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SV Local is Closed Today, Wednesday, March 21st

posted Mar 21, 2018, 2:16 AM by Allison Morris

SV Local Schools is closed today, Wednesday, March 21st, due to weather. Notifications of cancellations can also be found on SV's Facebook page: facebook.com/svlocalschools and SV's Twitter: @svlocalschools.

"All in the Nest" Week of Kindness!

posted Mar 19, 2018, 5:07 AM by Allison Morris

This is All in the Nest Week! A collaborative effort created by the Social Justice team, Cardinals for Equality and the Leo Club, All in the Nest Week is about bringing students together and showing how much we as Cardinals CARE!

Here is the information:

Monday - “There is Comfort in Kindness” - Pajama Day

Tuesday - “Think With Your Head and Your Heart” Day - Hat Day/Crazy Hair

Wednesday “Walk through the decades for Kindness” - Dress like your favorite decade! Tie-dye, 80s, poodle skirts - you choose! On Wednesday, each teacher will have "You Matter" cards to give out to their students 1st period. Each student will be given 17 cards...14 student cards and 3 teacher cards. These "You Matter" cards are in honor of the lives lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

Thursday - “Color your world with Kindness” - Wear your color today! Freshman-green, Sophomore- blue, Juniors- purple, and Seniors-red. Students will receive "Kindness Cards!"

Friday - “Find Your Fortune in Kindness” - Cardinal Wear and Fortune cookies! Also, we will have a high school staff versus student dodgeball game during Cardinal Time! Donate a dollar and see the fun game!
The middle school has a dance!

Go Cards! And remember: It's cool to be kind!

Shrek the Musical Opens This Weekend!

posted Mar 12, 2018, 12:06 PM by Allison Morris

Sandy Valley Drama presents Shrek the Musical! Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure! Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Shrek the Musical will be presented at Sandy Valley High School on Friday and Saturday, March 16th and 17th, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 18th, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be placed in will call by calling the school at 330-866-9371 ext. 3222 or emailing Brenda Schreffler at b.schreffler@svlocal.org. Seating is reserved and can also be purchased at the door.

2018-2019 Incoming Preschool Playdate!

posted Mar 9, 2018, 9:11 AM by Allison Morris

On March 23rd, SV Elementary will be hosting an incoming preschool playdate. Incoming preschoolers can meet the teacher, participate in activities and have a great time learning all about preschool!  Call today to set up a time slot.

Here are all of the details:
When: Friday, March 23rd
Time: Hourly time slots will be scheduled between 8:30 a.m. through 3 p.m.
Children will interact with teachers and peers in an abbreviated preschool day.
*It is our belief that every child can learn.
*We strive to build a strong preschool foundation for future learning success through activities that are multi-cultural, play-based and child initiated.
*Our teachers are Ohio Department of Education certified with four-year Early Childhood Education degrees.
*Must be 4 by August 1st for Little Cardinals
*Must be 3 by August 1st for ESC SCIP (Integrated preschool) SCIP accepts 3 and 4-year-olds.
*Preference is given to families with lower income.
*There is a fee for preschool. Sliding fee scale based on gross income to determine the fee.
For more information and to sign up for a time, please call Mrs. DiMinno at 330-866-9225.
Enrollment forms are available at the SV Elementary office until March 14th.

Air Necessities: Business Idea Put into Action!

posted Mar 9, 2018, 8:49 AM by Allison Morris

This winter, students in Ms. Allison-Palmer’s Business Administration class were required to come up with a business idea and put it into production.  Air Necessities, a company that produced “Holiday and Modern Scented Candles,” was formed as a partnership by Liam Ott, Halie Sciury, Loghan Russell, and Reid Faigley.  Initially deciding to produce only 60 candles, the entrepreneurs soon realized the popularity of the luminaries and ended production with a total of 114 candles.  

All profits, over $750, were donated to Nick Cappillo, a Sandy Valley student, who is in remission from bone cancer.

A special “thank you” to Mr. and Mrs. Sancic and all who made donations.

Shown in pictures are Mrs. Cappillo and Nick Cappillo receiving a check from the Business Administration students Halie Sciury, Loghan Russell, Reid Faigley, and Liam Ott.

SV Jazz Band is Hosting a Jazzy Pasta Night at Cibo's

posted Mar 5, 2018, 3:24 PM by Allison Morris

On Sunday, March 11th, the SV Jazz Band is having a Jazzy Pasta Night at Cibo's.  Tickets are $15 and include rigatoni dinner, salad, roll, and a drink.  Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m.  Contact Mr. Carnes at 330-866-3105 for reservations. Tickets are $15. The Jazz Band will also be selling 50/50 tickets at the event. Come out and enjoy dinner and dancing to the smooth tunes of the SV Jazz Band!

Seniors: Order Your Caps and Gowns ASAP!

posted Mar 1, 2018, 7:17 AM by Allison Morris

Seniors, Seniors, Seniors! Jostens will becoming to the Valley on Monday, March 12, to pass out your graduation orders.  If you have not purchased your cap, gown, and/or tassel, please do so as soon as possible. A direct link to Jostens is found on our Sandy Valley website.  This is the only time Jostens will be in the Valley.  If you have questions or need financial assistance, please contact Ms. Al as soon as possible.

Below are quick and easy links to order online for all of your Jostens needs:
If you are ordering just a cap, gown and tassel unit, simply click here, Jostens Order. If you wish to order other items or packages, simply click here, Jostens Store, to view a list of Jostens products.

See Mrs. Allison-Palmer for more information.

