Historic Tours are a Highlight of CMS1′s Planned Community Day

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On Monday, May 6th, we will have Community Day for all those in Chillicothe who would like to find out what Chillicothe Middle School has to offer.  We have great leaders at CMS-1 and we want you to join us.

A highlight of the day will include historical tours of downtown Chillicothe led by out 7th grade Language Arts classes.  The tours will include stops at:


  1. The Bicentennial Timeline
  2. Red Caboose
  3. Wissler Building
  4. Schlegel’s
  5. Majestic Theater
  6. Masonic Temple
  7. Carlisle Building
  8. Chillicothe Gazette Building
  9. Ross County Archives
  10. Ross County Courthouse
  11. Warner Hotel
  12. Ross County Law Enforcement Center
  13. Elks of Chillicothe
  14. Carl’s Townhouse
  15. Veterans Memorial Park

CMS1 Leadership Day a Success!

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CMS-1 students really stepped it up today as we welcomed over 60 guests into our building. Over 245 students had a direct role in making today happen. At the same time, the remaining 150 students helped in the preparations for today’s event. All the staff are really proud of the efforts that EVERY student put forth in order to make this day a success! We certainly made Chillicothe City School proud today!! Here are just a few pictures, check back in the near future for all of our pictures.

The Franklin Covey team even took notice of our event:


Congratulations to your students, staff and of course to you, for a
fabulous Leadership Day!!!!!

From the moment we were greeted by your leaders until their good-bye
at the end of the day, each minute was filled with inspiring examples
of leadership at Chillicothe Middle School.  What made your day so
special was that it is how you’re working and learning together
each and every day.  That true commitment came through clearly and
that is grand. That’s what Leader in Me is all about. That’s

The comments shared by your student and staff panel exemplified that
you are finding the leader in every student and that everyone has
something to contribute and be part of at your place.
It also demonstrated that as leaders they can take responsibility for
being good academic students and they are proud of that commitment and
the success they are experiencing.

Dr. Covey would be proud.  Likewise, your parents and community can be
proud of the young adults who are growing up in your school.

Thank you for opening your doors today so we can all learn from you.

Best wishes as you continue this journey.

Warm Regards,

Sent from my iPhone
Jennifer Williams
Senior Consultant

CMS1 Student Wins Appalachian Writing Contest

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Hudson Ward, an 8th grade student, won 1st place in a writing contest sponsored by The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and The Duke Energy Foundation. He received 2 tickets to COSI and a $25 gas gift card. His teacher, Mrs. Clark, received a $500 check for the purchase of an iPad which will be used in her classroom. A special “Thank You!” goes out to both foundations!

CHS Sports Marketing Students Benefit the Community

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The Sports Marketing Class at CHS is a satellite program of Pickaway Ross CTC. The students of this course have held an annual dodgeball tournament for the last four years. Each year the program has donated a over $1000 to various charities. This year was no exception as the Sports Marketing class was able to raise $1140.37.

This year, the students chose the Good Samaritan food network as the cause that they wanted to help. For the last 19 years, marketing students have helped this charity distribute food during the Thanksgiving holiday. Ryan Milliken who suggested this charity because of as he said “the good that I saw them (good Sam) do for the community, they should be the group that we help out.”

The students were given the assignment and responsibility to organize, promote, and operate the event as they put their classroom lessons into a practical hands on application. Nolan Taylor (head official) commented “I never realized how much work went into planning an event like this but we were able to make it a big success.”

Three students, Nolan Taylor, Jalen Mischal and Ryan Milliken were the driving force who took control and operated the event without a flaw.

According to Steve Semancik, sports marketing instructor, “this event is one of the special times for an instructor, because as a teacher you normally do not get the opportunity to witness your instruction put into use. I could not have been prouder of this group”

Jeff Fisher, Principal of Chillicothe High School stated, “this event, put on by Mr. Semancik’s class, is one of the students favorites and helps define the type of students we have at Chillicothe High School. They have raised more than $4500 over the past 4 years and been able to give back or as I like to say pay it forward.”

In the photo, James Taylor, Manager of the Good Samaritan Food Bank, is accepting the check: also in the photo are , Nolan Taylor, Jalan Mischal, and Ryan Milliken [from left to right].

Allen’s Music Leaders: Putting First Things First

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Mrs. Murielle Weaver, along with her fourth grade musical leaders, met outdoors today, May 2nd, in order to discuss their musical selection prior to taking out their instruments. Putting first things first, Mrs. Weaver talks with her group about the difference between F Sharp and F Natural in the piece before they begin to play it.

Allen’s Fourth Grade Leaders Jumped for Hearts

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Fourth grade leaders at Allen Elementary participated in the Jump Rope For Heart fund raiser for the American Heart Association as a part of their physical education class. Under the careful coordination of Mr. Russ Milliken, the group was able to contribute $210. to the American Heart Association from Allen Elementary. Pictured here are Heart Health Leaders Sydney Wissler, Evan Siberell, Katie Conner, and Caleb Lake. Our top money raiser for Allen was Caleb Lake. Thanks to all who participated and donated to our heart health cause. A special thanks to Mr. Milliken for the Service Learning opportunity as well.

Allen Art Club Leaders Give Their Best Effort

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Under the direction of Mr. Steve Maybriar, the Allen Art Club meets on Wednesdays each week in order to refine various art techniques used in drawings and paintings. Mr. Maybriar works with Avery Comstock to blend colors and Natalie Stetzer shows off her favorite sketch. Thank you, Mr. Maybriar, for volunteering your time to work with these talented, young art leaders. We appreciate you! 

CHS Will Honor Academic Accomplishments

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On Friday, May 3rd the students of CHS will receive recognition for their academic achievements.  Freshmen/ Sophomores will attend the 8:30 assembly and Juniors/Seniors will recieve their recognitions beginning at 9:30.  Award Recipients

CMS1 7th Graders Research Chillicothe’s History

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Seventh grade students in Mrs. Stewart and Mr. Baker’s Language Arts classes are researching and creating five paragraph essays  centered on Chillicothe’s historic First Capital District and the importance of the buildings within the area. The students are constructing essays outlining the significance of Chillicothe and will be hosting guided tours of the First Capital District as a part of Community Day on May 6. The tours are open to the entire public and free of charge.  Tour Site Photos  More information about Community Day

Community Health Needs Survey 2013

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Adena Health Care is asking for your input, please follow the link for the annual Community Health Needs Survey.  The survey will be active through the month of May.  Everyone over 18 years of age is encouraged to complete the survey – it will not work on portable devices.  This will assist Adena Medical Center-Chillicothe with the assessment and planning/partnering to address  needs which the community believes are necessary.

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