding efforts in the classroom.  In addition to being an excellent student, Kaya is a member of the TVHS volleyball and softball teams.  In her free time she enjoys reading, writing and spending time with family and friends. After high school, Kaya plans to attend college to study psychology.
 
Sam Ray Named March TVHS Athlete of the Month
Sam Ray
The TVHS March Athlete of the Month is junior Sam Ray.  Sam is the son of Brian and Susan Ray of Bolivar.  Sam has been a three sport athlete each of his three years at Tusky Valley as a member of the soccer, basketball and track teams.  Sam also did double duty this past fall as he played soccer and served as the kicker for the varsity football team. After graduation, Sam is planning to play soccer in college and study architecture.
 
Faith Ramser Named March TVHS Fine Arts Student of the Month
Faith Ramser
The TVHS March Fine Arts Student of the Month is junior Faith Ramser.  Faith is the daughter of John and Tricia Ramser of Somerdale.  Faith was nominated for her outstanding efforts as a member of the TVHS band.  Faith is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, marching and concert bands, and runs track. In her free time Faith enjoys hunting, running, eating, and watching Netflix. After high school, Faith plans to go to Aultman college to become an RN and later a neonatal nurse.
 
Olivia Galigher Signs with Ohio Northern University
Olivia Galigher SIgns with Ohio Northern
Congratulations to TVHS senior golfer Olivia Galigher as she signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Ohio Northern University.  Galigher will major in mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace. Click here for pictures from the signing.
 
TVMS Names March Students of the Month
TVMS March SOM
 The TVMS March Students of the Month are Ricky James, Shelby Levengood, Alaina Rini-John, Maci Souers, and Cole Clements.
 
TVHS Announces 2019 Prom Court
2019 TVHS Prom Court
 
TVMS Yearbooks on Sale Through April 1st
TVMS yearbooks are currently on sale. The last day to order at the school with check or cash is March 28th. Online orders will be accepted through April 1st. To order visit ybpay.lifetouch.com and use the yearbook ID CODE: 2300919
 
Tusky Valley Booster Club to Hold Golf Scramble
Booster Club Golf Scramble
The Tusky Valley Booster Club will hold their annual golf scramble on May 11, 2019 at Wilkshire Golf Course.  The entry fee is $70 per player or $280 per four player team.   Entry fee includes 18 holes with a cart, steak dinner with beverages, hot dog at the turn and donuts before the round.  There will be cash payouts for first and second place as well as a long drive and closest to the pin competition on each nine.  There will also be an optional skins game with 100% payout.  All proceeds benefit Tusky Valley athletics.  Entries are due April 30, 2019.   Click here to download the entry form and here to sponsor a hole.
 
Paige Price Earns Superior at District Science Fair
Paige Price
Congratulations to TVMS 7th grader Paige Price as she earned a superior rating at the District Science Fair at University of Mount Union. She will have the opportunity to compete at state fair in May.
 
TV Athletic Department Selling TV Apparel on Amazon Prime
TV Amazon Apparel

Looking for some new Tusky Valley gear? The Tusky Valley athletic department is selling Tusky Valley products on Amazon Prime. The athletic department will receive 10% on every item ordered.  Thank you for your support.

 
TVHS February Student of the Month - Emily Price
Emily Price
The TVHS February Student of the Month is junior Emily Price.  Emily is the daughter of Edward and Carol Price of Bolivar. Emily is involved with her youth group worship band and Operation Christmas Child at her church.  She is an office aide for the guidance department and attends the Cleveland Clinic UH Tech Program. In her free time she enjoys reading the Bible, writing, crafting and watching movies. After high school Emily hopes to attend college to major in creative writing and minor in something English-related such as editing and publishing.
 
TVHS February Fine Arts Student of the Month - Lauren Reesman
The TVHS February Fine Arts Student of the Month is freshman Lauren Reesman.  Lauren is the daughter of Loretta Reesman of Bolivar. Lauren enjoys drawing and reading and will play softball for Tusky Valley this spring.  After high school, Lauren plans to go to college although she is undecided at this point what she wants to study.
 
TVHS February Athlete of the Month - Megan Stotzer
Megan Stotzer
The TVHS February Athlete of the Month is Megan Stotzer.  Megan is the daughter of Dave and Kathy Stotzer of Mineral City.  Megan has been a three-sport athlete all four years at Tusky Valley playing basketball, softball, volleyball and running cross country.  Megan is also a member of the pep club, FCA, 4H, and choir.  In her free time Megan enjoys sports and hanging out with her friends. After graduation, Megan will attend Kent-Tusc to earn a degree in education and play on their basketball team. 
 
