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January is School Board Recognition Month

The Ohio School Boards Association is celebrating School Board Recognition
Month in January 2019 to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected
board of education plays in our society.

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Clark-Shawnee Local School District Board of Education will hold a special board meeting for the purpose of a work session on January 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Clark-Shawnee Administrative Office, 3680 Selma Rd.

Clark-Shawnee Closed Monday, January 7

The Clark-Shawnee Family is saddened to share that one of our teachers, Mr. Dave Driskill, passed away today, January 3, 2019, after a brave battle with cancer. To allow students and staff the opportunity to attend Mr. Driskill's memorial services, the district will be closed on Monday, January 7, 2019.

District Update

We want to take a moment to thank all our families for their flexibility and understanding as we navigated a challenging afternoon. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating and has indicated they have a lead regarding today’s incident. Sheriff’s Deputies will be present at the HS and MS tomorrow and will have an increased presence at our ES buildings as well. An updated HS exam schedule has been posted on the Shawnee HS website. We appreciate the response and support of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and their assistance in helping us to maintain the safety of our students and staff. Please contact your child’s school if you have any additional questions. Thank you and have a great night.

Two Hour Delay Schedule

Clark-Shawnee Two Hour Delay Schedule

2018-2019

 

Middle School and High School [7-12]

Student Day: 9:30 AM-2:40 PM

 

 

Primary Grades [K-6]

Student Day: 10:45 AM-3:35 PM

 

Preschool

AM Students: 10:45 AM-12:35 PM

PM Students: 1:45 PM-3:35 PM

Clark-Shawnee Schools Presents Sounds of the Season Dec. 9

Tickets are now on sale for our annual Sounds of the Season concert, featuring performers from all Clark-Shawnee schools.

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
Clark-Shawnee Local School District Board of Education provides public notice of special meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Shawnee High School Media Center for the purpose of Board discussion and review of Tax Increment Financing proposed to provide funding to DDC Management and possible impacts of same, as well as to discuss and review terms of Cooperative Economic Development Agreement currently in-place of which District is a party, and to discuss possible Board actions regarding same and to conduct executive session for the purpose of considering confidential information related to negotiations with other political subdivisions respecting requests for economic development assistance under ORC Sections 4709.40 to 4709.43.  
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education will be holding a special board meeting on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. located at the Clark-Shawnee Administrative Building, 3680 Selma Rd. Springfield, OH 45502 for the purpose of considering facilities project resolutions, a legislative resolution, approval of Ohio Safety Training Grant and Budget, Medicare Repayment Authorization, as well as the employment and discipline of personnel.  Executive Session for the employment and discipline of personnel.

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education will be holding a special board meeting on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. located at the Clark-Shawnee Administrative Building, 3680 Selma Rd. Springfield, OH 45502 for the purpose of a work session to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Clark-Shawnee Local Elementary Building.

Clark-Shawnee to Break Ground Oct. 13 for New PK-6 Facility

Clark-Shawnee Schools will break ground on its new PK-6 facility at a community celebration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, at the site of the new school.

ANNUAL WATER TESTING NOTIFICATION

The EPA now requires schools to annually test for lead and post notices with the results. As part of the annual lead testing requirement by the EPA, we have posted a notice in the school news section of the high school and middle school websites to make our school community aware of the results. I want to emphasize that none of the results came back in the EPA’s actionable range. However, the district has elected to voluntarily take some preventative measures not required by the EPA where lead was detected. Those measures are outlined in the letter posted to the school website. As always, the safety of our students is our top priority. Please contact the board office if you have any questions or concerns.  

CLICK HERE FOR NOTICE TO PARENTS

 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield, OH 45502 for the purpose of considering a facilities project resolution and executive session.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a board work session for facilities and executive session. 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education will be holding a special board meeting on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. located in the Clark-Shawnee Administrative Building, 3680 Selma Rd. Springfield, OH 45502 for the purpose of personnel, update from the Clark County ESC and executive session.

Back-to-School Details for the New School Year

Check out our back-to-school page for all the information you need for the 2018-19 school year!

Possum Kindergarten Staggered Start

To help our newest Braves have a smooth adjustment to school, students will have a staggered start for the school year.

Clark-Shawnee Partners for School Resource Officer

Clark-Shawnee Schools will welcome a dedicated school resource officer this fall, through a proactive partnership with the Clark County Commissioners and the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

DISTRICT OPEN HOUSES SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 13, 2018

Open House Schedule--Monday, August 13th

Kindergarten     6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Elementary       5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Middle School   7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

High School      7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

DATE CHANGE: REGULAR JULY BOARD MEETING

The regular meeting of the Clark-Shawnee Board of Education for the month of July has been moved to July 16th at 5:30 PM in the Shawnee HS Media Center.

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Clark-Shawnee Local School Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 28th at 6:15 AM.  The meeting will take place at the Clark-Shawnee Local Administrative Offices located at 3680 Selma Road Springfield, OH 45502. The purpose of the meeting is personnel, appropriation modifications and executive session.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION--Modular Classroom (64' X 24') & Wood Decking
2018-19 Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2018-19 school year are now online!

