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. Congratulations to our band students on their outstanding band concert last week. Truly enjoy listening to our band and watching their performance. Great group of students! Nice Job students and Ms. Coyan! Congratulations to our MS & HS orchestra students on their impressive performance last week as well. I continue to be excited for our music department and our students' obvious hard work and focus on improving their skills. Great job students and Mr. Thorne! Tournament season is well underway and looking forward to our student-athletes competing and meeting the challenges with a focus on giving their very best and representing our school district in a respectful and positive manner. Go Tanks!! There’s a new scare in the air at Unioto this year. The Unioto Drama Club presents a new ghostly experience filled with spooky boo goodness. The event will open for only two weekends, October 22-23 and 29-30 from 7pm to Midnight. The haunted house was designed and scripted by the students of Unioto Drama Club with direction from Faculty Advisor, Frank Elliott. Prior to becoming a teacher, Elliott designed and built haunted house props and sets for clients nationwide as a part of his own production company. “We have a lot in store for this year’s Spooky Boo Weekends.” Said Elliott. Featured this year will be “Murdock’s Manor”, a creepy house haunted by the spirit of the late Lady Murdock and some of her less fortunate friends. Other attractions will include an escape room, carnival style games, refreshments and more. Proceeds will support future projects for the Unioto Drama Club and Choirs. Please plan to come out and support these terrific kids and prepare for some fright filled fun and fantastically fearful festivities! For more information, check out the Unioto Vocal and Theatre Website at https://felliott48.wixsite.com/mysite. A reminder we will be participating in a full scale mock evacuation drill tomorrow at approximately 1:00pm. We are anticipating the drill to last approximately an hour. We will be shutting down Moundsville Rd during the evacuation drill. I wanted to share something I read a couple of weeks ago and it keeps coming to my mind. It is titled 8 Sentences I wish I read sooner… 1. These hard times, this pain, these lessons - one day they will be your strength, your awareness, your blessings. 2. Stop expecting honesty from people who lie to themselves. 3. You will never look good trying to make someone look bad. 4. Save your explanations for those that are determined to understand you - give your silence to those that are determined to misunderstand you. 5. Your life is too short to be unhappy 5 days a week in exchange for 2 days of freedom. 6. Anything you lose when you stand up for yourself, protect your boundaries and begin to grow, was not meant to stay. 7. Don’t be upset about disrespect from people you don’t respect. 8. If you are easily provoked you are easily controlled - restraint is a superpower. 3 days til Monday!! Carry your own weather!! Hard work works!! Audit your circle!! Go Tanks!!
5 days ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
Reminder to families of third grade students: Ohio's State Tests in English Language Arts will be tomorrow (10/20) and Thursday (10/21). Please make sure your child gets a good night's rest, eats breakfast, and is at school on time. Students, do your best on the test! We believe in you!
7 days ago, Megan Phillips
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November Breakfast & Lunch Menus for Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
7 days ago, Megan Phillips
November 21 Menus
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All call for 4:30 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. Family sport passes are available at the administration office. See Teresa Brown if interested. Family pass is $200 for family, $125 for single adult, and $75 for single student. All ticket prices are $5 with exception of $3 dollars for Senior Citizens. If your child rides a school bus and it is running late, please check our district website under the live feed and any of our Facebook pages as we will not always have the ability to make an all-call. Typically, if the bus is late it will be approximately 15-25 minutes and if parents become concerned, please check our live feed and Facebook pages first. There’s a new scare in the air at Unioto this year. The Unioto Drama Club presents a new ghostly experience filled with spooky boo goodness. The event will open for only two weekends, October 22-23 and 29-30 from 7pm to Midnight. The haunted house was designed and scripted by the students of Unioto Drama Club with direction from Faculty Advisor, Frank Elliott. Prior to becoming a teacher, Elliott designed and built haunted house props and sets for clients nationwide as a part of his own production company. “We have a lot in store for this year’s Spooky Boo Weekends.” Said Elliott. Featured this year will be “Murdock’s Manor”, a creepy house haunted by the spirit of the late Lady Murdock and some of her less fortunate friends. Other attractions will include an escape room, carnival style games, refreshments and more. Proceeds will support future projects for the Unioto Drama Club and Choirs. Please plan to come out and support these terrific kids and prepare for some fright filled fun and fantastically fearful festivities! For more information, check out the Unioto Vocal and