Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools 2637 Tusky Valley Rd. Zoarville, OH 44656 330-859-2213

Burrier Ready to Compete at State Meet
Congratulations to Tyler Burrier who heads to Columbus on Thursday to compete in the 110 hurdles at the state track meet with Coach Brian Finney. Best wishes, and good luck, Tyler! We are proud of you!

Jarvis Named PAC Coach of the Year
Congratulations to TVHS baseball coach Josh Jarvis as he has been named the PAC Coach of the Year. Jarvis led the Trojans to an 11-3 league record and a 2nd place finish in the PAC. Congratulations Coach!

Johnson to Continue Golf Career at Walsh
TVHS senior Tanner Johnson signed his letter of intent to continue his golf career at Walsh University.

Burrier, Schnegg Capture District Track Titles
Congratulations to TVHS juniors Tyler Burrier (110M hurdles) and Breanna Schnegg (1600M) as they captured district titles this weekend. They will now advance to the Regional Track & Field Championships this weekend at Muskingum College. They will be joined by Jessi Tomer (2nd in pole vault), Brady Woods (2nd in1600M), the girls' 4x400M relay team of Corrina White, Dallis Vaughn, Riley Jarvis & Breanna Schnegg (2nd place), the girls' 4x200M relay team of Riley Jarvis, Daliss Vaughn, Kelcey Haas & Corrina White (3rd place), Aaron Beans (3rd place in pole vault), Kodey Lewis (4th in 400M), Gabe Shetler (4th in 800M), the boys' 4x400M relay team of Kodey Lewis, Gabe Shetler, Justin Merrick, and Tyler Burrier (4th place), and Anthony Peoples (4th place in shot put). Good luck & Go Trojans!

TVMS Names May Students of the Month
Ashley Merrick, Julia Felgenhauer, Meganne Boyd, Syndey Clements, Kennedy Willis

TVLS to Offer Select Summer School Courses
Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools is pleased to announce the availability of select summer school courses from June 8- July 10 through the Trojan A+ Learning Academy. For the high school, there will be credit recovery classes in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The high school will also have ten credit recovery electives available. For the middle school there will be only be credit recovery classes in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Writing available to students. There will be a fee for each class. Full year classes will cost $150, and half year classes will cost $75. All classes will be graded A - F; pass/fail will not be an option. The deadline for signing up is June 5, 2015. On Mondays, the A+ lab will be open at the high school from 8am - 12 noon. All other work will be done at home or anyplace where there is Internet access. The Trojan A+ Academy can be accessed any time of the day, every day of the week. The Tuscarawas Valley Summer School is open to all students both in and outside our school district. Click here for more information and application materials.

TVHS Shines at PTLW Showcase
Congratulations to the TVHS Project Lead the Way students on outstanding performance during the 7th Annual Tuscarawas County Project Lead the Way Showcase last weekend. The Computer Integrated Manufacturing team of David Gilmore, Nate Specht, Lucas Whitmer, Dakota Kirtley and Zach Dozier and the Introduction to Engineering Design of Nick Walsh, Seth Ramsey, & Natalie Specht both brought home first place trophies. The Principles of Engineering team of Elizabeth Hutchison, Grant Gursky, Britney Myers, and Mitchell Polka captured second place and the Digital Electronics team of Ben Reesman, Reid Palumbo, Jacob Schandel, Tyler Burrier, Grant Handrich, and Julia Zambo finished in third place. Great job students!

TVMS Students of the Month
Laura Wallace, Violet Hutchison, Brooklyn Fockler, Natalie Yoder, Kylie Rohr

TV Students Excel at Kent Tusc Math Tournament
TVMS 7th and 8th grade students placed well at the annual Tuscarawas County Math Tournament on Monday at Kent State-Tuscarawas. Congratulations to 1st place winners Abbey Dillon, Jacob Stump, and Josh Mark.