Clark-Shawnee Welcomes New Assistant Superintendent

Clark-Shawnee Schools will welcome a new assistant superintendent this fall as Brian Masser joins the district leadership.

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a board work session for facilities and executive session. 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of personnel, executive session for the employment of personnel.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special emergency meeting on Thursday May 10, 2018 at 6:45 a.m. at the Clark-Shawnee Administrative Building, 3680 Selma Rd. Springfield, OH 45502 for the purpose of executive session and the possible public action on the employment of personnel.

Updated AIR Testing Schedule

 

 

Grade

 

Tuesday, April 17

Thursday, April 19

Friday, April 20

Monday, April 23

5th

 

Testing 9AM/1PM

 

 

Testing 9AM/1PM

6th

 

 

Testing 9AM/1PM

Testing 9AM/ 1PM

 

 

Makeup days will be in open labs throughout testing as well as April 23-24 and open lab times through April 27

Important:  Math testing begins April 25th

 

 

Board Selects New Superintendent

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education voted to hire Brian Kuhn as the district’s superintendent, effective August 1, 2018.

Community Meeting on Facilities Project Scheduled for April 10

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education invites community members to a community meeting on the facilities project on April 10.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of employment of personnel.

Shawnee High School Musical

Shawnee’s Drama Club will be presenting Disney’s Little Mermaid, April 20 and 21 at the John Legend Theater.

This year’s Cast, Crew and Pit enlists over 70 students to recreate the Disney magic.

Tickets are on sale now at the John Legend Theater Website                                                   .Little Mermaid

To order go to: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/34900/1522555200000

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a board work session, executive session, and personnel.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. in the Shawnee High School Media Center, 1675 E. Possum Rd., Springfield for the purpose of a Board work session and executive session.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a Board work session, personnel and executive session.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a Board work session, personnel and executive session.

New Open Enrollment for 2018-2019 School Year

Clark-Shawnee will start accepting applications for new open enrollment beginning April 2, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. at the Clark-Shawnee Administrative Office, 3680 Selma Rd., Springfield, OH 45502.

Attached is the 2018-2019 Open Enrollment Application which may be filled out in advance, but will not be accepted until April 2nd.  If you would like to mail this form to the Clark-Shawnee Administrative Office prior to the April 2nd date, it will be time stamped as received at 12:00 p.m. on April 2, 2018.
 

2018-2019 Open Enrollment Application

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a board work session and executive session for personnel.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a board work session and executive session for personnel.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a board work session and executive session for personnel.

Clark-Shawnee Board Announces Architect, Construction Manager at-Risk

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education has engaged the major partners who will help bring the community’s vision for the future of its schools to fruition.

Waiver Day Early Release Schedule

WAIVER DAY EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE

KINDERGARTEN - 6TH GRADE:  8:45 - 2:05
SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL & SHAWNEE MIDDLE SCHOOL: 7:30 - 1:10

Two Hour Delay Schedule

TWO HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE

SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL & SHAWNEE MIDDLE SCHOOL:   9:30 - 2:40 
KINDERGARTEN - 6TH GRADE:   10:45 - 3:35 
 PRESCHOOL  TWO HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE

AM preschool will be in session from 10:35 AM to 12:35 AM 
PM preschool will be in session from 1:45 to 3:35 PM

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a board work session and executive session for personnel.

Special Boad Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a board work session and executive session for personnel.

Special Boad Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a board work session and executive session for personnel.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of personnel, contracts related to OFCC project, Board work session and executive session.

WEEKEND POSSUM FUNRUN UPDATE ON THE BOOSTERTHON
Fun Run Weekend Challenge!!! 
Any student with $2 Per Lap this weekend earns the Boosterthon Revcopter!!  
 
K-3rd challenge:
Any student, any pledge = 
BYO gum day on Monday
 
4th-6th challenge: 
Any student, any pledge = 
BYO drink on Monday
 
We are 56% to our goal of $10,000!!!  Let's reach out to as many people as we can this weekend to help our school!! 
 
And we still need 30 more states to get our 50 state challenge complete!  
 
A big push this weekend can really help us meet our goals!
 
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Possum Fun Run Updates

DATE CHANGE !!!
With the unexpected snow days we have moved the Fun Run to Wednesday 1/24.  Mark your calendar & plan to join us!!

Boosterthon Update

Here’s a special snow day message from Outerspace Grace and G.I. Jordan from Boosterthon!

https://vimeo.com/251371279/7d6ff321c6

 

90 Minute Early Release Schedule

EARLY RELEASE SCHEDULE

KINDERGARTEN - 6TH GRADE:  8:45 - 2:05
SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL & SHAWNEE MIDDLE SCHOOL: 7:30 - 1:10

Boosterthon

BOOSTERTHON at Possum School on Friday, January 19

 

https://vimeo.com/222281617/b349062227

 

We kick off our Possum Fun Run program powered by Boosterthon on Tuesday, January 9th with a Pep Rally!!  We are so excited to bring this fun program to our students again this year!  With this FINAL fundraiser for the year we are raising money to bring more technology to our classrooms.  Check out this video to get a great overview of the 2 week program and to find out 4 ways that you can help to make our Fun Run a success!  And mark your calendar for the Fun Run on Friday, January 19th!

