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Breakfast with Santa (Beaver News Network) Breakfast with Santa

The Beaver News Network highlights our Breakfast with Santa that was run by members of the Class of 2020.  It was a great event that was enjoyed by many in our community.  Thanks to everyone who came out to support.

December Board Meeting Highlights December Board Video

Here are a few of the many highlights from November and early December.  We have had our Veterans Day Celebration, Breakfast with Santa, Elementary Light Up Night, Literacy Night, many great learning and leadership activities along with the Kick off of Winter Sports.  These are just a few of the great happenings over the past month here at Beaver Local.

Designer Bag Bingo - Scholarship Fundraiser
Beaver Local November Board Meeting Highlights November Board Meeting Video

Check out what was going on during the month of October here at Beaver Local.  

Interview with Superintendent Lowe - 2018 Levy Renewal
2018 Renewal Levy Information
Beaver Local October Board Video October Board Meeting Video

Here are some highlights from September and early October showcasing learning, Breakfast with Someone Special, athletics, the return of a very special young lady and more here at Beaver Local.

Beaver Local September Video Beaver Local September Board Video

Here is the month that was from the beginning of school through the months of August and September

June Board Video June Board Meeting

Highlights from May here at Beaver Local.  It was an exciting month leading into summer break.

May Board Meeting Video

Lots of great happenings during the month of April at Beaver Local.

Class of 2018 Movie Class of 2018 Video

This movie was created by some members of the Class of 2018 to share some of their thank you's, advice, and best memories of high school here at Beaver Local.

April Board Video April Board Meeting Highlights

March was another busy month here at Beaver Local.  We had MakerSpace for students in grades 4,5,6.  We also had National Honor Society Inducations, spring sports kicking off, the first games played at the Coomunity Fields,  and a variety of great learning activities going on here at Beaver Local.  

Tips for Parents Tips for Parents

These are some suggested tips to help manage challenging situations with students as well as suggestions on how to manage social media and uncomfortable situations which you may encounter.

Young People across America are taking note and finding a voice.  Students are focused on the balance in their lives between personal liberties and public safety.  Tough questions are being asked by parents and students. It is a time of reflection of not only what we can do in schools but how do we work to make the world a safer place.  

Our district leaders have a strong partnership with local law enforcement, and are actively engaged in conversations about how to provide the safest environment possible.  We partner with parents, health care professionals, and community organizations to provide support to families while also increasing the dialogue between home and school about issues affecting parents and families.  There are no easy answers, no single tool we can purchase. In today's world, it also requires we listen and are knowledgeable about what goes on with students in regards to social media. As we know, we didn't grow up in that world, so we must work to have conversations about the importance of being proactive, knowing who your friends are on those platforms, and being aware of what is happening in their lives.  It takes a village in today's world for us to raise and keep young people safe.

  • Log into your child’s social media accounts, photostream and text messages.  Your children have no expectation of privacy from their parents – be proactive and make it a priority.  In almost every tragedy, there were warning signs. Follow your children’s posts and sign-up for alerts.  Follow your children’s friends ….. Intentionally know what is happening in their lives.

March Board Meeting Video March Board Meeting Video

#blyoumatter The last month featured a District DI Competition here at Beaver Local, Right to Read activities with students reading over 8000 books, Maker space, the march to the State Wrestling Tournament, and our Life skills students producing blankets for the Akron’s Children Hospital NICU unit along with a variety of other great activities.

Beaver Local February Board Highlights Beaver Local February Meeting Highlights

#blyoumatter Here are some of the highlights from January here at Beaver Local Schools. Lots of great learning activities from academics to music, along with sports success. We also had students create and build their own games which was fun for all involved. Congrats to our tournament and spelling bee winners, thanks for all your hard work.

