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The Wizard Visits EPMS

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

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. 

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. 

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Make Up Days Scheduled

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

These four (4) days will be made up on April 21, June 2, June 3,and June 4.  Students will be bringing home information on when the end of the year activities will be held. 

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!!!

Marlene Palo Benefit Pasta Dinner

Join us in supporting Mrs. Marlene Palo, 5th and 7th grade ELA teacher, at the

Pasta Dinner on Saturday, March 22, 2014, serving from 4-7 pm at EP elementary school. Tickets $6   4 and under free

Dinner- Raffle Baskets and a 24" Flatscreen TV with built in dvd player.

Tickets are available at the EPMS office or from an EP teacher. 

Pals of Palo

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OAA tests will be administered at the Middle School as follows:
Tuesday May 6- Reading Grades 5-6-7-8
Wednesday May 7- Math Grades 5-6-7-8
Friday May 9- Science Grades 5 and 8

Drug Poster Contest

EPMS make the news for participating in the Knights of Columbus Drug and Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest. 

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Interim Reports

Parents are encouraged to check Parent Access on Progress Book for students grades. There will no longer be formal interim reports sent home with students. All grades are posted and updated weekly. 

Parents are encouraged to contact teachers if you have questions. Staff email addresses are available on the web page or you can call the office to leave a voicemail. 

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. 

End of the year information for 8th graders

All 8th grade students look forward to the end of the year activities. The information for the 8th Grade Trip and 8th grade recognition have been handed out to the students and will be posted here. Any changes and additional information will be added. Parents and students are encouraged to check back for updated information. 

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Progress Book - Parent Access ParentAccess provides both parents and students with 24/7 access to school grades, homework, school resources and teacher messaging.
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East Palestine Middle School
320 West Grant Street
East Palestine, OH 44413-1602  

Phone: 330.426.9451 
Fax: 330.426.5118