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Preschool and Kindergarten Registrations Continue Through March 9th ABCs

Kindergarten and preschool registration will take place in the elementary office.  Read more...

EPMS Recognized by Ohio Leadership Advisory Council Ohio Leadership Advisory Council

Congratulations to Mr. Rook and his team of teachers at the MS for begin recognized by the OLAC.  Read more...


2017-18 Academic Calendar Approved Calendar Thumbnail

The academic calendar for the East Palestine School District has been approved for the 2017-1018 school year.  Click here to view and print.

2016 -17 Building Schedule Adjustments

Acting upon recommendations from the Ohio Department of Education and in an effort to improve the education of our students, building schedules for the coming school year have changed slightly.  

Student Supply Lists School Supply Lists Available

Student supply lists are being developed for the 2017-18 school year.  To see if the list of supplies for your child is available, click here.


EP Elementary Recognized Momentum Award

The Ohio State Board of Education recently presented the Momentum Award to East Palestine Elementary.

EP Schools Music Department Mattress Fundraiser
Facebook users....we hear you.
The district now has a new Facebook page that can help to keep you informed of district news and events. 
Guide to Understanding the 2015 Ohio School Report Cards


This guide to the online Ohio School Report Cards provides an overview and explanation of the key elements of Ohio’s 2015 report cards.


New - Notice to Current Users of MySchoolBucks - New
Reporting Twitter Violations


Recent Twitter activity causes area schools to take action.

2016-17 Academic Calendar Announced
Delays and Closings
Resources for Parents

Click above to find additional resources on topics such as:

  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Family Learing Tips and Tools
  • Struggling Readers
  • Ohio's Learning Standards
  • State Testing in Ohio    2015 - 2016
  • Graduation Requirements
  • SaferOh Tip LIne
Testing Information


Test Talk for Parents is a short, biweekly newsletter that can simplify what families need to know in their children’s teaching and testing.  Click here for more information.

        Ohio's State Tests 2015-2016

Did you know that Ohio Department of Education will be transitioning to new tests for mathematics and English language arts for the 2015-2016 school year?  Need more information on state-wide testing?  Click here to find answers about the standards being tested, student participation, and more.


Welcome Back Bulldogs!

Upcoming Events at EPES:


      August 20, 2015: Kindergarten Orientation
          Parents and their children will meet in the elementary cafeteria at 6:00PM. Please bring any forms not turned in during screening (birth certificate, social security card, shot records, etc.). 


     August 24, 2015: Meet and Greet (Grades 1 through 4)
          Parents and their children may visit their classroom and meet their teachers and classmates from 4:00PM to 6:00PM.  Please bring school supplies to be left in the classroom.  


     August 25, 2015: First Day for Students
          Please remember to wait for buses 15 minutes before and after your scheduled stop.  Students may enter the building at 8:20 if they wish to eat breakfast.  All other students may enter the building at 8:30AM.  

District Newsletter
EP Schools 2014/2015 Second Semester Bullying Report

All Ohio school districts are required by law to post on their district web portals any documented incidences of bullying. 


All East Palestine Schools maintain a positive and proactive approach to prevent bullying incidents, as well as, a zero tolerance for bullying behaviors.

Calling All Kindergartners

Kindergarten Pre-Registration has started !!!


 Please fill out the form below to pre-register your child for the 2015-2016 school year.  The forms can be dropped off in the elementary office or mailed to the address located on the form.  We can’t wait to meet your children on May 27, 2015 during Kindergarten Screening. 

Click HERE to view and print the registration form.

Light It Up Blue


The East Palestine School District invites our community to join with us to celebrate World Autism Awareness through the Light It Up Blue campaign.


We ask everyone to wear blue to work and school on Thursday, April 2 to show your support.


For more information please visit:  http://liub.autismspeaks.org/home.do

EPES Jump Rope for Heart Results

Students in grades K-4 participated in Jump Rope for Heart in their PE classes the week of Feb. 2-6. They raised $4, 530.15 for the American Heart Association.


Substitute Teaching Opportunities
East Palestine City Schools participates in substitute services provided through the North Coast Shared Services Alliance. The NCSSA serves as our substitute teacher management provider, responsible for recruitment and employment of certified substitutes for our district. If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher for East Palestine City Schools, please submit an application with the NCSSA.
For inquiries or an update on your application status, please contact NCSSA partner, Rachel Wixey & Associates, as they manage all recruitment initiatives for member districts within Columbiana County. 419.725.9499
EP Schools Closed March 4

EP Schools are closed Wed. March 4 due to icy conditions

Superhero Visits EPES!!

EPES was recently visited by our favorite hometown Superhero!!


EP Introduces Drund

All EP families should have received activation information for our new communication network "Drund" .  



