Seth Gamble takes spelling bee championship for 2nd year

Left-right, 2nd Runner-up, Dakota Offman; Champion, Seth Gamble; and 1st Runner-up, Caitlin Green

Left-right, 2nd Runner-up, Dakota Offman; Champion, Seth Gamble; and 1st Runner-up, Caitlin Green

The annual Rachel B. Stoffer Spelling Bee was held at Newcomerstown Middle School on Friday, January 26, with 32 students in grades 6-8 participating.

After 14 rounds, 8th-grader Seth Gamble became the Champion for the 2nd year in a row This year earned the championship by correctly spelling the word "entrepreneurs."

After a well-fought battle, Caitlin Green, daughter of Ryan and Christie Green, earned the first runner-up trophy. Second runner-up was 7th-grader Dakota Offman, son of Kelly Offman. 

Special thank-yous go to Tyler Kiner, pronouncer; Shelley Cline, Lana Cushman, and Michelle Golder, judges; Carol Boltz, recorder; and Ashley Brooks, stage director.

Seth will travel to Glen Oak High School in Canton on March 3, for Canton Repository’s 72nd Annual Regional Final Spelling Bee. The bee will begin at 1:30 p.m. and is presented by Malone University Students from Stark, Tuscarawas, Carroll and Wayne counties will be competing. 

Posted on February 2, 2018 .

High school teen leaders forming group at Middle School

Newcomerstown High School Teen Leadership is helping start the Newcomerstown Middle School Teen Leadership group. The group will meet every other Friday for the remainder of the year to focus on building leadership and service skills with the middle school students.

Last Friday, January 26, students took part in ice-breaker get-to-know-you activities and then discussed what their own ideas of leadership were.

NHS and NMS Teen Leadership groups are currently partnering together on a service project for Nationwide Children's Hospital and Union Hospital by collecting crayons, markers, colored pencils, and coloring books. If you would like to donate items, please drop them off at the middle school office, or at the high school (Mr. Kennedy's room #107). The deadline for donations is Wednesday, February 28.

Posted on February 2, 2018 .

Middle School prize winners

These students were the prize winners for the second 9-week AR drawing. Names were drawn from all students who reached or surpassed their AR goals for the 9-week period. Congratulations.

These students were the prize winners for the second 9-week AR drawing.

Names were drawn from all students who reached or surpassed their AR goals for the 9-week period. Congratulations.

Posted on February 2, 2018 .

Congratulations to Noah Moore and Jade Mason

They were the winners of Wendy's Gift Cards after their names were drawn from 6th-grade students who had Perfect Attendance for the second 9 Weeks.

They were the winners of Wendy's Gift Cards after their names were drawn from 6th-grade students who had Perfect Attendance for the second 9 Weeks.

Posted on February 2, 2018 .

Teen Leadership at East School

Teen Leadership helps teachers and students at East Elementary.

What a great experience for both the high school students and the East School students.

Posted on February 2, 2018 .

Ty Sells speaks at NHS

A great and worthwhile message was presented today by Ty Sells to Newcomerstown High School students. Youth to Youth International provided the guest speaker. He focused on the power of not only embracing yourself but also accepting others. He also talked about the positive side of being drug-free and the influence you, personally, can have on others by the way you treat them.

A great and worthwhile message was presented today by Ty Sells to Newcomerstown High School students.

Youth to Youth International provided the guest speaker. He focused on the power of not only embracing yourself but also accepting others. He also talked about the positive side of being drug-free and the influence you, personally, can have on others by the way you treat them.

Posted on February 2, 2018 .

McDonalds donates $1,000 to Newcomerstown schools

The Newcomerstown Schools thank the Newcomerstown McDonalds for a generous donation.

The schools used the $1,000 dollars that was donated to help offset the cost of buying classroom sets of novels for the English Department at the High School.

They were able to buy 240 novels for the student's to use.

Posted on January 25, 2018 .

Regional qualifiers of Elk's Hoop Shoot

A big congratulations to Larissa Stull, Kam Rusnak, and Zane Popadak.

These three Newcomerstown West Elementary students won their local Regional qualifier in December to represent the school in the Elk’s Hoop Shoot.

