Summer Dates
June 6-10 & 13Summer Driver's Ed.  8 am - 12:15 pm M-F & M
June 11     ACT Test at United     8 am - noon
June 18Community Educ. 
Yard Sale
 8 am - 1 pm

2016 State Testing
We are very pleased that the state has cut the number of required tests in half from what was given last school year.  Also, all online testing will be administered using the AIR program (American Institutes for Research), as Ohio has discontinued using PARCC.

Below are the dates that students will be testing:
 Grades   Date     Day Assessment
 7 & 8Apr. 11-12  Mon-TueEnglish Language Arts 
 9 & 10 Apr. 13-14  Wed-ThuEnglish Language Arts
11 & 12Apr. 20-21  Wed-Thu American Government 
 7 - 10Apr. 27 Wed Math
10  May 3-4Tue-Wed  American History
 8 May 3-4Tue-Wed Science 
 10 May 5-6 Thu-FriBiology 

Testing Checklist:

1.  ____Students may bring a Scientific Calculator (OAA Calculator) or a basic calculator for the Math test on April 27 only.  High School students may also bring a graphing calculator.  Check with your math teacher if you have questions about which calculators are permitted.  A calculator will also be provided online during the test for items that may require one.

2. ____Remember to bring your ear buds/headphones.  Some items may require sound.

3. ____As always, get a good night sleep and eat breakfast.

4. ____Students may bring a book to read once they have completed their test.

5. ____NOTE – Cell Phones are not permitted during testing.  If you have a cell phone when you come to the testing room, it will be collected and returned once the test session is over.

6. ____Grades 9-11: Be sure to fully charge your laptop the night before testing begins.

Similar to previous state testing, these tests are planned to take place in the morning each day, shortly after arriving at school.  If we have a delay or school cancellation, the testing schedule will be moved to the next school day.

National Honor Society Inductees

The 2016 induction of junior/senior NHS members was held on March 23.  18 students in either grade 11 or 12 were added to the ranks of the United Local chapter of the National Honor Society.  

United Cheerleaders Compete at State
The Varsity Cheerleading Competition Squad advanced to compete at the state level in Columbus on March 5.
Our girls placed 6th in the OASSA sponsored contest.

Congratulations 2nd 9-Weeks
Honor Roll Students!

 Roy Hall Visits United
Former NFL wide receiver Roy Hall visited United Local Jr. & Sr. High to speak to students in a school-wide assembly.  Hall played on the 2002 Ohio State University championship football team and went on to play in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, and Detroit Lions.  Speaking to United students, he told his story about growing up, facing life challenges and persevering to be successful.  Hall began by telling students that “excellence is a decision.”  He also assured them that everyone faces some kind of adversity, but “adversity is a tool…what you have to decide is whether you are going to use your adversity as a tool for destruction or a tool to make you strong and successful?”  And finally, Hall warned students about giving their time and attention to the perceptions that flood social media.  “Tune out the critics without credentials,” Hall asserted.  He explained that there are a lot of observers with opinions who are not qualified to define you.  “It’s like going to an Ohio State football game,” Hall added.  “Thousands of people come into the game to watch, but only the ones with a credentialed pass get access to the field.  They are the ones who control the game and call the shots.  Everyone else is just a spectator with an opinion.”

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Care Plans for 2015-2016 School Year

Please contact the nurse at 330-223-2829 if you have not submitted medical orders or developed a care plan for your student that may require medical assistance during the school day.  Communication is crucial for ensuring the safety of all our students!

Does my child need a flu shot?

In most cases, yes.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu (influenza) vaccine for all children 6 months and older — ideally given as soon as the vaccine is available each year.

Depending on your child's age and health, you might be able to choose between a flu shot and the nasal spray vaccine:

  • Nasal spray. The nasal spray flu vaccine can be given to children 2 years and older. It's recommended for healthy children ages 2 through 8 years. If the nasal spray isn't immediately available, the flu shot should be used. Side effects of the nasal spray might include runny nose, cough, fever, wheezing, headache and muscle aches.
  • Flu shot. Flu shots can be given to children 6 months and older. Side effects might include soreness, redness or swelling where the shot was given, low-grade fever, or muscle aches.

Keep in mind that yearly flu vaccines are also recommended for adults — especially those who have close contact with young children.


ALERT: Attention - 6th Grade                                           Parents

Now is the time to schedule the Tdap Booster Shot for
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 your child.  State law requires students to provide evidence of having received this vaccination prior to 7th grade.  Please call your doctor today if you have not done this already, and send a copy of the shot record to school.  
Thank You!

Registering A New Student?
Be sure to bring the following:
   1. Birth Certificate
     2. Social Security Card/Number
     3. Shot Records
     4. Proof of Residency (2 of four listed)
            - Drivers License w/ address
            - Utility Bill w/ address
            - Rental Agreement  w/ address
            - Purchase Agreement w/ address
     5. Custody Documents (if applicable)

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