Allen Elementary Leaders Recognize Volunteers

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Allen Elementary held their third Leadership Day on Tuesday, May 14th. Over 70 school volunteers and community partners were honored. Students showcased a variety of leadership skills in the performing arts. Guests were also invited into classrooms to observe and engage in leadership lessons.
Thank you to all that made today great!

2013-2014 Calendar Released

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Here’s a link to the 2013-2014 Academic year calendar.

Lady Cavs Excel on the Field and in the Classroom

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Chillicothe High School has fielded some impressive softball teams in the past, however none match the impressive accomplishments of this year’s Chillicothe High School Softball Cavaliers. While compiling the most wins in a single season in program history, the team posted the 3rd best team grade point average in the state of Ohio. The administration and teachers are quite proud of the accomplishments of our student athletes.  Go Lady Cavaliers!

Remember ChickFilA and Orchestra Concert on Monday

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Please remember that the CHS/CMS Orchestra is holding a Chick Fil A fundraiser on Monday, May 13th from 4:45 – 6:45 p.m. Cost for each meal is $5 and includes a sandwich, chips, and a beverage.  Eat your dinner in the cafeteria and stay for the Spring Pops Concert that begins at 7 p.m.

CHS Students Host Teacher/Staff Appreciation Assembly

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Under the direction of CHS Student Council President Reese Winfield, students from across CHS’ diverse student population offered their thanks and showed their appreciation for the CHS staff, teachers, and administration.  An individually written thank you note was given to each member of the CHS team as each was called forward and recognized by a student. A string ensemble performed “A Wonderful World” and Brooke Adkins performed “Colors of the Wind” as part of the festivities. On behalf of the parents of the district, Mrs. Wissler recognized Mr. Saxton for his passion and leadership of the district.   A luncheon followed the appreciation assembly which was planned behind the backs of all teachers and administration at the high school.  Thanks to Mr. Jon Saxton for working with the CHS Student Council and students to organize and plan this special assembly!  Check out our photos.

History To Go Visits Allen’s 3rd and 4th grade

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Third grade at Allen Elementary held an art fundraiser through Square One Art in December to earn money to bring the Ohio Historical Society’s History-To-Go Van to Allen’s 3rd and 4th grade students. The van includes hands-on reproduction items and other educational materials to bring the museum exhibits to schools around the state. The theme of this year’s visit was Agriculture and Nature. Food chains, the water cycle, wetlands, and the many uses of Ohio’s #1 agricultural product, corn, were explored. Students also classified animals and determined their survival mechanisms through examining furs, feathers, claws, and skulls.

French National Honor Society Holds Induction Ceremony

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On Monday, May 6th the National French Honor Society held their annual induction ceremony which started with a French 5-course dinner, prepared by the French Honor Society members, was served to attendees prior to the ceremony. Five students were inducted – Jacob Compton, Bethany Dixon, Julius Lee, Amanda Mares, and Aubrey Queen

This year we had ten full year members: Jennifer Bennett, Courtney Berry, Jonathan Brown, Hope Farabee, Josephine Gilkeson, Courtney Lewis, Samantha Newman, Joanne Newman-Jones, Cassandra Reed, and Jacob Weber.

CHS Honors 2013 Top Ten

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The Chillicothe High School Top Ten Dinner was hosted in the cafeteria of the high school/middle school complex.  It is an annual dinner to honor the ten seniors in the graduating class who finished as the top ten individuals based on GPA in their class. Seniors are allowed to bring two guests as well as invite their favorite teacher to this event where they are honored. Also, honored guests such as CCSD Board of Education and Administration will be invited.  Here are a few photos from the evening.

Congratulations to the CHS Class of 2013 Top Ten!  

