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 April 2013 Student of the Month is Chandler Shryock. Chandler is the son of Roger Shryock, Kathy and Rocky Anderson.

Chandler is a member of the Leadership Council (grades 9-12), and National Honor Society (grades 11-12). He holds the office of vice president in National Honor Society (gr. 12), Senior Class Treasurer (grade 12), and was the football team captain (grades 11-12). In football, Chandler has achieved many awards and accomplishments. He was Academic All-Ohio (grade 12), Wendy's Heisman School Winner (grade 12), Scholar Letterman (grades 9-12), 2nd Team All-Ohio (grade 12), 1st Team All-Eastern District (grades 10-12), 1st Team All-IVC (grades 11-12), 3rd Team All-Ohio (grade 11), and Honorable Mention All-Ohio (grade 10).

Chandler is a four-year Varsity Football Letterman (grades 9-12), and a member of the Boys' Track team (grades 9, 10, 12) where he lettered in 10th grade. Chandler also was a sixth grade camp counselor (grade 11), been actively involved in community clean up (grades 9-12), and a Salvation Army Bell ringer (grades 11-12).

Chandler has been accepted to enroll at Marietta College. Further, he has been accepted into their Petroleum Engineering Program. Only 90 students are selected into this program which has a rigid requirement of at least a 3.5 GPA and at least a 25 score in math on the ACT. Chandler will also welcome the opportunity to play football at the college level for the Marietta Pioneers.

Spanish/French students reach out to West School

Several high school students took the time after school on March 13 to teach a few basic French and Spanish sentences to Mrs. Porter's fifth grade computer club, officially known as the SWAT Team. The fifth-graders had prepared a list of sentences they wanted to learn to say in French and Spanish; they were an eager group of learners who worked very diligently, and some of them also learned the alphabet and numbers 1 -10. The special refreshments they served were greatly appreciated. The French students who participated were Quintin McCune, Meagan Poffel, Nate Bourne, and Brandy Addy, and the Spanish students were Kirsti Buss, Samantha Fuller, and Libby Beall. The fifth graders were Mia Cadle, Maddie Fish, Hannah Gamble, Hunter Garretson, Cody Machan, Alaina McCourt, Alex Porcher, Kate Tidwell, and Brianna Walkup. It was a good experience to work with the SWAT Team, and the only complaint was that there won't be time to do it again.

Credit recovery

If your child has failed any courses, he/she may be eligible for credit recovery. Credit recovery is a way a student can "re-take" a class via web based software during the summertime. This program is part of the board adopted Credit Flexibility Policy. Currently, they have some students on A+ for credit recovery with success. If you are interested in this for your child, call Newcomerstown High School at 498-5111 and ask to talk with either Mrs. Robinson or Mr. Sherman.

Do you want to be informed of school events?

If you would like to be informed of school events, REMIND 101, is the APP for your cellular phone. If your cell phone gets text messages, it will work for you, too. REMIND 101 is a safe way (without exposing either phone numbers) to follow what is happening at school. If you would like to follow Mr. Sherman's "class" titled, "High School Events", simply text @127e to this anonymous phone number (which is assigned to Mr. Sherman from REMIND 101 web site), (424) 216-5082 with the message @127e. You may also email to to join in on "High School Events" and receive notifications.

Again, Remind 101 is a safe way for teachers and administrators to communicate with students and parents.

Visit to learn more. To opt-out, text 'unscribe@127e' to (424) 216-5082. Standard text message rates apply. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school and talk with Mr. Sherman at 498-5111.

National Technical Honor Society at BCC

Congratulations to Buckeye Career Center and Newcomerstown High School student, Cheyanne Naylor, who will be inducted into Buckeye Career Center's chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). Chayanne is a junior at

BCC. There will be an NTHS Induction Ceremony and breakfast on Friday, May 3 in the Buckeye Room at BCC.

Cheyanne was selected based on the criteria: 1) pass all parts of the Ohio Graduation Tests, a Grade Point Average of at least 3.6 the first semester of this year and all of last year, a 95 percent or higher attendance rate, two letters of recommendation, active club membership, and no in-school or out-of-school suspensions.

Dates to remember

April 19 Band fundraiser Civic Center

April 26 Fourth grade period midterms out

April 27 NTA Retirement Dinner CUMC at 6 p.m.

April 30 NHS Honor/Honor Society banquet at 7 p.m.

May 3 National Tech. Honor Society breakfast at BCC at 8 p.m.

May 7 NHS Choir concert at 7 p.m.

May 8 Early Dismissal day for teacher in-service

AP Calculus Test

May 9 AP English Literature Test

May 10 AP English Language Test

Last day for NHS Media Center open

May 11 NHS Prom from 7 to 10 p.m.

May 13 BOE meeting NHS Conference Room at 6:30 p.m.

May 15 NHS Awards Assembly HS Gym at 8:30 a.m.

1 p.m. Arena scheduling in Gym

May 16 NHS Scholarship banquet at 6:30 p.m.

May 19 NHS Baccalaureate Service St. Paul LC at 2 p.m.

May 21-22 Senior exams

May 22 NHS seniors last school day

BCC Awards Ceremony KSU-T at 7 p.m.