Thursday, January 19, 2023

January 2023

Kindergarten Screening taking place March 22

Kindergarten Screening will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd at Cory-Rawson Elementary School.

The following items will be required that day for registration purposes:
  1. Child's Birth Certificate. This must be the certificate issued by the County Health Department. Hospital Record of Birth is not an acceptable document.
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Current Immunization Record
  4. Any court documents that pertain to the child. This includes custody paperwork, adoption documents, etc.
  5. If this is an Open Enrollment registration, the additional Open Enrollment paperwork must also be completed and returned to the Superintendent's office. This registration, along with the Kindergarten Screening, does not guarantee Open Enrollment acceptance.
On Kindergarten registration and screening day, parents will have a short informational meeting and opportunity to complete Kindergarten signup through FinalForms (Chromebooks Provided) while students are screened by CRES staff.  To register and schedule your screening, please complete this form.

If you have questions regarding any part of the Kindergarten Registration process, please contact Susan Lambert at lambert@cory-rawson.org or by telephone at (419) 963-7017 option 1.



Preschool Registration Information for 2023-24

Peer model students in the Cory-Rawson Preschool unit serve as role models for the children in our program who have special needs in the area of communication, hearing, vision, social- emotional skills, cognitive skills, motor skills and adaptive behavior skills. If you have any developmental concerns regarding your child please contact the Preschool Supervisor, Donna Losiewicz, at the Hancock Educational Service Center at 419-422-7525 ext. 208.


Children who are at least 3 or 4 years of age by August 1 of the 2023-2024  school year will be screened to determine age appropriate levels of social, physical, and language development prior to enrollment. 


Preschool registration for the screening is during the month of February. Parents who are interested in registering their child for preschool will need to come to the elementary office and fill out a registration form, or complete the registration form on the Cory-Rawson webpage. Parents should not call the school office to register.


The preschool screening will be held on March 24  at Cory-Rawson. The preschool teacher, Marianne Brinkman, will call each person on the list to make an appointment for the screening. 


Enrollment in the preschool classroom is limited to 7 peer model students per class. In the event more students apply then slots available, the peer models will be selected based on age of students (students who will attend kindergarten the following year will be considered first), screening observation, and the use of random selection (lottery style). 


There are 2 sessions for CR  preschool. Classes meet Monday through Thursday. The morning class is in session from 7:50 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. The afternoon class is in session from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Parents may select a class preference, but there is not a guarantee that parents will be provided their first choice. 


The HCESC will be operating a preschool class at the Blanchard Valley Center (Sandusky Street in Findlay) next school year. Children will attend preschool 2 full days (either Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday).  Each county school will be assigned specific days. The approximate preschool hours will be from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The preschool tuition will be the same as the other ESC preschool programs.


When filling out the registration form, please check if you are interested in CR preschool or Blanchard Valley preschool. 


 If you have any questions feel free to contact Mrs. Brinkman (preschool teacher) at brinkman@cory-rawson.org or 419-963-7017 ext. 3011. 


CRHS Boy Scout Seeking Your Support!


 

Greetings to all Cory-Rawson community members. My name is Carson Skulina and I am a junior in the class of 2023 at Cory-Rawson High School. I am also a Boy Scout of Arlington troop 318 and am seeking funding for my Eagle Scout project for Cory-Rawson Local Schools. I have received approval to construct a Gaga Ball Pit to be used by Cory-Rawson students. The structure will replace the balance beam on the west side of the fenced playground.

The structure will include 6 walls each 30 inches in height, a gate and cutout entry point for easy entry and safety. An easy-to-follow rules sign and silicon covers for the top of the boards will also be included. For the bracket set and raw materials it will cost just over $1,400 to construct a quality pit that will last for many years to come.

To accomplish this goal I am seeking the support of the community. Eagle Scout projects are funded by community support and I am asking you to help me reach my goal and get this project started.

Donations can be turned in to the elementary office or Dr. Hilty. Checks should be in an envelope made out to Cory-Rawson Local schools marked “Eagle Scout Donation” on the front.

