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PSHS Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert

The Poland Seminary High School Wind Ensemble is holding its annual  Christmas Concert at Holy Family Church in Poland, on Saturday December 15, 2018, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Wind Ensemble will be  joined by members of the PSHS Vocal Music Department as well. The concert is free and open to the public. 

CCP informational Meeting

CCP

YOU ARE INVITED TO AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING


Who  -  Parents/students graduating in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024* or 2025*

Why  -  Ohio’s College Credit Plus or “CCP” Dual credit program.  (This replaces all former postsecondary options and dual enrollment programs)

When  - Tuesday, December 11, 2017, promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Where  - PSHS Auditorium

 

Excellence In Education Awards

Poland Middle School and Poland Seminary High School are recognized as 2018 Excellence in Education Award Winners through the Eastern Ohio Education Partnership.

MATH 24 Reminder

This is a reminder that there will be NO Math 24 Club practice meetings after school on Tuesday, November 13th or Tuesday, November 20th. 

Math 24 practice will resume after school on Tuesday, November 27th. 

Poland Schools Thanks Community for Passing Renewal Levy

Poland, OH--  The Poland School District is thanking voters for passing a 2.65 emergency operational renewal levy on the November ballot.

Tailgate Grades 6-8

Reminder: The grades 6-8 tailgate will take place this Friday, 10/5 outside of Dobbins from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Please come for food, DJ, friends and fun! Parents are required and siblings are welcome. 

Poland vs. Howland Football Tickets

The Poland High School Athletic Office will be selling general admission football tickets to this week’s Friday Night Hall of Fame Game: Howland at Poland in the High school Athletic Office starting on Monday, September 10th through Friday From 12:30-4:00 only.  No am ticket hours at the High School Athletic Office. Tickets to the Howland Game can also be purchased at Trolio’s T-Shirts from 10:00- 5:00 Monday- Friday. Student tickets are $4.00 and Adult tickets are $6.00 in advance. All tickets at the Game are $7.00. For more information please call the Athletic Office at 330-757-7021.

Poland vs. Jefferson Football Tickets

The Poland High School Athletic Office will be selling general admission football tickets to this Friday Night Home Opener; vs. Jefferson in the High school Athletic Office starting TODAY, September 4th thru Friday From 12:30-4:00, no am ticket hours at the High School Athletic Office. Tickets to the Jefferson Game can also be purchased at Trolio’s T-Shirts from 10:00-5:00 MondayFriday. Student tickets are $4.00 and Adult tickets are $6.00 in advance. All tickets at the Game are $7.00. For more information on please call the Athletic Office at 330-757-7021.

 

Thank you and GO DOGS!!!!!!

Poland vs. Niles Football Tickets

The Poland High School Athletic Office will be selling general admission football tickets to this week’s Friday Night Game; Poland at Niles from 9:00-4:00 in the High school Athletic Office Monday- Wednesday Only. Tickets to the Niles Game can also be purchased at Trolio’s T-Shirts from 10:00- 5:00 Monday- Friday. Student tickets are $4.00 and Adult tickets are $6.00 in advance. All tickets at the Game are $7.00. For more information on please call the Athletic Office at 330-757-7021.

Fall Athletic Tickets

 The Poland High School Athletic Office has started to sale the Following tickets and passes for the upcoming Fall Athletic Season. The  Athletic Office ticket hours are from 9:00-4:00:

  • Football Reserve Season Ticket Holders
  • Reserve Parking Passes $30.00 for the season
  • Adult Activity Passes $100.00. Good for general admission to all Home Athletic Events.
  • Student Activity Passes $50.00 Good for general admission to all Home Athletic Events.

 

Also, starting on Monday, August 20th the Athletic Office will be selling general admission tickets to the Thursday Night Season Opener Poland at Marlington from 9:00-4:00. Tickets to the Marlington Game can also be purchased at Trolio’s T-Shirts from 10:00-5:00. For more information on Football Season tickets, please call the Athletic Office at 330-757-7021.

 

Athletic Event Tickets

The Poland High School Athletic Office will begin to sell the following for the upcoming Fall Athletic Season. Starting on Monday, August 13th – Friday, August 17th the following passes or tickets can be purchased at the Poland High School Athletic Office from 9:00-4:00....

McKinley Elementary / Poland Middle School Driveway

Work has begun on a new bus loop at the McKinley / Middle School complex. The intention is to move all bus traffic off of the roadway at arrival and dismissal times.

Poland Football Tickets

The Poland High School Athletic Office will begin to sell the following for the upcoming Fall Athletic Season.

