Open House Dates
Wednesday, August 15th- High School Open House
Monday, August 20th- Elementary and Middle School Open House
Academic Goal: By October 2021, 100% of our students will demonstrate a minimum of one year's growth and 80% of our student body will reach proficiency or above in all subject areas using MAP, SLO, state and local assessments.
Climate/Conditions Goal: By October 2021, 100% of Osnaburg Local School District staff, in partnership with students, families, and community organizations will cultivate a safe, supportive, and inclusive school climate that nurtures the development of the whole child as measured by district collected non-academic indicators.
Little Hornets Preschool has been awarded the 5-Star quality rating for the past two years. Step Up To Quality is a five-star quality rating and improvement system that recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed regulations. Program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.
STEM education is active and focuses on a student-centered learning environment. Students engage in questioning, problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on activities while they address real life issues. The elementary has also implemented STEM sections in the 4th and 5th grade levels.
East Canton Elementary utilizes personalized education and building wide intervention.
ECMS was a 2016 and 2017 Momentum Award recipient, this award recognizes schools that have received A's for every value-added portion on the Ohio School Report Card. Value-added is used to measure the amount of growth students experience within a school year and this award indicates ECMS students are receiving a year or more of growth per school year. The report card for 2016-2017 showed that students made greater than expected progress in mathematics and reading.
According to the 2016 My College Options Annual Report, which surveys more than 700,000 students nationwide, about 52 percent of East Canton High School students plan to pursue a STEM-based career versus 28.2 percent nationally. The report also found that 95 percent of East Canton students planned to attend a four-year higher education institution following their high school graduation.
Osnaburg Local Schools has implemented STEM education at all building levels. STEM focuses on subject-specific learning, along with helping to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and collaborative skills.
Congratulations to Allie Payne and Isabella Kline who have received awards for their Stark County Domestic Violence Collaborative's new logo designs.
In January, the Stark County Domestic Violence Collaborative sent out applications to all of the county art teachers for an art contest looking for a new logo. About 20 East Canton High School students participated, as well as many other students from around the county.
We are proud to announce that Stark County Domestic Violence Collaborative's new logo will be based on East Canton student Allie Payne's design.
Freshman Allie Payne and Sophomore Isabella Kline were awarded 1st and 2nd place honors as well as monetary prizes. The winning works were acknowledged at the Stark County Prosecutor's office Victim/Witness recognition dinner as well as the 21st Annual Domestic Violence Training Seminar.
Aultman Team of the Year Award: Track and Field Team
2017-2018 Players of the Year:
Boys Cross Country : Demetrius Snellenberger
Boys Track and Field : Josh Conrad
Zach Herrera Teammate of the Year Scholarship : Tony Cappillo
East Canton Schools recognizes the need to model continuous improvement and we value the guidance and support from all stakeholders-students, staff, parents and community, as to how we can “get better” as a district.
Research that is the basis for the improvement process can be found at:
Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) Guide, www.ohioleadership.org
Please provide us with constructive feedback by completing the appropriate survey listed below and if you have any questions, please feel free to call Todd Boggs at 330.488.1609.
EC Plan Team
In the 2017-2018 school year, the East Canton Elementary Library was able to add over 500 new hardcover books to its circulation. Many of these were non-fiction books which are definitely needed for student research. Over one hundred thousand books were checked out from the library this year.
Approximately half of the new books were obtained from funds raised through Scholastic book fairs. The elementary library hosted two fairs this year and these fairs raised enough profit to place East Canton into the top category for rewards. We are extremely grateful to the parents and community for their support at the book fairs.
The rest of the books were obtained through a Donors Choose grant. This grant provided the funds for many new books and supplies to begin a “Reading Karate” contest. The students were encouraged to read different genres to get “belts” for their miniature “selfie.”
In October 2017, we began using Scholastic Reading Counts, an online program to track the amount of reading done by each student. Each month, the students could use their reading points to purchase items at the school store. As a school, we read over 2,500 books this school year. The photo is Mrs. Shimek’s class with our librarian, Mrs. Diehl. This class read a total of 817 books throughout the school year and earned the top award. The chain that they are holding (comprised of 817 links) represents the number of books their class read this school year.
What is Remind?
Remind is a tool that has been developed for teachers/administrators to aid in the process of communicating with students, parents, and colleagues. Through Remind, teachers and administrators can quickly send real-time text messages to everyone in the group. The service is an opt-in service which means that participants have to sign up if they want to be contacted through the service.
There are 2 ways to sign up for REMIND:
1. Go to the following web address and then follow the instructions: https://www.remind.com/join/g7c2da. Using your cell phone number is encouraged so messages can be sent and received as quickly as possible.
2. Text "@g72da" to the number 81010
Osnaburg Local Schools is enrolled in SaferSchools Ohio a statewide tip line that is monitored 24 hours a day by trained professionals with the ability to contact law enforcement and school administrators should the need arise. The contact number is 844-SAFER-OH, (844-723-3764). This can be done anonymously by call or text, 24-hours a day. Please encourage your students to "Say Something if you See Something."
The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety's SaferOH tip line accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.
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.