All donations given to the project will be collected by Cory Rawson Local Schools and then given to the Scout to manage the project. Any excess proceeds will be maintained by Cory- Rawson Local Schools


2023-2024 School Calendar Approved

At their January meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 school calendar, which can be found here.


Dates to Remember

  • Monday 1/30/23:  Digital Empowerment for Parents/Guardians, 6-8pm in the Community Room (no students, please)
  • Monday 2/20/23:  Presidents Day - No School for Students






Monday, December 12, 2022

December 2022



Our winter break starts Monday, December 19, 2022 and we return to school on Monday, January 2, 2023.  We wish all of our families happy holidays... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


2023-2024 School Calendar Draft Posted

A draft of the 2023-2024 school calendar is posted here.  By law, the district must post the calendar for public input prior to approval by the Board of Education.  Contact Mr. Clark with any questions or suggestions.  The calendar is scheduled to be approved at the January 12, 2023 Board of Education meeting.


Parents & Guardians:  Mark Your Calendar!

Digital Empowerment Project coming to Cory-Rawson

Cory-Rawson Local Schools is hosting Captain Scott Frank, internet safety expert and former ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children task force) investigator, on Monday, January 30, 2023.  Mr. Frank will talk with 6-12 grade students and staff during the day and will address parents and guardians that evening at 6:00pm. For the evening presentation, Mr. Frank asks that no children attend. 


Upcoming Dates to Note

  • Friday, January 13, 2023 - End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester
  • Monday, January 16, 2023 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)


Seeking Host Families for Exchange Students

ASSE International seeks families to host exchange students.  If you're interested in hosting a foreign exchange student for a time period between 3 months to one school year, check out potential students here or contact our local representative Sherry Hintz at 419-274-9176 or virgoFox02@gmail.com 


Senior Class 'Smoked Pork' Dinner   

The CRHS Class of 2023 is holding a Smoked Pork Dinner prior to the boys basketball game versus Liberty-Benton.  It will be held Friday, January 6, 2023, 4-6pm in the Elementary Cafe.  Tickets are $10 each from members of the senior class.


Hornettes Elementary Cheer

The Hornettes Elementary Cheer Camp will take place January 10, 12, 17, and 19 with a performance at the January 20 CRHS basketball game.  Watch for the flyer coming home soon.  


Junior Class Hog Raffle

Junior Class is selling Hog Raffle tickets.  $5 each. 2 winners will be drawn February 4th.  Each will receive 1/2 a processed  hog.  Donated by Hassan Farms.


Music Boosters' Chipotle Fundraiser - January 7




Friday, November 18, 2022

November 2022


Happy Thanksgiving Hornet Nation!

I had a great time earlier this week talking with some of our first graders, asking them what they are thankful for.  The video of our conversations is below.

Our Thanksgiving break is Wednesday 11/23/22 through Friday 11/25/22. Wishes to all of our families for a Thanksgiving full of blessings.  



Donations made to Family & Consumer Science Lab

Over the last month, two different donations of appliances were made to the Family and Consumer Science lab.  Thanks to Whirlpool for providing two new refrigerators and to the Bacon family for their donation of an electric range.  These additions and replacements will help provide more opportunities to our foods and "adulting" classes!


Enjoy the Sounds of the Season!

Our students, Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Davis invite you to enjoy the sounds of the season at our upcoming performances:

  • K-4 Holiday Concert - Tuesday 12/6/22 at 6pm
  • 5-8 Band & 6-8 Choir Holiday Concert - Wednesday 12/7/22 at 7:30pm
  • HS Band & Choir Holiday Concert - Tuesday 12/13/22 at 7:30pm


Christmas Movie Night planned

The Jenera Revitalization Organization is hosting a Christmas Movie Night Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 6:00pm at the Community Building.  Hot dogs, popcorn and water will be available as well as Christmas movies on the big screen and possibly a visit from from Santa!

 

Athletics News

Fall Athletics Wrap Up

The fall athletics season officially came to a conclusion earlier this month and our athletics programs had plenty to be proud of. Altogether, our varsity teams had 18 all-conference honorees, one academic all-conference honoree, six all-district award winners and Coach Mark Schwemer was named the Div. III Public School Coach of the Year for girls soccer. Both the boys and girls soccer teams picked up victories in this year’s OHSAA Tournament. Boys soccer won the Sectional Championship before falling in the district semifinals and girls soccer advanced to the Sectional Championship against #1-seeded Bluffton. Grant Welte was just three positions shy of qualifying for the regional meet in cross country.

