Category: School

Carrollton Performing ArtsDept. holds award banquet

The Carrollton High School and Middle School Performing Arts Department held its annual awards banquet on April 29 to celebrate their 2023-2024 season. Award winners were nominated and voted on by their peers. Oscar Awards followed by the performance and the character they played are as follows:Best Actors: Jozelynn Nitz  (“Mean Girls”, Regina George and “Frozen”, Olaf/Young Elsa), Victor Zacapala Diaz (“Shrek”, Donkey).Best Supporting Actors: Rylee Champion (“Mean Girls”, Ms. Norbury), Mya Ruggieri

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Moody receives Franklin B. Walter scholarship award

Malvern High School senior Abby Moody is the recipient of a Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Scholarship Award for Carroll County.The Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) established the scholarship program to promote and recognize outstanding academic achievement. One senior from each Ohio county nominated by an ESC is eligible to receive this prestigious honor each year.Moody received a $1,500 college scholarship at the awards banquet April 15 at the Nationwide

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Carrollton Middle School students earn superior ratings

Several Carrollton Middle School students earned superior ratings the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) adjudicated event April 13.Those receiving superior ratings are shown above. Front Row (from left): Jaden Logan, Mya Ruggieri and Brooklyn Detchon. Second Row: Leah McDonald, Gianna Fritz, Madelyn Lovette, Eva Nicholas and Isabella Chappell. Third Row:  Jasmine Schissler, Bray Jones, Jakob Husk, Ellie Shafer and Gracen Modranski. Not pictured: Destiny Burge.

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Library added to new elementary school

By Carol McIntire Editor   Carrollton Schools officials excitedly announced the addition of a library to the new elementary school during the April board of education meeting.  Superintendent Dave Davis kicked off the meeting with the announcement, saying the addition was made possible because the furniture bid came in under the estimate. “We met with the architect and Mrs. Dodds (Holly) and Mrs. Moyer (Tracy) chose the space and the

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CHS athletes named students of the month honors

Mackenzie Rummell and Hayden Jenkins are Carrollton High School’s April Senior Students of the Month.  Mackenzie Rummell is the daughter of Mike and Jen Rummell of Carrollton. She has one older sister, Nikki Rummell, 21, who is in college.  Rummell is involved in bowling, golf, theater program, Girl Scouts, National Honor Society, competitive dance, Student Council and trap shooting.  Her hobbies include cooking and painting.  She plans on attending college

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Malvern Preschool awarded 5-Star rating

Malvern Preschool was recently awarded a 5-star rating for meeting the quality standards established by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education.   Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) is a 5-star quality rating and improvement system which recognizes and promotes early learning and development programs that exceed the minimum health and safety licensing regulations.  Five-star programs exemplify high quality levels of developmentally appropriate instruction,

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Hillari Baker, Andrew Lane named CHS students of the month

Hillari Baker and Andrew Lane are the Carrollton High School Senior Students of the Month for March.  Baker is the daughter of Kelli and JR Baker of Carrollton. She has one sister age 22. She is involved in basketball, student council, NHS and has been a 4-year office aide. Her hobbies include collecting shoes and playing cards. She plans to go to college at Wheeling University and major in criminal

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Malvern junior lands a spot in Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition

Artwork created by Malvern High School junior Sarah Rodgers was selected to be exhibited in Columbus as part of the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.Rodgers’ artwork was titled “The Chop” and was judged over the past several weeks through regional and state rounds. The piece was selected as one of the top 249 pieces to be displayed in the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower, 30 East Broad Street, Columbus,

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Foundation grant brings music to school hallways

John Gregg Elementary students are playing a new tune after the school received nearly $1,500 for its music program. Music teacher Kathy Ramsey received a $1,480.25 allocation from the Bergholz Community Foundation to purchase four keyboard kits complete with instruments, stands, benches, pedals and headphones and her goal is to expand offerings for students to learn. She works with 380 pupils in preschool to sixth grade and plans to give all

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Laney Johnson wins Minerva Middle School spelling bee

Minerva seventh-grader Laney Johnson became the middle school spelling bee champion Feb. 14 after spelling the word “maggot” correctly in the 17th round.Seventh-grader Naomi Hackbart was the runner-up.The students in the bee qualified by scoring in the top category of spellers after two rounds of written exams. Twenty students out of 423 in the middle school made it to the 29th annual event.Laney’s first-place win entitles her to represent Minerva

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Kamryn Sears crowned Edison semi formal queen

Kamryn Sears was crowned the 2024 Edison High School semi formal queen during halftime of the Wildcats basketball game with Buckeye Local  Feb. 13. Sears is the daughter of Michele Anderson and Willis Sears of Pleasant Hill. Other candidates included Cheyanne Coil, Pressly Meadows, Abby Cunningham, Lily Larkins and Kenzie Everhart.

