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Back to School Dates, Open House Information and More!

posted Aug 7, 2018, 11:25 AM by Allison Morris   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 7:38 AM ]

Back to School is right around the corner! School starts on Tuesday, August 21st.
Open house dates are:
Wednesday, August 15th: Preschool and Kindergarten from 5-7 p.m. Grade 9 at 5 p.m. and grade 6 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, August 16th: Grades 1-5, 7-8, 10-12 from 5-7 p.m.

Important Kindergarten start times and information: A reminder that Kindergarten students will have a staggered start the first two days of classes to begin the year:
  • A-M students will attend classes on Tuesday, August 21st from 9:30-2:00
  • N-Z students will attend classes on Wednesday, August 22nd from 9:30-2:00
  • There will be an informal parent meeting each date from 9:30 – 10:30 after dropping off your child at the elementary building
  • No Kindergarten bussing will be available on the 21st or 22nd 
  • All Kindergarten students will start full days (8:30 – 3:30) on Thursday, August 23rd 
  • Bussing for kindergarten students will begin on August 23rd

Click here for school supply lists.

Also, parents of children going into kindergarten, 7th and 12th grades, there are necessary immunizations needed prior to starting school. Click here for the information.

Kent State Stark Classes Available at SV This Fall: Register Today!

posted Aug 1, 2018, 9:29 AM by Allison Morris

Kent State University at Stark is offering college courses at Sandy Valley High School. Register by August 15th for Fall Semester courses. These classes will be held in the evenings at Sandy Valley!

Area residents may choose from the following three-credit-hour course offerings:
FALL 2018: AUG. 23 – DEC. 16
ENG-11011 College Writing I (Suzanne Kail)
Meets Monday & Wednesday from 4 - 5:15 p.m.
HIST-12070 Early American History (Eric Brickwood)
Meets Monday & Wednesday from 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Go to www.kent.edu/stark/sandy-valley to find out how to apply and for more information. Register soon! Contact Will Casterlow, Office of Admissions, to activate the $40 fee waiver at 330-244-3250 or wcasterl@kent.edu.

» Deadline to apply for admission is Aug. 15, 2018
» Determine your admission type at www.kent.edu/stark/admission-types
» Apply for admission online at www.kent.edu/admissions/apply (We'll waive the $40 admission fee; contact Will Casterlow to activate the fee waiver.)
» Submit all required admission documents
» Take any required placement assessments

Lady Cards Soccer Information

posted Jul 15, 2018, 5:42 PM by Allison Morris

Attention any girls interested in playing varsity soccer for the upcoming school year:

There are training as follows:
Monday, July 16th, from 7-8:30 pm
Wednesday, July 18th, from 6-7:30 pm
Friday, July 20th, from 6-7:30 pm
Saturday, July 21st, from 10-11:30 am

Monday, July 23rd, from 6-7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 25th, from 6-7:30 pm
Friday, July 27th, from 6-7:30 pm
Saturday, July 28th, from 10-11:30 am

The official Parent/Informational meeting will be August 1st after practice. This meeting is mandatory and at least one of each student's parent/guardian needs to attend. Also, if you or someone you know wants to play soccer, come to the trainings!

Literature in the Valley: Summer Reading Events Hosted by the Stark County Library

posted Jun 24, 2018, 3:45 PM by Allison Morris

This summer, the SV branch of the Stark County Library is hosting a variety of family events to promote reading and literacy! Stark Library, Sandy Valley Branch & Sandy Valley Local Schools invite all SV students and their families to join us at “Lit in the Valley.”  Each event will focus on fun literacy activities and library programs designed to help SV students complete their summer reading & earn extra credit!  All materials are provided and every event is FREE! Here are the times, dates and places:

Magnolia Village Park Pavilion

Monday, June 25 from 3-5 p.m.


St. James Church Pavilion

Monday, July 9 from 2-4 p.m.


East Sparta Village Park Bingo Stand

Friday, July 20 from 12-2 p.m.


Sandy Valley Estates Community Pavilion

Monday, August 13 from 2-4 p.m.

Click here for the SV Summer Reading information.