TVLS Summer Sports Camp Information
Sport Dates Grade Levels Cost
May 29-31
Grades 2-8
June 1-4
Entering Grades 2-6
June 8-11
Entering Grades 1-6

Stark State College to Hold Kids College 2015
Stark State will be holding Kids College 2015 for students in grades 1-7 this summer. This summer program offers over 250 workshop choices such as STEM, arts/crafts, physical movement, and academic enrichment. The goal of Kids College is to develop and expand students' interests, stimulate creativity and provide unique learning opportunities on a college campus. Kids’Kids’ College offers courses ranging from abstract art to a world tour, with plenty of offerings in arts and crafts, science, sports, food, culture, finance and more.  Click here for a complete brochure with course descriptions.

Tusky Valley Primary School held Kindergarten Registration on March 9th & 10th. If you have child that will be entering kindergarten (age 5 before August 1) for the 2015-2016 school year but were unable to register your child at that time please call the Primary School office at 330-859-2461 for information on registering your child.

Camp Invention Returning This Summer
Camp Invention, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame is coming to Buckeye Career Center the week of June 15th! Let your child's imagination go wild while exploring connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Camp Invention gives 1st-6th graders the opportunity to disassemble machines, learn through hands-on activities and build skills during fast paced, high energy games! Discounts and scholarships are available for all students. You can fiind out more at www.campinvention.org or by calling 800.968.4332.

TVHS Names April Students of the Month
Student of the Month
Aidan Palumbo
Athlete of the Month
Tyler Burrier
Fine Arts Student of the Month
Austin Townsend

TVMS Girls' Track Captures PAC Title
Congratulations to the TVMS girls' track team as they captured the PAC championship Friday night!

Burrier Sets New School Mark
Congratulations to TVHS junior Tyler Burrier as he set a new school record in the 110 meter high hurdles. Burrier's mark of 15.0 broke Tom Simon's (1982) and John Debevec's (1992) old school record of 15.1.

TVMS Names April Students of the Month
Kat Gaiser, Emily Bower, Orion Wassem, Hayden Burrier, Joy Beach

Whitmer Shines at IBBC
Congratulations to TVHS senior Lucas Whitmer and sophomore Nate Ackerman as they competed in the International Bridge Building Contest Saturday April 24, 2015 at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry Museum, Portland, Oregon. Whitmer's bridge finished in 33rd place which is the highest finish ever by any TVHS student ever at the IBBC. Ackerman's bridge finished in 49th place.

TVHS Names 2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorian
2015 Valedictorian
Dakota Kirtley
2015 Salutatorian
Erin Weisgarber
2015 Top 10
Zach Dozier
2015 Top 10
Kayla Frederick
2015 Top 10
Ciera Newell
2015 Top 10
Emily Owen
2015 Top 10
Lauren Schleappi
2015 Top 10
Abby Thomas
2015 Top 10
Trystan Votava
2015 Top 10
Kendall Ziegler
Congratulations to TVHS senior Dakota Kirtley as he has been named the 2015 TVHS Valedictorian. Fellow senior Erin Weisgarber is the 2015 Salutatorian. Other members of the 2015 top 10 (in alphabetical order) include Zach Dozier, Kayla Frederick, Ciera Newell, Emily Owen, Lauren Schleappi, Abby Thomas, Trystan Votava, and Kendall Ziegler. Congratulations and we are proud of you!

TVHS Students Compete in the Teen Roadeo
TVHS students Gabe Shetler, Micaliah Peffer, Deserrae Potts, Kelcey Haas, Zach Dozier, and Jordan Felgenhauer participated in the annual Teen Driving Roadeo held at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds on April 29th. The Teen Roadeo is an event geared to help young students learn better maneuverability skills, become more familiar with the rules of the road, and help them think about their actions while driving. Gabe Shetler won $200 and Zach Dozier won $50 for their performance in the written essay competition while Jordan Felgenhauer won $25 for the best overall multiple choice test.