CHS Valedictorian Tiffany Noel:  Earned a 4.47 GPA at CHS while taking 17 Honors or AP Courses. Her hard work paid off as she produced a 32 on the ACT. She is involved in the Student Leader Program, NHS, Student Council, and Foreign Language Club Member, Tiffany also played for our championship winning Lady Cavalier Tennis team throughout high school.  Tiffany is attending The Ohio State University and majoring in Biochemistry or the Pre-Med track.  She invited her teacher Ms. Houts to the awards assembly.  “When I found out we were to invite a teacher to Top Ten Dinner, I immediately thought of Ms. Houts. Not only did she push me in the classroom, but she pushed me outside of it. She recognized whatever potential I have when no one else did, and I am forever grateful for it. She truly is an amazing woman that I will never forget.”


 CHS Salutatorian Sarah Lossie:  Earned a 4.38 GPA at CHS while taking 12 Honors or AP Courses. She is an active member of NHS where she spearheaded a fundraiser that raised thousands of dollars for a family in need who had a child with a debilitating handicap. Sarah is also a member of Foreign Language Clubs, FCCLA and our Lacrosse team. Further challenging herself through post secondary college option courses and scoring a 29 on her ACT.  Sarah will attended Miami University and major in Biochemistry. She invited her teacher Ms. Gorby to the awards assembly. “I wanted to invite Ms. Gorby because I had her for two years- in both fourth and fifth grade. She encouraged me both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. She taught me the importance of working hard and doing things with integrity.”


 Jacob Scharfetter:  Earned a 4.37 GPA at CHS while taking 14 Honors or AP Courses, being a student leader and member of NHS, a performer in our Music Programs in Chorus, and Foreign Language Clubs, and Student Council and Class council member or officer. Jacob also represented CHS athletically through action in soccer as well as track and field. Jacob further challenged himself through post secondary college option courses and scoring a 31 on his ACT.  Jacob will be attending Kenyon College and majoring in Political and Environmental Science.  He invited his teacher Mrs. Metzger. “Her lively personality sparked my profound interest is the sciences and learning in general. She is a phenomenal person and a truly wonderful person. Thank you.”


 Joanne Newman Jones:  Ms. Newman Jones earned a 4.30 GPA at CHS while taking 13 Honors or AP Courses.  Her abilities in French earned her the Global Language Departments highest distinction. Joan is a member of NHS, Student Council and Foreign Language Clubs.  She served this year as the Senior Class President and further challenged herself by taking post secondary college courses at OU-C.  Joanne scored a 30 on the ACT.  She plans to attend the Ohio State University majoring in Visual Communication Design.  She invited Mr. McDonie as her teacher at the Top Ten Dinner.  “Mr. McDonie’s class has been a staple throughout my high school career.  Five years of French Language has enhanced my knowledge of the culture of not only France but the United States as well. He has been an excellent teacher and I cannot imagine my intellectual growth in high school without him guiding me along the way.”


 Madison Glendening:  Ms. Glendening earned a 4.26 GPA at CHS while taking 8 Honors or AP Courses and scoring a 28 on the ACT.  She is a Student Leader, in NHS, and a Foreign Language Club Member.  Madi was a member of our championship winning volleyball team as well as our key 4 year member and starter on our resurrected softball team which is close to a 20 win season.  Madison represents us well in the classroom and in the athletic arena.  She plans to attend the Ohio State University on a pre-nursing track to become a Nurse Practitioner in Labor Delivery.  Madison has invited Mrs. Warne as her honorary teacher.  “Mrs. Warne was an incredible influence in my life at a young age.  My love for science and anatomy started in her class, but she also played a huge role in molding me into the person I am today.  She taught me the true meaning of character, while also teaching me the fundamentals that prepared me for the more advanced classes in middle and high school.”