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Schools split on decision to close for solar eclipse

Carrollton and Brown Local schools have joined the growing list of districts announcing plans to close April 8, the day of the full solar eclipse – the first since 1806. Carrollton Superintendent Dave Davis’ report made the announcement during the Feb. 12 school board meeting and Brown Local Superintendent Mark Scott sent a communication to parents Feb. 14. Both superintendents said the decision to close was made after consulting with

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Southern Local Schools Dulaneyis finalist in custodian contest

Southern Local Schools staff member Beverly Dulaney could make a clean sweep as a finalist in the Tennant Company’s Fifth Annual Custodians are Key Contest. Dulaney, who has been employed with the district for the past 28 years, is among 12 others who were nominated from around the country. The finalists each receive a $500 gift card, but one has a chance to earn the grand prize this spring, which

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Carrollton instrumental and vocal students earn Superior ratings

Carrollton High School instrumental and vocal students had a successful showing at the District VIII Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Event Jan, 27 at McKinley High School in Canton.Students earning top ratings are shown above and include: (front row, from left) Jasmin Marshall (alto), Alexis Spears (soprano), Emma Nicholas (mezzo soprano), Avery Stoffer (mezzo soprano) and Lucy Coppa (alto sax); (second row) Sax Quartet – Dallak Paulette, Cooper Becknell, Miranda Snyder

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Malvern council fields request for return of Farmers Market

By Thomas Clapper CCM Reporter Malvern Village Council discussed the return of the Malvern Farmers Market at its Jan. 17 meeting.  Jan Oprean of SwiftFields was not able to attend the meeting but wrote a detailed e-mail regarding her plans to once again takeover the market. Fiscal Officer Ashley Neading read the email to council which included an agreement that will be given to council and also what vendors will

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Carrollton Winter Homecoming Court

Members of the Carrollton High School Winter Homecoming Court were named last week. A queen and king will be crowned from the senior attendants during a ceremony between the junior varsity and varsity basketball game Feb. 2 against West Branch. Two attendants from each underclass will join the court as class attendants.Court members shown above include (from left): Josh Carman, Ashlee Garner, Nick Lawrence and Maleyna Havens, all seniors; Brock

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Hostetler, Hossler named CHS students of the month

Claire Hostetler and Matthew Hossler are Carrollton High School’s January Students of the Month.  Hostetler is the daughter of Amy Newsome, of Carrollton. She is an only child. She plays golf year round, is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and a member of 4-H.  She plans to go to Malone University and play golf. Career plans include getting into med school and becoming a pediatric anesthesiologist. 

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Warriors record five pins in win over Alliance

By Carol McIntireEditorCarrollton picked up what looked like a lopsided 51-23 win over the Alliance Aviators last Thursday in Alliance.Take away the 18 points the visiting Warriors picked up in forfeits and the match was much closer than the final score card showed.Carrollton won five matches by pin and one by decision while Alliance earned two pins, two major decisions and one decision. Add up the scores from those matches

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Taylor named Buckeye CC adult student of the month

Aubrey Taylor was named January Adult Education student of the Month at Buckeye Career Center. Taylor is a student in the Dental Assisting program. The Dellroy resident is a 2023 graduate of Carrollton High School and BCC and is employed at Hennis Care Centre and Kafri Premier Endodontics.  Taylor took the Intro to Nursing program while in high school at BCC and decided to broaden her career opportunities through the

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Project updates top school board agenda

By Carol McIntire Editor Carrollton Schools Superintendent Dave Davis provided an update on a swatting email sent to dozens of schools Dec. 10 during the Dec. 12 school board meeting.  Davis said the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) and the FBI determined it was not a credible threat. He noted local law enforcement was notified and both buildings, as well as the construction site, were checked prior to students arriving

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Gunnar Burgett, Bonnie Graham named CHS Students of the Month