Walsh Wins KSU-Tusc SumoBot Competition
Congratulations to TVHS junior Nick Walsh on winning the 2nd Annual SumoBot Competition at Kent State-Tuscarawas on Friday, April 24th. TVHS senior Lucas Whitmer finished in second place.

Skills Classes Donate "Capes of Courage"
Students in Mrs. Sidel's Life Skills class recently made and are donating "Capes of Courage" to the patients at Akron Children's Hospital. Kids Capes of Courage is a non-profit group that helps encourage patients as they fight tough health issues such as pediatric cancer. Click here to learn more about Kids Capes of Courage.

TVHS Holds 6th Annual Pay it Forward Day
As TVHS juniors and seniors prepared for Friday night's Prom, the underclassmen tackled a different challenge as TVHS freshmen and sophomores successfully battled the elements and participated in the 6th annual "Pay it Forward" challenge. Students were bussed to 16 different locations to provide community service. The sites included Fort Laurens, Bolivar Fire Department, Bolivar Police Station, Bolivar Commons Pool, Fairfield Township Fire Department, Mineral City Fire Department, the Nicole Donant Library, Zoar Gardens, Zoar Cemetery, Zoar Fire Station, the Village of Zoar, Hennis Care, Camp Tuscozoar, Warren Township Community Center, Atwood Lake Dam, and Atwood Lake public use areas. After completing the community service students returned to TVHS for a school cookout and fun activities. The students received "Pay it Forward" t-shirts sponsored by Plato's Closet. Click here to see pictures from the day's activities!

TVHS Names March Students of the Month
Student of the Month
Gabe Shetler
Athlete of the Month
Paige Levengood
Fine Arts Student of the Month
Maddie Stoneking

TVHS Announces 2015 Prom Court
Jesse Baker
Taylor Breitmeier
Zach Dozier
Jordan Flegenhauer
Kelcey Haas
Cheyanne Kohl
Zac Mitchell
Trystan Votava
Erin Weisgarber
Corrina White

Kirtley, Galigher Honored with Ray Kroc Awards
Congratulations to TVHS senior Dakota Kirtley and TVMS 8th grader Olivia Galigher as they were named recipients of the Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award. The award honors students who demonstrate persistence, determination, hard work and excellence.

Boys' Track Captures West Holmes Invite
Congratulations to the boys' track team as they took 1st place in the 16-team West Holmes Invitational this past weekend. The Trojans scored 89 team points to easily outdistance Carrollton (76) & Garaway (73). The Trojans were led by Aaron Beans who captured first place in the pole vault (12-6). The Trojans also got strong 2nd place finishes from the 3200M relay team of Gabe Shetler, Peyton Couts, Tyler McCaulley, and Brady Woods (8.28:64) and the 1600M Relay team of Kodey Lewis, Gabe Shetler, Justin Merrick, and Taylor Stahlman (3.36:10). Individually Tyler Burrier claimed 2nd in the 110M hurdles (16.32) and Brady Woods captured 2nd in the 1600M (4.45:33). Click here to see the complete results of the event.

Vega Qualifies for State Power of the Pen
Congratulations to TVMS 8th grader Miranda Vega on qualifying for the State Power of the Pen tournament. Vega will be doing her creative writing at the College of Wooster on Friday, May 22nd.

TVHS Holds Annual Bunny Cake Contest
Most Bizarre
Most Creative
Most Realistic

TVIS 4th Graders Celebrate Ohio History Day
Tusky Valley 4th graders celebrated Ohio History Day on March 27th, 2015.  All 4th graders spent the past few weeks researching a famous Ohioan and completing a culminating project involving artwork, technology, and an oral presentation.  Students came to school dressed in character and spent the day learning about some of Ohio’s early days.  Special visitors included President William McKinley, the Mineral City Historical Society, Thomas Edison, Mrs. Evans (Housekeeper for the Reeves family mansion), and a citizen from the early village of Zoar.  The day concluded with a birthday celebration for Ohio’s 212th year of statehood.  The day was made possible by the support of the Tuscarawas County Heritage Grant and the Tusky Valley PTO.  