Theatre Website at https://felliott48.wixsite.com/mysite. Congratulations to our MS football team and coaches for an undefeated season and SVC champs!! Congratulations to our boys and girls soccer teams for being undefeated in SVC play and multiple gold balls over the years...too many to even count (4 years in a row for the girls)!! I know as excited as many may be for their accomplishments our teams are not even remotely satisfied and desire greater challenges ahead and are focused on a strong, strong tournament season. Great job coaches and players! Congratulations to our boys cross country team for once again dominating our home cross country invitational that hosted over 20 teams from all over. Boys finished 1st!! Girls finished 3rd and congratulations to our MS boys with a 1st place finish! Friday, October 22 our district will be participating in a mock full scale district evacuation drill which will include the local law enforcement and a brief closure of Moundsville Rd during the drill. The drill takes approximately an hour to complete. No school for students on Monday, October 18. Staff will be participating in professional development. Enjoy the extended weekend! I think these extended weekends are just as disappointing to me as it is to our students! Relax students Tuesday will be here before you know it! Try to make the best of your extra day off from school but it is not a day off from learning. Remember, make each and every day count! As challenging as it may be to miss a Monday of school, know that you should always look for the good in all of your circumstances. They say things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out. Take a walk of gratitude on Monday. When you get up in the morning or in the afternoon just take a walk and think about anything and everything you have to be grateful for. Trust me it will brighten your day and if not your entire day at least a good part of your day. I read the other day that there is some real utility in gratitude. It’s also a good protection against the dangers of victimhood and resentment. I will say again...there is some real utility in gratitude. It is a good protection against the dangers of victimhood and resentment. With all the ugliness that seems to make it to the forefront of our media outlets, social media, and even some of our conversations it is important to stay focused being the best you can be and thankful for all of the wonderful blessings provided to us. It’s easy to get caught up in the negative, your problems, lack of fairness, and all the terrible circumstances that beset you. Remind yourself, when it is the toughest for you, that is when you need to be the toughest. You are way stronger than you think and there is way more to you than you may realize. Keep your chin up and face the challenges before you voluntarily with the confidence you can do it and if you happen to fail it is only your step closer to finding your best you. 3 days til Monday!! Carry your own weather!! Hard work works!! Audit your circle!! Go Tanks!!
11 days ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
Open mats for our wrestling program! Go Tanks!!
11 days ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
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Senior Carissa Wheeler lead our volleyball team in the singing of the Star Spangled Banner! So thankful and proud of our students!! Surprised they didn’t ask me to sing along! Lol!!! Nice job!! Go Tanks!!!
11 days ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
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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 “September Leaders of the Month.” Grade 6: Lilah Anderson and Kobi Braden Grade 7: Chloe Byers and Cade Phillips Grade 8: Ella Pelfrey and Romeo Quito
15 days ago, P.J. Fitch, MS Principal
Leaders of the Month
Bus # 23 students will be 20-25 minutes late arriving home. Bus #23 services Adena Rd., Orange, Appleton, Lake Dr., Piatt Ave., Allen Ave.,Yaples, Avalon, Melrose and Baldwin.
18 days ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
The ParentAccess Mobile App for ProgressBook is now available to download. Search for the word progressbook in your smartphone's respective app store. The app is named ProgressBook Parent/Student & has a purple graduation cap icon. You can watch a short video Frontline made about the ParentAccess Mobile App here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P6SZIQqoW4
19 days ago, Michelle Bowdle
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There will be no school for students on October 18, 2021.
20 days ago, Megan Phillips
No School October 18th
We will be holding a Parent Enrichment Opportunity on October 21st from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the elementary cafeteria. Some of the topics covered will be conflicts with peers, getting ready for school, sibling conflicts, and getting ready for bedtime. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate, $5 gift card, and an entry to win $100. To register for the class, please contact Principal Nick Barrows at nbarrows@gotanks.org
28 days ago, Megan Phillips
Parent Enrichment Opportunity
Monday, September 27 will be picture day for Preschool students only. Make-ups and retakes will be taken on Thursday, November 4th.
about 1 month ago, Megan Phillips
Picture Day Updates
Unioto Elementary Lunch Menu Change for 9/23: Instead of the pizza ripper listed on the menu, students will be served pizza.