Poland Stadium Notice

The Poland Seminary High School Athletic Department will be closing Poland Stadium
all day on Tuesday, July 24th . The turf will be cleaned and re-conditioned throughout the day. The stadium willreopen on Wednesday, July 25th . Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Fall Sports Parent Meeting

The Poland High School Athletic Department has announced a Falls Sports Parent Meeting for Monday, June 4 th at 6:00 PM in the High School Auditorium. The meeting is mandatory for parents whose son or daughter will be participating in a Middle School Sport or High School Fall Sport. All parents should plan on attending as we will be discussing policies and procedures for the upcoming fall season. The athletes do not need to attend this meeting.

April Parent Newsletter

The April parent newsletter is ready. Please click the follow link for more details: https://www.smore.com/14s80

Grade 7 Parent and Student Algebra I Acceleration Meeting

Attention all 7th grade parents and students who are interested in learning more about Algebra I acceleration in grade 8. Please plan to attend a meeting on May 8th at 6:00pm, in Poland Middle School's Cafeteria, to discuss the requirements for this opportunity. 

Stadium Closure

The Poland Seminary High School Athletic Department will be closing Poland Stadium Starting on Friday, April 27th in preparation for the 23rd Annual Poland Track and Field Invitational being held on Saturday, April 28thand also the 105th Mahoning County Middle School Track and Field Meet being held on Monday, April 30th. The stadium will reopen on Tuesday, May 1st. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Cheerleading Tryouts Grades 6 and 7 Parent and Student Meeting

There will be a parent and student meeting, on April 24th at 7:00pm in the Middle School connector, for all students in grades 6 and 7 that are interested in trying out for Cheerleading next year. Please plan to attend this meeting, if you will be trying out. 

March Parent Newsletter

The March parent newsletter is available here: https://www.smore.com/h5fcy

Community Meeting to Go Over State Performance Audit

Community Meeting to Go Over State Performance Audit

The Poland Board of Education is holding a community meeting on March 12, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Poland Seminary High School. The purpose of the community meeting is to go over the Auditor of State’s Office six month performance audit of the Poland Local School District. The state released its audit of the district on February 27, 2018.

Boys Basketball: District Game Ticket Information

The Poland Athletic Department will pre-sale Monday & Tuesday from 8-3:00 and Wednesday until noon for the Boys Basketball District Game. Tickets are $4.00 for Students and $6.00 for adult. All tickets at the gate will be $6.00. The game will start at 7:00, doors open at 6:00 at Boardman High School on Wednesday, March 7th. 

Special Board Work Session

Special Board Work Session

 

The Poland Board of Education is holding a special work session on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Poland Seminary High School.  The purpose of the special board work session is to review the Auditor of State’s six month performance audit of the Poland Local School District, and set dates for public forums about the audit.  There will be no time allocated for public comment at the special board work session, but there will be public comment at the public forums, once the dates are set.  The Poland Board of Education will also go into executive session to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee or official.

February Parent Newsletter- Poland Middle School

The February parent newsletter is ready. Check it out here: https://www.smore.com/vhrsa 

2018 Spring Testing Dates Poland Middle School


 

Poland vs. Canfield Basketball

The Poland Seminary High School Athletic Department will begin pre-selling tickets to the Poland Boy’s Basketball Game vs. Canfield starting on Monday, February 12 thru Thursday, February 15 th from 8:00-3:30. No tickets will be sold on Friday during the school hours because school is closed. Anyone wishing to use a Poland Activity Pass or Poland ID badge for the game MUST come to the Poland Seminary High School Athletic Office and receive a game ticket. NO ACTIVITY PASSES or ID’s will be accepted at the door. Only the AAC league pass will be accepted at the door. This will be enforced due to the expectations of the game being sold out. The doors will open at 4:15 on Friday, February 16th. If you have any questions about tickets please contact the athletic office at 757-7021.

Parent Teacher Conferences-Online Sign Up

Parent Teacher Conferences will have a new online sign up for Poland Middle School! Please look for the live links on our website starting Thursday, February 8th. 

Bella Gajdos - All Time Points Leader in Womens Basketball at PSHS

Bella Gajdos - All Time Points Leader

 

On January 31, 2018, Poland Lady Bulldogs Varsity Basketball Player Bella Gajdos broke the All-Time scoring record at Poland Seminary High School.  The record was 1,269 points, previously set by Candace Bates in 2000.  Bella currently has 1,274 total points.

