Bus # 23 will be approximately 20-25 minutes late arriving home this evening. Bus # 23 services Anderson Station Rd., Flint Dr., Moccasin, Arrow, Mound, Peace Pipe, Feather, Camp, Bow and Chief Lane.
1 day ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
Are “U” a Leader? “A good leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way!” John C. Maxwell Unioto Middle School would like to recognize our student leaders who demonstrate excellence in the following areas: academic performance, character, behavior, effort, social relationships, and attendance. We proudly announce that the following students have been selected as our “November Leaders of the Month.” Grade 6: Jillian Mathey Jeremiah Daggett Grade 7: Rihauna Graham-Lovelady Chad Tryon Grade 8: Jacey Stephens Riley Wine Note: These “Leaders” will continue to eat lunch with Mr. Fitch, be involved in leadership opportunities, and work in teams to help him develop potential solutions to school issues.
2 days ago, P.J. Fitch, MS Principal
November MS Leaders of the Month
“Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.” — Rumi We are grateful for all of you. Wishing all of our Unioto families a safe, warm, and happy Thanksgiving.
10 days ago, Megan Phillips
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Good morning Tanks! Rise and shine today! Yes I know it is early in the morning...maybe too early for an all call. Be excited for the day ahead. Next week is Thanksgiving break and we will be in session Monday and Tuesday. No school Wednesday thru Friday. Enjoy the time with your family and friends and be thankful for the blessings and opportunities afforded to us all. Students, this has been on my mind a bit lately and I feel very compelled to share. The cell phone can be a powerful, very powerful tool for your personal development and improvement efforts if utilized properly. Social media can be as well. You will find what you are looking for...if you are looking for drama, negativity, divisiveness, and trouble it can be found. If you are looking for positivity, encouragement, connection, and growth it can be found. Think about what you find yourself drawn to and focused on. Think about it. There is real strength in making good decisions with your time and thoughts. Be selfish with what you allow yourself to be focused on and where and how you spend your time. Here is another thought I was exposed to on social media and would like to share. If you are trying to do your best and improve yourself and get your life in order and your “friends” get in your way that is actually really helpful for you because you have now identified who your friends aren’t. You might think I can’t give them up. Yes you can and yes you should. It will actually be better for you and them. If they are aiming down and they want you going down with them there is nothing about that that is good for them or for you. Choose your friends wisely. It is one of your most important decisions as a child and as an adult. 3 days til Monday!! Carry your own weather!! Hard work works!! Audit your circle!! Be grateful!! Win your day!! Go Tanks!!
16 days ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
Thanksgiving break begins on Wednesday, November 24. School will resume on Monday, November 29th.
16 days ago, Megan Phillips
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December Breakfast & Lunch Menus are now available!
18 days ago, Megan Phillips
Dec 21 Menu Elem
Dec 21 Menu MSHS
Bus #4 students will be approximately 20-30 minutes late this evening. Bus #4 services Scioto Woods, Golfview, Goodale Dr. and North Creek Apts.
19 days ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
All call for 4:00 pm today! Our Vision: By inspiring greatness, all students will realize their worth and potential. Our Mission: At Union-Scioto School District, students will learn, lead and make a difference. Our Motto: Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders. Parent/Teacher Conferences next week on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Congratulations to our boys cross country team for finishing 3rd in the State on Saturday along with 2 of our girls for qualifying and competing as well. Corey Schobelock and Gabe Lynch earned All-Ohio and Indy Spetnagel and Briana Nelson finished in the top 50! Once again Unioto was represented at the State level in a very impressive manner. Proud to be a Tank. Nice job coaches and athletes! Congratulations to our boys soccer team for an outstanding season reaching the Final Four for the 2nd time in school history. Great job coaches and athletes. Fantastic season! Our coaches and athletes dominated the awards at the Fall SVC banquet by gobbling up many many awards! These awards were awarded at the banquet but earned over the last 2-3 years. Hard work works. Congratulations to our staff for their commitment and hard work each and every day. Many have little understanding of what it takes to bring it each day as an educator. It is only easy if it isn’t done right. There are no shortcuts to being an exceptional educator and I am proud to serve a staff that recognizes the value of steady and consistent work for the betterment of their craft and influence on our most precious resource - our children and their future. So a big congratulations to our staff for bringing it each day for our students and community. Something you may not know about bringing it each day for others...when you do this you bring it for yourself. It isn’t even up for debate. When you bring it for others you bring it for yourself. It is a relentless and unbreakable reciprocal cycle that creates real greatness. Helping others helps yourself and helping yourself helps others. If you are searching for a real purpose and meaning, I can tell you it is to be found in helping, influencing, and improving the lives of others. Try it today. Give it a try. Have an aim to improve another in some small way to experience the feeling of joy and sense of pride in your efforts and impact. Imagine if each of us took a small step towards focusing on the betterment of others. Thankful and proud we have a staff that brings it each day to help others! 3 days til Monday!! Carry your own weather!! Hard work works!! Audit your circle!! Be grateful!! Win your day!! Go Tanks!!