All-Conference Honorees

Cross Country
Grant Welte - 2nd Team All-BVC

Volleyball
Brooke Shepherd - Honorable Mention All-BVC 
Morgan McVetta - Honorable Mention All-BVC 

Girls Soccer 
Brynn Reese - 1st Team All-NCOSA 
Madison Bixler - 2nd Team All-NCOSA 
Paige McVetta - 2nd Team All-NCOSA 
Lanie Kempf - Honorable Mention All-NCOSA 
Allison Stuckey - Honorable Mention All-NCOSA 

Boys Soccer 
Michael Bixler - 1st Team All-NCOSA 
Keegan Puthoff - 2nd Team All-NCOSA 
Wilson Garmatter - 2nd Team All-NCOSA 
Grant Wilson - Honorable Mention All-NCOSA 
Carson Skulina - Honorable Mention All-NCOSA 

Football 
Cale Parkins - 3rd Team All-BVC (Defensive Line) 
Quinn Reinhart - 3rd Team All-BVC (Offensive Line) 
Eric Davis - Honorable Mention All-BVC, Academic All-BVC 
Jared Thompson - Honorable Mention All-BVC 
Preston Stumpp - Honorable Mention All-BVC 
Hunter Niese - Honorable Mention All-BVC

New Way To View School Events

If you're interested in finding out what school events are happening at Cory-Rawson, you can find those events on our schools homepage. Simply visit https://www.cory-rawson.org/ and scroll down to "Events." From there, you can click "See All Events" to see the upcoming events for our district.


Winter Sports Information

The winter sports season officially kicks off November 18 as the girls basketball program tips off their season at the Bluffton Holiday Tournament. As a reminder, tickets can be purchased both online (https://www.cory-rawson.org/page/athletics) and at the gate for all of our home events this season! All high school events are $7 for adults and $5 for students, while junior high events are $4 for everyone.


Athletic Ticket Help

The athletic department is still seeking help for ticket sales at sporting events this winter. If interested, please contact Mr. Scott at scott@cory-rawson.org.

Friday, October 14, 2022

October 2022

 


Gathering as a school community this brisk, but sunny October morning, the dedication of Mrs. Wagner's Reading Tree was a special way to wrap up this memorial project.  We appreciate the generosity of so many students, staff, and community members in the creation of this special outdoor learning space to remember Mrs. Wagner, a teacher here at Cory-Rawson who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2021.

We've had a few questions about the school Veteran's Day program.  This has traditionally been done on a biennial basis here at Cory-Rawson.  As it stands, we will continue this every-other year, but also recognize the impact the event has for both our students and staff and our community veterans.  We will certainly celebrate Veteran's Day as individual classrooms on these "off years".  Look for more information in the fall of 2023, the next time we'll have a schoolwide program.

Parent-teacher conferences will be here before we know it!  The connection of home and school is essential to student achievement.  Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for the evenings of November 15 and 16.  Look for emails from each of our buildings for more details soon.

In our hearts, the Green and Gold,

Jay Clark, Superintendent

Monday, September 19, 2022

September 2022


2022-2023 Cory-Rawson Local Schools Staff

We have so much to celebrate at Cory-Rawson as we begin the 2022-2023 school year! 

Summer provided the opportunity to complete important facilities updates and repairs.  Our teaching and administrative staff focused on growth as we participated in professional development over the summer months.  We had a record number of elementary students participate in our summer academy to explore creative writing, world cultures, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) while high school students earned a total of 16 credits during the secondary summer program.  Two of our teachers are semifinalists for the Findlay Rotary Club's Golden Apple Award; for the fifth year, our Girls Soccer team was awarded a United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award; four CRHS students were selected to participate in Hancock Youth Leadership; a large number of students (and alumni) were successful in their efforts at the county fair including junior fair king Jacob Miles, Lamb and Wool Queen Megan Inbody and Goat Princess McKenna Huber; and, we proudly dedicated our weight room to memorialize Dominic Francis.