6th Grade Volleyball Captures Dover League Title
Congratulations to the 6th grade volleyball team as they also won the Dover League championship. The Tusky Valley volleyball future is bright! Go Trojans!

5th Grade Volleyball Takes Dover League
Congratulations to the 5th Grade volleyball team as they won the Dover League championship. Team members include Nicole Dyko, Leaha McMullin, Kailee Kohler, Taylor West, Katie Meyer, Josie McKinney, Elly Rothenstein, Camberlee Perkowski, Ashley Merrick, & Julia Felgenhauer. Great job girls!

TVMS 6th Graders Shine in Writing Contest
Congratulations to TVMS 6th graders Arora Levengood (1st place), Keegan Selinsky (2nd place) and Brett Johnson (3rd place) for their performance in writing contest titled: "The Funniest Trick My Pet Ever Did..." The contest was sponsored by the Animal/Child Abuse Prevention Council of Tuscarawas County Family and Children First. Great job! We are proud of you!

TVHS Honors February Students of the Month
Student of the Month
Aaron Ward

Fine Arts Student of the Month
Taylor Sayers

Athlete of the Month
Zach Dozier

Trojan Twelve Perform with Moravian College Choir
On Tuesday, March 10, twelve TVHS students performed at Dover High School with the Moravian College Choir and area high school choir students. The concert featured the Moravian College Jazz Band, TVHS Trojan Twelve, DHS Ars Nova, Moravian College Choir, and combined high school and collegiate choirs. Members of Trojan Twelve include: Aric Bird, Jeremy Brinkman, Justin Cochran, Zach Dozier, Stefanie Fockler, Grant Handrich, Lauren McMullin, Hayley Miley, Rebecca Radabaugh, Tricia Renicker, Heather Rich, and Austin Townsend. Congratulations to all students for the excellent performance.

TVLS Students Compete in District Science Fair
TVHS students Clint Spillman, Natalie Specht, Grant Gursky, Christian Baum, Micaliah Peffer and Julian Levengood participated in the District 13 Science Day at the University of Mount Union on Saturday, March 7th. Eighth graders Olivia Galigher and Seth Ramsey also competed.  Nate Ackerman will compete at the District 5 Science Day at the University of Akron on Saturday, March 21, 2015.  Grant, Christian, Micaliah, Olivia and Seth qualified to go to State Science Day at the Ohio State University on May 16, 2015.  TVHS also received a trophy for the "Science Excellence Award".

Bird, Vesco Excel at State Speech Tournament
Congratulations to TVHS junior Aric Bird as he advanced to the final round and finished in 5th place in humorous interpretation at the State Speech Tournament this past weekend. Fellow junior Katey Vesco advanced to the semifinals in prose poetry and finished in 12th place overall. The entire TVHS Speech & Debate Team will share their performances on Thursday, April 25th in the TVHS Auditorium at 7:00 PM.

TVMS Names February Students of the Month
TVMS Students of Month Dustin Kirtley, Zepporah Miller, Austin Kohler, Tyson Stahlman, & Drake Spina

CBIP Team Takes Regional Knowledge Bowl
The TVHS Career Based Intervention Program defeated Mid-East Career and Tech 235-152 to win the Regional Senior Division Knowledge Bowl and advance to the State Knowledge Bowl to be held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center on April 14th. Team members include coach Chadd Wallick, Josh Beatty, Andrew Marker, Corey Rufener, Tom Rufener, Jay Norris, Steven Mayo, & Chris Norris.

