District‎ > ‎

Sandy Valley




Sandy Valley Retirement Recognition Dinner

posted by Allison Morris

The fifth annual Sandy Valley Retirement Recognition Dinner was held on Wednesday, May 8, at Tozzi’s On 12th, with over 100 people attending.  After the social hour and dinner, the two retirees, Michelle Allison-Palmer and Laura Brown, were honored with a short program. Elementary Principal, Dr. Victor Johnson, introduced kindergarten teacher Laura Brown, and High School Principal, Mr. Matthew Whitted, introduced business teacher Michelle Allison Palmer.  The Sandy Valley Education Association President, Jen Veigel, and Sandy Valley School Board members, Ike Winters and Lynne Herstine, gave the retirees personalized gifts that recognized their many years of service. Finally, Sandy Valley retiree, Paula Tolin, read humorous and poignant poems she wrote for each retiree.

Laura Brown started her teaching career in Special Education for 17 years before becoming a Kindergarten teacher for the past 19 years.  She lives in Dover and has two daughters, Jillian and Chelsea. Chelsea and her husband, Evan, live in Westerville with their four-week old son, Corey, Laura’s first grandchild!  She plans to babysit Corey when she retires, and wants to travel, volunteer and RELAX!

Michelle Allison-Palmer has been Sandy Valley High School’s Business teacher and College Credit Plus instructor through Stark State for the past 26 years.  She has coached HS softball and MS volleyball and is the “Voice of the Lady Cardinals.” Michelle is also the Business Professionals and Senior Class advisor.  She served as SVEA’s vice president, treasurer, and building rep. She resides in Bolivar with her husband, Paul. She has a niece, nephews and great niece, and two stepchildren (spouses) and two grandchildren. Michelle plans to travel, spend more time with family, read, and garden when she retires.

The dinner was made possible by several sponsors throughout the years, including Tom Maurer of Maurer Financial Services, Sandy Valley Alumni Association, Sandy Valley Education Association, Mike & Susan Lancaster of New Market Financial Advisors, Deb Simonetti, Mike & Phyllis Crone, and Sandy Valley OAPSE/Local 450.



Sandy Valley Retirement Recognition Dinner

posted by Allison Morris

The fifth annual Sandy Valley Retirement Recognition Dinner was held on Wednesday, May 8, at Tozzi’s On 12th, with over 100 people attending.  After the social hour and dinner, the two retirees, Michelle Allison-Palmer and Laura Brown, were honored with a short program. Elementary Principal, Dr. Victor Johnson, introduced kindergarten teacher Laura Brown, and High School Principal, Mr. Matthew Whitted, introduced business teacher Michelle Allison Palmer.  The Sandy Valley Education Association President, Jen Veigel, and Sandy Valley School Board members, Ike Winters and Lynne Herstine, gave the retirees personalized gifts that recognized their many years of service. Finally, Sandy Valley retiree, Paula Tolin, read humorous and poignant poems she wrote for each retiree.

Laura Brown started her teaching career in Special Education for 17 years before becoming a Kindergarten teacher for the past 19 years.  She lives in Dover and has two daughters, Jillian and Chelsea. Chelsea and her husband, Evan, live in Westerville with their four-week old son, Corey, Laura’s first grandchild!  She plans to babysit Corey when she retires, and wants to travel, volunteer and RELAX!

Michelle Allison-Palmer has been Sandy Valley High School’s Business teacher and College Credit Plus instructor through Stark State for the past 26 years.  She has coached HS softball and MS volleyball and is the “Voice of the Lady Cardinals.” Michelle is also the Business Professionals and Senior Class advisor.  She served as SVEA’s vice president, treasurer, and building rep. She resides in Bolivar with her husband, Paul. She has a niece, nephews and great niece, and two stepchildren (spouses) and two grandchildren. Michelle plans to travel, spend more time with family, read, and garden when she retires.

The dinner was made possible by several sponsors throughout the years, including Tom Maurer of Maurer Financial Services, Sandy Valley Alumni Association, Sandy Valley Education Association, Mike & Susan Lancaster of New Market Financial Advisors, Deb Simonetti, Mike & Phyllis Crone, and Sandy Valley OAPSE/Local 450.



Sandy Valley Elementary Art SHOW!

posted May 16, 2019, 4:31 AM by Allison Morris

The Sandy Valley Elementary Art Show is Thursday, May 16th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at SVE. The show includes many student works throughout the school year. Come and see the artwork created by our SVE students!


SVE April Students of the Month!

posted May 15, 2019, 11:06 AM by Allison Morris

Congratulations to the April 2019 Sandy Valley Elementary School Students of the Month! Go Cards!

SVE Grades Kindergarten-2
front row (L-R): KINDERGARTEN -Dominic Casebolt, Brooklynn Croston, Brayleigh Myers, Brayden Ramey
middle row (L-R): FIRST GRADE -Joshua Patton, Sophia Palmer, Brody Merrick, Lacey Allen
back row (L-R): SECOND GRADE -Sophia Giordano, Mackenzie Babcock, Trinity Kula, Marshal Vickers

SVE Grades 3-5
front row (L-R): THIRD GRADE - Brooklyn Letendre, Maci Sneed, Brooklyn Davis, Brynna Curley
middle row (L-R): FOURTH GRADE - Asher Hughes, Elizabeth Gamber, Brianna Wheeler
back row (L-R): FIFTH GRADE - Chelsea Harrington, Dominic Balash, Roxy Wood, Alivia Clark

Middle School T-Shirt Sale!

posted May 13, 2019, 4:28 AM by Allison Morris

Middle School Student Council is taking orders for t shirts through May 24, 2019. Shirts will be delivered to students when returning to school in August. The shirts were designed by two 7th graders - Macy Gotchall and Lizzie Pomesky. They are red with a Cardinal footprint. Shirts are $8.25 for youth sizes through adult XL and $10.25 for 2XL, $13.25 for 3XL and $14.25 for 4 XL. Order an SV Middle School shirt today!

