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Phone Issues at the High School

We are currently experiencing problems with the High School's main phone number.  If you have called 330.426.9401 and have not been able to get through, please call 330.426.5400 until the issue has been fixed.  We apologize for the inconvieniece.

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
Incoming Freshmen 2016

There will be a parent meeting for those students entering the 9th grade next school year on Thursday, April 7, at 6:00 pm in the high school auditorium. Mr. Neifer and Mr. Cyrus will review course requirements and expectations for students entering the high school.

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
EPHS Science Club Tests for Pollutants

High School Science Club tests for pollutants.




District Newsletter
Vacancy Notices

East Palestine City School District may have the following positions available in the district:

1. Intervention Specialist

Requirements for position: Possession of Ohio Teaching License,   K-12 Intervention Specialist

2. Part Time Intervention Specialist - Elementary

Requirements for position: Possession of Ohio Licensure K-4 dual licensure in Special Education and  Elementary Education is preferred

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.

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

Delays and Closings
EPHS JV Academic Challenge Update

The EPHS JV Academic Challenge team including Kyle Zimmerman, Amy Carson, Kendra Hoover, Ben Frazier, and Seth McLaughlin placed 2nd in the Columbiana County JV Tournament.  It was a close and exciting series of matches with great competition from all teams.  Go Bulldogs!


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

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.


Dog Days!!
A big Bulldog thank you to the following persons for their help in the EP OASIS at Dog Days on May 9.  The following individuals helped to prepare the OASIS for its dedication on May 22, 2015:
Gary Frazier, Ben Frazier, Bonnie Sansenbaugher, Angi Hacker, Tori Ward, Faith Anderson, Ron Novak, Kendra Hoover, Haliee Hamilton, Shane Browne, Andrea Brletich, Matt Dodge, Bo Byrd, Brock Wagner, Kyle Zimmerman, Hannah Darlington, Lisa Bircher, and Nate Murrill
EP Schools Closed March 4

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

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
Band Awards

Congrats Band and Choir Award Winners!

The following students were top award winners at the 2015 Band Banquet.
John Phillip Sousa Award - Evan Jones
Fred Waring Directors Award for Choir - Evan Jones
National School Marching Band Award - Kellianne Duncan
Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award - Justina Stanislaw
Most Inspirational Bandsmen Award - Justina Stanislaw
National School Choral Award - Curtis Myers
Director's Award for Band - Haley Huff

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.


Good Luck Faith!!

Good luck to EPHS Diver Faith Anderson who is seeded 10th in the OHSAA State Diving Championship. 


The competition begins at 9am today (2/25/15).  Use the link below to read the latest about Faith.



Science Teachers Receive National Recognition

Start a Science Club

Congratulations to our HS science teachers Bonnie Sansenbaugher and Lisa Bircher who were recently published in the November issue of The Science Teacher, NSTA's journal for HS science teachers.  This article afforded them national exposure about their science club efforts, and brought attention to one of the many great things going on at EP!  

Read the article here.

Catching Up with the Academic Challenge Team at Nationals

EPHS Academic Challenge team competes in Atlanta, GA on April 25, 2015 at the Small Schools National Championship Tournament.  The team includes: Kyle Zimmerman, Amy Carson, Kendra Hoover and Dakota Pugh.  Students enjoy some down time at the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics.  Go Bulldogs!  You make us proud!!


After National Quiz Bowl competition wrapped up, April 26, EPHS Academic Challenge students have been busy sightseeing as they visit The World of Coke and the Hard Rock Cafe in Atlanta. 

EPHS Academic Challenge

A BIG congratulations goes out to the EPHS Varsity Academic Challenge team who finished 1st in their Division in the Mahoning Tournament.  This is an impressive accomplishment in that the level of competition is much higher in this large tournament than in the smaller Columbiana County tournament. 

Way to go Academic Challenge!!!

Winter Senior Night

The East Palestine vs Leetonia Boys Basketball game/Winter Sports Senior Night will be played as scheduled tonight (Feb 20)


EPHS class representatives will have their Sweetheart Week items for sale in the  EP Hall of Fame during the game. 




More Science Club!!