Hunter Kirtley Honored at Power of the Pen Competition
Hunter Kirtley
Congratulations to Kimberly Christ and Hunter Kirtley who competed in the Regional Power of the Pen tournament this past Saturday. Over 30 schools and 100 8th graders were a part of this competition. Hunter was honored with a "Best of the Best" award from his story that won a Best of Round award at District competition back in February. After the district tournament, his story was judged against all other stories in the entire state  at the other district tournaments and they chose it as one of the best! He will be published in a Power of the Pen book called The Book of Winners next year. Congratulations!
 
4th Grade Girls' Basketball Wins Massillon Shootout, Finishes Unbeaten
4th Grade Girls Basketball - Massillon Champs
Congratulations to the 4th grade girls' basketball team as they finished their season undefeated and won the Massillon Shootout this weekend.  Team members include Elli Wallick, Leah Howard, Morgan Wright, Natalia Woloch, Brennen Reichman, Aleah Wozniak, Kaylee Greene, Hayden Huffman, Chloe Stephenson and Addy Ward.
 
Hollon and Kassell Compete at Las Vegas Chinese Competition

Ensleigh Hollon and Jillian Kassell
TVHS seniors Jillian Kassell and Ensleigh Hollon competed at the third annual Chinese competition in Las Vegas last week.  The girls received an excellent rating in the talent competition and Jillian received a superior rating in the art competition. Congratulations girls!

 
Kent-Tusc PAC to Hold Teen Mental Health Night
On March 12, we will be holding a conversation with Jennifer Callentine, Natalie Bollon of the ADAMHS Board, Haley McFarland, and Sheriff Orvis Campbell to discuss opioid use in our county and how to get help for those in need. 

This event will be held at 6:30 pm at the Performing Arts Center of Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Mental health professionals and local resources will be present and available for information and questions. At 7 pm we will begin our discussion with Mrs. Callentine. She will share her experiences with her son who passed away this summer from an opioid overdose.  Sheriff Campbell and our panel will then address the audience on the current state of our county in regards to drug use and abuse.

The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to gain knowledge and insight for our children, students, and teens. The event is sponsored by The Tuscarawas Area Counseling Association  In Partnership With Tuscarawas Area School Districts, Buckeye Career Center & The ECO Educational Service Center.
 
Brooklyn Fockler Attends RYLA
Brooklyn Fockler and Mr. Murphy
TVHS junior Brooklyn Fockler was nominated by the Rotary Club of Bolivar-Zoar to participate in the 25th annual Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) retreat the weekend of February 23rd in Warren, Ohio.  RYLA participants are selected for their character, positive example, and leadership potential.  Mr. Murphy, superintendent and Rotary member, encouraged Brooklyn's nomination, and all expenses were covered by the Rotary Club of Bolivar-Zoar.  Congratulations, Brooklyn!
 
TVPS, TVIS and TVMS Recognized by PLTW
PLTW
Congratulations to TVPS, TVIS, and TVMS for being three of just 22 Ohio schools recognized by Project Lead the Way as distinguished schools for the 2018-2019 school year. TVPS and TVIS were two of just three school recognized as Distinguished Launch Schools. The recognition is designed to honor schools that increase student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. Click here to see the complete list of schools that received this recognition.
 
TVLS Joint Statement Regarding 2018-2019 Business Advisory Council

We are pleased to release this joint statement published by the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center and participating school districts, including Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools, regarding meeting minutes and progress of the 2018-2019 Business Advisory Council.  

 
TVLS Receives Underlying Credit Rating and Opinion from Moody's
Moody's Credit Ratings
The Tuscarawas Valley Local School District has received an Aa3 rating from Moody’s Investor Service. An Aa3 rating is the highest rating available to a school district our size. Much like a higher personal credit score results in a lower mortgage interest rate, the rating will result in a lower “cost of issuance” as the Board of Education finances the construction of the new 7-12 high school building. Click here to access the initial press release and full credit opinion.
 
TVLS Receives First Funds From Rover Pipeline
Rover Pipeline Map
TVLS is excited to announce that the Rover Pipeline paid its 2019 calendar tax bill in full in early February.  As a result, TVLS received $1.5 million.  As previously communicated, the plan has always been to set this money aside to pay the local share of a new 7-12 high school co-funded by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) at a 39% state, 61% local split. 
 
Currently, the OFCC is experiencing an unforeseen level of participation by Ohio School Districts, which unfortunately will create a delay in funding for some Ohio School Districts.  The Board of Education believes it has acted early enough and positioned itself appropriately to avoid any delay in funding.  TVLS continues to navigate through this State partnership and is hopeful to issue approximately $17,000,000 of Certificates of Participation, enter into a lease purchase agreement, and receive the State’s share by July 2019 which will allow us to begin the 12-18 month design phase of the building process.   
 
This is an extremely exciting time and tremendous opportunity for our students, district, and community.  We look forward to communicating our progress as we navigate through each step of the process, and we thank you for your continued unwavering support!
 
