Middle School News

Student of the Month--May 2022

Congratulations for our TVMS Students of the Month for May  2022: Audriana McKernan, Delaney Erickson, Kaelyn Klotz, Keegan Whitlach, Wyatt Twiss

Ray Kroc Award Youth Achievement Award

Sydney Miller has been selected as Ray A. Kroc Youth Achievement Award winner for 2022. This award was created in honor of the founder of McDonald’s restaurant and honors students who have demonstrated the characteristics exemplified by Ray Kroc:  persistence, determination, hard work, and all-around excellence. Congratulations, Sydney! 

Power of the Pen State Qualifiers


The 8th Grade Power of the Pen team competed in the State tournament in Columbus with the top 230 writers in Ohio. Tusky Valley was one of only 15 schools in the entire state to have 4 state qualifiers. Kala Kirtley, Allegra McMillan. Sarah Reynolds, and Sami Ward did a great job competing in the first three rounds and Sami qualified for the elite “power” round also. Congrats on a great season! 

TVMS Math Tournament Champions!

Sixty Tusky Valley Middle School students in grades 5-8 participated in the annual ECOESC Math Tournament held May 11th and 12th at Buckeye Career Center.  Over 600 students from 11 schools in Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Harrison counties participated. Tusky Valley won the overall championship for the fourth consecutive year.  There was no tournament in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID.  The Trojans had won tournaments in 2017, 2018, and 2019.  The following TV students placed in the top six in their respective category: 

1st Place
Mason Tidrick - 7th grade - Expressions & Equations
Caleb Price - 7th grade - Geometry
Henry Dixon - 6th grade - Ratios & Proportional Relationships
Alaina Jones - 6th grade - The Number System
Natalie Stokes - 5th grade - Geometry

2nd Place
Buhl Bishop - 6th grade - Geometry

3rd Place
Sami Ward - 8th grade - Functions
Jimmy Walker - 8th grade - The Number System
Luke Salapack - 7th grade - Geometry
Lucas McCoy - 7th grade - The Number System
Trevor Wilson - 6th grade - Ratios & Proportional Relationships
Emilee Grafe - 6th grade - The Number System
Elsee Koury - 6th grade - The Number System
Jackson Heckert - 6th grade - Geometry
Tyus Lieser  - 5th grade - Geometry

4th Place
Jonah Cox - 8th grade - The Number System
Taryn Campbell - 8th grade - Statistics & Probability
Lucas Plauger - 8th grade - Functions
Katie Powell - 7th grade - Geometry
Trenton Puntenney - 7th grade - Statistics & Probability
Lydia Miller - 6th grade - Expressions & Equations
Piper Symons - 6th grade - Expressions & Equations 
Aeden Del Vecchio - 6th grade - Statistics & Probability
Alijah Levengood - 5th grade - Number & Operations in Base Ten
Jeremiah Hughes - 5th grade - Measurement & Data 

5th Place
Ethan Shilling - 8th grade - Geometry
Chase Limbaugh - 7th grade - Expressions & Equations
Landon Souers - 7th grade - Expressions & Equations
Zane Finney - 5th grade - Measurement & Data 

6th Place
Loren Gardner - 8th grade - Expressions & Equations
Natalie Armstrong - 6th grade - Expressions & Equations
Addy Ward - 6th grade - Geometry
Dominick Simpson - 6th grade - Statistics & Probability
Claire Corder - 6th grade - Statistics & Probability
Karson Jones - 5th grade - Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Layton Immel - 5th grade - Numbers & Operations - Fractions

PLTW Showcase Award

Congratulations to Jacob Tritt and Dean Nichols as they earned 2nd Place at the PLTW Showcase for their PLTW Project: Shipping Container House. 

TVMS Contact Information

Tuscarawas Middle School Building

Principal Erica Knowles
2633 Tuscarawas Valley Rd. NE
Zoarville, OH 44656-9692
Phone: (330) 859-2427
Fax: (330) 859-8845

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