Friday, May 6, 2022

May 2022

There has been so much to celebrate at Cory-Rawson over the last month!  

The Cory-Rawson team at the Hancock County Math Contest had more success than ever before in the history of the competition.  Our athletic director, Mr. Scott, was chosen to receive the Northwest Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrator Association's Horizon Award.  The high school concert band earned a "superior" rating at state OMEA large group adjudicated event.  We welcomed back alum Nate Traucht to talk with our students and instruct on weightlifting.  Three CRHS students graduated from Hancock Youth Leadership.  And, before we know it, we'll be sitting in The Hive at the commencement for the class of 2022!  To read more about all of the accomplishments this school year, check out our Pride in the Hive list!

All of this is possible thanks to the commitment of our staff.  Thanks to all of our custodians, teachers, bus drivers, administrators, food service employees, secretaries, and aides for their role in providing big opportunities to our kids and community!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

April 2022

The end of the school year is in sight as we began the fourth quarter in late March. Pictured above are images from our 8th/9th grade Washington, DC trip last month. These experiential learning opportunities are so impactful and I appreciate our staff who make them a reality for our students.
Prom will take place this weekend, the CRHS band and choir depart Sunday for Florida where they will perform at Universal Studios, our students are in the midst of state testing, and the second Community Day is slated for May 3. The end of the school year is always a whirlwind!

Signs to support the Francis family & law enforcement

A community member had yard signs made the support Dominic Francis's family and law enforcement.  They are asking for $10 donation per sign to cover the cost of the sign and also to provide a donation to the Francis family.  If you would like a sign, please contact Susan Wittenmeyer at 567-208-8798.

Hancock County Student Showcase: 4th Annual Advanced Student Art Exhibit

Congratulations to senior Jen Davidson who received Best of Show and Honorable Mention at this evening’s awards ceremony! Anyone can check out the showcase from April 4-27 at the Fisher/Wall gallery in the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts (11am-4:30pm Monday-Friday).
Congratulations to all of the CR students who had artwork selected for the Hancock County Student Showcase! All of their artwork will also be displayed at our school show on May 7th: Jen Davidson, Averie Elchert, Faith Bowersox, Jacob Thompson, Luna Arledge, Raegan Cooper, Katelynn Cascaden, Katelin Rutherford, Makayla Gillfillan, Torrie Moyes, Korryn Karcher, Eric Davis, Tori Williams, Abbie Schmuck, Matthew Burkholder, Brock Boehm, Angela Hohman, Blue Marquart, Lily Peterman, Hunter Foust, Jaylyn Smith, Preston Stumpp, Trevor Hibbard, Grant Welte, Keegan Sammet, Madelyn Duffman, and Paige McVetta.

Easter Break Reminder

Students at Cory-Rawson will be on Easter break starting Thursday, April 14 and return to school Monday, April 18, 2022.  Thursday, April 14 is a staff professional learning day.

Careers at Cory-Rawson

If you look to make a difference and seek to work with a strong team, check out the current job openings at Cory-Rawson.  Additionally, we're always seeking quality substitute bus drivers, teachers, aides, custodians and food service employees.

Friday, March 4, 2022

March 2022

CRES students engaging with author/illustrator T.L. McBeth.

CRES Right to Read Week:  A book a day keeps the monsters away!

Cory-Rawson Elementary School is celebrating Right to Read Week March 7-11, 2022!

The book fair will be open to class visits throughout the week and during our Family Literacy Night. For details on the book fair, click here.

  • Monday - Read a shirt day - Wear any shirt with school-appropriate words.
  • Tuesday - Reading knocks your socks off - Wear your crazy socks. Or don’t wear any socks at all!
  • Wednesday - Cozy up with a good book - Wear your favorite winter hat, fuzzy socks, or pajamas.
  • Thursday - Wild About Reading - Wear any animal print or animal shirt.
  • Friday - Monster University Day - Wear your favorite school or university colors.

Cory-Rawson Kindergarten Registration & Screening for 2022-23
It is time for 2022-23 Kindergarten registration and screening. Screening is scheduled for March 22, 2022.  We are excited to welcome and meet our new Hornets! Please complete both the registration and sign up for an appointment.

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Appointment Signup

School Calendar for 2022-2023 Approved
At its February meeting, the Board of Education approved the school calendar for 2022-2023.  That can be found here.

Community News

Community Heart and Soul

The Cory-Rawson community (villages of Jenera, Mt. Cory, Rawson, and rural areas) is invited to learn more about the Community Heart and Soul project.

What is Community Heart and Soul? The Community Heart & Soul model is a resident-driven catalyst for change that brings people and their elected officials together to build stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant small cities and towns based on what matters most to everyone.