February Elementary Lunch Menu February Elementary Lunch Menu

February Elementary Lunch Menu

Blizzard Bag Information Blizzard Bag Information

1. Blizzard bags will be due two weeks from the day assigned in this case,  They will be due February 13th for the district.  All assignments must be completed. 
2. Blizzard bag assignments are meant to replace one “period” of instruction. Therefore, students will not be asked to do extensive projects.  An assignment is meant to take the place of approximately 45 minutes of instruction.
3. Paper copies will be provided for all who are unable to print blizzard bags.  Paper copies will be provided upon returning to school following the day of the assigned blizzard bag. Many teachers will use digital platforms for students to complete their blizzard bag assignments however some will use paper copies. Thus they will be provided on Wednesday January 31st if needed for our first blizzard bag.
4. Elementary students are to complete one unified arts assignment per blizzard bag. 
5. Student attendance will be credited for the day based upon their completion of the blizzard bags.  The Ohio Department of Education permits this for attendance purposes as part of the transition between days attended and hours attended.

January Board Meeting Video Highlights January Board Meeting Video Highlights

It was a great month that featured many holiday activities, and fun learning experiences for students.  We had a staff luncheon prior to break for the holidays, and winter sports are in full swing.  Students enjoyed themed days such as Pajama day, Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, and Elf Day.  Many of our studenidteso talents were also showcased in performances during the holidays.  

Beaver Local Elementary Lunch Menu Beaver Local Elementary Lunch Menu for month of January

Beaver Local Elementary Lunch Menu for month of January

Beaver Local Schools Closed for inclement weather Thursday December 14 Snow Day Video

Beaver Local Schools Closed for inclement weather Thursday December 14.  Thanks to these 8th graders for taking time to have a little fun!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

This Friday December 15 will be Ugly Christmas Sweater Day here at Beaver Local Schools

December Board Meeting Video Highlights December Board Meeting Month in Review

It was a great month that featured many differing activities here at Beaver Local.  Those have included Veteran's Day to honor our community veterans, Breakfast with Santa to benefit NHS, start of winter sports, Thanksgiving and many different learning activities for our students.  We also had a great day of professional development with our staff on waiver day and we were grateful to the students who came in to help demonstrate how they are using a variety of tech devices in their learning here at Beaver Local.

Book Fair

Book Fair- February 8-11

Book Fair will also be held during conference night February 11

You can purchase books on line at : http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/beaverlocalelementaryschool


Conferences will be held February 11 from 3:30-9:30

Holiday Break

Our Holiday Break is from Decemeber 23- January 3.  We return to school January 4.  Have a safe and Happy Holiday!

Christmas shop/Penny Wars

Thank  you for all your support with Penny Wars, Kindergarden came in first place and will be having a class celebration.  All grades are to wear PJ's on November 24 for doing such a great job.

Our Christmas workshop will be held December 3-4-7 for all students.

Thank you for all the donations for Second Harvest Food Bank!




cookie dough pick up

Cookie dough pick up will be November 4 from 4-6 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.  We will not keep any product so please make arraingements to pick up the product.




Conference/No School

Conferences are being held October 15 from 3:30-9:30 NO SCHOOL Friday October 16

Report card/Thanksgiving Break

Report cards will be sent home November 6

Thanksgiving Break is November 25-November 30: school resumes December 1


Halloween Parade

Parents we will be having a Halloween Parade October 30 at 9:30 outside if weather permits, if rain we will have it in the Auditorium same time.  We will be sending an informational letter with your child explaining the day.  Students will be coming dressed to school, no weapons or fake blood.  Thank you!




Fund Raiser

We would like to thank all the students and parents that helped make our fundraiser a great success.  We appreciate all your hard work.  This allows us to purchase educational supplies for our students.


School Wide Fundraiser


Once again we have kicked off our school wide fundraiser selling cookie dough!  The top 12 sellers will receive a lunch and a ride in a limo.  This money will help with technolgy purchases and educational needs for the students.  We appreciate your support!     