Necessary Immunizations for Students entering Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grades

posted Jun 14, 2018, 8:04 AM by Allison Morris   [ updated Aug 7, 2018, 11:27 AM ]

VERY IMPORTANT Information for PARENTS of K, 7TH AND 12TH GRADE STUDENTS: Prior to entry into Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grades, by Ohio law, all students are required to show proof of the following immunizations BEFORE starting school:

Kindergarten - DTP - 4 or more doses of DTaP or DT or any combination. The 4th DTaP must be given after the 4th birthday.

                           - Polio - 3 or more doses of IPV. The final dose must be given after the 4th birthday. If a combination of OPV/IPV 4 doses are required.

                           - MMR - 2 doses

                           - Hepatitis B – 3 doses

                           - Varicella (chickenpox) – 2 doses

Grade 7  - Tdap vaccine  - 1 dose

              -  Meningococcal (MCV4 )-1 dose

Grade 12 - 2 doses of Meningococcal (MCV4) are required prior to entry into 12th grade. If the first dose was administered on or after the 16th birthday, a second dose is NOT required.


Your child MUST receive these vaccinations prior to entry into Kindergarten, 7th and 12th grade.

We encourage you to contact your primary physician early or attend any of the clinics at your local health department to avoid exclusion from school.  After your child has received the immunizations, please send an updated copy of your child’s immunization record to school.

Stark County District Library's Bookmobile at SV on Mondays

posted Jun 10, 2018, 12:04 PM by Allison Morris

The Stark County District Library's Bookmobile will be at the SV Wellness Center every Monday throughout the summer. The bookmobile will be parked at the Wellness Center from 9-10:30 a.m. each Monday through August 17th. Bring the family and check out books in the Bookmobile!

For more information, click here.

Junior Morgan Hall Wins the Stark County Library's Poetry Contest

posted Jun 4, 2018, 1:04 PM by Allison Morris

Junior Morgan Hall won an age group award in the Stark County District Library's annual poetry contest.  She, along with other winners, was asked to read her poem, titled "Renaissance," at the downtown branch where the awards ceremony was held in late May.  Congratulations to Morgan! 


life: the ultimate card dealer
the unfair hand I've been dealt
does not have to result in failure
don't let my poker face fool you

never mind our muscle mass
let's wrestle with our souls
I'll put up quite the fight
as I've mastered perseverance like breathing

despite the climb, it's beautiful from the top
suppose that's the point
from the bottom, the peak seems unnerving
the top - sensational

sensational like my first love
in face of the heartbreak
it's something you can never forget
something you learn to treasure, rather than repulse

beautiful like learning to love myself
for I am the closest thing left of my mother
though departed, she lives inside me
in my veins, my recollection, my heart

captivating like observing the world
individual people with individual thoughts
how the sunset grows so intense, only to fade so quickly
as if ashamed of her beauty

Kindergarten-Seventh Grade Supply Lists for 2018-2019 School Year

posted Jun 2, 2018, 9:29 AM by Allison Morris   [ updated Jun 19, 2018, 12:15 PM ]

Parents, supply lists are available here for the 2018-2019 school year for students going into kindergarten through seventh grade. Click below for the lists!

"A Night on the Diamond" Family Movie Night is Friday, May 25th

posted May 22, 2018, 6:27 AM by Allison Morris   [ updated May 22, 2018, 6:48 AM ]

Join us Friday for "A Night on the Diamond" Family movie night to honor our SV Baseball Team as they are both IVC and Sectional Champs!  Come out to the SV baseball field, bring your chairs and blankets and watch "Field of Dreams" on the field! 

DJ begins at 8 and the film starts at 9. Families are welcome! Popcorn and water will be provided for the event! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and settle in for a fun movie night on the FIELD!

IVC Champion t-shirts are on sale NOW for $10. Contact Suzanne Kail to order. s.kail@svlocal.org.

Celebrate our team and their historic season Friday, May 25th, on the baseball diamond!

Read more here!

SV Athletic Booster Club's 14th Annual Golf Outing

posted May 21, 2018, 8:33 AM by Allison Morris

The Sandy Valley Athletic Booster Club is hosting the 14th Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, June 3rd, at 9 a.m. The outing will be at Wilkshire Golf Club. It will be a four-man scramble. The prices are $60 per individual and $240 per team. This includes 18 holes with cart, a hot dog at the turn and lunch.  There are prizes, raffles and more!

Contact Steve Longo to register by calling 330-987-0149 or via email at slongogsn@gmail.com.

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