Please contact your child's building office or the Board of Education office with questions, requests to join, or comments on Drund.






Teaching the Governor a Thing or Two!

EPMS was in the spotlight on February 5 as students and staff shared their STEM knowledge and 3D printing talents with Ohio Governor John Kasich at the first Ohio Straight A Innovation Conference. (They even made the Governor's Facebook page!)


2015 - 2016 EP Academic Calendar
Jump Rope for Heart!

Students in grades K-4 will participate in Jump Rope for Heart the week of February 2-6, 2015 in their PE class. All proceeds will support the American Heart Association.


February Board of Education Meeting

The next meeting of the EP Board of Education will be on Tuesday, February 3 at 6pm.  

Carnival of EP!

Ohio Alerts Text Issue Update

EP has been notified that Verizon Wireless has a policy in place that limits the number of mass text messages that can be sent through their network during peak times. 


Unfortunately, this means that community members who subscribe to Verzion Wireless will experience a delay in receiving our text alert messages.  We are told the delay could be up to 30 minutes depending on network volume.


It is suggested that Verizon Wireless customers utilize a backup method of receiving our school closing and delay alerts.   School closing and delay notificaitons are available through our All Call system and through the major television networks in Youngstown.  Also, some of the television stations also offer a text alert option that may be valuable as a backup notificaiton method.  





Sounds of the Season

EPES first and third grade students celebrating the holiday season.



2015/2016 School Calendar

The East Palestine City School District is accepting input from district residents concerning the development of an academic calendar for the 2015/2016 school year until Friday, December 12, 2014.


Please forward any input and/or suggestions to the attention of Superintendent George Fisk.  


Visiting a Community Treasure

EPES students enjoying their visit to Peace Valley Orchard.

Thank you EPFD!

EPES first grade students on their recent visit to the fire station.

Future Archaeologist

EPES fourth grade students using edible items to learn about how fossils are created.




More Exciting News about EP!!!
Good Luck Bulldogs!!

Come cheer on our 7th grade Volleyball team as they play for the league championship in our gym tonight at 7:30.






EPES students using salt maps to explore the geography of Ohio.


Pep Club Sale

Please email Mrs. Miller (abigail.miller@epschools.org) for information on ordering EPHS Pep Club Spirit Wear. The Sale runs through Friday Sept. 26.





Learning About Money

EPES students creating piggy banks as part of a unit on money.



Ants and Monkeys!!

Awesome work by EPES students!




Important Notice Regarding Release of Information (new)

Notice to Parents and/or Guardians from the Federal Court regarding release of Educational Information held by the Ohio Department of Education.

Click here for details

Go Bulldogs!!!

Kindergarten Orientation Aug. 20 at 6pm

Spreading their "Wings"

EPES students Cecilia Foster and Elle Berger celebrate their SFA transition from Roots to Wings.

Keep up the great work girls!!

Prom Promise Event

EPHS will be the site of a Prom Promise event on Thursday, April 24 in the parking lot behind the High School. 


This event will include a mock OVI crash, as well as, discussion of the potential dangerous hazards teens face during the Prom season.


Special thanks to EPPD and EPFD for volunteering their time organizing and putting on the mock OVI crash. 

Energy Efficiency to Benefit Academics

On April 7 the East Palestine Board of Education approved a proposal from Energy Optimizers, USA (http://energyoptusa.com/ ) to embark on an energy efficiency program.  This program will fit the exterior of the district with new LED lighting, update the buildings to high efficiency boilers, and retrofit all existing interior lighting fixtures.  These upgrades will be completed using a HB264 project that does not require the use of any taxpayer funds.


HB264 programs allow districts to obtain a loan to complete energy efficient improvements, then use the energy savings to pay back the loan.  Thus, no additional burden to taxpayers.  The EP project will cost $541,840, with an anticipated yearly energy savings of  $56,549.  Of this yearly savings, $45,545 will be used as the annual loan payment.  The remaining annual energy savings of $11,004 is additional revenue for the district.


Over the 15 year term of this program,  EP Schools will realize a minimum of $165,060 in additional revenue at no additional cost to our community.


Through the energy savings of this program, EP Schools will use 90% of the $11,004 of annual energy savings to support increased student achievement in the areas of reading and math.  The additional 10% of energy savings will be applied as an additional payment to reduce the term of the HB264 loan. 

Spring Fundraiser Pick-Up

Spring Fundraiser Pick-Up for the Elementary School will be from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Wednesday, April 23 in the Gymnasium. 

Fourth Grade Spring Dance

Fourth Grade Spring Dance will be Friday, April 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

(This is a change from the original date of April 11.)

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness on April 2

The East Palestine School District invites our community to join with us to celebrate World Autism Awareness through the Light It Up Blue campaign.


We ask everyone to wear blue to work and school on Wednesday, April 2 to show your support.