It has been a busy week for EPHS Science Club! During the April 16, 2015 flex day, we continued doing landscaping in the OASIS.  Also building picnic tables for use in the OASIS.  Go Bulldogs!  Great work by all students involved!!


ITCL Freshman Tournament

Due to projected weather conditions for Saturday, the following changes have been made to the ITCL Freshman tournament schedule. 




Monday, Feb. 23


Consolation Game 5:00 pm -- McDonald vs Lowellville


Championship Game 6:30 pm -- EP vs Western Reserve


Go Bulldogs!!!






2015 - 2016 EP Academic Calendar
Science Club

EPHS Science Club took a field trip to Beaver Creek State Park on Monday April 13, 2015.  We took part in a behind the scenes experience in the Wildlife Education Center and sampling Beaver Creek using macroinvertebrates to determine water quality.  It was an excellent field trip!


The EPHS Science Club Freshman Leadership Team's field trip to the Salem Golf Club was on Thursday April 9, 2015.  Students including Amy Carson, Matt Dodge, Tori Mollenkopf and Dakota Pugh made a presentation about the upcoming Science Camp for EP Elementary School students June 8-12, 2015.  It was a great day to share our service-learning project with students from across Columbiana County.

Great Job Bulldog Musicians!

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.


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.

February Board of Education Meeting

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

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
2015 NHS Induction

Congratulations to the 2015 East Palestine NHS Induction Class


Way to go Colin

Congratulations to EPHS Senior Colin Reidy for being named 33 News Student-Athlete of the Week.



EP Schools 2014/2015 First 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.

Rotary Interact Helping Others

EPHS Rotary Interact recently sponsored a food drive which collected over 700 items for Social Concerns.  


Way to go Bulldogs!!

EPHS Band Newsletter Fall 2014

Click Here for our EPHS Band Fall Newsletter 2014






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!!!
EPHS Science Club

Follow the below link to find a story on the EPHS Science Club that is posted on the NOAA website!




EPHS Academic Challenge Team Kickoff

These photos are from the Academic Challenge tournament at Jackson-Milton HS on Oct 11.  This was the Fall Kickoff tournament for the Mahoning league and our EPHS team placed 2nd in the competition.

EPHS Science Club Visits Erie, PA

The trip included a science research cruise on the R/V Environaut and a service-learning project on native plants at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie, PA.


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.


Celebration of Trust, Thoughtfulness, and Time Invested

Celebrations by EPMS Awk-land Sectors 12 and 35


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.



1 to the World begins....

EP Students using their new 1:To the World laptops!



Go Bulldogs!!!

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

Environmental Clean-up

On, Sept 5, 2014, the EPHS Biology and Environmental Science classes took to the Outdoor Education area to clean-up trash and other debris found there.  We collected 200+ pounds of garbage and debris.  We are proud of our students' effort on this project.


Outdoor Science Classroom

Members of the EPHS Science Club hanging new birdhouses in our Outdoor Science Classroom.



EPHS Band Talks with the Board of Education

On Tuesday, September 2 members of the EPHS Band shared their experiences from this summer.  


Friday Night Lights

Join the EPHS Football team tonight for the opening of the 2014 season.


Go Bulldogs!!!

Thank You Nash Foundation!

Thank you to the Nash Foundation for funding the EPHS Science Club's transportation costs to Presque Isle for their Oct 10 trip on the Environaut.

Required FERPA Posting

Please see this link for a required FERPA Notice /userfiles/106/274-2_notice.pdf

Go Bulldogs!!!

Kindergarten Orientation Aug. 20 at 6pm

2014 Fall Meet the Team

Good luck to all of our Fall athletes!


A Big Thank you to Dr. Patton!!

Thank you to Dr. Patton and his entire staff!  Through their support, each member of the EPHS Football Team was provided a custom fit mouth guard for the 2014 season.


Here is a link to a story in The Vindicator --- http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/aug/14/bulldogs-bite/?newswatch


Welcome to EPMS!

On Wednesday, EPMS welcomed this year's new 5th grade class to the Middle School.


Lady Bulldogs Warming Up for a New Season

Members of the EPMS and EPHS Volleyball teams tuning up their skills for the 2014 season.