Girls' Basketball Wins Sectional Title, Ward Hits 200
Girls Basketball Secional Champs
Congratulations to the girls' basketball team as they claimed the sectional title with a 58-23 victory over Ridgewood on Saturday.  The game also marked career victory #200 for Tusky Valley head coach Matt Ward. 
 
DeBos Signs to Run at Southern Utah
Madi DeBos Southern Utah
Congratulations to TVHS senior Madi DeBos as she signed her letter of intent to continue her cross country and academic career at Division I Southern Utah University.  DeBos was a three time participant in the state cross country meet and has participated at the state track meet in five different events. DeBos also holds numerous Tusky Valley running records including the individual school records for the 1600M, 3200M and pole vault as well as being a member of the record setting distance medley and 3200M relay teams.  DeBos plans to major in nutrition and minor in coaching.
 
Keim Wins Kent-Tusc Power Fluid Competition
Bridge Building Competition
Congratulations to Corey Keim as he won a $1500 scholarship by placing first in the Kent-Tusc Fluid Power competition.  Josh Mark earned a $500 scholarship by placing third in the Fluid Power competition.  Dustin Kirtley also earned a $500 scholarship as he placed third in Alternative Energy.
 
TVMS Names February Students of the Month
TVMS February SOM
Congratulations to the TVMS February Students of the Month Katelynn Markle, Emma Marnin, Ruger Huntsman, Kolton Wertz, and Gabe Troyer.
 
Girls' 4th Grade Basketball Wins TCC Basketball Classic
4th Grade TCC Champions
Congratulations to the 4th grade girls tournament team as they won the championship at the TCC Basketball Classic February 17th.
 
Drake Spina Competes at Harvard
Drake Spina at Harvard
Congratulations to Senior Drake Spina who traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts and placed fifth in humor at The Harvard invitational Speech & Debate Tournament the weekend of February 17-19th. There were 5000 students competing from 427 schools, 40 states, and 8 different countries at this prestigious tournament which is the largest Invitational in the world.  Drake was the first student from Tusky Valley to ever compete at the Harvard Invitational and the only finalist from the state of Ohio.
 
Megan Stotzer Signs with Kent-Tusc
Megan Stotzer
Congratulations to senior Megan Stotzer who will continue her athletic and academic career at Kent State-Tuscarawas.  Megan plans to major in early childhood education.  Congratulations Megan! 
 
4th Grade Hoopsters Win Quaker Classic
4th Grade Hoops - Quaker Classic Champions
 Congratulations to the Tusky Valley 4th grade tournament team as they won the championship at the 2019 Quaker Classic. They are coached by Andy Reichman, Bryan Wright, and Keegan Selinsky.
 
Gavin Perkowski Named TVHS January Student of the Month
Gavin Perokowski
 The TVHS January Student of the Month is junior Gavin Perkowski.  Gavin is the son of Dr. Vincent and Sarah Perkowski of Bolivar. Gavin is a member of the TVHS soccer and academic challenge teams as well as being a member of the Great Trail Musketeers Rifle Team.  In his free time Gavin enjoys playing the piano, video games, and 3d printing. After graduation, Gavin plans to attend college to study biomedical engineering and hopefully compete on the college rifle team.
 
Jadyn Kuykendall Named TVHS January Athlete of the Month

Jadyn Kuykendall

The January TVHS Athlete of the Month is senior Jadyn Kuykendall.  Jadyn is the daughter of Andrew and Christie Kuykendall of Bolivar. Jadyn was selected for her outstanding efforts in basketball so far this season. Jadyn has enjoyed one of the most successful athletic careers in TVHS history.  She is a 4-year letterwinner in volleyball, soon to be a 4-year letterwinner in basketball and currently a 2-year letterwinner in track.  During her career, Jadyn has been a participant in four state volleyball tournaments, been a member of five league championship teams (and counting) and a member of the 2016-2017 girls’ basketball team that advanced to regional play for just the second time in school history.  Individually, Jadyn holds the honor of having won more volleyball games (102) than any other player in TVHS history.  Jadyn also joined elite company during the 2017-2018 school year as she accomplished the rare feat of being a member of three different league championship teams (volleyball, basketball, and track) in the same school year.  Besides her love of sports, Jadyn enjoys simply hanging out with her friends.  After graduation, Jadyn is planning to go to the University of Akron to pursue a degree in education.

 
Brianna Swinford Named TVHS January Fine Arts Student of the Month
Brianna Swinford
The TVHS January Fine Arts Student of the Month is sophomore Brianna Swinford. Brianna is the daughter of Mike and Heidi Swinford of Dover.  Brianna was selected for her outstanding efforts as a member of the speech and debate team including qualifying for the Ohio State Speech and Debate tournament in Student Congress. Brianna is also a member of the the TVHS drama club and will be playing the part of Fiona in our spring musical SHREK.  In her free time Brianna enjoys reading, dancing, singing, playing the violin and working as a butterfly camp counselor. After high school, Brianna plans to attend college and major in education or veterinarian science. 
 