Download the order form below. 

Necessary Immunizations for Students entering Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grades

posted May 7, 2019, 11:16 AM by Allison Morris

Please read this VERY IMPORTANT Information for PARENTS of K, 7TH AND 12TH GRADE STUDENTS! Prior to entry into Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grades, by Ohio law, all students are required to show proof of the following immunizations BEFORE starting school:
Kindergarten - DTP - 4 or more doses of DTaP or DT or any combination. The 4th DTaP must be given after the 4th birthday.
                           - Polio - 3 or more doses of IPV. The final dose must be given after the 4th birthday. If a combination of OPV/IPV 4 doses are required.
                           - MMR - 2 doses
                           - Hepatitis B – 3 doses
                           - Varicella (chickenpox) – 2 doses
Grade 7  - Tdap vaccine  - 1 dose
              -  Meningococcal (MCV4 )-1 dose
Grade 12 - 2 doses of Meningococcal (MCV4) are required prior to entry into 12th grade. If the first dose was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is NOT required.
 
Your child MUST receive these vaccinations prior to entry into Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grade.
We encourage you to contact your primary physician early or attend any of the clinics at your local health department to avoid exclusion from school.  After your child has received the immunizations, please send an updated copy of your child’s immunization record to school.


Alumni Scholarship Dinner Honors the Class of 1969

posted Apr 26, 2019, 5:18 AM by Allison Morris

The annual Sandy Valley Alumni Scholarship Dinner is Saturday, May 4th, in the SVHS cafeteria. The social hour starts at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 and the program begins at 7 in the Performing Arts Hall. 

This year, the Red and Gray Class is the Class of 1969 and they are celebrating their 50th class reunion!




The Retirement Recognition Dinner is May 8th

posted Apr 26, 2019, 5:11 AM by Allison Morris   [ updated Apr 26, 2019, 5:12 AM ]

The fifth annual Sandy Valley Retirement Recognition Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Tozzi’s on 12th Restaurant.  There will be a social hour starting at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and a short program honoring the retirees starting around 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend!  This year’s retirees are Mrs. Michelle Allison-Palmer (high school business education teacher) and Mrs. Laura Brown (elementary school kindergarten teacher).  Plan on attending this event to show your appreciation for their time helping so many of Sandy Valley’s students.


Reservation forms are available at the high school office, elementary school office, central office, and a PDF form is available for download below.  Each dinner is $20 ($10 for children under age 12). Reservation forms and payment (cash or check made out to SVEA) are due by Thursday, May 2, 2019.


Reservations can be mailed to Jann Coates at:      

Sandy Valley Local Schools

Attn:  Jann Coates

5362 St. Rt. 183 NE

Magnolia, Ohio 44643



SV Art Show is Thursday, April 25th, from 6-8 p.m.

posted Apr 24, 2019, 11:18 AM by Allison Morris

Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” Come to Sandy Valley Thursday, April 25th, and witness the creative endeavors of SV's art students! The annual Art Show will be displaying many student works throughout the SVHS cafeteria.

Don't miss this exciting event!


Stuff the Bus Food Drive is from April 23-26

posted Apr 22, 2019, 8:41 AM by Allison Morris

This year, Sandy Valley, along with many districts in the Stark County ESC, are once again participating in the Akron-Canton Food Bank's Stuff the Bus event. This county-wide event ends with us "Stuffing the Bus" with food and donations.

This district-wide event kicks off Tuesday, April 23, and runs through Friday, April 26. Donations will be taken daily, and the class in each building with the most donation wins a cupcake party!  Donating is easy - food donations and monetary donations will both be accepted and appreciated. The Akron-Canton Food Bank can stretch $1 to make 4 meals. Top food donations include canned soup, mac and cheese, peanut butter, boxed cereal, canned tuna, canned vegetables, pasta and more! The Super Six most needed items are boxed cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna, canned vegetables, canned beef stew and canned soup. Please click here for additional items that are needed.

Hunger has a huge impact on children in schools. In classrooms across the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank’s eight-county service area, nearly 1 in 4 children will face hunger this year.  The Akron-Canton Foodbank works to meet the needs and provide hope to these children and their families struggling with hunger by distributing more than 110,000 pounds of food daily. 


Some quick facts about hunger:
Hunger Facts
1 in 7 individuals in our service area is food insecure, meaning they lack regular access to safe and nutritious food
More than 1 in 5 children in our service area is food insecure
30 percent of the members of households served by the Foodbank are children under the age of 18 years old
80 percent of individuals served by the Foodbank have a high school diploma or higher education
81 percent of individuals served by the Foodbank report purchasing the cheapest food available, even if they know it's not the healthiest option
Thank you all for participating in this challenge!


1-10 of 245