23 days ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
Write in Red Red Ribbon Essay Contest Congratulations to sixth grade student, Braydon Botts. Braydon, along with his classmates, participated in the Write in Red Essay Contest which is sponsored by the Paint Valley ADAMH Board. Braydon completed a 300 word essay on the topic: “How Do I Stay Drug and Alcohol Free?” Braydon’s essay was selected as the winner from Unioto Middle School. Braydon will be awarded a $100.00 cash prize and will go on to compete in the Countywide Essay Contest, with a chance of winning a $500.00 scholarship. Again, congratulations to Braydon Botts, our 2021 Write in Red Essay Contest winner!
23 days ago, P.J. Fitch, MS Principal
Braydon Botts
“Healthy Me, Drug Free” 2021 Poster Contest The OSCA and Ohio Doctors of Chiropractic held a “Drug Free, Healthy Me Poster Contest.” Entries were collected and judged statewide. We are excited to announce that the grand prize winners represent Unioto Middle School. Congratulations to Ella Smith, grades 7-9 and Sophie Hanes, grades 4-6. Both students will be receiving a $250.00 gift card. The Unioto Middle School Art Program will be receiving a donation in honor of both recipients. Congratulations to both students and thank you for spreading the word about choosing a drug free lifestyle!
23 days ago, P.J. Fitch, MS Principal
Ella Smith and Sophie Hanes
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy
24 days ago, Megan Phillips
veterans day
Reminder to families -- there will be no school tomorrow, Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
25 days ago, Megan Phillips
No School Nov. 11
Are “U” a Leader? “A good leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way!” John C. Maxwell Unioto Middle School would like to recognize our student leaders who demonstrate excellence in the following areas: academic performance, character, behavior, effort, social relationships, and attendance. We proudly announce that the following students have been selected as our “October Leaders of the Month.” Grade 6: Ansley Smith and Martavius Jennings Grade 7: Haylee Hull and Kooper Lambert Grade 8: Margo Lewis and Judah Zickafoose
26 days ago, P.J. Fitch, MS Principal
October MS Leaders of the Month
We're wearing purple and gold on Wednesday (11/10) to cheer on the Varsity Boys Soccer team who will be playing in the Final Four! GO TANKS! ⚽
26 days ago, Megan Phillips
Soccer Final Four
All call for 4:00 pm today! Our Vision: By inspiring greatness, all students will realize their worth and potential. Our Mission: At Union-Scioto School District, students will learn, lead and make a difference. Our Motto: Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders. One more shout out to our band students for their performance last night! Really impressive group of students! Last Blast concert was fantastic! Can’t wait for next marching season! Exciting weekend for our cross country and soccer coaches and players. Boys cross country run at noon and girls run at 1:00pm at Fortress Obetz state meet. Our boys soccer team’s regional final vs Athens is at Zane Trace and the game time is 3:00pm. I have 3 words for our student-athletes...JOB NOT FINISHED! No school next week on Thursday, November 11 in recognition of Veterans’ Day. School will be in session on Friday, November 12. Congratulations to the students that show up everyday with a mindset to be better. Making good decisions. Being a leader. Influencing their friends and others to do the right thing. Leading by example. Not engaging in drama and wasteful activities. Focused on their studies and being on time and putting in the effort and energy to be the best student and person they can be. Listening to their parents and helping around the house. Being trustworthy and respectful. Congratulations for doing your best to win each day and realizing every day is a game. You have to bring it every single day. Every day. Don’t cheat yourself by being satisfied with your accomplishments. Each accomplishment is the next step up. Step up. Step up every single day. The goal is to win as many days as you can. Win the day. Every day is your championship game. You have heard me say this before and I will continue to say it...you are way more than you think. Your future you is counting on you to be super selfish with your time, selfish with your improvement efforts, selfish with who you allow in your life and who you spend your time with. Understand this is the time it is ok to be selfish. Demand yourself to be better and be loyal to yourself. Follow through with what you know you need to do. Voluntarily face your weaknesses and barriers and start where you can start. Pick one or two things you know you can improve on and things you will actually do. Actually do. And start. Small wins each day over a series of days, weeks and months. Just imagine who you could be if you truly strived towards being better. So proud of the students that are winning their days. It is easy to be average or mediocre. Real easy actually. Just ask TD Jakes as he says If you want to be mediocre and just fit in then dress like them, walk like them, act like them, go where they go, think like they think, do what they do, and neutralize your uniqueness and you won’t need courage. It takes courage to be different, it takes courage to be successful, it takes courage to win. People don’t talk about people that don’t win. If you win they are going to talk about you. Do you have the courage? Win your small wins! Win your day. 3 days til Monday!! Carry your own weather!! Hard work works!! Audit your circle!! Be grateful!! Win your day!! Go Tanks!!