December 19, 2017 Board Meeting rescheduled for 7:00 p.m.

The December 19, 2017 regular Board Meeting at Reid School scheduled for 6:00 p.m. has been rescheduled for 7:00 p.m.

EARLY RELEASE--WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

Clark-Shawnee Local School District will follow the early release schedule on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. All buildings are releasing 90 minutes early due to extreme temperatures.

Middle School and High School students will be dismissed at 1:10 PM.

Elementary students will be dismissed at 2:05 PM.

Preschool Students: AM session runs 8:45-10:50 and PM session runs 12:00-2:05.

Latchkey is available at the elementary buildings for a flat rate of $5.00 per child on early release dates.

All outdoor athletic events will take place as scheduled. All indoor practices are cancelled. Middle School volleyball will be moved to London with a start time of 5:30 PM. Outdoor practices will take place no earlier than 5:00 PM. Additional questions about athletic activities should be directed toward coaches.

Please contact the buildings with any questions you may have.

Community Invited to Give Input for Superintendent Search

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education invites the community to share their opinions about leadership qualities of the next Superintendent of Schools at an open focus group session the evening of January 17.

Sounds of the Season Concert

The Shawnee High School Music Department will present our annual holiday performance, Sounds of the Season, on Sunday, Dec. 10. This performance will be presented beginning at 6:30 pm at the Kuss Auditorium (Clark State Performing Arts Center).

NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGE

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education’s regular meeting, to be held on November 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Rockway School, has been rescheduled for November 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Rockway School, 3500 W National Rd., Springfield, 45504.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a Board work session with OSBA.

October Board Meeting Date & Time Change

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education’s regular meeting, to be held on October 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Possum School, has been rescheduled for October 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Possum School, 2589 S. Yellow Springs Rd., Springfield, 45506.

EARLY RELEASE--WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH

Clark-Shawnee Local School District will follow the early release schedule on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This early release date can be found on the district calendar.

Middle School and High School students will be dismissed at 1:10 PM.

Elementary students will be dismissed at 2:05 PM.

Preschool Students: AM session runs 8:45-10:50 and PM session runs 12:00-2:05.

Latchkey is available at the elementary buildings for a flat rate of $5.00 per child on early release dates.

Please contact the buildings with any questions you may have.

Open Enrollment Transportation Update

The restructuring of the district resulted in two bus routes this year and we were initially unable to accommodate open enrollment students on our school buses. The transportation has been reviewing rider counts since the start of school to determine if space for open enrollment students exists on our routes. If you are interested in determining if your open-enrollment student could ride a bus if space allows, please complete the form found by clicking here and return it to the Clark-Shawnee Transportation Department. As a reminder, open enrollment students are only permitted to ride if sufficient space exists and must load/unload at an already existing stop.

 

 

Water Testing Results

DRINKING WATER NOTICE
At Possum School we test the water the students and staff drink daily. Then a sample is taken quarterly and sent to an independent lab for monitoring per Ohio EPA regulations. In the most recent testing for lead and copper, all water samples returned under the MCL. The water is safe, by law we are required to notify you the parents, students, and staff. If you have any questions please call Brian Kuhn, Assistant Superintendent at 328‐5378.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education will be holding a special board meeting on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:45 a.m. located in the Clark-Shawnee Administrative Building, 3680 Selma Rd. Springfield, OH 45502.  The purpose will be for the authorization to issue bonds and securities, personnel and executive session.

 

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education will be holding a special board meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. located in the Shawnee High School Media Center, 1675 E. Possum Rd., Springfield, OH 45502.  The purpose will be facilities.

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE

Clark-Shawnee Local will hold Open House on Monday, August 14, 2017.

 

Reid, Rockway & Possum Schools

Kindergarten:  6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Elementary (Grades 1 - 6):  5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

 

Shawnee Middle & High School

MIddle School (Grades 7 - 8): 5:00-6:30 p.m.  or  7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

High School (Grades 9 - 12):  7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

2017 - 2018 SUPPLY LISTS
Back-to-School Bashes Planned for Aug. 7

Clark-Shawnee schools will host a Back-to-School Bash for each school on Aug. 7 to give students a chance to acclimate to the new structure of our schools. At the Bash, students can pick up schedules, find out homeroom teachers, and enjoy refreshments.

2017-18 School Start Times

School start and dismissal times for the 2017-18 school year have been adjusted as 7th and 8th grade students move to Shawnee Middle School within Shawnee High School.

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special board meeting on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., located at the Shawnee High School Media Center, 1675 E. Possum Rd., Springfield, OH 45502.  The purpose will be personnel and executive session.

Board Meeting Date Changed

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education’s regular meeting, to be held on June 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., has been rescheduled for June 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shawnee High School Media Center, 1675 E. Possum Rd., Springfield, OH 45502.