TVHS Concert Band Performs at OMEA Conference
TVHS Concert Band
The Tusky Valley Concert Band performed at the 2019 Ohio Music Education Association's Professional Development Conference in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, Feb. 1st.  Only one band in Class AA, A, B & C is selected to perform each year at the conference.  The Tusky Valley Concert Band auditioned in Class B and was chosen as the top band in that Class in the State.  

The Concert Band was also selected to be the demo band for the annual Band Affairs Clinic for Adjudicators and participating directors.  The focus of the clinic was sight-reading as it applies to the current OMEA Adjudicator comment sheet.  The clinic was entitled "Brian and Bill's Excellent Sight-Reading Adventure". This was the first time in the history of the school the Concert Band was selected to perform at an OMEA Professional Development Conference.  This is one of the highest honors a performing ensemble can receive! 
 
Mr. Murphy Named OMEA Administrator of the Year
Mr. Murphy Receives the OMEA Award
Congratulations to TVLS superintendent Mark Murphy as he was named the Ohio Music Education Association's Outstanding Administrator of the Year at the OMEA conference on February 1st. 
 
Kimberly Christ Takes TVMS Spelling Bee for Second Straight Year
TVMS Spelling Bee Champions
Congratulations to TVMS Spelling Bee champion Kimberly Christ and runner-up Hunter Kirtley. This is the second straight year that Christ and Kirtley have taken the top two spots. Congratulations Kimberly and Hunter!
 
TVMS Power of the Pen Places Third at Competition
TVMS Power of the Pen
Congratulations to the 8th grade Power of the Pen team of Elizabeth Angione, Austin Brothers, Kimberly Christ, Kaleah Dorsey, Corinne Hamilton, Hunter Kirtley, and Molly Sams who placed third as a team in last weekend’s tournament. Additionally, Hunter Kirtley placed 6th and Kimberly Christ placed 8th individually. Great job to all!
 
Coach DeBos Named Fred Dafler Career Award Winner
Sandy DeBos
Congratulations to Mrs. DeBos as she received the 2018 Fred Dafler Career Coach of the Year Award for girls' track and field on January 26th.  This award honors the most outstanding active coach in the state of Ohio with particular emphasis placed on the coach's entire coaching career.  During her distinguished career Coach DeBos has coached track at Glenoak, Dover and Tusky Valley.  She has coached athletes to the state track meet in 10 different events with All-Ohio honors being earned by athletes in nine different events.  Coach DeBos was the 2018 IVC Track Coach of the Year and OATCCC Coach of the Year.  Coach DeBos also received the OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award in 2017 for her work with the Tusky Valley girls' cross country team.  Congratulations on this outstanding award!
 
Spina Invited to Compete in Harvard Speech & Debate Tournament
Drake Spina
Congratulations to TVHS senior Drake Spina as he has been invited to compete in the Harvard Speech & Debate tournament February 15-18th.  This is the first time a Tusky Valley student has been invited to compete in the Harvard Invitational.  Spina currently is ranked first in the nation in the category of humor.  Congratulations Drake! 
 
TVMS Names January Students of the Month
TVMS January Students of the Month
Congratulations to the January TVMS Students of the Month Joel Kandel, Riley Sites, Cassie Twiss, Aiden Eckenrode, and Riley Ramey.
 
Kyra Seikel is TVHS Fine Arts Student of the Month
Kyra Seikel
 The TVHS December Fine Arts Student of the Month is senior Kyra Seikel.  Kyra is the daughter of Drew and Melanie Seikel of Bolivar. Kyra is a member of the TVHS marching and concert bands and she was nominated for her outstanding effort in the bands this year.  In her free time Kyra enjoys spending time with friends and helping others.  After high school, Kyra plans to attend Liberty University to pursue a degree in psychology. 
 
Jed Girard Named TVHS December Student of the Month
Jed Girard
The TVHS December Student of the Month is senior Jed Girard. Jed is the son of Jim and Susan Girard of Mineral City.  Jed is a member of the Tusky Valley football and track & field teams and participates in the Ski and Board Club during the winter months.  In his free time Jed enjoys playing video games and watching movies with his family.  After graduation Jed plans to attend college. 
 
Noah Love Named TVHS December Athlete of the Month
Noah Love
The TVHS December Athlete of the Month is junior Noah Love.  Noah is the son of Curtis and Kim Love of Bolivar. Love was selected for his outstanding performance on the gridiron this fall.  Love's spectacular junior season saw him earn IVC North Defensive Player of the Year honors while setting school records for tackles in a game (19) and career tackles (258).  Love was all named to the First Team Eastern District, First Team Region 11 and Honorable Mention All-Ohio teams.  A three-sport athlete, Love also wrestles and plays baseball for the Trojans.  In his free time Noah enjoys eating and hanging out with his brother Ethan.  After graduation, Noah is considering going into the military.
 