Academic Challenge Team Finishes Unbeaten
Congratulations to the TVHS Academic Challenge Team as they wrapped up an undefeated regular season (7-0) be defeating Canton South 35-18. The team now moves onto tournament play beginning March 16th. Team members include Reid Palumbo, Lucas Whitmer, Dakota Kirtley, Jacob Schandel, Erin Weisgarber, Katey Vesco, & Rylan Clugston. The team is coached by Mrs. Marcia Speicher.

Alex Anzio to Play for Buckeye Cup
The Jackson Hockey Club, including TVHS senior Alex Anzio, claimed the North Coast High School Hockey League playoff championship Sunday with a 6-3 victory over previously undefeated Medina.  The team will head to Columbus this weekend for the Buckeye Cup club hockey state championship tournament. The team has players from Jackson, GlenOak, Perry, Green, Northwest and Tusky Valley.

Whitmer, Ackerman Tops in Bridge Building

TVHS senior Lucas Whitmer and sophomore Nate Ackerman came in first and second respectively at the Ohio Regional International Bridge Building Contest Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Kent State University Tuscarawas Branch in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Their performance qualified them for the 2015 International Bridge Building Contest. This was a record breaking year in that 98 bridges were tested at the event. A special thank you to Allied Machining and Engineering who will sponsor their travel and lodging for the International Bridge Building Contest which will be held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland Oregon. Congratulations Tusky Valley bridge builders!

Tusky Valley to Leave PAC, Join IVC
The Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools will be ending their affiliation with the Principals Athletic Conference (PAC) and joining the Inter-Valley Conference (IVC) in all sports. Tusky Valley hopes to begin play in the IVC during the 2016-2017 school year but many details will need to be worked out before the 2016-2017 start date will be official. At the latest, Tusky Valley will begin play in the IVC during the 2017-2018 school year. Tusky Valley was a charter member of the PAC when it was formed for the 1989-1990 school year. Over the past 26 seasons the Trojans captured 16 PAC championships in volleyball, 10 in boys' track, 6 in girls' cross country, 4 each in girls' basketball & boys' golf, 3 each in football and girls' track, and 2 each in boys' cross country, soccer, and baseball.

Bird Qualifies for National Speech Tournament
Congratulations goes to Aric Bird who placed 1st in humorous interpretation this Saturday at the National Speech and Debate Associations Eastern Ohio District Tournament. Aric Bird is now a National Qualifier in humorous interpretation. The National Speech and Debate Tournament is June 14th through the 19th in Dallas Texas, students must place as one of the top competitors at one of 110 district tournaments across the country. This June students will compete for college scholarships and the National Title. Aric is coached by Carrie Spina and assistant coaches Cierra Spina and Angie Thomas.

7th Grade Girls Capture PAC Title
Congratulations to the TVMS 7th grade girls' basketball team as they captured the PAC title by defeating Indian Valley 26-15. The victory wrapped up an undefeated 18-0 season. Great job girls!

TVLS Change Bandits Strike Again
Students and staff at the Primary, Intermediate, and Middle Schools all collected money to support Akron Children's Hospital "Have a Heart, Do Your Part" Radiothon this past week.  Thank you to everyone who helped us with this great cause.  The TVLS Change Bandits collected $1493.39.

TVHS Honors January Students of the Month
Student of the Month
Abby Thomas
Fine Arts Student of the Month
Kameron Murdock
Athlete of the Month
Leland Hostetler

TVMS Names January Students of the Month
TVMS Students of the Month Bailey Keane, William Saynor, Emily Dyko, Faith Ramser & Titus Rennicker

TVHS Speech Team Sends 10 to State
Congratulations to the TVHS Speech Team as 10 members of the team have qualified for the 2015 OHSSL State Tournament to be held March 5-7 in Canfield. Qualifying for the state tournament were Aric Bird in humorous interpretation, Katey Vesco, Christian Arbogast, Alyssa Tausch & Kameron Murdock in prose poetry, Abby Thomas and Nate Ackerman in original oratory, and Leda McConaha, Gabbi Tausch & Abby Ackerman in student congress. Bonnie Grossi qualified as an alternate in dramatic interpretation. Congratulations and good luck to our speech team! We are proud of you!