Shawnee Breakfast Program Earns Honors Clark-Shawnee Accepts 2017 Champions of School Breakfast Award

The Clark-Shawnee Local School District is proud to announce that the district’s breakfast program has been selected as the School Breakfast Program of the Year by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.

Summer Meals Served in Community

The Food and Nutrition Service Department of the USDA offers a search tool for families to locate community locations serving free summer meals for all children 18 and younger. 

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education will be holding a special board meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:45 am. located in the Clark-Shawnee Local Administrative Offices 3680 Selma Rd. Springfield, OH  45502. The purpose will be for personnel, athletics, policies, facilities and executive session.

Girls' Softball District Championship Game Rescheduled

Due to the dangerous weather system impacting the Miami Valley, the Girls' District Championship Game has been cancelled. The game has been rescheduled and will be played Saturday, May 20th at 1:00 PM at West Carrollton. See the Shawnee Athletic Web Page for more information.

Possum School Closed Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Possum School will be closed tomorrow Tuesday, May 9, while we conduct final testing on the gas line repairs to ensure that there are no further issues. The necessary inspections and testing tomorrow require turning the gas on to the building, and may result in a gas odor during the final line tests.

All other schools and the preschool program at Rockway will operate on the normal schedule. The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority and we appreciate your support and understanding as we work to ensure a safe learning environment.

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. at the Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield the purpose is to consider a resolution to proceed.

Shawnee High School Class of 2017 Graduation

The Shawnee High School Class of 2017 will be holding their graduation ceremony, Sunday, May 28th in the Wittenberg HPER Center at 2:00 p.m.Class of 2017

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. at the Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of considering a resolution of necessity.

May 2 Bond Issue Information

Visit our Bond Issue Information Page for details on the May 2, 2017 Bond Issue.

Congratulations Power of the Pen STATE Writers

Congratulations to the following Power of the Pen writers for making it to STATE! 
Sydney H.
Ella M.
Logan S.
Megan F.
Kylie C.
These ladies will be writing at the end of May in Wooster, OH.  This will be the 21st year Possum writers have attended the State competition.  OUTSTANDING JOB!!!

SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS THE MUSICAL "ANYTHING GOES"

Shawnee High School will be presenting the musical Anything Goes at the John Legend Theater May 5th and May 6th at 7:00 p.m.

The purchase tickets, please click here.

 

 

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. at the Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of acceptance of bids, personnel and executive session.

Clark-Shawnee Wood Shop and Food Service Auction

Clark-Shawnee Local Schools is holding an online auction to accept bids on wood shop and food service items. The bid may accessed by clicking here.

Bidding closes at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 28th.

 

 

Congratulations Power of the Pen Regional Writers

Last Saturday, March 4th, 33 teams participated in the Regional Power of the Pen tournament. Possum's 7th grade team finished in 4th place.  Ella M. finished in 15th place overall for 7th grade.  Sydney H. won the Best of the Best award.  Megan F. won the Best of Round award.  All three girls have qualified for the State Competition. This is the 21st year a Possum team has qualified for the State Competition!!  

WAY TO GO, WRITERS!!!

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

 

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education will be holding a special board meeting on Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 am located at the Clark-Shawnee Local Administrative Offices 3680 Selma Rd. Springfield, OH  45502.  The purpose will be for personnel, authorization to secure bids and executive session.   

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Boosterthon YouTube Video

Have you been wondering how Possum School pulled off our first Boosterthon Fun Run?  Watch the video below to see our 3rd graders ROCKING it OUT!!

https://youtu.be/TjjkArkrwR8

7th Graders Participate in County Science Fair

Congratulations to the following Possum 7th graders who participated in the County Science Fair!! 

Rachel N. received a gift card to Dairy Queen and Zoe B. received an Honorable Mention.

Receiving EXCELLENT ratings were: Kayla J., Tess H., Abigail K., Dino M., Rachel N., Andrew H., Hailey H., Taylor S., and Anthony C.! 

Receiving SUPERIOR ratings were: Madison F., Sydney H., and Parker M.!  These three students are now eligible to compete at the District competition in March.  

OUTSTANDING WORK to all on their hard work!!

Power of the Pen Regional Tournament

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to the following writers from Possum who advanced to the Power of the Pen Regional Tournament to be held at Wittenberg University on March 4th! 

7th Graders                                      8th Graders
Silas B.                                            Megan F.
Sydney H.                                        Ethan B.
Tess H.                                            Kylie C.
Ella M.
Logan S.

E-Recycling Day Set for December 9, 2017

E- Recycling day. December 9, 2017 from 10 AM until 1 PM.

Shawnee High School - Near Tennis Courts

Environmental Interest Group Members will be available to get your items out of your vehicle and load them into recycling trailer

WE CANNOT ACCEPT TVs, WASHERS, DRYERS, REFRIDGERATORS, OR OTHER LARGE ITEMS. List of items to recycle below

Special Board Meeting

 

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education will be holding a special board meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. located at the Shawnee High School Media Center, 1675 E. Possum Rd., Springfield, OH 45502.  The purpose will be for facilities, personnel and executive session.  