Cast List Set for TVHS Performance of Shrek the Musical
Shrek The Musical
The TVHS Drama Club will be performing Shrek the Musical March 29-31st.  Congratulations to all of the students who will be part of the show!  Here is the complete cast list.
 
TVLS to Offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University
Financial Peace Univerisity
Tusky Valley Local Schools will be offering Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey for all Tusky Valley families. This program is free to parents and guardians thanks to funding from the 21st Century Grant TV After School Program. This unique financial literacy course is very popular within our local communities.  Click here for more information.
 
TVMS Names December Students of the Month
TVMS December Students of the Month
 Congratulations to the TVMS December Students of the Month Izaak Matthews, Aidan Bower, Chloe Salapack, Rileigh Peffer, and Courtney Boyd.
 
Brandon Goldsmith Signs with Malone
Brandon Goldsmith College Signing
Congratulations to TVHS senior Brandon Goldsmith who signed his letter of intent to continue his gold career at Malone University. 
 
Ayden Foote Named November TVHS Student of the Month
Ayden Foote
The TVHS November Student of the Month is senior Ayden Foote. Ayden is the son of Brian and Alicia Foote of Bolivar, but is a native of the desert lands of Utah and Nevada. Ayden enjoys listening to music, drawing and learning about cooking. After graduation, Ayden’s immediate plans are to get a good full-time job and continue working on his art.
 
The TVHS November Athlete of the Month is Sage Peters
Sage Peters

The TVHS November Athlete of the Month is Sage Peters.  Sage is the daughter of Chett and Bethanie Peters of Uhrichsville. Sage was selected for her outstanding volleyball season. She was the District 5 defensive player of the year, a first team IVC selection, and an honorable mention All-Ohioan. In her free time Sage enjoys going with her family to watch her brother wrestle at West Point. Sage is also a member of the TVHS softball team and has signed a letter of intent to play softball at the United States Military Academy at West Point where she plans to focus on aviation or military intelligence. 

 
Kaylyn Lloyd Named November TVHS Fine Arts Student of the Month
Kaylyn Lloyd
The TVHS November Fine Arts Student of the Month is senior Kaylyn Lloyd.  Kaylyn is the daughter of Robert and Holly Lloyd of Bolivar. Kaylyn was nominated for her outstanding efforts in band and choir.  Kaylyn was also a member of the IVC champions and state qualifying cross country team, the track team, band, select choir, theatre, and ski and board club. In her free time Kaylyn enjoys playing the piano, singing, running, skiing and playing many percussion instruments. After graduation, Kaylyn plans to attend college and major in public relations.
 
Clements Chosen as HOBY Seminar Representative
Sydney Clements

Congratulations to sophomore Sydney Clements on being chosen as Tusky Valley's Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar representative this year. The seminar is for tenth grade students that show leadership potential in their school and community Participants are chosen based on their characteristics of leadership, integrity, excellence, and the desire to make a difference.

 
Trio Attend Capital Honor Band
Capital Honor Band
TVHS students Katie Christ, Emily Dyko and Michael Leshon performed with the Capital Honors Band on November 16th. They are pictured with composer James Swearingen.who is the composer of "In All It's Glory" and "Seagate Overture."  These songs were Tusky Valley's select pieces for the OMEA Large Group Adjudicated contests.
 
Peters Signs at Army West Point
Sage Peters Signing

Congratulations to TVHS senior Sage Peters as she signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and softball career at Army West Point on November 19th. Sage plans on studying branching aviation or military intelligence. Here are some pictures from the signing.

 
TVMS Names November Students of the Month
Congratulations to TVMS students of the Month Winsor Waucaush, Sally Ray, Emily Waucaush, Heidi Beardmore, Makenzie Crank, and Reese Maurer. 
Girls' Cross Country Places Seventh, DeBos Earns All-Ohio Honors
 Girls' Cross Country Team at State
Congratulations to the girls' cross country team as they placed seventh at Satuday's state cross country meet.  The girls were led by Madisan DeBos as she wrapped up her career by placing seventh individually to earn All-Ohio honors.  Sierra Willaims (56th), Kaylyn Lloyd (89th), Hannah Wyler (94th), and Kat Gaiser (113th) rounded out the scoring for the Trojans.  Congratulations on a great  season girls!
 
Girls' Cross Country Claims Regional Title, Heads to State for Third Straight Season
Girls Cross Country with Regional Trophy
Congratulations to the girls' cross country team as they are headed back to the state meet for the third consecutive season after winning Saturday's Division II regional championship at Pickerington.  Madi DeBos led the way as she claimed the individual regional championship.  Sierra Williams and Kat Gaiser finished 10th and 18th respectively to earn their way to the state meet as individual qualifiers.  Hannah Wyler finished 36th and Kaylyn Lloyd 38th to round out the scoring for the Trojans.   The girls will now compete for a state championship on Saturday at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.  The girls will run at 2:15 PM.  Click here for complete information on the state cross country championships.
 