Levengood Earns 2015 "Best of Fair"

Congratulations to Julian Levengood as he captured the "Best of Fair" award at the 2015 TVLS Science Fair. Other awards winners were Seth Ramsey and Olivia Galigher (Best MS Project), Nathan Sparren (Best 9th Grade Project), Grant Gursky (Best 10th Grade Project), & Micaliah Peffer (Best 11/12th Grade Project).

Best MS Project - Seth Ramsey and Olivia Galigher - "Wind Energy"
Best 9th Grade Project - Nathan Sparren - "Rust Prevention and Steel Wool"
Best 10th Grade Project - Grant Gursky - "How Light Color Affects Vision"
Best 11th/12th Grade Project - Micaliah Peffer - "The Color of Chemistry"
"Best of Fair" - Julian Levengood (12th Grade) - "Hydraulic Fracturing"

Hollon Wins 2015 Spelling Bee
Eighth-grader Ensleigh Hollon defended her 2014 TVLS Spelling Bee Championship title by capturing the 2015 contest in a fierce 19-round battle of words. Ensleigh was also the runner up at last year’s Regional Spelling Bee hosted by the Canton Repository. In March, Ensleigh will head back to Canton to compete in this year’s Regional Spelling Bee. The spelldown champion said her goal is to earn a spot in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in late May. Some of the words that Ensleigh had to spell to earn the repeat crown were ignominious, souchong, doubloons, and bas-relief. She spelled monarch to end the spell-off with runner-up, seventh-grader Dustin Kirtley. Congratulations Ensleigh and Dustin!

TVMS Students Advance in Power of the Pen
Congratulations to the TVMS Power of the Pen team as they placed 3rd at the recent Power of the Pen District Tournament held at Dover Middle School. Ensleigh Hollon, Miranda Vega, Olivia Galigher, and Ali Weekley advanced to the regional tournament by placing in the top 12 individually. Power of the Pen is Ohio's award-winning educational program devoted to excellence in creative writing. Great job girls!

Felgenhauer Named Winter Homecoming King
Congratulations to TVHS senior Jordan Felgenhauer as he was named the 2015 Winter Homecoming King at Tuesday's basketball game vs. Claymont. The formal Winter Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, January 31st at 7:00 PM in the TVMS cafeteria.

2015 TVHS Winter Homecoming Court

Zach Dozier
Senior Attendant
Jordan Felgenhauer
Senior Attendant
Dakota Kirtley
Senior Attendant
Troy Smolinsky
Junior Attendant
Adam Sanders
Sophomore Attendant
Luke Selogy
Freshman Attendant

TVPS Students Learn About Worms
Representatives from The Norma Johnson Conservation Center recently visited Tusky Valley Primary. Kindergarten teacher Ms. Austin arranged for a presentation on worms. The kindergarteners learned about worms and how they help the environment. The kindergarteners were able to touch the worms. They went through a worm tunnel with a flashlight to discover how worms live under ground. Thank you to the The Norma Johnson Conservation Center for stopping by TVPS!

McCauley Receives Big Brother Award
Congratulations to TVHS sophomore Justin McCauley as he was named the recipient of the Big Brother of the Year Award for school-based mentoring. All case managers nominated mentors from their caseload that stand out above other mentors.  Votes are then cast for nominees from both staff and board. Big Brothers, Big Sisters is in 14 school districts and McCauley was chosen as the Big Brother of the Year from all districts. Congratulations Justin!