 Courtney Berry:  Dorthy.  Need I say more?  Despite her obvious talents singing in our choral groups at CHS and acting in a variety of plays Ms. Berry still managed to earn a 4.21 GPA at CHS while taking 10 Honors or AP Courses.  Courtney also is a member of NHS, Thespians Club, Tennis, Lacrosse, and Foreign Language Clubs.   She further challenged herself by taking post secondary college courses at OU-C while scoring a 29 on her ACT.  Courtney will attend Miami University and is undecided on a major.  She invited Mr. Dunn to the awards banquet as her teacher of honor.  “I chose to invite Mr. Dunn because he has been extremely influential throughout my high school career and is truly a phenomenal teacher who has become a friend.”


 John Aloisio:  Mr. Aloisio earned a 4.20 GPA at CHS while taking 10 Honors or AP Courses.  He is a member of NHS, Music as a member of our orchestra and the Cavalier Marching and Concert Bands, and Foreign Language Club Member.  John participated in soccer throughout high school as well.  John scored a 26 on his ACT.  He invited Mrs. Crawford due to their mutual love of art.  “Mrs. Crawford is one of the few teaches I‘ve had almost every year and because of that, I’ve gotten to know her as a person as well as a teacher.  She is nice and artistic and I respect that.”




Kara Detty:  Ms. Detty earned a 4.18 GPA at CHS while taking 13 Honors or AP Courses.  Kara is a Student Leader, Student Council member, FCCLA participant, she is on the yearbook staff, in NHS, and is Foreign Language Club Member.  Kara was a four year member of our district championship soccer team and further challenged herself by taking post secondary college courses at OU-C while scoring a 28 on her ACT.  Kara will attend the University of Cincinnati majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Sign Language Interpreting.  She honored Mrs. Coulter with have a major influence on her while at CHS.  “Mrs. Coulter has always been there for me in the classroom, through Student Council, and just as a mentor.  She even cried tears of joy for my achievements alongside my mom.  Therefore, I invite Mrs. Coulter to celebrate with me.”


 Jonathan Brown:  Mr. Brown earned a 4.11 GPA at CHS while taking 10 Honors or AP Courses.  Jonathan is a Student Leader, yearbook Club Member, member of NHS, and is on our Track and Field Team at CHS.  Jonathan has an identical twin brother Brandon who also attends CHS and achieves at a high level academically. Jonathan will attend the Ohio State University majoring in Biology.  He invited Mr. Laughlin as his teacher of honor to the Top Ten Dinner.  “Mr. Laughlin is one of the greatest teachers I’ve had the privilege to be taught by.  The irony in me inviting him I that he’s a math teacher and I’m awful at math.  The experience I gained with math is extremely minute compared to the life-long lessons that this man has taught me.  I cannot wait to make him proud by furthering my education at THE Ohio State University.


 Nicole Alberta:  Ms. Alberta earned a 4.10 GPA at CHS while taking 10 Honors or AP Courses.  She is a member of NHS and Foreign Language club.  Nikki was a member of our championship winning Lady Cavalier Volleyball team and our track and field team.  Her many talents and wonderful personality lifted her to score a 27 on the ACT.  Nikki will continue her education at the Ohio State University majoring in Health Sciences to continue into Physical Therapy.  She invited her science teacher Mrs. Mathis to share in this special day.  “Mrs. Mathis is someone I have known for four years.  She is not only a teacher, but also a coach and a second mom to me. She has always been there for me, and has helped to shape me into the person I am today.  She has always pushed me to succeed in my academics and sports, and I cannot wait to show her what I accomplish in my coming college years.”


CMS1 Attendance Challenge Winners

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Mrs. Williams’ homeroom won the attendance challenge with a 97% attendance rate for the week of April 28th-May 2nd.  Congratulations!

CMS1 Recognizes Community Leader

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On May 6th, CMS-1 hosted an assembly to welcome visitors for our Community Day into our building. Students were inspired by their peers as they shared how the 7 Habits have changed their lives. The CMS band and choir also provided entertainment. A very special thank you to Mr. Jon Saxton who presented Mr. Dave Robertson with an award of Leadership for his hard work and leadership at the Floral Hills Cemetery.

 See some pictures of our Community Day here.

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