Book Fair

We will be having our annual book fair October 12-15 and also during conference night for parents.  This is a great way to share the importance of reading.  This is also a great idea for gifts for birthdays and holidays.   Thanks for your support!


Picture Day

Picture Day will be October 5, bring your smiles.

The new school phone number is 330-386-8700

The new address is 46090, Bell School Road, East Liverpool Ohio 43920.

start dates

 Kindergarten start date will be September 1, everything will be explained at meet and greet night.

Grades 1-4 start date will be August 31

Meet and Greet

Kindergarten Meet and Greet will be held August 25-Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 for parents and students only-please bring classroom supplies that evening.

Grades 1-4 Meet and Greet will be held August 27-Thursday from 5:30-7:30 .for parents and students only-please bring classroom supplies that evening.

Lists went home with report cards at the end of the school year.

We will hold an open forum for the public August 28 from 3-5 and August 29 from 9-11.

Looking forward to a great year!
Jackie Dunnigan/Elizabeth Scott

Say Good Bye to Calcutta Say Good Bye to Calcutta

View the photo Gallery for more pictures!

Fun Day Fun Day

The Calcutta Mother's Club sponsered a Fun Day for our students.  We had bounce houses, snow cones and a DJ.  It was a great time!

Third Grade Science Fair Third Grade Science Fair

The Third grade students worked very hard to complete Science Projects and share with the school!

Say Good Bye to Calcutta

June 2 from 4:00-7:30 we are having an open house to say good bye to Calcutta Elementary.  Please excuse the hallways and rooms since we are moving but we are welcoming the public to view Calcutta one more time.  Hope to see you there!

Kindergarten Impact

Kidergarten Impact will be held May 20 at Calcutta Elementary, an appointment should have been scheduled when you brought the Kindergarten packet in for registration.  

4th Grade Recogniton

4th Grade Recognition will be held May 14 at 5:30 at the High School Auditorium, students will wear their T-shirts that will be provided.

Field Day

Field Day:

Fourth Grade- May 4
Third Grade- May 5
Second Grade- May 6
First Grade- May 7
Kindergarten- May 8

Field Day will be held at the Hope Christian Fellowship Church, 13320 St. Rt 7, Lisbon

Grandparents Breakfast Grandparents breakfast

We would like to thank all the grandparents that participated in our breakfast.  It was so wonderful to see all of you.  You made your grandchild's day.  

Thank you,

Jackie Dunnigan/Principal


Dr Seuss celebrity readers Dr Seuss celebrity readers

We loved having our special readers for Dr. Seuss Week, thank you so much! The students loved it!

100th day of school/100 days old 100th day of school/100 days old
No School/Conferences

There will be no School February 13 and February 16.  Conferences will be held February 12 from 3:30-9:30 p.m

Young Authors and Illustrators Young Authors and Illustrators
Valentine Day Party

The Valentine Day Party will be February 12 from 2:00-3:00.  Please do not sent in any candy, treats, etc.  Mother's club will be providing a snack and a drink.  You many send in novelty items.  The Art teacher will be making Valentine Boxes with the students, she is need of shoe boxes.  

Thank you!
Jackie Dunnigan/Principal                        heartheartheartheartheart

Waiver Day-No school for students

There will be a Waiver Day January 28, students do not have school!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Ugly Christmas Sweater

Mrs. Bardon, Mrs. Fantone and Mrs. Boso look so cute in their Christmas Sweaters!

Reading Is Fundamental Reading Is Fundamental

Our Title Reading Teachers once again distributed books to every student in the school through donations for our Reading Is Fundamental.  Great Program!

Thanks for all you do!

Lindsey Salsberry Memorial Toy Drive Lindsey Salsberry Memorial Toy Drive

We are participating in the toy drive for Pittsburgh Children's hospital once again.  If you chose to donate please send in an unwrapped toy by December 19.  Thank you again for your support in helping make a child's Christmas.