Two Signs a New School Year is Right Around the Corner


Remember school starts August 25!!


Preparing for STEM

As part of our Straight A Grant, students at EPMS will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of STEM experiences.


EPMS teacher Mrs. Best shows off a cup created using a 3D printer during STEM training for the upcoming school year. 

Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Best, and Mrs. Monteleone during STEM training.

In the Home Stretch!

Our Summer construction project is nearing completion.  We will be finishing up the interior classrooms and the smaller outside projects over the next week.


Below is the new walkway that was installed in the front of EPHS.



Catch Up with Your Favorite Teacher!! Part 2

What is your favorite teacher doing this summer.. Part 2  (Updated 8/4/2014)


Mrs. Wagner has been exploring "Brain Breaks" in the primary classroom as a way to help children "recharge" and "refocus" during the school day.


Mrs. Bader & Mrs. Wagner wrote a grant proposal with the focus being to infuse Visual Arts into core subject areas.  If the Crayola "Champion Creatively Alive Children" $2500 grant is awarded, the following staff will be working together to give students a new outlet to showcase mastery of standards:  EPHS:  Mrs. Sansenbaugher (Science) and Mrs. Spanos (Spanish), EPMS:  Mrs. Roberts (English), Mrs. Best (Science) and Mrs. Wagner (1st Grade Social Studies). Parent and community business owner, Mrs. Rebecca McElroy, would work with these teachers to showcase student art in downtown store fronts.   Mrs. Vollnogle (EPMS Principal) and Ms. Madsen (EPHS English) also assisted in the editing of the proposal.  Grant notification will take place in October.

The Results Are In

Follow the links below to see how the EPHS Academic Challenge Team performed in their first trip to Nationals.





Getting Ready for the World

EPMS students in Mr. Geiss's class prepare for 2014/2015's 1:to the world laptop program by learning to use Moodle.

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. 

Early Dismissal

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

Murder in the Heir

Enjoy murder mysteries?  Want to participate in one? 


Then visit the EPHS Auditorium on March 7 & 8 at 7 pm for "Murder in the Heir".

Picture courtesy of Morning Journal/Deanne Johnson

Morning Journal/Deanne Johnson
Morning Journal/Deanne Johnson
Bulldogs Advance!

Congratulations to the Bulldog Boys Basketball team for their tournament win Tuesday night over Jackson-Milton.


The boys next play At Campbell Friday, Feb 28.  Start time is 7pm


East Palestine 61, Jackson-Milton 52


Grant Wagner scored 16 points to lead the Bulldogs. Billy Bibby netted 15 points and Nick Monteleon 14. For the Bluejays, Jeremy Fitzpatrick led with 16 points. Also scoring in double figures were Alex Thornburg with 14 and Mike Assion with 11. East Palestine travels to top-seeded Campbell on Friday in a sectional final.

Box score courtesy www.vindy.com

EP Schools Closed Tues Feb 18

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

Freshman Faith Anderson performs well at State

EPHS Freshman Faith Anderson finished 18th in her very first trip to the OHSAA State Diving Championships on Tuesday, Feb. 19.


Congratulations on a great season Faith!

Click to Close

Picture from Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer


Read more about Faith:







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!

Visit http://ohioalerts.org/epal to subscribe/unsubscribe to text alerts of important happenings in your EP Schools!

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!!

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!

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.


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 >
<p >Congratulations to the Bulldog Golf Team for finishing the regular season undefeated!</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.

2013 District Report Card
This school year EP was graded A-F in 9 specific areas by the Ohio Department of Education.  EP earned the following letter grades... 3 "B's" , 1 "C" , 2 "D's", and 3 "F's".  In addition to these District grades, EPES and EPHS both received "A's" for the number of overall indicators they earned. 

We implemented a number of reform efforts in our schools for the 2013-2014 school year and will continue this process until EP is the district of choice in Columbiana County.

Did you know?

The 2013 EP graduating class earned over $633,000 in scholarships!!

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.
EP First Semester 2012-2013 Bully Report

As required by law this is a report of bully incidents for the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year.

No School - District In-service Day

Reminder there will be no school Tuesday April 2, 2013 due to a teacher in-service day.