Why Do I Serve on the Board of Education?
“I serve on the Tuscarawas Valley Local School Board because I’ve always wanted ALL children to receive the best education we can possibly give them. What I enjoy most about serving on the TV Board is participating in the graduation ceremony!”
“I serve on the TV Board because I believe in education and love kids. It’s my desire to help in any way possible to provide the children of our school district the opportunity to get the very best education possible. What I enjoy most about serving on the TV Board is the shared vision and commitment to excellence I see in each of our members as well as in the personal and professional lives of our superintendent and treasurer. What I find exciting is that this same vision/commitment of excellence is also shared by our teachers and staff making in my opinion, Tusky Valley just an outstanding school district.”
“I enjoy being a part of providing new and improved educational opportunities for all our students K-12. I enjoy hearing about and seeing student successes throughout the year as they reach for new educational goals.”
“I serve on the TV Board because I believe every child deserves the right to quality education, that the community deserves fiscal responsibility, and the employees deserve our commitment and support to help them achieve these goals.”
"I serve on the TV Board to be a representative for the community who wants to see Tusky Valley thrive in both academics and sports programs. My experience, as a parent of students and active member of the community, positions me to understand the strengths of Tusky Valley as well as where we can improve and offer input in those areas. I most enjoy serving on the TV Board for the partnership of other board members, administration, and staff and the many ways we make Tusky Valley excellent."

TVLS Students Recognize Board of Education
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The Tusky Valley School Board is important because without them our school wouldn’t be as organized or have some of the great things we have as a school. They make important decisions, such as funding. Without them, I most likely wouldn’t have one of my favorite classes, engineering. The people on the board are also very generous. I know this first hand because the engineering class received donated money in order to purchase new tools and even a toolbox to store them in. I really do appreciate everything they do for us. Without them this school would likely be very different. Thank you Tusky Valley School Board.

The Tusky Valley school board is important because it is comprised of individuals who understand our needs as students of the district. Parents of students and other involved members of the community that participate in the meetings can offer various perspectives on how to effectively educate today’s youth. Communication in any project, conference, or team is the key to success. Our board has used that motto and gone above and beyond in regards to both expressing their carefully cultivated points and keeping the district’s best interests at the core of their discussions. They focus on topics of vital relevance to the functionality of the schools, and without their passion for the quality of education, Tusky Valley wouldn’t be what it is today.

TVMS Honors December Students of the Month
Congratulations to the TVMS December Students of the Month
Sam Ray, Lauren Stotzer, Callie Marburger, Cooper Sites, & Katie Meyer

Spina Wins "Words With Wings" Contest
Congratulations to Tusky Valley 8th grade student Drake Spina on finishing in first place in his age group in the Words with Wings writing contest. The contest is for Tuscarawas County students who understand the value of storytelling. The prompt for the contest was "Keep your fork, something better is coming." Congratulations and great job Drake!

TVHS Honors December Students of the Month
Student of the Month
Lucas Whitmer
Fine Arts Student of the Month
Aric Bird
Athlete of the Month
Jordan Felgenhauer

Bird, Vesco Qualify for State Speech Tournament
Congratulations to TVHS juniors Aric Bird and Katey Vesco as they have qualified for the Ohio State Speech Tournament to be held on March 5-7 in Canfield, Ohio. In order to automatically qualify for the state tournament a student must earn at least 4 bids throughout the season. Bids are earned by placing in the top 6 in your category during speech tournaments throughout the season. Bird earned his 4th bid by placing first in Humorous Interpretation at the Highland Speech Tournament in late December. Vesco earned her 4th bid by placing first in Prose Poetry at the Canfield tournament in early January. Congratulations & good luck Aric and Katey!

Student Made Storage Barn for Sale
TVHS Construction students Brian Beans, Steven Halsey, Brandon Kendle, Raymond McClure, Brock McDaniel, Noah Orr, Micah Phillips, Cameron Prorok, Ryan Strain, Brayden VanMeter, Thomas Varadi and Jorge Vazquez recently finished a 10' x 12' storage barn. The storage barn is currently for sale for $3000. Please contact Mr. Gauding at ron.gauding@tvtrojans.org for more information.


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