CHS Prom’s Grand March 2013

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Students of the Class of 2013 and their dates participated in the Grand March prior to prom on April 27, 2013.  The Grand March was followed by the crowing of the 2013 Prom King and Queen: Dylan Jordan served as King and Emily Gray was Queen. Here are some photos.

CCSD Plans Literacy Week Activities

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The CCSD Elementary and Middle Schools will be participating in literacy activities during the week of May 13th – 17th. If you would like to volunteer to read to a class, please contact child’s school or teacher.

Paint Street Celebration

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Paint Street Celebration will be held May 4th and 5th from 1 – 5 p.m. each day.  CHS will have several musical groups performing  during the street fair, as well as artists on site to sketch some of Chillicothe’s historic buildings. The Downtown Association will have buildings open with tours showcasing famous people from the past. This should be a fun glimpse into past and future Chillicothe.

Make It BIG Basketball Camp is Right Around the Corner

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Attention Boys — It’s time to register for Coach Meister’s Make It Big Basketball Camp!  Here’s the registration form: Make It BIG TIME 2013 Boy’s Basketball Camp

This year’s camp will be held June 24th through the 27th, and it will be $40 per camp participant. This is a grade level specific camp with grades 2 - 5 mornings: 8:30 – 12; and grades 6-9 afternoons: 1 – 4:30 each day.  Coach Meister said, “Last year, in my first summer as the head coach at CHS, our camp got off to a tremendous start with 85 campers and we expect it grow this summer.  Hopefully the dates fit into your summer schedule and we will have your son(s) in camp this June.  If you have questions contact me without hesitation.  Thanks for your support and GO CAVS!” 


  • Space is limited…please Register Early. Walk-ups can register – 1/2 hour before either MIBT session if space is available.
  • Roll-call will begin promptly at 8:30am (session I) and at 1:00pm (session II).
  • The CHS Gym opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m.-please arrange transportation accordingly.
  • Staff will be available 30 minutes before/after camp for individual instruction.
  • Campers are asked not to bring their own equipment. Basketballs will be provided.
  •  A $15.00 fee will be charged for cancellations to cover camp shirt and ball.
  • Concessions will be available and a Camp Bank-Punch card will be used for snack money brought to camp. $5 cards and $10 cards can be purchased at check-in.
  • Parents are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony to conclude the final day of camp…1:30am (session I ) and at 4:00pm (session II).


Please contact Coach Drew Meister at 740-424-2229 or with any questions.

Chillicothe Cavaliers Head Basketball Coach, Drew Meister, brings over 16 years of camp experience to the Make It BIG TIME Basketball Camps. Coach Meister, the AP State Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2010, has led teams to two District Titles, a Regional Runner-up, and a D-IV State Runner-up during his seven year career. Prior to entering the high school ranks, Meister spent eight years as an assistant at NAIA power Southern Polytechnic, Urbana University, and LaGrange College. The Make It BIG TIME camps promise to deliver high-energy instruction on the fundamentals of the game for the basketball player at every skill level. Campers leave with the tools needed to improve, and, more importantly, they know what it takes to Make It BIG TIME. Current CHS players and coaches will serve as the camp coaches, participants will work on key skills and drills for improving their abilities as basketball players, there will be individual and group instruction with daily 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 scrimmages.

Allen’s Leaders are Learning New Skills

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 Twenty two excited 4th and 5th grade Allen elementary students are rookie participants in a newly formed after school club which meets once a week and allows students to race against themselves, the clock and one another to see how quickly they can stack specially designed plastic cups in various sequences. Mr. Jason Fischer, father of two Allen elementary students volunteered to use his knowledge of speed cup stacking and his teaching experience in physical education to help launch the program at Allen Elementary. The students are off to an enthusiastic start and have eagerly demonstrated some of their new found skills to their principal, Mr. Fife some of their teachers.

Speed cup stacking has been demonstrated to enhance hand-eye coordination, right and left brain activation, promote team building, enhance self esteem, and encourage physical fitness when creatively coupled with activities and races like those Mr. Fischer uses with the students at Allen. The website says, “For teachers and parents, we’ve always touted handeye coordination, quickness and ambidexterity. We now can substantiate those claims. A university study by Dr. Brian Udermann, currently at the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, confirms that stacking improves hand-eye coordination and reaction time by up to 30 percent. Sport stacking helps students develop bilateral proficiency equal performance on both sides of the body. By increasing bilateral proficiency, a student develops a greater percentage of the right side of the brain, which houses awareness, focus, creativity and rhythm. Stacking helps train the brain for sports and other activities where the use of both hands is important, such as playing a musical instrument or using the computer.