Jackie Dunnigan

Second Harvest Food Bank Second Harvest Food Bank

Our Second Harvest Food Bank is going great!  Thanks for all the donations.  The Food Drive ends December 15.  Second and Third Grade are in the lead!

Thanks again for helping make the holiday joyous for needy families!

Jackie Dunnigan

Christmas Santa Shop
Winter Weather Winter Weather

The weather is getting cold, winter is here!  Remember to send children with winter coats, hats, gloves and boots.  The students will be going outside if weather permits!  

Waiver Day

Wavier day December 2, students are off school, teachers report to school!

Halloween Party and Parade Halloween Party and Parade

Our staff had a great time dressing up.  The children had a great time parading around and showing off their costumes, please visit the photo gallery to see more!

Thanksgiving Break

There will be no school from November 26 through December 1. Waiver Day December 2 no school for students!

Student of the month for October

Congratulations to the following students for receiving student of the month for October:

Tatum Duncan- Kindergarten
Nathan Stull- First Grade
Buddy Watters- Second Grade
Emma Smith- Third Grade
Kaylee Young- Fourth Grade

New School Photos New School Photos

How Exciting, 

Elementary wing in the new school, the walls are have dry wall and the paint is coming.  Visit the photo gallery for more pictures.

Jackie Dunnigan/Principal

Wear Pink

We are wearing Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness on October 23!

Thanks for supporting a great cause!

Jackie Dunnigan/Principal

School Fund Raiser

Dear Families,

Thank you once again for a great year.  We raised $9,307.50.  We get a 40% profit for our school.  We will put the money to good use for our students academic needs. Our top sellers are listed below and will be participating in a limo ride and lunch.

K-Drew Burchett
1- Reese Davis
2- Ethan Wedgewood
3-Delaney Dixon
4- Trinity Boucher

Congratulations and have a great lunch!

Thank you,

Jackie Dunnigan/Principal

Book Fair

Calcutta Book Fair will be the week of October 21-24.  Books make a great Christmas gift.  This is a great way to encourage reading to and with our children.

Student of the month for September

Calcutta Elementary has one student from each grade level as student of the month.  The students are chosen by each grade level teacher.  Last month winners are:

Riley Springer-K
Dominic Schmidt- 1st
Carson Temple- 2nd
Tashia Jordon- 3rd
Nicole Barber- 4th

Congradualations to these students for doing a great job at school!

Picture Re-Take

Picture re-take will be October 2!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held October 16, there will be no school on October 17.  You should receive information in your child's back pack soon!

Camp Fitch

Parents and Students,

It is that time again for an exciting outdoor adventure to Camp Fitch.  Please look for information to come home.  We will be having an informational meeting at the high school on October 1 at 5:30.  The dates for Camp Fitch are October 13-14-15.  Thanks again to Mother's Club to help bring the cost down.  The price is now $95.00 per student and Calcutta Elementary will cover any hardships for families.  We want all students to get to have a great experience!


Jackie Dunnigan/Principal

School wide fundraiser


Your fundraiser packets should have come home Thursday.  The fundraiser will continue until September 29.  Let's  make it a good one!  Thanks for all you help and support!

Jackie Dunnigan/Principal


Welcome back, I am looking forward to a great year!  I would like to give a special thanks to all staff and parents who have helped last week with drop offs, pick ups and busing.  Without you we could not do it.  You are greatly appreciated!

Drop off Procedures

When dropping off students in the morning, please remember to pull all the way up to the yellow pole, also please make sure your child get out of the car on the passenger side for safety issues.  Thank you!

Picture Day

Picture Day is September 8 for grades K-4, bring your smiles!

Kindergarten start date

Kindergarten orientation will be Monday August 25 5:30 pm-7:30 pm in the Calcutta cafeteria with parents and student. 


The first day of kindergarten will be Tuesday August 26. 