 

Start with Hello Week Themes

Monday 2/5 Poland Pride Day

Wear Poland Gear to show we are a committed to keeping our community connected

Tuesday 2/6 Superhero Day

Dress like a superhero or wear something that expresses what makes you unique and super. Please no capes or masks.

Wednesday 2/7 Celebrate Everyone’s Differences Day

Please wear unique, crazy, or mismatched clothes to show off how we are all special in our own way!

Thursday 2/8 Green Day

Wear Green to support Sandy Hook Promise Start With Hello

Friday 2/9 Be Comfortable With Who You Are Day

*NO ONE EATS ALONE DAY-- mixing it up at lunch.

Wear school appropriate pajamas to be comfortable with who you are.

  • Students will be encouraged to sit with someone new at lunch to encourage connectivity and inclusion.

January Parent Newsletter

The January Parent Newsletter is ready to view. Please check it out here: https://www.smore.com/wa154

Mr. DiPietro Dunkin Donuts Class Act Teacher Award

Congratulations to Mr. DiPietro for receiving the Dunkin Donuts Class Act Teacher Award! We are so lucky to have you inspiring students at Poland Middle School!

Bulldogs Unite: Poland vs. Lakeview Boys Basketball Game January 26th

The Poland Seminary High School Athletic Department has announced a fundraiser event called Bulldogs Unite on Friday, January 26th.  The fundraising event is for a Lakeview senior girl’s basketball player, Alexis Rygalski. The senior student athlete is fighting against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and we are asking both Bulldog communities to come out to the game on Friday Night to help raise funds. All proceeds will go to the Rygalski Family to offset medical expenses.

 

Thank you for your support!

Board Members Swearing In Ceremony

Current Board of Education member Dr. Larry Dinopoulos and newly elected Board Member Gregg Riddle were sworn in at the January 8th Board of Education Meeting.

Dr. Dinopoulos

Mr. Riddle

PSHS FRESHMAN ORIENTATION

Please join us for approximately 60 minutes to learn more about:
 

  • Graduation Requirements
  • End of Course Exams/Graduation Points
  • Course Levels, Curriculum Choices, & Placement Tests
  • Post-Secondary/College Entrance Requirements
  • Athletic Participation Rules/OHSAA
  • Extra-curricular Options
Creative Classroom Contest: Poland Teacher Wants to Spread Kindness

Poland Middle School Teacher Kristi Martin wants to expand the efforts of her Kindness Club


POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – One Poland teacher’s efforts to encourage positivity in the classroom has reached far beyond it.

Poland Middle School Teacher Kristi Martin applied to WKBN’s Creative Classroom Contest. She wanted to use the $500 prize to expand the efforts of her “Kindness Club.”

The seventh-grade teacher started the Kindness Club as a way to prevent bullying and encourage kindness and positivity.

 

December Parent Newsletter

The December parent newsletter is available at the following link:

https://www.smore.com/gn7pd

Please check it out!

POLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The Poland Board of Education will hold their Organizational Meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Poland Township Hall, 3339 Dobbins Rd., Poland.  The regular meeting will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Poland Township Hall, 3339 Dobbins Rd. Poland.

Gifted Testing Grade 5

As a reminder from the parent letters sent home on Friday, December 1st, students in grade 5 will be completing gifted testing during the following times during the weeks of 12/11 and 12/18:

Wednesday, 12/13 1:00-3:00pm

Thursday, 12/14 1:45-3:00pm

Monday, 12/18 1:45-3:00pm

Tuesday, 12/19 1:45-3:00pm

Wednesday, 12/20 1:45-3:00pm

If you have any questions, please call the office. Thank you!

C-SPAN bus stops in Mahoning Valley during tour of the country

Bold letters on the side of C-SPAN’s bus declare that the television network is “where history unfolds daily.”

On Tuesday, Mahoning Valley students learned about some of that history when the bus paid a visit to Poland Seminary High School and Boardman High School.

Students toured the C-SPAN bus, which is in the midst of a trip to 50 state capitals to mark the network’s 25th anniversary. In addition to the videos and interactive activities provided by C-SPAN, students also heard from speakers who talked to them about local government and civic engagement.

“The idea behind the C-SPAN bus is to showcase resources for students,” said Doug Hemmig, C-SPAN community relations representative.

The bus contains more than 2,000 hours of content, which students were able to explore Tuesday.

“The main thing is to create that awareness, so they can learn what’s going on in Washington,” Hemmig said.

The visit was made possible by help from Armstrong. C-SPAN partners with local cable providers to plan such events, and Armstrong suggested the Mahoning Valley as a good place to visit.

