Thursday, August 30, 2012
North Canton City School District welcomes teachers Ryan and Tynae Kienzle, two track fanatics who found love on the field at Malone University
Ryan and Tynae Kienzle are feeling pretty lucky right about now. The two just got married at Malone University (where they met) and honeymooned at the nearby Gervasi Vineyard. Not only that, they both landed jobs in the North Canton City School District this year. Ryan will teach eighth grade science at North Canton Middle School, while Tynae fills in for a middle school teacher on maternity leave and is the assistant coach for the Hoover High School girls cross country team. Actually, both are avid runners, having participated in cross country at Malone University. This year, Ryan made the Olympic tryouts, and Tynae finished in the top four in the Canton Marathon while Ryan finished first in the half marathon. They said they're excited to…
Saturday, August 18, 2012
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Here are North Canton's details about school start dates, class times, supply lists and more.
It's still summer, but back-to-school to-do's are on the minds of parents everywhere. There are supplies to buy, clothes to try on, new schedules to learn … the chores seem endless. To ease the minds of North Canton parents, here’s some important back-to-school information pulled together in one convenient spot! First Day of Classes Class Lists For many kids, finding out who their teacher and classmates will be is an exciting end-of-summer ritual. But one that won't play out anytime soon. District officials are planning on sticking with tradition, meaning those lists will not be posted at each school building until the Friday before the first day of classes. School-Day Start/End Times Supply Lists Supply lists detailing the items students …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A group of students at North Canton Middle School raised $800 to combat child trafficking in Ghana, Africa
When Sandy Stambaugh's North Canton Middle School study skills class first started their semester leadership project, each student said they'd never once been a leader. But, by the end of it, they had realized they did possess leadership skills and had gotten a good handle on how to use them, too. For the project, students devised a plan to raise money for the non-profit organization One is Greater Than None, which saves children from child trafficking in Ghana, Africa. It takes $4,300 to save one child, and the organization collects donations and stresses that "any contribution, no matter how small, has value." The students set out to give $4,300 and raised $800 — still a successful venture, they said. "It doesn't matter how much you give…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Over the weekend, someone anonymously trimmed shrubs, spread mulch and weeded outside North Canton Middle School
North Canton Middle School Principal Margie McDougal wants to give a big thank-you to the person who weeded, spread mulch and trimmed bushes outside the school over the weekend. She discovered the random act of kindness when she arrived to school Monday. "Maybe (this) will inspire others to pass the favor on," McDougal told North Canton Patch today.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Students in Todd Alkire's science class get the chance to race in the Gravity Racing Challenge at Derby Downs Hill in Akron this Saturday
This Saturday, North Canton Middle School students who never thought they'd be part of a Soap Box Derby team are getting the chance to do just that. Many will strap on helmets and hop into super stock cars that they and their teammates built as they compete at Derby Downs Hill in Akron at the Gravity Racing Challenge, sponsored by the All-American Soap Box Derby. "They're pretty jazzed about it," Todd Alkire said of his sixth-grade class. "They've been working for at least three solid weeks building the cars." The project provided several lessons for the students, from learning to build a race car to understanding the scientific concepts that apply to racing. The project falls into line with a STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Seventh grade students at NCMS completed flowers in oil pastel just in time for Mother's Day. They spent two weeks creating these works of art and learning a little about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Eighth graders got a chance to participate in a photography scavenger hunt and contest during their recent class trip to Washington, D.C.
Kathy Jevic visited the North Canton Middle School recently to help students hone their calligraphy skills. The students were working on a project funded through an ArtsinStark grant.
Let's face it: Calligraphy is not an easy thing to master. But calligrapher Kathy Jevic made it fun and enlightening for students when she hosted a calligraphy workshop recently at North Canton Middle School. The workshop coincided with students' calligraphy projects and was made possible through an ArtsinStark grant, which teachers Ryan Krieg and Kathy Wyckoff applied for. The accompanying photos, provided by Krieg, show some of the students' illuminated poem projects. About the students' eagerness to learn during the workshop, Jevic said: "I think they did a very good job, and they were very attentive." Jevic has a long history in the arts. A calligrapher for 35 years, she's also been the education director at the Massillon Museum and …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
North Canton Middle School teacher Ashley Villers gives us an up-close look at her students' artwork, which recently was featured in the Art from the Classroom Show at the Little Art Gallery