Gunnar Burgett and Bonnie Graham are Carrollton High School’s November students of the month.  Gunnar is the son of Phililip and Jody Burgett, of Carrollton. He has one brother, Tucker, and two sisters, Jolana and Josie.  Burgett plays football and is involved in 4-H. He enjoys most of his free time hunting. In the future he plans on studying animal science to become a veterinarian.  What teacher, coach, family member

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History buff asks BOE to proclaim Nov. 15 CHS Day

By Carol McIntire Editor Ron Colaprete made a pitch to the Carrollton Exempted Village School District Board of Education last week to proclaim Nov. 15 CHS Day. Colaprete, the school’s assistant athletic director and a history buff, addressed the board during the Oct. 10 meeting, saying the day holds significance in the school’s history. “It was on that day in 1869 that Carrollton High School opened its doors for the

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Carrollton Elementary 5th graders enjoy the fruits of their labor

Students in the fifth grade this school year at Carrollton Elementary had the opportunity to enjoy the taste of home-grown food last week. The students planted potatoes last spring prior to the end of their fourth-grade year as part of an experiment with potato growth based on store bought potatoes, seed potatoes and Yukon Gold.   When the students returned to school in August, the potatoes were harvested. All fifth-grade students

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CHS students begin planting project at high school/middle school campus

Students in Seth Halfihill’s environmental science class at Carrollton High School stepped outside the classroom last week to learn about nature. The students planted nine trees and three shrubs on the school campus as part of a project to plant an arboretum at the school.  Outdoor Educator Kay Russell said funds for the project come from donations made by the public to plant trees and the district’s general fund. Russell

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McDonald and Sutton named Carrollton Students of the Month

Haley McDonald and Nicholas J. Sutton are Carrollton High School September Students of the Month.Haley McDonald is the daughter of Jen and Jeremy McDonald of Mechanicstown. She has two sisters, Zoe and Leah, who are both in the eighth-grade.McDonald is a member of Mrs. Mach’s middle school mentors.Her hobbies include drawing, painting and reading. In the future she plans on attending Kent State University and being some sort of biologist.When

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Hornets pick up first win

The Malvern Hornets picked up the team’s first win of the season Aug. 28 at Leetonia.The Hornets won in three, 25-1, 25-18, 25-20.Olivia Brothers scored 15 points and four aces to take top scoring honors while Audrey Sikorsky (10) Haley Wilkinson (9) led the team in kills. Assist leaders: Abby Moody (18), and Brothers (14) combined for 32 assists while Zion Watson earned top defensive honors with 10 receptions and

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O’Hara takes over reins of Rockets program

Derek O’Hara is taking the reins of the Conotton Valley football program from hall of fame coach Don Hertzler.Some might say he has big shoes to fill, but the first-time head coach has 10 years of assistant coaching under his belt, including one year as a varsity assistant at Conotton Valley. Prior to that, he spent nine years in the Claymont football program, six as a varsity assistant and three

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Brown Local board approves contracts

Brown Local Board of Education approved several contracts for the 2023-2024 school year at its June 19 meeting.The Board approved the following supplemental contracts for the 2023-2024 school year pending completion of pupil activities permit: Tim Babiczuk, assistant wrestling coach; Thomas Betsa, mentor; Dan Clear JH wrestling coach; Shelby Combs, JH boys basketball c; Christopher Debo, assistant girls basketball; Todd English, assistant boys basketball coach; Falon Jones, mentor; Brooke Marinucci,

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Brooks, Rodgers named assistant principals at Carrollton Schools

By Carol McIntireEditorCarrollton Board of Education members approved contracts for three administrators, reassigned administrator titles and approved a new salary schedule for 10 administrators during the May 9 meeting.The action is part of new alignment of administration in the middle school and high school. Since the opening the of the new high school/middle school, there was one principal for both schools and one assistant principal. Dave Davis served as high

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Carrollton student attends Ohio State Buckeyes spring practice

Carrollton Elementary student Kashton Jackson attended an Ohio State Buckeyes spring football practice March 23 as a reward for his hard work in the Guys with Ties Program.Jackson was selected by his fellow Guys with Ties peers to represent the program at the practice. When the group was voting, students were asked to select the individual they felt has been the best leader within the program, and within the school

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BCC inducts Carrollton and Conotton Valley students into National Technical Honor Society