 
Poland at Canfield Boys Basketball Tickets

The Poland Seminary High School Athletic Department will begin pre-selling tickets to the Poland Boy’s Basketball Game at Canfield starting on Monday, December 18th through Thursday, December 21st from 8:00-3:30.  No tickets will be sold on Friday during the school hours because school is closed. If you have any questions about tickets please contact the athletic office at 757-7021.

Choir Concert Date Change

In an effort to make this holiday season a little less busy for our students and parents, we have decided to combine the middle school band and choir concerts into one evening of spectacular music!

 

Time/Dates are as follows:

 

5th and 6th Grade Holiday Concert

December 12th

Bands will start at 6:30pm

Choirs will start at 7:30pm

Choir students report at 7:00pm to the HS Choir Room

 

7th and 8th Grade Holiday Concert

December 13th

Choirs will start at 6:00pm

Bands will start at 7:00pm

Choir students report at 5:45 in the HS Choir Room

 

Please join us for a wonderful evening of music making!

November Parent Newsletter

The November parent newsletter is available at the following link: https://www.smore.com/ez9qm-poland-middle-school-newsletter

CCP Meeting

CC+ Meeting
December 5th - 7:00 PM

PSHS Auditorium

Click Here for information on the upcoming CC Plus meeting.

Poland native with story similar to new movie ‘Wonder’ visits students

POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – “Wonder,” a new movie coming out about a young child with facial differences, has prompted a local man with a similar case to come back home and share his experience.

Freddy Seitz, now 25 years old, attended Poland Middle School with his siblings. They spent the day on Tuesday telling current students, parents, and faculty their story.

“A few years ago, I was in this school. I was sitting where you’re sitting,” Seitz said.

He was born ten weeks early with Goldenhar Syndrome — a craniofacial difference that, among other things, left him without his right ear, cheek, or jawbone.

By the time Seitz was 3, he was completely deaf and at 5, he’d had more than 19 surgeries to repair parts of his face and help him breathe. He uses sign language to communicate.

 

Poland Schools Text Messaging Service Information
Playoff Tickets

The Poland High School Athletic Department will be selling general admission tickets to this Friday’s, Nov. 3rd OHSAA Div. IV football tournament game Mooney at Poland. Tickets will be on sale in the High School Athletic Office from 8:00-3:00 starting on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. Tickets to the game can also be purchased at Trolio’s T-Shirts from10:00-5:00. All pre-sale tickets are $8.00 a piece. All tickets at the gate are $9.00. Game time for Friday Night is 7:30; Gates will open at 6:00. For more information please call the Poland Athletic Office at 330-757-7021.

Choir Concert Time Change

Due to limited seating capabilites, we are staggering the concert start and report times.

New times are as followed for 11/2:

6th Grade: Report at 6:10pm    Perform at 6:30pm

7th Grade: Report at 6:20pm    Perform at 6:45pm

A Cappella: Report at 6:30pm   Perform at 7:00pm

Intermission: 6th and 7th grades are dismissed, 8th grade and high school parents are asked to wait in the lobby until intermission at 7:15pm)

8th Grade: Report 7:00pm       Perform 7:30pm

Concert: Report at 7:20pm      Perform at 7:45pm

A Cappella:                              Perform at 8:10pm

Students are to report to the high school choir room to check in.

Concert Dress: White shirt and black pants/skirt

October Parent Newsletter

The first parent newsletter for the year is available at the following link: http://www.smore.com/5uj7q

Students get High-Tech Calculators Featuring Software Scripted by PSHS Graduate Cameron Dinopoulos

Just a few years ago, Cameron Dinopoulos was a student at Poland Seminary High School.

Now, the 22-year-old’s work will be used in classrooms at PSHS to help students learn.

Dinopoulos, a 2013 PSHS graduate and 2015 Youngstown State University graduate, helped develop geometry software for Texas Instruments calculators. This week, teachers at the high school were trained to use those programs, and, thanks to a donation from Dinopoulos’ parents, students soon will get to use them.

Red Ribbon Week Themes

Please see the themes for each day of Red Ribbon Week below:

Monday (10/23)- "Your future is key, so be drug free! Wear RED"

Tuesday (10/24)- "Winners don't do drugs, wear your favorite team apparel"

Wednesday (10/25)- "Be bright and say no to drugs -- wear neon colors"

Thursday (10/26)- "Show your passion and say no to drugs---dress in what makes you unique"

Friday (10/27)- "Wear Poland Pride and be drug free!"