Booster Club to Hold Red Eye Trip to New York City

New York City Skyline
The Tusky Valley Athletic Booster Club will be holding a red eye trip to New York City on Saturday, December 15th.  The trip will leave TVHS at 10:00 PM on Friday night and arrive in New York City around 8:00 AM Saturday.  You will be on your own in New York City for the day and the bus will leave Saturday night to return home at 10:30 PM.  We plan to arrive home around 7:00 AM Sunday morning.  The cost for the trip is $130.  Click here for more information or to download a registration form.

 
Volleyball Captures Regional Title, Headed Back to Final Four!
Volleyball Celebrates Regional Title
Congratulations to the volleyball team as they captured the regional championship on Saturday with a 25-22, 25-11, 22-25, 28-26 victory over Southeastern.  The Trojans will now head to the state tournament for the fourth consecutive season and the 10th time in school history.  The girls will face the Versailles Tigers on Thursday at 6:00 PM.  The game will be held at the Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University.
 
Volleyball Wins District Title
Volleyball Wins District TItle
Congratulations to the volleyball team as they captured the district championship #19 with a 25-15, 25-8, 25-10 victory over Garaway on Saturday. The Trojans improved to 23-2 on the season and will now face the undefeated Wheelersburg Pirates on Thursday night at 7:30 PM at Logan High School. Presale tickets are on sale in the TVHS office for $6. Tickets at the door are $8. There is a pep bus sign-up sheet in the TVHS office for students.  The pep bus is just $10 and includes a ticket to the game.
 
Girls' Cross Country Wins District Title
Girls' Cross Country District Champs
Congratulations to the girls' cross country team as they captured the district championship on Saturday at Cambridge High School.  The Trojans were led by Madi DeBos as she captured the individual district title while Sierra Williams (3rd), Hannah Wyler (13th), Kaylyn Lloyd (14th) and Hannah Hostetler (21st) all finished in the top 24 to individually qualify for the regional meet.  The girls will look to qualify for the state meet for the third consecutive season this Saturday as they run at Pickerington High School.  Good luck girls!
 
TVLS After-School Program Recognized by ODE
Erica Knowles and Derek Varansky Accept Award on Behlaf of TVLS After-School Proigram

Congratulations to the TVLS after school-program as they were one of just seven after-school programs in the state to be recognized by the Ohio Department of Education. TVLS was specifically recognized for exceeding expectations for both growth and achievement in math. Congratulations to all of the teachers and students who are a part of making the after-school program such a success!

 
TV Schools Share Plans for New Schools with No Tax Increase

TVLS Master Facilities Plan

A public hearing was held prior to the Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools regular Board of Education meeting on Monday, October 8. The purpose was to share information, hear from County Auditor Larry Lindberg, and field questions from the audience regarding the district’s vision to capitalize on utility tax revenue of the Rover Pipeline. The complete media release is available, as well as the slideshow presentation shared by Superintendent Mark Murphy, Treasurer Mark Phillips, and County Auditor Larry Lindberg. 

 
TVMS Names October Students of the Month
TVMS October Students of the Month
 Congratulations to the TVMS October Students of the Month Eva Singer, Delaney Erickson, Ashlee Binsley, Logan Meiser, and Ethan Shilling.
 
Logan McCauley Named October TVHS Student of the Month
October TVHS Student of the Month Logan McCauley and Mrs. Duffield
The October TVHS Student of the Month is senior Logan McCauley.  Logan is the son of Danny and Leslie McCauley of Bolivar. Logan was nominated by Mrs. Duffield.  In his free time Logan enjoys playing baseball, soccer and swimming as well as working on model trains, painting or taking pictures.  Logan is also a big fan of Notre Dame and the Cleveland Indians. After graduation, Logan plans to continue working with Advocates for Success in the community and volunteering at the Humane Society.
 
Abbey Dillon Named October Athlete of the Month
October Athlete of the Month Abbey Dillon
The October Athlete of the Month is junior Abbey Dillon.  Abbey is the daughter of Shawn and Jenn Dillon of Bolivar. Abbey was selected for her outstanding record setting season that helped lead the girls’ golf team to the IVC title.  Abbey set school records for the lowest nine hole score (35) and the lowest 18 hole score (78) while earning first team IVC honors.  Abbey has earned six varsity letters at Tusky Valley including three in golf, two in girls’ basketball and one in softball.  Off the field, Abbey is a member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Student Council.  In her free time Abbey enjoys going out with friends, golfing and skiing.  After graduation, Abbey plans to play college golf and major in speech therapy.
 