Arriving in your mailbox soon is The Voice, which provides our 2021-22 annual report highlighting progress on our strategic plan.  Working together with our community, our district made great progress and we look forward to even bigger wins over the next year.  It's a great time to be a Hornet!

Jay Clark, Superintendent


2022 Homecoming Court

Senior court members and kindergarteners
Freshman, sophomore, and junior court members
  

Freshmen - Katelyn Duffman and Dakota Peckham
Sophomores - Morgan McVetta and Preston Stump
Juniors - Lanie Kempf and Tobey Wittenmyer
Seniors - Makayla Gillfillan, Paige McVetta, Brynn Reese, Michael Bixler, Eric Davis, Tedo Jgushia
Kindergartners - Mackenzi Nonnamaker and Darren Greer


Student Picture Day September 27

Our PK-12 picture day is set for 9/27/22.  To place orders, visit https://orders.langephotographics.com/ordering/access . The elementary code is 6FLM8DYT and the high school code is 9RHTQWSL.


Reading Tree Dedication Set

Thank you so much to all that have contributed to Mrs. Wagner's Reading Tree. Your support in Mrs. Wagner's memory means so much to her family, friends, students and coworkers. The Reading Tree is almost complete!
The community is invited to the school on Friday, October 14th at 9:00 am when we will be dedicating this area to Mrs. Wagner's memory. Our staff and students will gather outside around the tree which is located behind the elementary wing, across from the playground on the west side of the school. After the dedication staff and students will be taking turns throughout the day reading around the tree to honor Mrs. Wagner's love of reading.

CRES Collecting Tabs and Caps

Thank you for your past and continued support of our recycling projects. Beverage can tabs and plastic bottle caps can be sent to school with students at any time. Beverage can tabs can be taken to Mrs. Wilson's classroom and bottle caps can be placed in the black container outside of the elementary office. Our tabs benefit Ronald McDonald House and the caps go to a local 4H group to make into benches.

Below is bottle cap information...
ACCEPTED CAPS: Small caps from food grade containers, household items. Snap-on (butter tub, coffee can, yogurt lids), small twist-off (medicine, drink bottle, milk caps), large twist (detergent caps), spout (squirt condiment caps), flip top (ketchup caps etc.)
NOT ACCEPTABLE CAPS: Any cap with metal pumps with metal spring inside - as on lotions, fast-food drink caps, lids or caps over 8" in diameter, or medical supplies

If you have questions please contact Becky Warren (warren@cory-rawson.org).


CRHS 2022-23 Class Officers 

  • Freshmen
    • President - Hank Walters
    • Vice-President - Jaylyn Patterson 
    • Secretary - Ava Price 
    • Treasurer - Alex Aukerman 
  • Sophomores
    • President - Morgan McVetta
    • Vice-President - Preston Stumpp
    • Secretary - Danielle Mason
    • Treasurer - Lorelai Yannelli
  • Juniors 
    • President - Makayla Oman 
    • Vice President - Emma Garver 
    • Secretary - Olivia Bacon 
    • Treasurer - Hunter Foust 
  • Seniors 
    • President -Madelyn Duffman
    • Vice-President - Brynn Reese
    • Secretary - Marah Price
    • Treasurer - Eric Davis


Stay connected!

Follow Cory-Rawson Local Schools on FacebookTwitter, and/or Instagram!

Website:  www.cory-rawson.org 


SOS News

Kroger Rewards: You can now help out Cory-Rawson SOS by enrolling your Kroger card in a free program that gives a percentage of the money you have spent at Kroger back to a nonprofit organization that has signed up with them. Everyone can have their card attached to one organization which you can change at any time. To help your local school just go online to Kroger.com, sign in or create a new account, click on community reward, and search for either Cory-Rawson SOS or put in fg739 and select it. Thank you in advance for all who take the time to sign up! Your free donations will be going toward things like school supplies for the elementary along with school dances and mother and father events with their kids.