Please join us at an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 7:00pm in the Jenera Park Community Building (18800 State Route 698, Jenera, OH 45841) to learn more!

Monday, February 7, 2022

February 2022

Looking ahead... CRES first graders created a mini-time capsule on 2-2-22 that they will open their senior year on 3-3-33.

Remote Learning Days

At this point, we have had six traditional calamity days ("snow days") for students, one of which was a remote professional development day for staff. Future school cancellations will  be considered remote learning days for students.  Expectations specific to each building will be provided to teachers and families by principals at that time.

Upcoming Dates to Note

Registration forms were sent home for the upcoming youth softball season. Please fill out the forms and return them to the office. Registration deadline is March 1, 2022.
Contact Jessie Haley at with any questions. Thank you.

We have PRIDE in the HIVE!

Check out some of the reasons we're proud of our students at Cory-Rawson.

Kindergarten Registration & Screening

Kindergarten Screening will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 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.
In addition to submitting this form, please sign up for a screening appointment date and time at the link here:

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

CRHS Students Successful at Solo & Ensemble

Congratulations to the many CRHS students who participated in HS Solo & Ensemble Adjudicated Events held at Lima Senior HS on Saturday, January 29th!
Superior (I) Solos: Matthew Bechtol, Class A French Horn; Jacob Egts, Class A flute; Hunter Foust, Class C trumpet; Morgan Huber, Class B trombone; and, Becca Ludwig, Class C clarinet.

Superior (I) Ensembles: Flute trio (Jacob Egts, Hannah Fornof, Jaylin Patterson),

Clarinet Choir (Brock Boehm, Emma Garrison, Becca Ludwig, Raigan Smith, Natalie Waltz, Angela Hohman), Saxophone Quintet (Malia Lee, Hank Walters, Keira Witteman, Evelyn Waltz, McKenna Huber), Trumpet Trio (Hunter Foust, Madi Boehm, Keegan Sammet), Mixed Brass Quartet (Brynn Reese, Matthew Bechtol, Morgan Huber, Dani Mason), Low Brass Quartet (Jenison Davidson, Trevor Hibbard, Haden Johnson, Caleb Goldsberry), Percussion Ensemble (Eric Davis, Carson Skulina, Blake Boehm, Connor Sons, Owen Sammet, Ethan Schimmoeller).

Excellent (II) Ensemble: French Horn Trio (Kennidy Stanfield, Matthew Bechtol, Lily Peterman)

Athletic Department News

Karissa Welte Named Hometown Stations Scholar Athlete of the Week
Senior Karissa Welte was named WLIO Hometown Station's Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of January 31, 2022. Karissa was recognized for her efforts in the classroom and on the basketball court. Karissa, one of the top students in her class, sat down with WLIO's Tyler Seggerman to discuss her success on the court and in the classroom. Congratulations, Karissa! Her interview can be seen at the link below.

Alumnus Recognized for Efforts at BGSU
2021 graduate Clayton Skulina was recently named the intern of the month for the Bowling Green State University Athletics Marketing team. Clayton is involved in the Air Force ROTC program at BGSU and just recently received a promotion in the program. Clayton was also just named to the Dean's List. He is a Business major currently in his first year at BGSU.

OHSAA Tournament
Both the girls and boys basketball programs received their opening round tournament bids for the 2022 OHSAA Tournament. The girls open the OHSAA Tournament against Holgate on February 17 at 5:30 PM. The game will be played at Van Buren High School. The boys basketball program will open tournament play at Bluffton University as they play Kalida on February 22 at 5:30 PM.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

January 2022

Marking the Middle

January 18 marks the beginning of the second semester, which means the 2021-2022 school year is already halfway complete.  As I get older, the school years seem to pass by faster and faster.  

Over the last several months, our strategic planning committee finalized the action steps that we are currently working toward specific to improving communication, elevating student experiences, aligning student learning with future success, and building a strong culture.  For details on the plan, check out the strategic plan webpage.

As we’ve talked with area employers, it’s clear that our students need more than academic skills. A team representing parents, staff, administrators, employers, community, and higher education will engage in creating the Cory-Rawson “Portrait of a Graduate” over the next five months .  We will answer three questions:

What are the hopes, aspirations, and dreams we have for the young people in our community?

What skills do our kids need to be successful in a changing world?

What implications does this have for Cory-Rawson Local Schools?

Stay tuned for these answers by summer, which will be here before we know it!    In our hearts, the Green and Gold.

Jay Clark, Superintendent 

May 2022

There has been so much to celebrate at Cory-Rawson over the last month!   The Cory-Rawson team at the Hancock County Math Contest had more s...