All three proceeded to the Ohio Southeastern Districts, which was held in Dover this past weekend.

Kam took 2nd place and is a state alternate in the 10/11-year-old boys level. Zane represented the 8/9 boys, and Larissa represented the 10/11 girls.

All three will receive their local 1st place trophy at the Newcomerstown vs. Ridgewood basketball game.

Posted on January 22, 2018 .

Congratulations to our West School January Students of the Month.

Gavin Cooper, 2nd-grade, Miakoda Pippin, 3rd-grade, Hayden Williams, 4th-grade, Rettie Donathan, 5th-grade.

Gavin Cooper, 2nd-grade, Miakoda Pippin, 3rd-grade, Hayden Williams, 4th-grade, Rettie Donathan, 5th-grade.

Posted on January 12, 2018 .

Largest group of students in 11 years meet goals

West School students who earned their second 9-weeks AR goals attended the Blathmac Illusionist and Reptile assembly Wednesday afternoon.

This 9-week period produced the largest amount of students meeting their goals in 11 years with 77% attending ... that is 214 students.

Congratulations and great job to our West Elementary School.

Posted on January 11, 2018 .

Middle School students make blankets for children's hospital

As one of their service projects for this school year, NMS Student Council members and their advisors made tie blankets, that were donated to Akron Children's Hospital.

As one of their service projects for this school year, NMS Student Council members and their advisors made tie blankets, that were donated to Akron Children's Hospital.

Posted on January 4, 2018 .

Middle School students receive thank you card

Mr. Peoples and some of our NMS students gather around the thank you card from Hailey Elementary School.

Mr. Peoples and some of our NMS students gather around the thank you card from Hailey Elementary School.

Posted on January 4, 2018 .

Middle School Students of the Month for December 2017

Congratulations!

Cori Lake, 8th-grade

Cori Lake, 8th-grade

Cabot Little, 7th-grade

Cabot Little, 7th-grade

Ashley Lahmers, 6th-grade

Ashley Lahmers, 6th-grade

Posted on December 20, 2017 .

Cardio drumming debuts in West School physical education class

Posted on December 19, 2017 .

Decorative doors at NHS

A holiday door decorating contest was sponsored this month by Teen Leadership.

Mrs. George’s door was declared the winner. Her students received donuts, milk, and juice from Mr. Branch and Mr. Gadd last Friday.

Posted on December 18, 2017 .

American Legion honors two NHS students

This past week, the local American Legion Post honored two Newcomerstown High School students as winners of the Americanism Test given at NHS.

The two winners were D'Angelo Gonzalez and Cheyenne Tanksley.

Posted on December 16, 2017 .

Tribute to retiring educator

A tribute was held for a teacher retiring and leaving us effective at the end of Christmas Break.

We wish John Cigavic the very best of wishes as he starts the next phase of his life with his wife in California.

Mr. Cigavic has been a very positive influence on so many students over your years at Newcomerstown High School. He will be greatly missed.

Godspeed, Mr. Cigavic.

Posted on December 15, 2017 .

A successful Career Day at NHS

Newcomerstown High School had Career Day on Friday.

Community members and businesses provided students opportunities to learn about different careers. Fifteen different organizations shared information with the students.

Miss Gerber organized this opportunity for the students.

Posted on December 9, 2017 .

West School students of the month, December

Congratulations to West Elementary School's December Students of the Month. L-R: Lauren Ahle, second grade, Kaden Gibbs, 3rd grade, Shania Anderson, 4th grade, de- Jason Miller, 5th grade Keep up the good work!

Congratulations to West Elementary School's December Students of the Month.

L-R: Lauren Ahle, second grade, Kaden Gibbs, 3rd grade, Shania Anderson, 4th grade, de- Jason Miller, 5th grade

Keep up the good work!

Posted on December 8, 2017 .

6th-grade class presented successful Thanksgiving assembly

L-R: Josh Nation, Troy McCoun, Jaidyn Peoples, Alyssa Pippin, Anna Robinson, and Heather Halsey

L-R: Josh Nation, Troy McCoun, Jaidyn Peoples, Alyssa Pippin, Anna Robinson, and Heather Halsey

Posted on December 8, 2017 .