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.
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.
The Wizard Visits EPMS

Congratulations on a job well done to everyone involved in the EPMS production of the Wizard of Oz. 

Catch Up with Your Favorite Teacher!!

Summer 2014 updates from some of our EP Team....(updated 7/25/14)


Mrs. Madsen was selected as a State Resident Educator Assessor by the Ohio Department of Education.  She has spent her summer taking courses to prepare her for this exciting opportunity.


Mrs. Falcone has been working on discovering new fun ways to incorporate technology into her lessons.  Her focus has been on math games and software that will continue to bring exciting challenges to her children. 


As you can see Mrs. Figley is getting her classroom ready for a new school year!


Mrs. Boyles, Mr. Berger, and Mrs. Henry spent time this summer taking a course on using Moodle in their classrooms.  They completed the course as preparation for this year's "1:to the world" laptop initiative. 


Dr. Bircher and Mrs. Sansenbaugher recently submitted a $6,500 grant to continue the expansion and improvement of our Environmental Classroom.


Mrs. Carson has utilized her time this summer reading the following books and volunteering at the East Palestine Community Vacation Bible School.  Mrs. Carson and her two daughters also shared their singing talents at a church service this summer. 




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.  


Carnival of EP!

Congratulations Chloe!!

Congratulations to Chloe Roknich who has seven pieces of art being displayed from January 12 – 29 in the Scholastic Art Show at Youngstown State University, Bliss Hall. She has won a Silver Key Award for one of them and on Saturday, January 17, she was recognized during an awards ceremony at Ford Theater on the campus of YSU.

Sounds of the Season

EPES first and third grade students celebrating the holiday season.



EPMS Teachers Prepare for a New School Year

EPMS teachers Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Best, Mrs. Reidy, and Mrs. Smith recently spent some of their summer working on creating aprons for use during their Science Labs.


Next Stop....Nationals!

The EP Academic Challenge Team continued their campaign towards Nationals by competing in the NE OH Regional competition on Saturday April 12

Dog Days 2014 is Saturday May 10th

This marks the eleventh year for our annual “Dog Days” event. Initiated by the school district in 2003, this community-wide Day of Giving, designated as “Dog Days”.




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®. 
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.

Pictures of the Academic Challenge Team at Nationals!

Preparing for competition

Suited up and ready to go

Curtis Myers being congratulated by R. Robert Hentzel, the NAQT President on finishing 17th in the NATION at SSNCT Tournament on May 3, 2014

Enjoying a bit of downtime.

Real World Science!

EPHS Science Teachers Dr. Bircher and Mrs. Sansenbaugher are spending some of their summer putting their science knowledge to work in the real world!

Follow the project's happenings at:  http://guardian-le14.cgll.org/

EPHS Students Visiting The Akron Art Museum



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.  





Helping Others

Thank you to EPMS for donating over 1000 items to Social Concerns.

Summer 2014 Project Updates

Improvements at EP!!


The technology department has completed the set up and installation of 90 new computers!  We now have 3 completely new labs in our district.


Our high school remodeling project is also progressing....



2014 Prom King and Queen

Congratulations to EPHS 2014 Prom King Alec Dumbauld & Queen Sarah Adams.

HS Course Registration Handbook Available Bulldog Reading
The 2012-13 East Palestine High School Course Selection and Registration Guide is now available.
Sign up for text alerts! Test Alert icon
Text alerts available for school closings and delays!
Bulldog All-Stars

Congratulations to Bulldogs Courtney Weber, Haley Hall, Billy Bibby, and Nick Monteleone for their Honorable Mention selection to the 2013/2014 ITCL Basketball All-Star Teams.

Camp Frederick

This past Saturday, April 5, members of the EPHS Science Club spent an exciting day at Camp Frederick ( http://campfrederickohio.com/ ) in Rogers, Ohio. 


Please contact Mrs. Sansenbaugher or Dr. Bircher for information about joining the Science Club.

Good Luck EPHS Bulldogs

Good luck to our EPHS Academic Challenge team as they head to Minnesota to compete in Nationals over the weekend.


Have a safe and exciting trip!

Enjoy Retirement Mr. Stewart!!