Boosterthon Pledges DUE!! Boosterthon 2017

Possum Families!  We have collected 87.8% of our pledges so far!!  That is great, but WW want to get as close as possible to 100% as we can!  We still have a little over $2000 left to collect!   Updated collection letters are coming home with students and parents will receive an email as a reminder of who to reach out to so we can get all of these pledges collected!  We appreciate your help in raising as much money as we can to get our book room up to date with as many books as possible.

Clark-Shawnee Preschool Registration

Preschool registration for the 2017-2018 school year has started. Please contact Rockway School, 328-5385, to request a time slot for preschool screening that will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017.

ALL BOOSTERTHON MONEY IS DUE TOMORROW (February 2nd)!!!

Parents, we’ve ALMOST collected ALL of our pledges! One last friendly reminder: all outstanding pledges are due by TOMORROW, February 2nd!!! Thanks again for supporting Possum School!

Possum Boosterthon Collection Date is TOMORROW (January 26th)!!!

Parents, just a friendly reminder: all pledges for our Fun Run program are due by TOMORROW! Check funrun.com for payment options. Checks can be made payable to Possum Pops. Thanks again for all your support of Possum School!

https://vimeo.com/162016984

Possum Boosterthon Collection Information

Our Possum School Fun Run yesterday was a HUGE success! To everyone who supported our school and came out to the Fun Run, THANK YOU! Parents, all pledges are due on January 26th. Be sure your students thank their sponsors as thee collect their pledges!  Check funrun.com for payment options. Checks can be made payable to Possum Pops. Thanks again for generously supporting Possum School!

https://vimeo.com/162025837

Our Fun Run Is TOMORROW!! Fun Run

Parents, our Possum School Fun Run is TOMORROW! We’re inviting YOU to come cheer on your students as they run 30-35 laps to help our school. Our Fun Run will take place on January 20th in the gym and the run times per grade are listed below. Thanks for all your support and can’t wait to see you there! GO Possum Eagles!

8:45 - 9:45 - 2nd and 3rd Grade
9:45 - 10:45 - Mrs. Fowler and Mrs. Ferrell
10:45 - 11:45 - Kindergarten
11:45 - 12:45 - 1st Grade
12:45 - 1:45 - 4th Grade and Mrs. Johnson
1:45 - 2:45 - 5th and 6th Grade
2:45 - 3:45 - 7th and 8th Grade

Note:  Students in Mrs. Stokes's class will run with their respective grade level.

Weekend Challenge!! Weekend Challenge

Our Fun Run program is well underway! Parents, thank you so much for all your support so far. Just so you know, students have been given a WEEKEND CHALLENGE! If a student receives a total of $2 per lap in new pledges (or $60 in flat donations) over the weekend, he/she will receive a special prize…the FLIP OUT FRAMES! And don’t forget to log in those pledges at funrun.com!

How To Collect Pledges for the Possum Boosterthon

Our Possum School Fun Run program is off and running! Parents, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the best way to get a pledge?” Answer: STUDENT STAR VIDEO! Parents who send a Student Star video to friends and family raise, on average, $90 more than those who don’t. It’s the EASIEST and BEST way to ask for a pledge, plus this hilarious video will have your friends and family in stitches. Simply log in to FUNRUN.COM, click the “Create Student Star Video” button, upload a photo of your child, and off you go!

https://vimeo.com/171461787

Possum Boosterthon Pep Rally Day! Pep Rally Day

Parents! Our Fun Run program is finally here! The Boosterthon team will kick off the program today with an awesome Pep Rally to get our students fired up to help Possum School. Please support us by asking friends and family to pledge your child for the Fun Run. (Remember, students will run 30-35 laps.) Enter all pledges at FUNRUN.COM, and your student will be rewarded the very next day. Plus, your student will receive a FREE prize just for being registered on funrun.com!

ONE.MORE.DAY until Possum Boosterthon FUN!!! Boosterthon Pledge Book

Just 1 day left until we kick off our Fun Run program! Parents, family, and friends, get ready for the best fundraiser yet through this year’s Possum School Fun Run! Students will complete 30-35 laps (35 laps max) around the Fun Run track on January 20th, while helping raise funds for our school. Please support us by asking friends and family to pledge your child. Look for your student’s pledgebook coming home very soon!

2-Day Countdown!!

With 2 days until our Possum School Fun Run program kick off, we have a QUESTION for you:

Has your child ever starred in their OWN video? Well, through this year’s Fun Run, they can! Once you register your student on funrun.com, simply upload a picture to get started. It’s the EASIEST and BEST way to ask for a pledge, plus you’ll WOW friends and family when you SHARE it online. Pretend your child is the reoccurring girl in this preview video, then create your own and share.

https://vimeo.com/171461787

3-Day Countdown!!

3 days until our kickoff Pep Rally! Did you know? By raising funds through this year’s  Possum School Fun Run, each class has the opportunity to work together and give meals to someone in need. Every time a class raises $30 per lap, Boosterthon will donate three meals to a person in need. How many meals can our students give? To learn more about Boosterthon’s giveback program, check out this blog post.

https://boosterthon.com/a-million-students-strong/

4-Day Countdown to Boosterthon FUN!!