Sequencing and patterning are also elements of sport stacking, which can help with reading and math skills.” Eventually as the sport grows in our area there may actually be competitions held but for now these students are happy to grow their skills and have lots of fun seeing how fast they can master the different cycles. Watch out Allen parents and faculty a challenge may be in the works!

Open Enrollment Open in Select Locations

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Chillicothe City Schools offer Intradistrict and Interdistrict transfers for families wishing to enroll their child outside of their district or building of residency. Applications may be picked up at any time from any school building in the Chillicothe City School District and the Board of Education Office. You may also download and complete the 2013-2014 form found on the attached link.

Applications for the upcoming school year must be in the district office by 4:00 p.m. on May 1st. Students that attend through Open Enrollment must have transportation provided by their families. New and first time applications will be entered into a lottery and conducted at the May board meeting [May 20th].

Open enrollment applications are accepted for review at anytime. The building Principal and district Open Enrollment Coordinator will consider frequency of requests, class size, student attendance records, discipline records, student’s enrollment in special programs, and transportation arrangements when making determination for admission. Please mail your completed forms to: Open Enrollment Coordinator, 381 Yoctangee Parkway Chillicothe, OH 45601 or fax them to 740-779-5369.
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It’s Time to Register your Child for Preschool for 2013-2014

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The Chillicothe City School District Preschool is accepting applications for children who will be 3 or 4 years old on or before August 1, 2013.  Please call Carol Eblin at 775-4250, ext. 113, or email at:

We offer:

  • Half day preschool for 3 and 4 year olds Monday-Friday
  • Ohio Department of Education licensed Preschool Teachers
  • Ohio Department of Education approved Early Learning Curriculum
  • Small class size
  • Health nurse
  • Nutritional Snacks
  • Fenced in playgrounds
  • Sliding Fee Scale Based on Income

Chillicothe City Schools also has an Extended Preschool Child Care Program for an additional fee for those who are enrolled. (Mt. Logan Preschool Site only)

Our classes fill up quickly, so please turn your application in as soon as possible.  Applications are approved in the order they are received. 

 If you already turned in your application, registration will take place on April 26th, 2013.

CMS1 Animal Populations Study Continues in Yoctangee

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Mrs. Elliott’s science classes took advantage of the nice weather on Monday and went to Yoctangee Park in order to study populations.  Students measured off a 3 foot square area where they looked for different populations both abiotic (non-living) and biotic (living). Photos

CHS Quiz Bowl Finishes off their 2013 Season

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The Chillicothe High School Quiz Bowl team had an exciting day on Saturday, April 20th. Their competition in the Southeast Regional Quiz Bowl Tournament was held at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth. Twelve teams from southern Ohio and the Columbus area competed for the right to advance to the State Tournament.

The SRQBT tournament was a double elimination tournament, meaning you had to lose twice to be out of contention. Chillicothe, represented by seniors Jacob Scharfetter and Jessi Pentecost, juniors Ellen Schmitt and Jacob Hirsch, and sophmores Mark Hirsch and Jack Whalen started their competition defeating the Scioto CTC in a closely contested match. In the second round the Cavs were defeated by a strong Fisher Catholic team. In the consolation bracket Chillicothe defeated Waverly, then Licking Heights before coming up against Fisher Catholic again in round 5.

Our brainiacs displayed an amazing breadth of knowledge and competitive spirit in their matches this season and at this tournament. Mr. Queen is looking forward to continued success next year with a talented crop of underclassmen coming forward to fill the team.

Good luck to our seniors as they move on to college and beyond!

CMS2 Conducts “Sink or Float” Lab in Science

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Chillicothe Middle School sixth graders have been studying density for the past week.  They have looked at the relationship of volume and mass in determining the density of various substances.  They took measurements of cubes that all had the same volume, but different masses and densities.  They looked at cylinders with the same mass, but different volumes.  Then they determined the density of 4 mystery liquid substances and put them in a beaker in order of most to least dense to see if they could keep the liquids in layers.  Many could do it.  Now students are collecting items to bring in for a culminating Sink or Float activity.

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