Camp Fitch Information
Fall Sports Award Ceremony

Fall sport athletes will be recognized on Wednesday, October 25 at 6pm in the Middle School gym.  Congratulations to our fall athletes for tremendous seasons!

Math Clubs

Math Clubs

Fifth and sixth graders have the opportunity to participate in the Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS).  We will meet before school every Thursday morning from 7:45 until 8:25 in room B4B beginning September 21.  

Seventh and eighth graders can participate in the Middle School Math Club which will meet before school every Thursday morning from 7:45 until 8:25 in room 202 beginning September 21.  

These programs are free, and all students are welcome to participate regardless of math ability. For more information about these programs or to sign up, under Quick Links on the left hand side of the Middle School homepage, click on School Links; then click on “Math Enrichment.”

Poland Schools Foundation Recognition Banquet
PSHS / Eastgate Yellow Creek Watershed Collaboration

In response to concerns about Yellow Creek’s water quality, the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments applied to and received funding from the Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education Fund program to establish educational signs for Yellow Creek Watershed residents to understand the nature of stormwater, how it affects our local streams and drinking water sources, and how they can protect our local surface waters.  As part of the grant, an education and outreach component was created with collaboration from the Poland Local School District.  Eastgate reached out to the students in PSHS’s Multimedia Production 2 classes to create the education and outreach materials for distribution at key areas around Yellow Creek, including schools in our district. The flyer will be used to discuss in further details about the Yellow Creek Watershed, stormwater, and measure landowners can take to prevent pollutants from entering nearby streams.   All students in these classes took part in creating their own unique flyer, which were submitted to and selected by Eastgate’s Environmental staff the Mill Creek MetroParks .   The flyer selected represented the overall theme for the project and was created by Olivia Morgan.

Poland Middle School PTO Meetings

Please join us for our monthly PTO meetings! Meetings will be held the first Thursday of the month at 9:15am in room B4A. The first meeting will take place on September 7th. We hope to see you there!

District Waiver Days

The following District Waiver Days have been approved by the Poland Board of Education for the 2017-2018 School Year:

 

Monday, October 16

Monday, November 27

Friday, January 12

Wednesday, June 6 (Last Day of School)

 

Students will not attend school on those days.

New Poland Stadium Hours

The Poland High School Athletic Department will like to announce new Stadium hours for anyone who would like to use the track. Starting on Monday, September 4th the Poland Stadium will be open daily from 6AM to 9 PM.

Please make sure that by 9PM everyone is off the track, so the facility can be locked by the custodians.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Poland Middle School Social Media Accounts

Instagram / Twitter / Remind

  • Poland Middle School will continue to use Instagram and Twitter to promote the wonderful activities and engaging lessons that occur daily for our 5-8 students.

  • Official Information from Poland Middle School

Instagram     polandmiddle

Twitter         @PolandMiddle

Remind    Text @b9k2ge to the Remind number of 81010    

 

Fall Sports Athletic Tickets

The Poland High School Athletic Office will begin to sale the Following for the upcoming Fall Athletic Season. Starting on Monday, August 14th – Friday August 25th the Following passes or tickets can be purchased at the Poland High School Athletic Office from 9:00-3:00:

  • Current Football Reserve Season Ticket Holders
  • Reserve Parking Passes $25.00 for the season
  • Adult Activity Pass $100.00. Good for general admission to all Home Athletic Events.
  • Student Activity Pass $50.00 Good for general admission to all Home Athletic Events.

 

Anyone wishing to purchase new Football Reserve Season Tickets can purchase them starting on Monday, August 21st in the High School Athletic Office.

 

Also, starting at 9:00 on Monday, August 21st   the Athletic Office will be selling general admission tickets to the Friday Night, August 25th  Home  Opener Poland vs. Marlington. Tickets to the Marlington Game can also be purchased at Trolio’s T-Shirts. For more information on Football Season tickets, please call the Athletic Office at 330-757-7021.

Important Dates for August 2017

August 21: Schedule Pick Up

  • 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

August 23: Open House

  • Grade 5 and New Student Orientation - 8:00-8:30

  • Grade 5 Open House - 8:30-9:30

  • Grade 6 Open House 10:00 - 11:15

  • Grade 7 Open House 11:45 - 1:00

  • Grade 8 Open House 1:30 - 2:45

August 25: Locker Set-up 9:00 - 12:00

August 28: First Day of School for Students

 

Poland Stadium - Closed 6/12/17

The Poland Seminary High School Athletic Department will be closing Poland Stadium all day on Monday, June 12th. The turf will be cleaned and re-conditioned throughout the day. The stadium will reopen on Tuesday, June 13th. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Special Board Meeting

The Poland Board of Education will hold a Special Board Meeting on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Poland Seminary High School, 3199 Dobbins Rd, in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm. for personnel matters.  Action may be taken.