For more information please visit:  http://liub.autismspeaks.org/home.do

A Celebration of Literacy

Thank you to the over 300 participants in attendance for Literacy Night at EPES on Wednesday March 19.


A special thanks to our PTO, all our volunteers, and our amazing elementary staff who all spent many hours planning and preparing such a great event.

Early Dismissal

There will be an early dismissal of all students on Friday, March 21.

EP Artists Honored

Congratulations to EPES art students Joshua Bland (Second Grade) and Noah Riedman (Fourth Grade) for winning Honorable Mention awards at the Columbiana County Art Show on Thursday, March 6.


More information on the winners can be found at:




EP Schools Closed Tues Feb 18

EP Schools are closed today Tues, Feb. 18 due to the weather conditions.

EP Calamity Make-up Day Plan

The East Palestine School District is required to make-up all school days cancelled beyond the five (5) allotted days each year.  The district has currently gone over this allotment by four (4) days.


These four (4) days will be made up on April 21, June 2, June 3,and June 4.  Any further days will be added beyond June 4.


The EP Board of Education passed a resolution on April 7 which allows for the make up days of June, 2-4 to be waived for graduating seniors. 

Spring Parties

Spring Parties for the Elemetary School will be Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Jump Rope for the American Heart Association
EPES is Participating in Jump Rope for Heart
To visit our school and team page just click on the link below.
Jump Rope For Heart
EP Site of Local Law Enforcement Training Excercise

On Thursday Jan. 23 our district was the site of a prearranged training exercise with local law enforcement agencies.  The agencies utilized our High School and Middle School complex to practice techniques with their K-9 units.  The agencies also utilized a closed wing in the elementary school for additional training procedures. 

I am thankful for the close partnership we have with our local first responders and I am appreciative of all their support to help keep our district safe. 

George E. Fisk, Superintendent

Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Come celebrate with the Class of 2014 on Saturday Jan. 25 at 11:30am in the Elementary Cafeteria.  Tickets on sale in the Board Office.

Get text alerts for EP closings and delays!

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EPHS is a School of Promise!!!
This week EPHS was designated as a School of Promise based on their increased reading and math achievement results.

Congratulations EPHS!!

Teacher In-Service Day - No School - 3-24-14
Parents please note March 24 is a teacher In-service day.  There will be No School for students.  CCCTC and Opportunity School will still be in session.
Dogs Continue Their Winning Ways!!!

The Bulldog Golf Team advanced to regional play on Tuesday, Sept. 24.  They earned a spot at regionals by placing 3rd in the 17 team tournament by beating West Branch by 2 strokes.


Top Dogs!! Golf Team Pic

On Wednesday the EP Golf Team wrapped up a perfect season by winning the ITCL Tournament at Pine Lakes.  With the tournament win the team also earned the ITCL League Championship.  Way to go!

Parent Access Software has Changed!
EP Schools Welcome Officer Jordan EP Schools Welcome Officer Jordan

EP is excited to announce that through a partnership with EPPD, Officer Jordan Reynolds has been assigned to the East Palestine Schools.


<p >Congratulations to the Bulldog Golf Team for finishing the regular season undefeated!</p >
McElroy Selected as Student Board Member
<p >At the September meeting of the Board of Education, Senior Bryn McElroy was selected to serve as the student representative to the Board. Congratulations Bryn!</p >
EP Master School Activities Calendar
<p >Thanks to the hardwork and dedication of Mrs. Janice Cartwright, the EP School Calendar is BACK!!</p >
EP Senior Student Board of Education Member

The East Palestine Board of Education is seeking Senior Class applicants interested in representing the K-12 student body on the Board.

EPES Named High Progress School of Honor!

The High Progress Schools of Honor:

  • Scored in the top 10 percent of schools that showed combined gains in reading and math in all tested grades over five years.
American Heart Association "Hoops for Heart" Hoops for Heart


East Palestine students in grades 2-4 will participate in The American Heart Association "Hoops for Heart"  the week of March 11-15.  .
Click here for more information.

33 News at EPES scarmanVideo.mp4

Ward Foley, motivational speaker, meets with EPES students.  Click above image to view WKBN's coverage of Ward's visit to EPES.

Bully-Safety Tip Line Girls Talking
We take bullying seriously!  EP's Bully/Safety Tip Line is 330.965.2869.
County Headstart Accepting Applications Head Start
Columbana County Head Start Preschoool program is now accepting applications for 2012-2013.
Progress Book - Parent Access Progress Book Parent Access Logo
ParentAccess provides both parents and students with 24/7 access to school grades, homework, school resources and teacher messaging.
Fall District Newsletter
MyLunchMoney My Lunch Money
Parents in The East Palestine City School District can now pay for their student’s school meals online with MyLunchMoney®. 
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