Only 4 days left until our Possum School Fun Run program kicks off! In addition to the Fun Run, our students will be learning about this year’s character theme…BACKYARD BOX OFFICE! It’s a movie theme all about making a difference by getting into character. From inventors, to world-class speakers, to business owners, to world-record holders, students will learn step-by-step how to make a difference in their community from five REAL life kids dedicated to making people’s lives better. For more on Backyard Box Office, check out this short but epic trailer!

https://vimeo.com/174533167

Possum Boosterthon 5 Days Away!!

The Possum School Fun Run is kicking off in just 5 days! It’s a 2-week program that starts with a Pep Rally and ends with the big Fun Run event. This year, we’re raising funds for BOOKS to improve our book room and we need your help!

We’ve asked the experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make our fundraiser easier, more profitable, and more fun. Thank you for supporting Possum School!

https://vimeo.com/46523531

To learn more about Boosterthon, visit boosterthon.com.

Shawnee Music Department Presents Sounds of the Season

Shawnee High School music department, along with special guests including children from Reid and Possum, will present our annual holiday performance, Sounds of the Season on Sunday, December 11 at 6:30 pm at the Kuss Auditorium (Clark State Performing Arts Center). 

CONFERENCE MAKE-UP DAY / THANKSGIVING BREAK

Clark-Shawnee Local will be closed Wednesday, November 23, 2016 due to a confence make-up day. 
 

Clark-Shawnee Local will be closed Thusday, November 24, 2016 and November 25, 2016 for Thanksgiving Break.

Board Meeting Rescheduled

The Clark-Shawnee Local November Board Meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Rockway School. 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education will be holding a special Board meeting on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. located at the Clark-Shawnee Local Administrative Office, 3680 Selma Rd., Springfield, OH 45502.  The purpose will be for employment, employee discipline, imminent court action, and executive session.

IDEA Special Education Grant Funds

 

A hearing will take place during the regular board meeting scheduled for Tuesday September 20th, 2016 at the Shawnee Media Center to discuss the use of the IDEA Special Education Grant Funds.  

90 MINUTE EARLY RELEASE--FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017

This is a reminder that Friday, March 24th is an Early Release Day for all Clark-Shawnee Local Schools. The district's early release schedule is a 90 minute early release and can be read by clicking READ MORE below. Students who ride the bus will be transported at dismissal time. The high school will dismiss at 1:05, primary grades will dismiss at 1:45, and middle school will dismiss at 2:20.

 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:45 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield, the purpose of personnel, and executive session.

BACK TO SCHOOL

 

First day of school August 17, 2016

District Calendar 2016-2017

OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 15, 2016



 Kindergarten - 6:30-7:00

 Elementary - 4:30-6:00

 Middle School - 6:30-8:00

 High School - 7:00-8:30

Clark-Shawnee Places Levy on Nov. 8 Ballot to Renovate SHS, Build New Elementary

The facilities plan, identified by the community as the preferred way to move forward, will unite all kindergarten through 6th grade students in one facility, and renovate Shawnee High School to create a middle school within the building. 

New Vaccination Requirement for Students Entering Grades 7 & 12

State law requires students entering the grades 7 & 12 to have 2 immunizations for entry into school. All students entering the grades 7 & 12 must receive one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) and, beginning with the 2016-17 school year, one dose of MCV4 (meningococcal conjugate vaccine 4-strain protection). Your child may have already had these vaccines, so please check with your healthcare provider.

7th Grade Summer Reading Assignments Available

Summer reading assignements will help incoming 7th grade students maintain their literacy skills and start the new school year ready to learn. 

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 6:45 a.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of personnel, handbooks and executive session.

Kolton Rice Selected as a 2015-2016 NO BULL Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Kolton Rice on being selected as a winner in the "Great American No Bull Challenge" for 2015-2016.  Kolton and a few other 7th and 8th grade classmates created a video called "A Walk in My Shoes" to raise awareness on the effects of bullying in our school.  The red carpet was rolled out for Kolton last Friday, May 13th in a whole building assembly where he was presented with a trophy for his leadership.  NO BULL empowers students to stand up and promote leadership, social justice, and the importance of being digitally responsible.  Congratulations, Kolton!  Possum School is SO proud of you!!

Class of 2016 Graduation


The Clark-Shawnee Local 2016 Graduation will be held Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wittenberg University HPER Center. 

Doors will open to the public at 1:00 p.m. 

Clark-Shawnee Music Program Earns Recognition Again

The Clark-Shawnee Music Department has earned distinction as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the country for the third consecutive year.

Shawnee Drama Presents Grease

Shawnee drama will present "Grease"

April 22 & April 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:      Adults  $8.00     Students  $6.00

Superintendent Morris Named 'Outstanding Superintendent'
Mr. Gregg Morris, Superintendent of the Clark-Shawnee Local School District, was honored as Outstanding Superintendent by the Southwest Region of the Ohio School Boards Association at the Spring Conference on Tuesday, March 8.
 
 
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a Board work session and executive session.