Yellow Creek Watershed

The Yellow Creek Watershed

In response to concerns about Yellow Creek’s water quality, the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and the PSHS Multimedia Production 2 Classes worked together to create a flyer to educate residents about the Yellow Creek Watershed and measures landowners can take to prevent pollutants from entering nearby streams.  

Flyers will be available to the public at each school in the Poland Local District, Poland Village Hall, and the Township Building.  

A copy of the flyer may be downloaded here.

 

 

Stadium Closing

The Poland Seminary High School Athletic Department will be closing Poland Stadium all day on Friday, June 2nd in preparation for a Family Fun Night Event. The event is to benefit PSHS Senior Gabriella Hryb. Family Fun Night will begin at 5:00pm and last until 10:30pm. There will be food vendors, games, activities, 50/50 raffle and silent auctions items. The evening will conclude with a showing of a Family Movie at sunset on the Football Field. All proceeds of the event will go to Gabriella Hryb. Admission to the event will be $5.00 on the visitor side of Poland Stadium. Please contact Julie Walsh with any further questions at Jwalsh@polandschools.org.

 

 The stadium will reopen on Saturday, June 3rd. Thank you for your understanding and Hope to See you There!

NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND

The current playground at the North elementary School has served our students and public for over 20 years.  Thanks to various PTA groups and a large grant from the Green Team, over $115,000 was made available for this playground.

Good Grief - Camp Frederick

Good Grief is designed for youth ages 8-15 that have experienced the loss of a loved one and is provided at no cost to the youth or their families. Winner of the 2013 Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Innovative Program Award, this program seeks to integrate therapeutic activities with the fun and challenges of the camping experience. Youth will learn that grief is normal as are their feelings; they are not alone in their grief experience; it is okay to have fun while grieving and they are forever connected to their loved one. Youth  have the opportunity to share their loss and memories with other youth

Poland Stadium

The Poland Seminary High School Athletic Department will be closing Poland Stadium all day on Monday, May 15th in preparation for The 104th Mahoning County Middle School Track and Field Championship being held on Monday, May 15th. The stadium will reopen on Tuesday, May 16th. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Fall Sports Parent Meeting

The Poland High School Athletic Department has announced a Falls Sports Parent Meeting for Tuesday, May 30 th at 6:00 PM in the High School Auditorium. The meeting is mandatory for parents whose son or daughter will be participating in a Middle School Sport or High School Fall Sport. All parents should plan on attending as we will be discussing policies and procedures for the upcoming fall season.

The athletes do not need to attend this meeting.

Movers for Moms

Movers for Moms is a collection of donated personal items for local women’s and family shelters sponsored by Two Men and a Truck. The collection boxes are located in the gym and cafeteria lobby. We will be accepting donations until May 10, 2017.  All donated items are welcome. However, a list of the most needed items will be posted classrooms, hallways, and the link below. Please consider your participation in this worthy cause.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1UnywC3M04dRnkwdE9Qcm1HLTg/view?usp=sharing

Transition Fair

Learn more about Post-Secondary Options & Employment Services for Students with Disabilities!

You are invited to:

Transition Fair & Forum 2017.  Please join us for an evening of inclusion, solutions, and support for Students with Disabilities, families, and educators.

This event will showcase training programs, resources and community agencies that facilitate the transition of youth with special needs to community/employment.

State Testing to begin Monday, March 20, 2017

State testing for English Language Arts will begin next week on Monday, March 20th until Friday, March 24th. The students will be taking all their tests on the computer. The Math, Science, and Social Studies tests will resume on April 24th and end Friday, May 5th. Please see the schedule below.  We ask that students bring earphones, two pencils, and a non-graphing calculator (for the math tests only).

 

Please refrain from scheduling events and appointments during at test day. We advise our students to get a good night’s sleep and have a nutritious breakfast the morning prior to testing.


As always, thank you for all of your support.

Click below to see the full testing schedule:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F9Nb8fAhHGb59had-yD7Ncx4XzvxGiSukqyR_egCJDY/edit

Poland vs. Canfield Basketball Tickets

The Poland Seminary High School Athletic Department will begin pre-selling tickets to the Poland Boy’s Basketball Game at Canfield starting on Monday, February 13th thru Thursday, February 16 th from 8:00-3:30. No tickets will be sold on Friday during the school hours because school is closed. If you have any questions about tickets please contact the athletic office at 757-7021.