Friday Novmeber 21 was crossing guard Merle Stewart's last day.  He was given a wonderful send off into retirement by EP bus drivers and the entire student body of EPHS (who wished him well with the same "fist bump" he shared with many of them over the past 12 years).



EPMS celebrating their first annual Science Night!

Superhero Visits EPES!!

EPES was recently visited by our favorite hometown Superhero!!


Requests for Advertisement

A few members of the East Palestine Community have been contacted recently by Royal Publishing (309-693-9858) requesting the purchase of advertisements for a District Volleyball program. 


Please contact the Board office at 330-426-4191 if you have already purchased an advertisement or prior to purchasing an advertisement with this company.


As always, if you are ever in doubt about a school sponsored solicitation, please contact the Board office with your questions or concerns.   



2014 National Technical Honor Society Inductees

Congratulations to EPHS students Jamie Brickner, Cody Bable, and Tiffany Berg who will be inducteed into the NTHS at 6pm on April 9 at the CCCTC.


 These students have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA, had 95% attendance, and have had no disciplinary issues.


EPHS is also currently represented on NTHS by Kayla Lyda.


Great Job Bulldogs!!

Annual EP Alumni Roast Beef and Turkey Dinner
The Dinner is Sat April 5th 4 - 6:30 pm in the EPES Cafeteria.
Prices are $9.00 in advance, $10 at the door
Ages 5-12 $4.00  Under age 4 free.
See Janice Cartwright at EPMS for tickets or more information.
Heads Above!

Congratulations to EPHS Senior Bryn McElroy who was recognized at Columbiana County Educational Service Center's "Heads Above the Rest" ceremony on May 1. 


Bryn was recognized at the ceremony for scoring in the top 97% on her college entrance exam. 

Books Galore!

A special thank you to Dot Herbert and the East Palestine Memorial Library for their donation of 66 books to the EPHS Media Center. 


The books are a welcome addition to the EPHS library collection.

Take a Peek!!

Click on the Photo Galleries (link in Quick Links menu on the left) to see pictures from the EPES 2014 Literacy Night.

Jr. High Academic Challenge Team Sweeps the County Competetion

The EPMS Academic Challenge Team took first place in the Columbiana County Academic Challenge Competition held at Lisbon High School on March 20, 2014. Team members Reanna Bell, Amy Carson, Tori Mollenkopf, Robert Buskirk, Dakota Pugh, Dustin Bourne, Gabe Garcia and Olivia Semon, coached by Ms. Marsha Henry and Mrs. Cindy McKinstry were victors over Beaver Local A-B, Columbiana A-B-C, Crestview A-B, Lisbon A-B-C, Salem A-B, Leetonia and Southern Local. Congratulations Winners!!!

EPMS Bulldog Grabs 1st Place!


Congratulations to EPMS 8th Grader Alexis Cunningham who recently completed a half-marathon in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Alexis finished in 1st place for her age group.


Alexis ran the 13 miles in 2 hrs and 10 mins.


Awesome job Alexis!!!

The EPHS Academic Challenge Team Continues Their March Towards Nationals!
Congratulations to the EPHS Varsity Academic Challenge team who placed 9th in the Mahoning Tournament this past Saturday (March 8).  This was a diverse and competitive group so placing 9th is indeed an honor. 
Also, a big congratulations goes out to Curtis Myers who won two awards at this event.  One award plaque was for being the 2nd top scoring player in the entire League.  Also, Curtis was awarded a certificate for scoring over 100 points per game 7 times this season. 
Way to go, Curtis!!!! You make EPHS proud.
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.






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.
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!)


EPHS Construction Project in Full Swing

If you have been by EPHS lately, you have noticed that our construction project is in full swing. 


Outside new drainage, a new sidewalk, and new steps to the area under the stage are under construction.


Inside five classrooms on the first floor are being completely remodeled due to damage.




EPHS Leaders Shine

EPHS Freshman Kyle Zimmerman, Haliee Hamilton, Kendra Hoover, Mackenna Elick, Hannah Darlington, and Karlee Adams-West represented East Palestine Schools at this year's Leadership Summit.