Buckeye Career Center’s (BCC) chapter of the National Technical Honor Society has 35 new, first-year members and 35 returning inductees.The induction was held March 23 at BCC with inductees, family members, partner school administrators and BCC staff members in attendance.Students from Carrollton and Conotton Valley include:Carrollton first-year members: Paul Leslie, Sydney Sibila, Kamryn Maple, Abryanna Natcher and McKayla Nitz. Second year: Calvin Romeo, Benjamin Steiner and Richard Stull.Conotton Valley second-year

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Makenzie Burgett, Cadyn Smith named students of the month

Makenzie Burgett and Cadyn Smith were named Carrollton High School March Students of the month.Makenzie Burgett is the daughter of Amy and Bryan Burgett of Carrollton. She has two brothers, and two sisters. Kailey and Luke Cosart and Maddie and Hayden Burgett. Maddie is Makenzie’s twin and Hayden is a sophomore in college.She is involved in Youth to Youth, middle school mentoring, National Honor Society, cross country, track and field

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Minerva honor society celebrates induction of new members

Minerva National Honor Society inducted 22 juniors and one senior during a March 1 ceremony.The tapping ceremony consisted of the presentation of the National Honor Society pin, card and key during an impressive candlelight ceremony.The newly elected senior is: Aaron Honeycutt, son of Beau and Chrisana Welden.Newly elected juniors are: Maxx Burgess, son of Jeffrey and BarbaraBurgess; Kahlen Burns, daughter of Dennis and Jennifer Burns; Julia Costea, daughter of Brian

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CHS girls third at state

By Carol McIntireEditorCarrollton garnered its best finish in school history at the girls state bowling tournament March 3 with a third place finish in Division II competition.The Warriors qualified for the championship round in second place, 40 pins ahead of the Conotton Valley Rockets (3,235- 3,195), the team that swept the district and sectional championships on the way to a state berth, and 92 pins behind Triway (3,327- 3,235).In the

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12 area wrestlers head to Big Dance this weekend

By Leigh Ann RutledgeCCM ContributorTwelve area wrestlers earned a “Schott” at a state championship during district competition last weekend.Five Carrollton Warriors, four Minerva Lions and three Malvern Hornets are headed to the Schottenstein Center in Columbus for the 86th annual Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Tournament March 10-12.The top four in each weight class in district competition advance to the state tournament.Carrollton qualified Landon Jenkins, Kail Snair, Levi Pidgeon,

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John Gregg Art Show draws upon literacy

John Gregg Elementary will promote literacy through artwork during its upcoming student art show on March 9.  “Reading Rainbow: Art from Literature” is the theme of this year’s event, which will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and highlights popular books.    “Student artwork will be on display and we will have a food truck from the Rusty Bull Taco Co.,” said art teacher Kelly Dopp. “The fifth-and sixth-grade enrichment groups

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Minerva 8th grader wins spelling title

Eighth-grader Isiah Willison became the Minerva Middle School spelling bee champion Feb. 13 after spelling the word “engagement” correctly in the 12th round.Seventh-grader Molly Miller was the runner-up. Students qualified for the bee by scoring in the top category of spellers after two rounds of written exams. Twenty-one students out of 441 in the middle school made it to the 29th annual event.Isiah’s first-place win entitles him to represent Minerva

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Buckeye Career Center hosting employee training sessions Feb.15, 22

Buckeye Career Center is providing area human resources and employment specialists with the tools they need to connect with Buckeye Career Center and obtain essential employee training funding.Several hour-long sessions of the Partnership Development Summit are planned for Feb. 15 and Feb. 22, with registrants selecting one date and time to attend. Sessions will be offered during both of those days from 9-10 a.m., 12-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Each

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McClelland, Moore
named CHS January
students of the month

Colton Moore and Bayley McClelland are Carrollton High School’s Senior Students of the Month for January.Colton is the son of Brooke and Chad Moore, of Mechanicstown and he has a sister, Jada Moore in the ninth grade.Moore is on the golf team and is the chamber choir president. His hobbies include cooking.He is currently undecided but plans on going to Walsh University or Malone University. He plans to get his

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Expansion project planned at Utica Shale Academy

The Utica Shale Academy is looking to expand and has applied for $2.4 million to construct a new building in Salineville.Superintendent Bill Watson said an application was made to the Governor’s Office on Appalachia and would match current funds to help erect a $4.8 million, two-story facility on grounds that USA owns along East Main St. The site, which is located adjacent to the Hutson Building, would feature 5,090 square