Thank you

Jackie Dunnigan/ Principal

Summer school/start of school

Summer school will be offered August 4-7 and August 11-14 at the Middle School.  The first day of school is August 25!  Grades 1-4 Meet and Greet will be August 21at Calcutta from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Information will be coming for Kindergarten.  Have an enjoyable and safe summer!

Mrs. Dunnigan

48th Annual Max Gard Hike 48th Annual Max Gard Hike

East Liverpool Post Office sponsored a walk in the woods.  Children were asked to draw a picture of what a walk meant to them.  Winner- Halye Russell, 1st place-Emma Joseph, 2nd- Tania Jordon, 3rd- Peyton Robert, 4th- Conor Ghrist

Field Day Field Day

The students are enjoying field day.  Thanks to Mrs. Schwerha and Mr. Sigler for a great event.  

Kindergarten Early Impact

May 14-Kindergarten Early Impact for Kindergarten parents and students!

We will rock the OAA We will rock the OAA

The Third and Fourth grade students are enjoying the Pep Band as they prepare for the OAA tests.

Evacuation Drill

We are having a safety/evacuation drill Friday March 28.  Students will be escorted by staff and St. Clair Township Police Department to the YMCA to show them our meeting place in case an evacuation takes place.  Any questions please feel free to contact me.

Thank you

Jackie Dunnigan/Principal

Special Someone Breakfast Special Someone Breakfast
Wavier Day and Easter Break

School will be in session on March 26 and April 21.  April 21 is considered a make up day for students due to snow days.

Destination Imagination Destination Imagination

Congratulations to Our DI elementary team, Jensen Britt, Rachel Mathias, Parker Pease and Phillip Braslawsce for advancing to State Level in April.  The team also won a special Renaissance award for outstanding performance and demonstrating strong leadership, theatrical skills, and team/cooperative skills.  Jenson Britt also won an individual Renaissance award for her role on the team.

Apples for Students Giant Eagle

Please register with Giant Eagle if you have not done so. Calcutta will receive 60,000 bonus points between January 27 and February 10.  Thank you for your support and help!

Conferences and No School

Conferences are February 13 from 3:30-9:30 p.m.

Presidents Day- February 17, no school


OAA Testing -Third Grade Reading April 29, Fourth Grade Reading April 30

                     Third Grade Math May 6, Fourth Grade Math May 7

Martin Luther King

No School Monday January 20 Martin Luther King

Lunch menu change

 Due to school closing and weather Friday menu will be served today Wednesday Jan 8, Monday's menu will be served Thursday Jan 9, and Friday we will have assorted sandwiches with waffle fries and fruit.  

Mother's Club Meeting

Mother's Club meeeting January 9 at 9:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m at Calcutta Presbyterian Church.  One room mother must be present to collect money for Valentine Party.

Christmas concert High School Performance Choir

The High School Performance Choir, Rhythm and Red performed holiday music for the Calcutta staff and students.  A special thanks to the Choir and Mrs. Hamilton.  It was a fantastic show!

Caught Being Good Caught Being Good

Congratulations to our students who were caught being good for the month of December: Luke Langley, Alana DeBord, Brady Edgehill, Braydon Hall, Megan Moore

Good Program Good Program

Congratulations to Emma Kurtz, Rachel Cunningham, Madison Lowe and Elizabeth Kokowski for being nominated for the Good Program sponsored by the Lions Club

Christmas Crafts-1st Grades First Grade Christmas Craft

Lowes in Stubenville donated a build and grow kit for every 1st grade student.  They also received an apron, hammer and a set of googles. The students loved the project.  It was headed by Mrs. Lowe our Elementary Art Teacher.

Penny Wars Penny Wars

The students raised $1,372.99 to help the families of Calcutta. Thanks to the students, Mother's Club and teachers for the support to make this happen!

Thanksgiving Day Feast Thanksgiving Day Feast


You may pick up your cookie dough and prizes from the fund raiser on Novermber 7 from 4-6!



