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New Philadelphia City Schools Awarded Ohio K-12 School Safety Grant


New Philadelphia City Schools is one of the award recipients of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's K-12 School Safety Grant Program. More than 2,000 schools applied for this competitive grant.  All seven of New Philadelphia’s buildings were included among the list of 708 buildings that received grant awards.

 

New Philadelphia City Schools will receive $317,000 to upgrade the safety and security within their buildings. The district chose their intended projects from a state-wide approved list of safety enhancements.

 

As part of the grant award, each building will have multiple additional security cameras installed and each building will have additional exterior signage on windows and doors to help first responders in the event of an emergency situation. A significant portion of the grant money will be used to place telephones in all classrooms in the district. These phones will be able to be utilized for regular communication with families and also in the case of an emergency. Only one building currently has this capability.

 

In addition, Halo Smart Sensors will be purchased and placed in both New Philadelphia High School and Joseph Welty Middle School. The sensors will be capable of vape, smoke, and THC (marijuana) detection and will also alert the office when loud sounds occur, including gunshots and fighting. The district plans to purchase walkie-talkies, as needed, to aid in communication

for the elementary schools. Some of the grant money will also go toward necessary door and key upgrades in the high school, middle school, and in three of the elementary schools.

 

Superintendent Amy Wentworth states, “We are grateful to have been awarded this grant for each of our eligible buildings. These funds will enable the district to make some essential safety improvements to our buildings that would have otherwise been cost prohibitive, and as a result, our entire community will benefit.”

 

While the money is expected to be received in the beginning of the new calendar year, projects aren’t expected to begin until spring 2023 with the goal of most upgrades to be fully implemented for the 2023-2024 school year.


 
 
NPHS Senior Kellyn Fausel Signs National Letter of Intent to Play College Soccer at Marshall University
NPHS Senior Kellyn Fausel signs her national letter of intent to play college soccer at Marshall University.
Kellyn Fausel, daughter of Jordan and Lori Fausel of New Philadelphia, signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Division I Marshall University located in Huntington, West Virginia. The Thundering Herd are members of the Sun Belt Conference.
Kellyn has been a standout midfielder for the Lady Quakers over the past two years. She earned 1st Team East District in 2021 and 2022 and she also earned 1st Team ECOL in 2021 and 1st Team OCC in 2022. Kellyn struck for 9 goals and 25 assists during the Lady Quaker’s run to the “Elite Eight” in Division II this past Fall. She is also a member of the Internationals Soccer Club (Medina, OH) playing in the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) for 8 years. Her team qualified for Nationals the last several years, with them reaching the quarterfinals in 2022 and winning the Super Y National Championship as a U14 in 2018.
Kellyn plans to major in criminology while at Marshall.
“Kellyn is a fierce midfielder with excellent foot skills and field vision. She has proven success in both high school soccer as well as elite club soccer. We wish her the best as she continues her academic and athletic career at Marshall University “
Tim Fortney – Athletic Director

 
 
NPHS Soctober Collection a Huge Success
New Philadelphia High School students and staff stepped up to the challenge when approached by administration to compete in a Soctober challenge against our rival across the river.  The goal was to collect the most pairs of new socks with all proceeds going to the Tuscarawas County Friends of the Homeless.  A total of 1,558 pairs of socks will be donated to the local homeless shelter.  Thank you NPHS students and staff for your generous donation.  Go Quakers!
 
Tuscarawas County Fair Ag Breakfast

New Philadelphia City Schools Administrators attended the Tuscarawas County Fair Ag Breakfast on September 22, 2022.  The Ag Leadership team of Adeline Kendle, Kylee Mutti, and Allison Kendle shared their agriculture knowledge during a tour of the fairgrounds.  We are very proud of our students who participate in activities and leadership roles at the fair.  Congratulations!
 
September Students of the Month

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, students from New Philadelphia High School were recognized for earning Student of the Month honors.  Students are recognized for their leadership in all aspects of school life.  The students were honored at a luncheon sponsored by Allied Machine and Engineering.  Thank you Mr. Steve Stokey for sponsoring this honor for our students.  Pictured are Michael Hutson, Owen Schoelles, David Angel, Gabe Winn, Ella Wherley, and Emily Hootman.  Not pictured are Madison Wright and Ella Yoder. Congratulations to all Student of the Month honorees!
 
NPHS Seniors Receive Academic Honors
Congratulations to Nathanial Demuth, Cambri Mushrush, and Cassidy Loos, all seniors at NPHS. They were each one of 62,000 students from across the country to earn academic honors from the College board's National Recognition Programs! These National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups through the College Board's Student Search Service.

Demuth, Mushrush, and Loos earned the National Rural and Small Town Award by excelling on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classrooms. Students who may be eligible have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams and attend school in a rural area or small town. Eligible students are invited to apply during their sophomore or junior year and are awarded at the beginning of the next school year.

 
The New Philadelphia City School District and the New Philadelphia Police Department are working together to enhance safety protocols in the district.
The New Philadelphia City School District and the New Philadelphia Police Department are working together to enhance safety protocols in the district. 
 On Saturday, August 20th, and Sunday, August 21st, the police department will be doing training in the school buildings from 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.  Ray Avenue will be closed during this time, on both days between 3rd St. NW and 4th St. NW.  The student parking lot on Ray Avenue will also be utilized by the department during this time.  
This training will enable the department to simulate their response to threats including that of an active shooter.  

 
New Philadelphia City Schools looking for Input for New Strategic Plan
New Philadelphia City Schools needs your help!
New Philadelphia City Schools, in collaboration with The Impact Group, is working to develop a new Strategic Plan that will guide the district for the next 3-5 years.  
Working together, we will create a shared vision for our district.  What are our strengths?  What are the critical issues we need to address?  Where should our focus be?  We need to know what is important to you!!! 
Virtual Community Forums will be held on August 16 at 6:00 pm, August 17 at 10:00 am, and at 6:00 pm.  Please join one of our Focus Groups to provide your input.  We are listening!

Click HERE for direct links to the meetings
 
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