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Stackhouse named BCC Student of the Month

Adult Education student Allison Stackhouse of Carrollton was named Buckeye Career Center December Student of the month.Stackhouse is a Carrollton High School graduate and enrolled in the BCC Dental Assisting program in order to get her start in the dental field. She attends school and works part-time. Stackhouse was nominated by her instructor Mrs. Crystal Polen.“Stackhouse goes above and beyond what is expected of her. She is always working ahead and

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Warriors get long-awaited win over West Branch

By Carol McIntireEditorCoach Nik Schweikert’s young team felt the sting of defeat Wednesday when they hosted the unbeaten Salem Quakers, 58-33 and rebounded for a 42-41 overtime road win against West Branch Saturday in their second overtime contest within a week. One week earlier the Warriors outlasted Alliance 76-69 in a game that took four overtime periods to decide the winner.Carrollton got off to a fast start in a home

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Edison Jr. High bands to perform Dec. 14

Edison Jr. High School musicians will celebrate the sounds of the season during a Christmas concert on Dec. 14. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain rises in the auditorium at 7 p.m., where audience members can enjoy a bevy of holiday tunes by the seventh- and eighth-grade bands and junior high jazz band. The event is by donation only and proceeds will help purchase music and instruments for

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James Lowther and Elizabeth Mayle named Carrollton HS Students of the Month

James M. Lowther and Elizabeth Mayle were named the Carrollton High School November Students of the Month.Lowther is the son of Robin Lowther of Carrollton. He has one brother age 18 and two sisters, ages 25 and 24.In school he is involved in National Honor Society, Band, Blessing in a Backpack, and he is a cafeteria helper. His hobbies include video games.Lowther plans on attending Kent State for computer programming.Who

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Carrollton FFA Chapter attends 95th annual National FFA convention

The Carrollton FFA Chapter recently attended the 95th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in October. Fourteen members attended the convention sessions, toured Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NCAA Hall of Champions and Fastenal.Brooke Fritz, a 2020 Carrollton High School graduate, earned her American FFA degree.The daughter of Byron and Christina Fritz, she is a college student studying Ag Business. She is a past president of the Carrollton FFA Chapter and exhibited steers at

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Buckeye Career Center to host fall Open House

Buckeye Career Center will open its doors to prospective students, current students, family members, alumni, past staff and community members during the annual fall Open House. Nov. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.Visitors will have the chance to tour the building and visit any of the over 30 high school programs offered in the 2022-2023 school year. Attendees can meet instructors and academic teachers and view classrooms and program labs. Academic displays

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Minerva BOE approves bus garage project

Minerva BOE met on Oct. 17 to discuss several agenda items, including the bus garage project.The board approved the construction submissions and authorized the initiation of the request for proposal process and authoring the CCIP application for the bus garage project.Memorandums of understanding were approved with Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery and Minerva Local Education Association for the current and upcoming school year.The board also updated its Board

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Carrollton superintendent placed on paid leave, school board to meet Wednesday

 Carrollton Exempted Village School District Board of Education President Dan Ries called a special meeting of the board this Wednesday to ratify his placement of Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi on paid administrative leave. Ries told The Messenger he placed Quattrochi on leave earlier today (Oct. 17) regarding pending litigation, noting he could not discuss the matter. The administration sent an email to media outlets, as required by law, announcing

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Homecomings

Members of the Carrollton High School 2022 Fall Homecoming Court were announced last week. The queen will be crowned during pre-game festivities of the Carrollton vs. Alliance football game Sept. 30 beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m.Members of the court include: Madilynn (Madi) Baker, daughter of Brent and Shannon Baker of Carrollton and the late Jennifer Baker; Molly Brace, daughter of Beau and Marissa Brace of Carrollton; Maddie Burgett, daughter of

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Flight simulator allows students to ‘head to the Wild Blue Yonder’ while sitting in the classroom

Students can head to the Wild Blue Yonder without leaving the classroom through a unique new flight simulator at Southern Local High School. District Technology Director Josh Manist and his group of high school tech interns created a custom-built system for Emily Forbes Bowling’s aviation classes to help give her pupils a bird’s eye view as they learn about flying. Bowling said she wanted to add equipment for the past

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