Calcutta Elementary parents and students raised approximately $6,000.00.  The top sellers received a Limo Ride and lunch at Taco Bell.  Kindergarten was Izaiah Pipkens, First Grade-Luke Langley, Second Grade-Nick Rawson, Third Grade-Trinity Boucher, Fourth Grade-Chansyn Hoppel.  Congratulations to the top sellers!  Thank you to all the students and families for all your hard work in making our Fundraiser such a great success!

Penny Wars

PENNY WARS-November 4/November 15

Once again our students are participating in Penny Wars.  Penny Wars helps the needy families at Calcutta to have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Students bring in pennies and place the pennies in their grade level container.  The goal is to score the most points placing pennies in their grade level container and silver in the other containers which are negative points.  The students love the game and our families benefit.

The Halloween Parade went well.  The students all looked wonderful in their costumes.  I appreciate all the help and support from the parent volunteers/Mother's club.  Thanks to everyone for another successful Halloween.
Camp Fitch was a great success this year.  Thanks to all the parents, student volunteers, teachers and students for all your help and support.  The students had a great time and made a lot of new friends!
We are having our Halloween Party and Parade on October 31 from 2-00p.m.to 3:00 p.m.  The parade will be outside.  You will be receiving a newsletter with information and the parade route.  Please remember parking is an issue at Calcutta so car pooling is highly recommended.   


"FIGHT THE CURE"- Cancer Awareness
We are asking all Calcutta students to wear Pink on Friday October 11 for Cancer Awareness!
Our Fourth Grade students will be attending Camp Fitch October 14-16.  The cost of the program is $95.00.  This is a wonderful Outdoor Educational Program for our students to experience.  The Camp is located on Lake Erie in North Springfield, PA.   It is a great time for the students and teachers to bond in a different educational setting.
The State of Ohio has implemented many changes to the new school year.  The Third Grade Guarantee is a big change for students, teachers and parents.  The Ohio Department of Education website has a lot of information for parents to read so you can better understand the changes that will occur.  With the Third Grade Guarantee, students were given a state diagnostic test at the beginning of the year.  Our students were given the Dibels Next.  From the results students were considered on track or off track in reading.  All students received a letter.  If your child was off track he/she will be receiving 90 minutes of reading instruction and will be on a reading improvement plan. The reading improvement plan will be shared with you during conferences or a scheduled meeting with the classroom teacher.   Our students that were off track will also be receiving Title One Reading services.  Your child cannot test out of the reading improvement plan until January.  In January they will be given the diagnostic test again and if they are reading above grade level according to the results of the testing, they will be on track, if not they will remain off track and continue on the reading improvement plan.  For more information visit www.education.ohio.gov

We are currently using leveled reading programs, Reading A-Z and Raz-Kids that individualize students instruction.

It is very important that you read to your child and with your child to help increase fluency and comprehension skills. 



Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

We will be having an Easter Egg Hunt March 24 from 3:30-5:30, we will be sending home more information as the date gets closer.

Thank You
Jackie and Elizabeth


Dr. Seuss Read Across America

We are celebrating Dr. Seuss week from February 29- March 4, a flyer will be coming home.  We will be dressing as a them everyday.

Monday: Crazy sock day
Tuesday: Hat Day
Wednesday: Mismatch Day
Thursday: Chirstmas clothes
Friday: Pajama Day

Happy Reading!




Testing Dates

Third and Fourth Grade Language Arts Testing- April 12-13

Third and Fourth Grade Math Testing- April 19-20

Fourth Grade Social Studies- April 26-April 27

Please set these dates aside, it is very important that you child is here for testing dates.

Kindergarten information

Kindergarten registration will be April 4 though April 29, packets will be available at the main office!

Kindergarten Early Impact May 10- May 11-you will receive an appointment when you return your packet.





Two Hour Delay Starts

The dates below are for our Two Hour Delay Starts:                                                        

January 20, February 3, February 17, March 15, April 5