Amazon Smile: “Please consider signing up for Amazon smile and selecting Cory-Rawson as your donation of choice! Thank you in advance for all who take the time to sign up! Your free donations will be going toward things like school supplies for the elementary along with school dances and mother and father events for students. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-3652727





Wednesday, August 10, 2022

August 2022 - Back to School

Back to School Guide

2022-2023

Stay connected!

@coryrawsonlocal


We’re excited to get the 2022-2023 school year underway!


Below, you will find a number of resources and details for starting the school year - breakfast and lunch, school supplies, calendars and more.  


We take the safety of our students and staff seriously and continuously refine security measures.  Each year, our staff receives training through the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and we conduct annual drills and other exercises with first responders.  Additionally, we have a school resource officer, who is also a sheriff's deputy, dedicated to being on our school campus daily. 

 

New this year, we've added a secure entrance to the high school much like what exists at the elementary.  Students coming after the start of the school day or visitors to the building should use door B4 (near the auditorium).  We will continue to be vigilant about entrances being secure during the school day, which may mean that when attending an activity during the school day, you will need to sign in through our school offices.

 

Please encourage your children to speak up if they see or hear something concerning.  Unfortunately, we cannot be complacent about school safety.


Hancock Public Health is hosting back-to-school vaccination clinics on Tuesdays at their office.  Vaccinations are required in grades K, 7, and 12.  More details are available on this flier from the health department:  https://5il.co/1eus1


Successful schools are the result of strong partnerships with families and communities.  When you have a question, concern, or idea, please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our administrators.  We strive to ensure that Cory-Rawson Local Schools offer the benefits of a small school while ensuring quality opportunities for all students and look forward to a school year full of growth for our students.


In our hearts, the green and gold,

Jason (Jay) Clark

Superintendent

clark@cory-rawson.org 



Small school.  Big opportunities.


Cory-Rawson Back to School Guide  |  2022-2023

School Contact Information

Phone 419-963-3415   www.cory-rawson.org

Cory-Rawson Elementary School (grades PK-6)

Principal: Dr. Cory Hilty  hilty@cory-rawson.org  

Secretary:  Mrs. Susan Lambert  lambert@cory-rawson.org  

Counselor:  Ms. Jamie Szykowski szykowski@cory-rawson.org 

Social Worker (PK-12):  Mrs. Stephanie Price price@cory-rawson.org 

Cory-Rawson High School (grades 7-12)

Principal: Mrs. Brianna Gerten  gerten@cory-rawson.org 

Secretary:  Mrs. Lisa Welch  welch@cory-rawson.org 

Counselor:  Mrs. Bethany Barnhart  barnhart@cory-rawson.org

Athletics & Facilities:  Mr. Caleb Scott  scott@cory-rawson.org  


New Student Registration

Students new to Cory-Rawson should contact the appropriate school office on or after August 22.  New student registration will take place Tuesday, August 23 11:00am to 6:00pm in the elementary school office.  Please use door A1.

Final Forms

We are eliminating paper forms through the use of Final Forms for student registration, emergency contact, medical, and athletics forms.  Returning families should consult an email sent by Final Forms May 23 for login information to Final Forms to complete the needed forms.  

HS Schedule Pick-Up

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to pick up class schedules on Tuesday, August 23 11:00am to 6:00pm in the elementary school office.  Please use door A1.

Hornet Launch Open House

Our K-12 "Hornet Launch" open house is scheduled for Tuesday, September 6.  The elementary will be open 4:00-6:30pm.  The high school will be open from 5:00-7:30pm.  Seventh grade orientation will take place in the auditorium at 6:30pm.  We encourage all families to stop in to meet our staff and get any questions answered.  Additionally, we'll have information on hand from different community organizations and activities.

School Supplies

Thanks to the generosity of SOS and area churches, school supplies will be provided to all K-6 students with the exception of a book bag, gym shoes, and lunch box.  Students in grades 9-12 should plan for typical school supplies such as binders, paper, pens, pencils and highlights.  Our junior high (grades 7 and 8) teachers have compiled this supply list.

Breakfast and Lunch

The USDA universal free meals program has ended, therefore we will return to pre-pandemic breakfast and lunch practices.  To access the free and reduced lunch application, go here.  