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

Clark-Shawnee Local will begin accepting new student Open Enrollment applications for the 2016-2017 school year Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Clark-Shawnee Administrative Office, 3680 Selma Rd., Springfield, OH 45502 beginning at 7:00 a.m.

 Open Enrollment 2016-2017 Application  

Applications mailed and received prior to the April 1st date will be time stamped at 12:00 noon, April 1, 2016.

 

 

King and Queen of Kindness Dance 2015-2016

On Friday, February 26th, the H2O club at Possum held a "Kindness" Dance for our 7th and 8th grade students.  Our students collected $440 which was donated to the family of a Clark-Shawnee student who has been hospitalized and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Congratulations to our Kings and Queens of Kindness!
7th Grade - Noah and Kylee
8th Grade - Graysen, Andi and Logan

                                                              

Clark-Shawnee Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:45 a.m. at the Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a Board work session and executive session.

Reid School Auction

The annual Reid PTO Auction will be held at Reid School March 5, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Registration Announced

Clark-Shawnee will again offer all-day kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Students who reside in the district and will be 5 as of August 1, 2018, can be registered for kindergarten at the Board of Education Office, 3680 Selma Road, from 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on March 8th and March 9th. 
 

Contact the Board Office at 328-5378 with any questions you might have.
 

Necessary paperwork for kindergarten registration and documents required can be printed below:

Registration Checklist - This form includes required document list

Enrollment Form

Home Language Survey

Bus Route Form
 

It is not necessary to bring your child for registration, information and dates will be provided at registration for screening.

 

 

 

Further Community Input Sought on District's Future

District residents are invited to give further input on a second community survey about the district's future.

Community Invited to Second Forum on District's Future

Leaders of the Clark-Shawnee School District are seeking community input on the future of education and educational facilities in the district. 

March Board Meeting Rescheduled

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education’s regular meeting to be held on March 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.in the Shawnee High School Media Center, has been rescheduled for March 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Shawnee High School Media Center, 1675 E. Possum Rd. Springfield, 45502.

Shawnee Braves Winter Baseball Clinic

The Shawnee High School baseball team will be conducting a Baseball Skills Clinic on Feb. 14th, Feb. 21st and Feb. 28th in the North gym of the high school.

Eighth Grade Orientation for Next Year's Freshmen Class!

Eighth Grade Orientation for Shawnee High School will take place on Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the high school south gym and cafeteria. Students and parents of incoming Shawnee students will receive information regarding course offerings, scheduling procedures, program opportunities and much more! Shawnee teachers will be available to answer questions and show off some of the great things happening at Shawnee High School.

Possum Students Recognized for Anti-Bullying Efforts

A group of Possum Students was recognized on Friday, Jan. 14,  by Sheriff Gene Kelly for an anti-bullying video they created.

Clark-Shawnee Recognized for Early Literacy Score

The Clark-Shawnee Local School District’s effort to support its youngest learners was recognized in an article regarding Early Literacy scores in the Springfield News-Sun.

7th and 8th Grade Dance

7th and 8th grade students from Reid, Rockway and Possum are invited to a "Winter Wonderland" themed dance on Friday, January 22nd from 5:30-7:00 at Possum School. More information will be given during morning announcements. Questions?  Please see your building principal.

Kindness Week

Possum School will be recognizing kindness this week! We have set up a theme for each day in hopes to promote kindness in our students, staff and community. Click to see the themes for each day:

 

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. at Shawnee High School, 1675 E. Possum Rd., Springfield for the purpose of Board work session and executive session.

Anti-Bullying Video

Anti-Bullying Video - A Walk In My Shoes

Fine Arts Shine at Sounds of the Season

Shawnee High School recently brought the “Sounds of the Season” alive in a fine arts extravaganza.

Holiday Music Concerts Planned

The Clark-Shawnee Local School District Music Department is pleased to invite the community to a variety of holiday concerts, featuring our student musicians, during the month of December.

Special Board Meetings

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education special Board meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 will be changed to 6:30 p.m. at the Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of Board work session and executive session.

 

 

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at the Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of Board work session and executive session.

Possum School Giving Tree Information

The Possum School Giving Tree is up!  If you are interested in adopting a child or family in need please swing by the office and select an ornament from our tree. Please let Mrs. West know what number(s) you select.  
 

All gifts must be returned to school by Thursday, December 11th!  Make sure to identify your gifts with the ornament number.  
 

Pick-up day is Wednesday, December 16th from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM in the school gymnasium.  
 

Happy Holidays!

Possum and Reid Breakfast Programs Recognized

Possum School and Reid School were recognized as Rising Stars of the 2014-2015 Breakfast All-Star Awards by the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge during the Ohio Schools Board Association 2015 Annual Capital Conference on Nov. 9-10.

First Quarter Report Cards

Students will receive their first quarter report cards in Friday folders on October 30th. Please be sure to sign and return your child's report card to school by November 4, 2015.

Public Hearing For 2017-2018 School Calendar Calendar Graphic


The regular school board meeting scheduled for December 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Reid School Art Room located at 3640 E. High Street will include a public hearing on the 2017-2018 school calendar.