about 1 month ago, Megan Phillips
Unioto Elementary Picture Day will be Friday, September 24 for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Preschool students and make-up photos will be on Monday, September 27. To preorder photos, use the access code Unioto Elementary at www.downtownphotos.com
about 1 month ago, Megan Phillips
Pic Day Reminder
October Breakfast & Lunch Menu for Unioto Elementary. Reminder to families: breakfast and lunch are free for all students.
about 1 month ago, Megan Phillips
October Breakfast & Lunch Menu
Middle/High School Menu for October is now available!
about 1 month ago, P.J. Fitch, MS Principal
High School and Middle School  Menu
Our school district is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers, custodians, food service, attendants, secretaries, bus drivers, etc. You can access applications on our district website at unioto.org or contact Karen Day, Superintendent Secretary at kday@gotanks.org or 740.773.4102. Thank you and Go Tanks!!
about 1 month 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. I would like to compliment our students, families, and staff for their continued effort and diligence to minimize covid cases and quarantines. Our district has not experienced the number of cases or quarantines as other districts in our county and surrounding counties. Continue to do your best to social distance during school, events, and activities. Our local health department encourages everyone to wear a mask as much as possible. We continue to offer masks to any student needing one. Thank you once again for keeping our students safe and in school. We can and will do this!! Family sport passes are available at the administration office. See Teresa Brown if interested. Family pass is $200 for family, $125 for single adult, and $75 for single student. All ticket prices are $5 with exception of $3 dollars for Senior Citizens. A special thanks to our administrative and central office staff! We appreciate each of you for your contribution to our students, families, and school district. Very appreciative of their dedication, work ethic, and commitment to our students, staff, and school district. Thank you! Parent Survey has been shared on each building’s Facebook page as well as our district website under the news section. for parents to complete. The information provided will be used in future planning of resources and services for students, staff and families. If you complete the survey you can enter a drawing for one of five $50 Walmart gift cards. If your child rides a school bus and it is running late, please check our district website under the live feed and any of our Facebook pages as we will not always have the ability to make an all-call. Typically, if the bus is late it will be approximately 15-25 minutes and if parents become concerned, please check our live feed and Facebook pages first. Picture days at the elementary school are scheduled for Friday, September 24 for students in kindergarten - 5th grade and preschool students will be on Monday, September 27. Any middle or high school student interested in wrestling there are open mats every Wednesday from 6-7:30pm in our wrestling facility. All students are welcome to participate. Any student in grades 4-12 interested in orchestra please contact Mr. Jonathan Thorne at jthorne@gotanks.org. It is a wonderful opportunity for our students! Congratulations to Mrs. Domo, 5th grade teachers and current 6th grade students that participated in science fair last school year for once again earning the Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education for Unioto Elementary! So proud. Hard work works!! Congratulations to our band students and staff for winning the “Battle of the Bands” this year. As always, their performance was very impressive! Nice to see some of our football players supporting our band by attending the competition. Congratulations to our boys cross country team for winning the McGowan Invitation! 1st Place!! Living up to their #1 state ranking!! Finish stronger than you start!! So impressed with our cross country program this year and previous years consistently competing at the state level every year! I would like to commend our student section for supporting our teams and coaches by demonstrating sportsmanship consistently at our events. Furthermore, I am very appreciative of your efforts to assist with cleaning up afterwards. As I have said before, one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is responsibility. It is a gift that keeps on giving to yourself and to others. Thank you student section for being a class act! In my last all-call I mentioned the value in reading great books and the ability to choose your peers. It is worth repeating! Libraries are full of great books from great authors. You can enter into their perspectives, into their worlds, learn new concepts, and engage in self improvement through others by absorbing their knowledge and applying it to your life. There is real utility in reading great books. And yes, you can actually pick your peers. Pick wisely with the books you read. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of unbelievable, creative, highly perceptive and intelligent authors. You can learn from their lives and benefit from their writings and elevate yourself to a different level! Read. Read great books! 3 days til Monday!! Carry your own weather!! Hard work works!! Audit your circle!! Go Tanks!!
about 1 month ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
I wanted to inform parents we had a modified lockdown at the high school this morning and contacted law enforcement to assist with a potential safety concern. The situation has been resolved and we appreciate the responsiveness and assistance of the law enforcement. Fortunately, there was no safety issue or danger for our students or staff at any time. Thank you.
about 1 month ago, Matt Thornsberry, Superintendent
Unioto Elementary Lunch Menu Change for 9/17: Instead of the cheesy bread listed on the menu, students will be served stuffed crust pizza.
about 1 month ago, Megan Phillips