Audrey Ernst Named TVHS Fine Arts Student of the Month
TVHS October Fine Art Student of the Month Audrey Ernst
The October TVHS Fine Arts Student of the Month is junior Audrey Ernst.  Audrey is the daughter of Adam and April Ernst of Bolivar. Audrey was selected for her outstanding effort as a member of the TVHS band.  Besides being a three-year member of the band, Audrey has also earned three varsity letters as a member of the girls’ track and girls’ basketball teams.  Audrey also serves as the junior class secretary and TVHS pep club president.  In her free time, Audrey enjoys cooking and baking and likes to take her dog on walks. Audrey plans to attend college and major in business so she can someday own her own restaurant.
 
Haas, Hutchison Named Homecoming King and Queen.
2018 Homecoming King Brock Haas and Queen Violet Hutchison
Congratulations to TVHS seniors Brock Brock Haas and Violet Hutchison as they were voted the 2018 Homecoming King and Queen Friday night. Other attendants included seniors Drake Spina & Kaylyn Lloyd, seniors Parker Fox & Kat Gaiser, juniors Tucker Pruett & Amber Hooks, sophomores Tanner Phillips & Chloie Weisen and freshmen Dawson Williams & Anna Cox. Click here to see pictures from the ceremony.
 
TVPS Recognized as Project Lead the Way School
A representative from Project Lead the Way visited Tusky Valley Primary School on October 5th and presented TVPS with this banner recognizing TVPS as an official Project Lead the Way School.
 
Three-peat! Girls' Cross Country Takes County Title for Third Straight Season

Girls' Cross Country Poses with Tuscarawas County Title
Congratulations to the girls' cross country team as they are Tuscarawas County champions for the third straight season.  The girls dominated the event as they placed four runners on the county first team led by Madisan DeBos who captured the individual Tuscarawas County championship.  Joining DeBos on the first team were Sierra Williams (3rd), Kat Gaiser (5th) and Hannah Wyler (7th).  The girls also placed two runners (Kaylyn Lloyd and Hannah Hostetler) on the second team and two more runners (Lexie and Megan Engstrom) on the third team.  The boys' cross country team placed two runners, Michael Leshon and Corey Keim, on the third team.  Click here for complete results of the event. 

 
TVLS Students Recognized for Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Reading Challenge Winners
At the end of last school year, students in grades 2-4 were challenged by their teachers to read 100 books or 100 chapters in 100 places during the summer! Students simply read a book or chapter in one of the places on the list and had an adult put their initials on the line beside that place when they were done. Students who completed the challenge not only became better readers, but received a certificate and prizes! We're proud of the students who completed the Summer Reading Challenge and hope to have even more students participate this coming summer! 
 
TVLS to Offer DDP Adult Yoga
DDP Yoga Logo
The TVLS 21st Century Program is sponsoring an adult DDP Yoga class on Thursday evenings available to all TVLS residents. The class will be from 5:00-6:00 PM in the TVMS band room. Click here for more info. We hope to see you there!
 
TVMS September Students of the Month
TVMS September Students of the Month
Congratulations to TVMS September Students of the Month Jacob Harpst,  Kaleb Cook-Linaman, Braden Downing, Tate Edinger. and Adidason Spivey.
 
TVMS Boys' Cross Country Wins County Title
TVMS Boys' Cross COuntry Poses with Tuscarawas County Trophy
Congratulations to the TVMS boys' cross country team as they won the Tuscarawas County championship Tuesday night.  Team members include Josh Owens, Blake Tedrick, Tate Edinger, Zackary Leshon, Kolton Wertz, Trey Lautenschleger, Teagan Perkowski, Jake Kapper, Gavin Yates, Noah Williams and Danny Armstrong.
 
Junior Achievement Visits TVMS
Thank you to Junior Achievement for visiting TVMS on September 28th.  Community volunteers from organizations like the Timken Company visited and talekd to students about work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. 
 
TVLS Holds Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day at Atwood Lake
TVLS Held Family Fun Day at Atwood Lake on September 29th.  TVLS residents got to enjoy lunch, fishing, cornhole, archery, birdie golf, outdoor Jenga, s’mores, and a ride on the Atwood Lake Queen, all for free thanks to the 21st Century Grant.  Click here for pictures from the day!
 
Girls' Golf Sets School Record, Captures IVC Title
Girls' Golf Captured the IVC Title on September 20th
Congratulations to the girls' golf team as they captured the IVC championship at Willandale golf course on Thursday afternoon.  The girls were led by Abbey Dillon's school record 78 while Olivia Galigher and Susan Thompson each added an 83.  Sydney Clements rounded out the Trojan scoring with an 85 as the team shot a team school record 329.
 
Girls' Golf Sets New School Team Record, Dillon Sets School Individual Record
The Girls' Golf Team Set a New School Record on September 19th
The girls' golf team gave senior Olivia Galigher a night to remember as the team wrapped up the regular season with a 158-173 victory over  Garaway at Wilkshire.  The team score of 158 set a new school record for girls' golf.  The team score wasn't the only record that fell as junior Abbey Dillon birdied #1, #3, and #9 on her way to an individual nine hole school record score of 35.  Sydney Clements shot a 39 while Keegan Selinsky added a 39 and Olivia Galigher rounded out the Trojan scoring with a 43.  The girls finished the regular season with a dual match record of 14-2.
 
