Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools 2637 Tusky Valley Rd. Zoarville, OH 44656 Home of the Trojans!

2015-2016 School Supply Lists Now Available
The 2015-2016 TVLS School Supply List is now available for download and print. In case you haven't heard, Ohio will hold the first ever sales tax holiday August 7-9th with clothing, school supplies, and instructional supplies below certain price levels exempt from state and county sales taxes. The 2015-2016 school year begins August 19th. We can't wait to see you!

Random Drug Testing of Students Information

At its regular May 11, 2015 meeting, the TVLS Board of Education approved a Random Drug Testing Policy for students involved in extra-curricular activities, effective at the start of the 2015-16 school year. The policy is designed as a program of deterrence and proactive approach in ensuring a safe and drug-free school environment.  The program also applies to eligible students who wish to obtain a parking permit, and to students who have earned special privileges, including but not limited to late arrival, early release, or mid-day sign outs. Prior to participation, any student who intends to participate in athletics, extra-curricular activities, special privileges, or to obtain a parking permit will be required to provide written consent, along with his/her parent/guardian’s consent, for random testing of prohibited substances.  The Board of Education will pay the cost of the testing, unless a split sample test is requested by the parent and/or student.  Mandatory testing stemming from positive test results will be at the parent/guardian’s expense. The District is pleased to also provide the opportunity for students to opt in the random drug testing program when they are not otherwise eligible through participation in school-sponsored athletics, extracurricular activities, special privileges, and/or parking permits.  Click the links below to download the Random Drug Testing forms.

Community Service Hours Available
Attention TVHS Students: We have a perfect way to help you earn a few hours of community service credit. We will be holding a Community Service Day on Monday, August 3rd from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. We are looking for volunteers to help weed flowerbeds, trim shrubs, spread mulch, label new Chromebooks, and assist with miscellaneous "odd jobs" as assigned by Mr. Murphy and Mr. Spillman. Work will be done at TVHS, TVMS, and TV Primary School. Please e-mail Mr. Murphy at mark.murphy@tvtrojans.org by Friday, July 31st to sign up for the 2015 Community Service Day.

Boys' Golf Tryouts to Begin July 30th
Tryouts for the 2015 boys' golf team will be held on July 30th, 31st and August 3rd & 4th at Wilkshire Golf Course at 6:00 AM. Please contact Terry Thompson at 330-447-6146 with any questions.

Volleyball Tryouts to be Held August 1st
Tryouts for the 2015 volleyball season will be held on Saturday, August 1st. The high school tryouts will be from 8:00 - 11:00 AM and the middle school tryouts will be from 11:00 AM -2:00 PM. All players must have a completed physical in order to tryout.

Free Haircuts for K-5 Students Available
TVLS students entering grades K-5 are eligible for free haircuts on Sunday, August 2nd at the NewPointe Community Church from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. These haircuts are being provided by a team of experienced stylists as a part of NewPointe Community Church's annual Community Impact Day!  For more information, call Stacy at 330-340-8991.

Fall All Sports Parents Meeting on August 12th
A mandatory parent meeting for all Tusky Valley Athletics for the fall season (football, soccer, cross country, golf, volleyball, cheerleading) will be held on Wednesday, August 12 beginning at 7pm in the TVHS auditorium. A parent/guardian is required to attend this meeting for the student athlete to participate.  The meeting will be facilitated by Athletic Director Steve Franks as well as all head coaches/advisors.  Please contact Mr. Franks with any questions or for additional information at  330-859-8812.

5th Grade Orientation Set For August 13th
Tusky Valley Middle School would like to welcome all incoming TVMS 5th graders... the Class of 2023! Please plan to attend 5th Grade Orientation on August 13, 2015. You will have an opportunity to meet your teachers, learn your way around the building, get organized in your new classrooms, and work on those pesky lockers! You can register for 5th Grade Orientation here.

Back to School Blast to be Held August 13th

All Tusky Valley students, families, and residents are invited to the 9th Annual Back to School Blast & Barbeque on Thursday, August 13th.  The event is free and will take place from 5-8pm at Tuscarawas Valley Middle School. Free food (barbeque style) will be provided by Kathy’s Cookies and Catering.  Walmart gift cards for back to school supplies will be distributed to TV children on a first come, first served basis.  Complimentary haircuts for TV children in grades K-4 will be provided, courtesy of R U Stylin’ of 148 Tuscarawas St. SW, Bolivar.  An information station will be available featuring the following school district services:  central office, technology, transportation, Office of Student Services, guidance, and district nurse. 

Various community organizations, civic clubs and businesses will be on hand to share resources with families and residents.  “This is an amazing opportunity to pull our entire community together to celebrate the back to school season and to celebrate all that’s great in our community.  We are thankful that our district can serve as the venue to bring everyone together,” said Superintendent Mark Murphy.  An invitation has also been extended to the villages and townships of the district to be present in order to meet and connect with families and residents. 

Musical entertainment will be provided by Tusky Valley junior Justin McCauley and Mobile Jams Entertainment.  Students can also look forward to large inflatables, including a bounce house and obstacle course.  Central registration and gift card distribution will be located at the main entrance. 

The TV Back to School Blast and Barbeque is sponsored by the Community Business Association of Northern Tuscarawas County, PTO & PATHS, Walmart Foundation of New Philadelphia, and various grants and donations.  

TVLS Offers Student Accident Insurance
The Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools provides parents with the opportunity to purchase student accident insurance through Griffin Agencies, LTD.  Please click here for the application and to learn more.

Tusky Valley Primary School held Kindergarten Registration on March 9th & 10th. If you have child that will be entering kindergarten (age 5 before August 1) for the 2015-2016 school year but were unable to register your child at that time please call the Primary School office at 330-859-2461 for information on registering your child.

Bird Competes in National Speech & Debate
Congratulations to TVHS senior Aric Bird for finishing 69th out of 300 candidates in the category of humorous interpretation at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Dallas, Texas. The top 60 continue on to finals. Aric now has the opportunity to compete in a supplemental category. We are proud of Aric and our entire speech team for their strong accomplishments. Thanks to coach Carrie Spina and assistant Angie Thomas for their outstanding leadership.

Student Made Storage Barn for Sale
TVHS Construction students Brian Beans, Steven Halsey, Brandon Kendle, Raymond McClure, Brock McDaniel, Noah Orr, Micah Phillips, Cameron Prorok, Ryan Strain, Brayden VanMeter, Thomas Varadi and Jorge Vazquez recently finished a 10' x 12' storage barn. The storage barn is currently for sale for $3000. Please contact Mr. Gauding at ron.gauding@tvtrojans.org for more information.


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Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools
Superintendent Mark Murphy
2637 Tusky Valley Rd.
Zoarville, OH 44656
Phone: 330-859-2213
Fax: 330-859-2706
Tuscarawas Valley Primary
Principal Mary Beth Markley
PO Box 428, 8647 First Street
Mineral City, OH 44656-0428
Phone: (330) 859-2461
Fax: (330) 859-8885
Tuscarawas Valley Intermediate
Principal Diana Flickinger
216 Park Avenue
Bolivar, OH 44612
Phone: (330) 874-3234
Fax: (330) 859-8875
Tuscarawas Valley Middle School
Principal Erica Knowles
2633 Tuscarawas Valley Rd. NE
Zoarville, OH 44656-9692
Phone: (330) 859-2427
Fax: (330) 859-8845
Tuscarawas Valley High School
Principal Jason Phillips
2637 Tuscarawas Valley Rd. NE 
Zoarville, OH 44656-9692
Phone: (330) 859-2421
Fax: (330) 859-8805