Congrats to Bibby and Reidy

East Palestine Varsity basketball players Billy Bibby and Colin Reidy were members of a Youngstown Flash Varsity AAU Team that finished 5-0 and were Youngstown Spring Classic Champions!


Both players did a tremendous job representing our basketball program, school, and community.

EP Schools 2013/2014 First 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.

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:




Have you ever considered substitute teaching?

The EP Schools are actively seeking substitute teachers for the 2014/2015 school year.  Please see the attached flyer for information on subsititue teacher trainings or call 330-426-4191 for more information.



Go Bulldogs Go!!!

OHSAA Girls Track Results:

Congratulations to Delaney Snyder who tied for 8th place in the High Jump.  The girls 4x800 Korynn Crawford, Justina Stanislaw, Haley Hall, and Hannah Hall placed 9th and set a new school record 10:11.2.  Great job to the 4x400 team Korynn Crawford, Haley Hall, Hannah Hall, and Blair Nulf that qualified for regional’s.  Good luck to Hannah Hall on Friday who broke her own record in the 800 to qualify for the regional meet. 

Great Work Academic Challenge Team!!

A big congratulations goes out to the EPHS Varsity Academic Challenge team including Curtis Myers, Amy Carson, Kyle Zimmerman, Kendra Hoover, and Evan Jones for placing 2nd in Columbiana County at the Varsity Academic Challenge tournament on Saturday Jan 31. 

"Sweet" Job EPHS Classes!

Congratulations to the Sophomore Class for winning the 2014 Sweetheart Campaign!  Under the leadership of Mrs. Wollet and Mrs. Thorton the sophomores raised $6,479.00.  Jessica Leake and Grant Wagner represented the sophomore class at the annual Sweetheart Dance.  


While the sophomores won bragging rights for the year, all EPHS students will benefit in their senior year due to their hard work and the generosity of the best community in Columbiana County.

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. 

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. 

Academic Challenge Team Headed to Nationals!!

Congratulations to the EPHS Academic Challenge team for earning a spot in the 2014 Small School National Championship Tournament on May 3, 2014.


Good Luck at Nationals!!


For more information on the tournament:



EPMS Dog Days

7th and 8th graders worked hard on Friday, May 16, to spruce up the front of the Middle School. Thanks go out to Gary Linhart and Town and Country Landscaping for the donation of all the landscaping stone, to Mr.and Mrs. Bryd and Mr. and Mrs. Frazier for the donation of all the perennials and to the staff for the donations of flowers and the work outside. Good Job Bulldogs!

Practice, Practice, Practice

The Class of 2014 practicing for their big day!!!


5th and 6th grade Science Teachers attend National Science Conference 5th and 6th grade Science Teachers attend National Science Conference

Ms, Reidy (5th grade science) and Mrs. Best (6th grade science) excitedly left for Boston on April 2 to attend the National Science Convention. 

EP OAA Testing Dates

The East Palestine Schools will administer the OAA tests on the following dates:


Elementary: Reading May 6 and Math May 8


Middle School: Reading May 6, Math May 7, and Science May 9

“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.”

Mrs. Anderson's SFA class created their own web to celebrate finishing Charlotte's Web.

A Memorable Week Begins

On Sunday May 18, Graduation 2014 began with the annual Baccalaureate Program at Centenary United Methodist Church.  The Guest speaker for the evening was Mr. David Kohout.


Real World Experience

Senior Honors Spanish students practiced their language skills by visiting El Paso Mexican restaurant.

Science Club At It Again!

The Science Club's last trip of the year to Presque Isle.


EPHS students spent their latest Flex Day learning how to make authentic salsa.

We Love This Town!!

As part of Dog Days 2014, EPHS Students installed the first 100 feet of the new EP Environmental Classroom trail.

Special thanks to the following for their help!!!

Lisa Bircher
Nick and Laura Spanos (not pictured)
Cheryl Byrd
Ron Novak (not pictured)
Ben Frasier
Andrea Brletich
Samantha Martin
Kyle Zimmerman
Kayleana Smith
Rayann Woods
Sa-Vitra Rose
Devin West
Faith Anderson
Brock Wagner
Paige Barr
Evan Jones
Preston Good
George and Kristin Fisk



Happy Hits EPMS for the kickoff of OAA Week!!