PaySchools Central Parent Accounts
 
Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools has implemented PaySchools Central, an online payment platform, to help make managing lunch and fee payments easier for our families. The portal is easy to set up and use, both online and via the mobile app.
 
To get started, please click the title of the article and follow the instructions. This article will walk you through creating a parent account that allows you to manage the lunch account for all of your children. You will need your child's Student ID. This can be obtained from your child's OneView profile or from your child's ProgressBook account. 
 
Once you have completed the steps in this guide you can download the PaySchools App for your iPhone or Android device! If you need help along the way, please contact us. You can access Pay Schools Central by clicking on the blue icon in the upper right hand corner of the Tusky Valley Home Page or through this link https://www.payschoolscentral.com/#/user/login
 
Message from Mr. Murphy on the 2018 District Report Card
I continue to be extremely proud of our Tusky Valley students, staff, and community!  Our focus is always on continuous improvement, and the 2018 Report Card is evidence of just that.  

We congratulate and celebrate with Strasburg Schools which earned the highest overall grade in Tuscarawas County!

Tusky Valley happened to earn the highest Performance Index grade in Tuscarawas County (a weighted measure of achievement for all tested students), as well as the highest grade for number of achievement indicators met.  We’re also pleased that our overall Value Added grade, or measurement of academic growth from one year to the next, reflects the highest level of student growth.

In essence, Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools continues to meet and exceed state learning targets.  The state report card is important, and we use this information to improve our work.  A series of letter grades, however, provide limited insight into all that actually occurs in our classrooms, on the playing field, or on the stage.  

Everything we do great is the result of a concerted TEAM effort, and we will continue to maintain a relentless focus on what matters most:  Our STUDENTS…all that they are, and all that they can become!  

GO TROJANS!    

Mark A. Murphy
Superintendent
 
Girls' Cross Country Wins Dover Invitational
The girls' cross country team poses with the Dover Invitational trophy.
The girls' cross country team claimed their third meet title of the year as they won the Dover Invitational on Saturday.  Madi DeBos led the way as she won her fourth individual meet title of the season while Sierra Willians (7th) and Kat Gaiser (8th) also placed in the top 10. 
 
Girls' Cross Country Wins Dave Clegg Invitational
Girls Cross Country team poses with Dave Clegg championship trophy
The girls' cross country team captured another title as they finished first at today's Dave Clegg Invitational in North Canton.  Individually, Madisan Debos placed first and Kat Gaiser (8th) and Sierra Williams (9th) finished in the top 10.  Click here for pictures from the event.
 
Boys' Golf Shines at County Tournament
Boys Golf at County Tournament
The boys' golf team put together their best performance of the season in their biggest tournament of the year to date as they shot a season low 317 at the Aquafina Tuscarawas County Tournament at Zoar Village. The Trojans tied Strasburg for first place but lost the tiebreaker by a single stroke.  The Trojans were led by Billy Crone's 76 and Brandon Goldsmith's 77.  Both Crone and Goldsmith received All-County honors for their performance. 
 
2019 Sixth Grade Camp Information
6thGradeCamp
The 2019 TVMS Sixth Grade Camp will be held April 24th-26th at Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake outside of Carrollton.  Click here for some important information and dates for the 2019 Sixth Grade Camp.  
 
PTO Holds Back to School Swim Bash!
Thank you to all of the Tusky Valley K-4 families that came to the Commons Pool for the free Back to School Swim Party on Friday, August 24th.  Click here to see pictures from the night!
 
Girls' Cross Country Wins OHSAA Preseason Meet
The girls' cross country team opened the season with a statement as they won the 17 team OHSAA Preseason Invitational at National Trail Raceway on August 18th.  Madisan DeBos claimed the individual title while Kat Gaiser (3rd), Sierra Williams (4th) and Hannah Hostetler (9th) added top 10 finishes for the Trojans.
 
Girls' Golf Wins Lady Dawg, Sets New School Record
The Girls' Golf Team After Winning the Lady Dawg Invitational
The Girls' Golf team won the Lady Dawg Invitational on August 13th.  The girls set a new school record for 18 holes with a team score of 345.  Team members included Abbey Dillon, Sydney Clements,  Keegan Selinsky, Susan Thompson, Taylor Galigher and Olivia Galigher.
 
TVHS Students Attend Buckeye State

Students who attend Buckeye State
TVHS students Jeremy Salvo, Brock Haas, Izzy Cappella, Owen Clugston and Violet Hutshison attended Buckeye Boys' and Buckeye Girls' State this pass summer.   Buckeye State is an eight-day hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio government.

 
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