30 days ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
There will be no school on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Veterans, thank you for your service!
about 1 month ago, Megan Phillips
Veterans Day
Unioto Food Service would like to inform families that we are experiencing supply shortages at this time. This includes food items and paper products. We will prioritize keeping you informed of last minute menu changes as best we can. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work through these unprecedented times.
about 1 month ago, Megan Phillips
All call for 4:00 pm today! Our Vision: By inspiring greatness, all students will realize their worth and potential. Our Mission: At Union-Scioto School District, students will learn, lead and make a difference. Our Motto: Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders. We have another weekend of spooky boo goodness with our haunted house designed and scripted by the students of Unioto Drama Club with direction from Faculty Advisor, Frank Elliott. I will have to admit there were a few times I was scared!! Give it a try and support our drama club and choir program and students. Congratulations to Ella Smith and Sophie Hanes for winning the “Healthy Me, Drug Free” poster contest. Great job students and enjoy your $250 gift card for winning! One more shout out to our band students. Really enjoyed the performance last Friday night. Excellent job students! Last Blast concert is Thursday, November 4 at 7pm. Would also like to mention I really really enjoy the fried bologna sandwiches our band boosters make at football games this year. It is ok to eat fried bologna if you are supporting our band program! Yummy! Congratulations to our boys varsity cross country team for qualifying for regionals once again with another District title last weekend at Rio Grande. I believe this is 17 out of the last 19 years our boys have qualified!! Great job student-athletes and coaches. Living up to the state ranking. Fantastic! Congratulations to our girls varsity cross country team for qualifying for regionals tomorrow as well. Both teams compete tomorrow in the regionals at Pickerington North with girls running at noon and boys at 1pm! Congratulations to our boys varsity soccer team on their advancement in the tourney winning a District championship last night against top seed Marietta! Back to back District champions!! Regional game is scheduled for Wednesday, November 3. Location and time to be announced. Great job!!! Now what?? Congratulations to the Middle school Cross Country team who competed in the OHSAA State Middle School Meet last weekend. The boys are STATE RUNNERS-UP with Jayden Beverly winning the individual state championship, Gideon Tennant joining him in the top 10 in 8th place, and Jaxon Zickafoose also earning medalist honors in 15th. Other team members who scored are: Zavier Wallace 34th , Ethan Purtee 38th Jaden Hines 41st and Caleb Caplinger in 63rd, There were 186 in the race. The girls were led by Cameron Walker in 4th place. Izzy Lawhorn finished 44th in the 140 runner field. 3 days til Monday!! Carry your own weather!! Hard work works!! Audit your circle!! Be grateful!! Go Tanks!!
about 1 month ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
Bus #8 will be approximately 20-25 minutes late dropping off students today. Rt 50 (@ Slate Mills), North Fork Village, Leeds Rd., Professional Dr., Stanhope Dr., Dogwood Apts., Woodland Dr., and Applegate Apts.
about 1 month ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
October leaders from grades 3 - 5! Go Tanks!
about 1 month ago, Megan Phillips
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