Poland Boys vs. Jefferson Time Change

The Poland Seminary High School Athletic Department has announced a time change for the upcoming Boys Basketball Game on Monday, February 13th vs. Jefferson. The JV game that Night will start at 6:00 and the varsity game will begin at 7:30. 

Basketball Update 2/1/2017

The Poland Seminary High School Athletic Department would like to update the game changes for both Boys and Girls Basketball Games that have been cancelled this week.

Boys Basketball vs. Jefferson will now be played on Monday Night Feb. 13 th . Junior Varsity will start at 5:30, Varsity at 7:00.

The Girls Game vs. Edgewood has been moved to Friday Night Feb. 10 th . The Girl’s varsity Game will be at 5:30 in the Field House and then the Boys will play at 7:00. Junior varsity Games will be in the physical education gym.

Boys JV will start at 5:30 and the Girls will start at 7:00.

PSHS Cheer Clinic
Math 24 Rescheduled for January 24th

The Math 24 competition originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 10th has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 24th. Students will need to report to Campbell Elementary School by 5:30pm. 

Poland Board of Education Organizational Meeting

The Poland Board of Education will hold its Organizational Meeting on Monday, January 9th at 6:00 pm at the Poland Seminary High School Library and immediately following at 6:30 pm the Poland Board of Education will hold their Work Session Meeting.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide threats and cases of bullying are among the most challenging aspects of your work as a school administrator. The impact on students, faculty and the greater school community cannot be minimized. In recent weeks, we have seen tragic cases of suicide hit close to home in certain areas of our state.

PTO Volunteers

The Poland Middle School PTO is asking for 7th grade parent volunteers to assist with the 8th grade Honors Banquet on May 18, 2017. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Covell at (330)757-7003. Thank you for your consideration.

8th Grade Permission Slip for MCCTC Field Trip

Here is a link to the permission slip for the MCCTC Field Trip. In order for a student to travel with us to the MCCTC, we must have a permission slip turned in by November 11. 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1UnywC3M04da3hFdDZiR0ZkbHJNWENSck5hRjg1TmJkS3V3

Yearbook Sales has been extended to Nov. 4

Please print the following order form and return it to the student's homeroom teacher.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nr8WzdUgeFs3L8TLN9Lvq_AcSZdrfHbY8PAVn0P3l7c/edit

We need parent volunteers for Junior Achievement Day

Please see the link below for futher information. Thank you for your support.

/userfiles/8/my files/wanted ja volunteers-poland middle school (1).pdf?id=839

District Survey Results
Information concerning head lice

We have had several calls asking if there are students in school with head lice.  At this time we have no confirmed cases of head lice in school.  Here are two links with information concerning head lice prevention and care.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6eqRhgXpcW1WTJ4UGpnUFI2bDg/edit

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6eqRhgXpcW1bHpTYUp2bEpLMjA/edit

 

Poland Public Library visits PMS

On Friday, September 9, a librarian from Poland Library will be visiting students in seventh and eighth grade in order to sign up for a library card. This library card is a Simply Teen Card, which is for teens through age 17. They are able to check out up to two books, regardless of past history, and have access to computers and digital services. No fines, but library materials must be returned.

If you do not wish for your child to sign up for a library card please print, sign and return the following form to your student's Language Arts teacher by September 9.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JDZput6wPwb4M25tqTvL3G5GqEM28k9ZUheajinosNc/edit?usp=sharing

Washington DC Weather
Start With Hello - Honorable Mention

From February 8th to 12th, Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) held its annual Start With Hello Call-to-Action week, with over 360,000 students in grades 2-12 practicing inclusion through engaging, weeklong activities. Nearly 600 schools nationwide participated.

 

Optional Math Contest

The Algebra Ohio Mathematics League Contest will take place after school on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  The contest is a thirty minute multiple-choice test, and students are permitted to use calculators.  All 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to participate.  The contest should be finished by 4:00 PM.

 

https://sites.google.com/site/polandbulldogmath/math-league

State Testing begins on April 21, 2016

For further information please see the following link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F9Nb8fAhHGb59had-yD7Ncx4XzvxGiSukqyR_egCJDY/edit

2016-2017 Enrollment Packet for Freshmen new to the District.

Only submit these forms if you are new to the Poland Local School District.  If you are currently enrolled at Poland Middle School, you do not need to submit these forms.