Welcome to our New Site!

As part of the Clark-Shawnee Local School District's ongoing commitment to providing up-to-date and accurate information to the community, we have launched a new, easy-to-use website.

 

We hope that our new website will provide you with important information about the acitivites and events of the Clark-Shawnee Local School District!
 

Check back often as we add more pictures and articles!
 

Possum School Fun Run Information Video

Click on the following link to view a video to learn more about our Possum Fun Run! https://vimeo.com/166838508

School Lunch Menus

Breakfast and Lunch menus are available under the Parent Info tab!

Breakfast  $1.75

Lunch 

      Middle School  $2.65

      High School  $2.90

Possum Boosterthon is Coming!!! Boosterthon 2017

The Possum School Boosterthon is COMING!  For more information please click on the link below.

Annual Black & Gold Dinner/Auction

Join us for an evening of food, fun and entertainment at our annual Black and Gold Dinner/Auction on Saturday, November 14th.  The event will be held at the Eagles Aerie on Selma Road.  Silent auction begins at 5 pm.  Dinner by Rudy's BBQ and entertainment at 6 pm, followed by the live auction at 7:00.  DJ and dancing start at 9:30.  All proceeds will benefit Shawnee Athletic programs, new uniforms, permanent improvements and lots of other support for our student athletes.  Tickets are $25 and include dinner, door prizes, entertainment and dancing.  Tickets can be purchased from The Athletic Director Steve Tincher, or at the fall sports awards night on Monday, November 9th.  Come support our student athletes!  Go Braves!

Clark-Shawnee 2 Hour Delay Schedule Clock Graphic

Need a reminder of the Clark-Shawnee 2 Hour Delay Schedule?

TWO HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE

Shawnee High School: 9:30 - 2:35 
Primary: 10:25 - 3:15 
Middle: 11:00 - 3:50

***THERE IS NO MORNING LATCHKEY ON TWO HOUR DELAY DAYS***
 

PRESCHOOL TWO HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE

AM preschool will be in session from 10:25 AM to 12:15 PM 
PM preschool will be in session from 1:25 to 3:15 PM

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of executive session for personnel.

Science Day Highlights Shawnee Science Curriculum SHS Science Day

Shawnee High School recently hosted Science Day, a day full of hands-on science-themed activities to highlight the school's science programs.

Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Conferences

Kindergarten Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Tuesday, November 17th and Thursday, November 19th from 3:30 to 6:30.  Please contact your child's teacher if you do not have a conference scheduled!

Possum Students Volunteer at Soup Kitchen

Eigth grade Possum  students are giving back to their community this holiday season at the Springfield Soup Kitchen.

8th Grade Science Day At Shawnee

8th grade students will be traveling to Shawnee for a Science Day on Friday, November 20th.  Students will go through a series of rotations where they will see various activities and experiments that they can look forward to at the high school level. Parents: Please sign and return permission slips on or before November 20th!

DECEMBER 20, 2016 BOARD MEETING TIME CHANGE

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education’s regular meeting, to be held on December 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., has been rescheduled for December 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Reid School, 3640 E. High St., Springfield, 45505

Special Board Meeting

The Clark-Shawnee Local Board of Education will hold a special Board meeting on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Clark Shawnee Administration Office, 3680 Selma Road, Springfield for the purpose of a Board work session and executive session.

Random Acts of Kindness Month

Possum School will be participating in "Random Acts of Kindness" during the month of December. Below you will find the calendar of events for each day.  Please note that we will be collecting travel and full-sized toiletry items for Interfaith Hospitality Network the week of December 5th and coins for the Springfield Soup Kitchen the week of December 12th. Thank you for encouraging kindness and giving for our local community. 

Tickets on Sale for Annual Christmas Concert

The Shawnee High School music department, along with special guests including children from Reid and Possum, will present Sounds of the Seasons on December 6 at 6:30 pm at the Kuss Auditorium (Clark State Performing Arts Center).  Prelude music will be presented by the Shawnee High School Freshman Band in the lobby at 6:00 pm and art created by students within our Shawnee High School art department will be on display.

 

The Sounds of the Season tickets are available through Ticketmaster by clicking here.  Tickets may also be purchased at the Clark-State Performing Arts Center box office. 

 

Ticket prices are:

$20 for orchestra seating (students are $10)

$10 for mezzanine (students are $5)

$5 for balcony (all tickets are $5 including adults and students)

Possum School Giving Tree 2016 Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is Up! 

If you are interested in blessing a Possum family this holiday season please swing by school to pick up an ornament.  All gifts are due Wednesday, December 14th.  Pick-up will be Tuesday, December 20th from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

8th Graders to Volunteer at Local Soup Kitchen

Twenty-four 8th grade students from Possum will be volunteering at the Springfield Soup Kitchen on December 5th and 7th.  They are also collecting items for emergency care packages for the homeless in Clark County.  Students took a leadership role in order to reach out and help others in need during the holiday season and winter months.  Their plan is to continue to provide ongoing outreach to the community.  This character building opportunity will enable our students to develop a sense of compassion, empathy and giving for other children and families.