To access the online payment system, go here:  mypaymentsplus.com

Lunch prices for 2022-2023:

  • Adults: $4.85

  • Grades 9-12: $2.60

  • Grades 6-8: $2.45

  • Grades K-5: $2.35

  • Breakfast: $1.35

  • Reduced meal prices are $0.40 for lunches and $0.30 for breakfasts

Lunch menus are available here.   For questions regarding food service, contact Kirsten Gast (gast@cory-rawson.org)

Bus Routes

Bus stops and pick-up/drop-off times will be available in the next few weeks.  We will notify families once that information is ready.   For questions about transportation, contact Ben Smith (smith@cory-rawson.org).

First Days and School Calendar

The first day of classes for preschool and grades 1-12 is Wednesday, September 7.  Kindergarteners have screening appointments September 7-9 and have their first day on Monday, September 12.  

Visit our website for updated school events.  The calendar for the 2022-2023 school year is accessible here.

Small school.  Big opportunities.


Friday, June 17, 2022

June 2022


Cory-Rawson's submission won the Ohio Department of Transportation's Paint the Plow contest.  CRHS students chose to honor Dominic Francis with their snow plow art. 

Summer Meals and Mobile Library at New Hope Church

Cory-Rawson will once again offer the summer meal program. Free hot meals will be available for any child, ages 1-18 (adults can purchase for $4.00). Pick-up/drive-through only at New Hope Church in Rawson Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 7 and ending August 25. In addition to the tasty lunches, Mrs. Stockwell will have the mobile library available, too!

CRES Summer Program - Deadline July 15

CRES is offering summer programming Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays August 2-18 for students who will be in grades 1-6 in 2022-23. Offerings will include creative writing, STEAM, art, fun with foreign language, and more! More details, including registration information, are available here: https://5il.co/1c258

Final Forms Reminders for 2022-2023

Cory-Rawson Schools will begin using Final Forms for the 2022-2023 school year.  Final Forms is an online portal that allows us to eliminate paper forms and better ensure that we have accurate student contact information. Any student information that changes throughout the school year can be changed by the parent/guardian through the website, which will alert our school secretaries giving us timely notification of needed updates. Additionally, for families with multiple students, information can be copied from one child to the next eliminating writer's cramp!
  
On May 23, 2022, parents of students who will be in grades K-12 for 2022-23 received an email from Final Forms with instructions on how to login and use this system.  Final Forms will be used for K-12 school registration and 7-12 grade athletics.

For 7-12 athletic registration, please complete prior to August 1 so that we can remain in contact regarding practices for the fall sports. Mr. Scott will upload the physical information for students who did their sports physical here at school May 18. Otherwise, those participating in sports can print their physical form or obtain one from the office here at school and return it completed by a medical provider.

K-12 school registration can be completed anytime between now and the start of next school year for all students.


Donate to the Cory-Rawson Community Armed Forces Honor Garden

Help make the Cory-Rawson Community Armed Forces Garden a reality! Learn more about the details of donating by going to the project website today!



School Foodservice Updates

For the 2022-23 school year, we will not be able to offer free meals to all students and will be going back to pre-COVID procedures where we require families to fill out free and reduced applications.

Free and reduced applications for the 2022-23 school year must be submitted after July 1. We will email a link to the application to families on July 1.

To add money to student accounts, we accept cash or checks at the cash register daily, or you may add money online at mypaymentsplus.com. You may also monitor student accounts, set up autopay or set up low account reminders through this website. If you have not set one up, instructions to create an account can be found at the link above.

For questions, contact Kirsten Gast at gast@cory-rawson.org


Title IV-B Notice


The Cory-Rawson Local Schools will once again be receiving the Title VI-B funds. These funds are used to supplement special education and special needs programs already in place in the school district and county. This allocation is earmarked to help pay for the special education services Cory-Rawson Local School students receive through the Hancock County Educational Service Center. The school district would like to continue to use its Title VI-B money for this purpose. If you have any questions or comments pertaining to the use of these funds or our special education programs, please contact the superintendent's office.



January 2023

Kindergarten Screening taking place March 22 Kindergarten Screening will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd at Cory-Rawson Elementary School. ...