 

Freshmen who will be new to the Poland Local School District during the 2016-2017 school year are required to submit the following forms:  Click Here

 

 

 

 

2016-2017 School Calendar (Updated 5/10/2016)

The Poland Board of Education has adopted the 2016-2017 School Calendar.  Please click here to view the calendar.

2017 Commencement:  Saturday, May 27th at 6:00 pm in the PSHS Fieldhouse.

Ohio Math League Contest

The Seventh and Eighth Grade Ohio Mathematic's League Contest will take place after school on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in room 301.  It is a thirty-minute multiple-schoice contest, and students are permitted to use calculators.  All students are welcome to participate.  The contest will end by 4:00 PM.   Click on the link to sign-up.

https://sites.google.com/site/polandbulldogmath/math-league

Parent/Teacher Conferences

We will have Parent/Teacher Conferences on the evening of Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 3:30 PM until 9:30 PM. You may schedule an appointment with your student's individual teacher or you may call the main office at 330-757-7003.

No School for Students from February 11 - February 15

There will be no school for students from Thursday, February 11, 2016 through Monday, February 15, 2016.  Students will return on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

College Credit Plus Information

College Credit Plus Meeting

Slideshow Presentation

Mr. Janofa at PTO Meeting - October 13

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Janofa will be at our PTO Meeting on October 13th @ 9:30 AM in the school cafetorium. He will be discussing the upcoming bond issue.

Academic opportunities for all students

There are several academic opportunities for ALL students in grades 5-8

 

Math 24 will meet on Tuesdays in McKinkley room 210 from 3:15-4:00 PM

Moems (non-traditional math) will meet on Thursdays in McKinley room 301 from 7:45-8:25 AM

STEM Club will meet on Wednesdays in the Middle School library from 7:45 - 8:25 AM for students in grades 5 and 6.  Students in grades 7 and 8 will meet on Tuesdaysfrom 7:45-8:25 AM.

Math Club

Math Club

The Middle School Math Club will meet before school every Thursday morning from 7:45 until 8:25 in room 301 McKinley beginning September 10.   The program is free, and all Middle School students are welcome to participate regardless of math ability.  There is a link to the sign up page on the Middle School website homepage: under Quick Links on the left hand side of the Middle School homepage, click on School Links; then click on “Math Enrichment.”

Grade 7-New Vaccine Requirements

If you have not already done so, all 7th grade students must forward a copy of their updated vaccine record to the school nurse. The proof of vaccination is due by September 14, 2016. 7th graders need have 1 dose of Tdap and 1 dose of meningoeoccal vaccine. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Creating Multiple Student Accounts - Progress Book

Progress Book was recently updated and there were a few changes regarding how to add multiple students to your account.  Please click on the link at the top of the screen (under "Grades") or click this link to access the new instructions.

Math 24 Club

The Math 24 Club will meet every Tuesday from 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM every Tuesday in Mrs. Yost's room.  It is open to all students.  In cases where the event is cancelled we will notify students.

New Student Orientation/Open House Information

Please click on the following link for further information on the upcoming New Student Orientation/Open House on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xO9eVWkq63TXyt-GM6vQWwq7dfxLxVyU0YgNDdlsFz8/edit

Deliveries to School
PTO Pepperoni Roll Sale!

Please support our Students will receive the PTO fall fundraiser. The Pepperoni Roll fundraiser forms will be in the sudent's schedule packets. Please return the order forms and check to the office by September 13th.  Extra order forms will be available in the office. Thank you for your continued support.

Early Morning Help Available

Room 101 at McKinley Elementary School (computer lab near the office) is open each day from 8:00 AM until 8:30 AM for students who need access to computers for school reasons and for students looking for academic help in general.  Two staff members are present each day.

Giant Eagle - Apples for the Students

Please register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card to earn a donation to our school. It is very easy. Each time your Giant Eagle Advantage Card is scanned through March 18, 2017, your purchases automatically earn funds used to to obtain our overall educational needs. *THREE EASY STEPS * 1) Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card at GiantEagle.com/AFTS. 2) Enter our School ID# 0851. 3) Shop with your Giant Eagle Advantage Card.  Thank you for your support. 

Math Enrichment
Morning help available

Students needing computer access or help in academic areas can report to McKinley room 101 from 8:00 AM until 8:25 AM.  Ms. Ladner and Mrs. Grewe will be there to help students.

Poland Middle School  |  7 Elm Street  |  Poland, OH 44514
Phone:330-757-7003  |  Fax:330-757-7007