NHS Student of the Month

Newcomerstown High School will be recognizing outstanding achievements for the senior class members by having a student of the month. Students are selected based on being well-rounded with multiple achievements in areas such as character, leadership, service, athletics, citizenship, and scholarship.

The September 2012 recipient is Kaydi Lynn Dodd.

Kaydi is the daughter of Brent and Toni Dodd. Her school activities include being a three-year member of Athletic Leadership, two-year member of Rotary Interact, three-year member of NHS's Anti-bullying committee, four-year member of Student Council, two-year member of National Honor Society, and a class officer (vice president freshmen year) and (president junior year). Kaydi is a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Newcomerstown, 11-year member of 4-H, and a member of the Anti-Drug Coalition of Tuscarawas County.

Kaydi has achieved academic honor roll in grades 9-11, recipient of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award in 10th grade, and, Dean's List at Kent State University-Tuscarawas in grade 11. In grade 11, Kaydi enrolled as a part-time post-secondary enrollment option student her senior year. She is enrolled as a full-time PSEOP Student at KSUT.

Kaydi has been active in athletics by being a member of the Lady Trojan Basketball team for three years, Auxiliary Flag Corps for three years, and one year on the track and field team.

Her list of community activities include community clean-ups, Relay For Life, volunteer at CUMC vacation Bible school, 4-H community service projects, volunteer at Riverside Manor Nursing Home, and being a junior facilitator at the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership seminar her senior year.

Kaydi's future plans are to attend the University of Cincinnati in the Fall of 2013 majoring in Neuroscience-Pre-Med then attend medical school to become a neurologist.

Drivers' education classes at NHS

East Central Ohio Educational Service Center (ECOESC) has scheduled drivers' education classes at Newcomerstown High School to be held in the Community Room from 4 to 8:15 p.m.

The dates are Nov. 12, 13, 14, 15, 19. (The ECOESC office is scheduled to have classes earlier than November -- please check in the high school office for details.) Any student that is 15 years 6 months old by the date of the class and has a valid permit from our school and any other surrounding school may attend any class offered at the ECOESC's school locations. You should be ready to get or have your permit to attend bookwork class in order to complete the course in the six month time frame required by the state.

The fee for driver's education is $300. Sign-up by calling 330-308-5349 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon) or email to donna.golec@ecoesc.org.

Fall athletics at NHS

Fall sports are up and running. They have more athletes participating this fall than in the past several years and are very excited about that.

They hosted the Newcomerstown Invitational Cross Country meet Sept. 1 which was a great success.

There were 32 schools participating and over 900 runners in all.

They would like to also invite everyone to partake in this years homecoming actives on Sept. 21.

The District Pep Rally kicks off the day at 1:30 p.m. Then, they will partake in a parade through town that will start at 4 p.m. The football game verses Conotton Valley starts at 7 p.m.

Homecoming Festivities Planned

The Newcomerstown High School Student Council is busy at work planning and coordinating our annual homecoming festivities.

This year's parade will be Friday, Sept. 21 beginning at 4 at the high school.

They encourage any group/organization who would like to participate to contact the high school at 498-5111 and talk to Mrs. Lenhoff. Later that evening, the 2012 homecoming queen will be crowned by last year's queen, Rylie Quillin.

The crowning will take place prior to the kick-off. Saturday evening, Sept. 22, will give the students of NHS a chance to dress-up and dance the night away at the homecoming dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, payable the night of the dance.

Blood drive set

The student council members will also be hosting two blood drives this school year.

These are sponsored by The American Red Cross. They encourage our students to take the challenge and do what they can to help those in need. Each student who donates has the potential to save three lives.

New faces at NHS

This year at NHS they have some new teachers on board. Mr. Mark Sommer is the new science teacher; Mr. Steve Durbin, computer teacher; Mr. Jason Leggett, social studies teacher; Mr. Rod Bonamico, physical education teacher; and Stephanie Slemmer, cook.

Dates to remember

Sept. 21 Midterm grades out

4 p.m. Homecoming parade

7 p.m. Football game

Sept. 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. Homecoming dance

Sept. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Emergency evacuation drill to CUMC

Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Newcomerstown Board of Education meeting

Oct. 19 End of first grade period

All day in-service day-no school for students