Read Like a Champion: Right to Read Week Begins Feb. 26th!

posted Feb 22, 2018, 10:42 AM by Allison Morris

Right to Read week begins Monday, February 26 and runs through Friday, March 2. There are tons of exciting things happening this year! The theme is "Read like a Champion" with emphasis on the winter Olympics.

Tomorrow will be the kick-off to Right to Read Week with an Opening Ceremony assembly. Students will wear the color of their pod as they walk into the ceremony showing their “teams.” There is a very special guest coming to speak about what it takes to be a champion, how they can become their own champion and a little history on his road to becoming a champion. The speaker is Ryan Kienzle who qualified and ran in the 2012 London Olympic trials.

The goal for this year is to read every night and fill out their book slips (which have the picture of a medal on it) then return the completed book slips to school the next day. At the end of the week, the grade levels that have read the most books will win prizes. There are three prizes: a gold medal prize (movie and popcorn), a silver medal prize (cookies), and a bronze medal prize (Smarties).

Each grade level will give winter Olympic facts during the morning announcements, and each grade level will be doing Olympic-type projects and crafts throughout the week within their pod.

Lastly, during Right to Read week students will dress up each day according to the Olympic ring colors.

The theme days will be wearing the colors of the Olympic Rings:
Monday- blue
Tuesday- yellow
Wednesday- black
Thursday- green
Friday- red

In addition to the events, the SV Branch of the Stark Co. District Library is having a contest for the SV elementary students throughout Right to Read Week.  Every time the student visits the library, he/she can get a ticket to put in a raffle for a prize.  Students can visit the library from Feb. 23 until March 1.  The winning tickets will be drawn on Friday, March 2.

Go for the gold, Cardinals!

Sheriff's Message and Open Letter Regarding Social Media Threats

posted Feb 21, 2018, 8:55 AM by Allison Morris   [ updated Mar 6, 2018, 4:44 AM ]

Parents, see the press release and open letter to the community below (which are also attached) from the Sheriff regarding Social Media Threats. Also, please continue to talk to openly and candidly to your children and monitor their social media. 

A Message from the Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier

Zero Tolerance Policy for Social Media Threats


Canton, Ohio – The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is making it known to the community that there is a  zero-tolerance policy for individuals who issue or repost threatening messages using social media.

The Stark County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to investigating any individual who utilizes social media in a way to create fear or alarm to others.  We will hold them accountable.

“We have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior,” explained Sheriff Maier. “We will be swift and sure with our investigations. There will be no leniency for individuals who indicate they may cause harm to another person.”

We take these threats very seriously and individuals who make the threats or share them can and will face criminal charges.

Those who come across these messages are encouraged to notify law enforcement and/or school administrators and not to continue to share the message through social media.

Open letter to the community

From Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier:

It is with a heavy heart that I pen this letter as this week has been both tragic and heart wrenching to our Stark County community. Students and parents in school districts across the county have lived in fear as the result of the events that have transpired over the past week.  I recognize and understand your fears and I want you to know that I hear you. My staff and I are dedicated to this community and we are dedicated to you.

I want you to know that I continue to be in constant communication with the Educational Service Center to develop and maintain a relationship with your school Superintendent. I have personally met with and worked with school Superintendents throughout the county to ensure safety and security within the schools our children attend. We will continue to work together in developing safety protocols as well as addressing the mental health issues and identifying children in crisis.

Our schools for more than ten years have had and continue to evaluate a safety plan for every single building in the district. These plans have been written and evaluated in coordination with the Sheriff’s Office, local police, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. Buildings have been modified, technology added, and penetration tests performed. These plans are mandated by state law and are law enforcement sensitive for the protection of our schools. I assure you that we will continue to work together to identify and develop additional resources and actively participate in discussions about metal detectors, arming school employees, increasing security staff as well as a host of other security measures.

We must recognize that this problem is beyond just strengthening our school security and so we must also address those issues to truly solve it.

Early Friday afternoon I hosted a meeting with Stark County police chiefs. I assure you that we are unified in our approach to investigating school threats and utilizing the full extent of the law to deter threats and activity of this nature. We will be working with the Superintendents in our communities to support them in their mission to continue to enhance safety measures at schools. The chiefs are committed to working with me to develop and implement effective security solutions.

Every threat against a school will be taken seriously. Stark County law enforcement agencies have conducted over 40 investigations related to potential threats at schools. Most of these incidents have been where someone has posted or reposted a potential threat on social media. These cases are examples of the misuse of social media to create fear and disruption in our schools. We have committed our resources to conducting thorough and detailed investigations to determine whether the threat is valid and holding those responsible accountable.

Parents, we need your help too. I am asking that you work with us to promote a safe educational environment for all students and staff. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep our children safe. Talk to your children. Ask them questions and engage with them. Remind them of the dangers associated with social media and how to use it properly. And always let them know you’re listening.  We need to remember and never lose sight of what is most important to us, our children. As a reminder, if you have firearms in your home you should take every measure to ensure that they are secured so that they are not accessible to children.

As your Sheriff, I share in your anxiety over the current issues related to school safety facing not only our county but the entire country. I am committed as a father and a grandfather with grandchildren in Stark County schools, to providing the necessary resources and guidance to make Stark County is safe for everyone.

“Evil prevails when good men do nothing.”

Sign Up for Girls on the Run

posted Feb 21, 2018, 4:53 AM by Allison Morris

It's not too late to sign up for Girls on the Run!  Sign-ups are now through Friday until 6 p.m. Any girl in 3rd, 4th or 5th can sign up!  We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 for 10 weeks starting on March 6th.  During our time together we will learn about healthy choices, positive thinking, using our girl power, stretching and running.  We play games and have snacks too!  There is a cost, but there is scholarship money available.  Sign up or get more information at: www.gotreco.org.

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