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School Survey to Request 100% Online Learning School Survey to Request 100% Online Learning

Please complete our online survey if you want your child(ren) to begin the school year with 100% online learning. Here is the Survey link to access the survey. Please complete no later than Wednesday, July 29. 

Superintendent's Message July 7

This is John Grabowski, Superintendent of Champion Local Schools


On Thursday of last week, Governor DeWine released recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Education for schools to return in the fall. We have been working on several plans for Champion Schools “Return to Learn.” We used the results of the previous surveys to help with those preliminary plans. We are now working with our stakeholders on finalizing those plans, and we will be able to share them with you in the coming weeks. Please be patient, many of the preliminary guidelines released to the schools were updated and changed as the virus spread began to grow and we need to work to align our plans to those changes.


Our best to all of you during these difficult times, stay safe and we remain Champion Strong!

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June 8th Superintendent's Message

This is John Grabowski, Superintendent of Champion Local Schools

I wanted to remind all parents that we will be passing out food to those in need from 12-1 and 6-7 every Tuesday in front of the Elementary school.

The Transportation Survey for next school year will be available on line until Wednesday, June 10th. Please fill out the survey at www.championlocal.org/bus if you have not already done so.

Just a reminder, if you have not turned in your child’s chromebook, hot spot or other items for this school year, you can still drop them off Tuesdays from 12-1 and 6-7 PM in front of the Elementary School. This is the time of year where service and maintenance occurs. If they are not returned in a timely fashion we will be forced to send them out for repair and a fee will be assessed for the service.

I hope you and your family have a relaxing summer, stay safe and we all remain Champion Strong!


June 1st District Phone Update

This is John Grabowski, Superintendent of Champion Local Schools

I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that we will be passing out food to those in need on Tuesday’s throughout the summer. We will be adjusting the times slightly. Food will be passed out now from 12-1 and 6-7 PM.

Also, we will be sending out a survey this week by email, social media and mail to help us know how many students will need transported by bus next year. No decisions for next year have been finalized. This data will help with the decision making process as guidance becomes available. 

Just a reminder, both the Middle School and High School are collecting books and chromebooks this week. Please review the dates and times to drop off your child’s items to the schools. It is very important for chromebooks to be dropped off this week so our staff can begin updating the software and prepare them for next year. 

Thank you for your continued support. Have a great night, stay safe and we remain Champion Strong!

Champion Local Schools Reflection Survey

Attention Parents and Families, 

Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in the survey below. We value your feedback as we continue to prepare for our students to return to school in the future. The window for the survey will close on Monday, June 1st at 12PM.

Survey Link

Champion Teachers Congratulate Graduates

The staff of the Champion Local School District created a video to congratulate the Class of 2020. 

End of the Year Update End of Year
**** Kindergarten Registration Update******* Kindergarten
Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Thursday

says: Champion Local Schools will hold a Townhall Meeting on Thursday May 21 2020 at 6:00 PM.  Invitations with the code for the meeting will go out Thursday afternoon by email only

Registration for Grades K-4 K-4 Registration
Preschool Enrollment Packet for 2020-2021 School Year preschool
Town Hall and Medication Pick-up

This is John Grabowski, Superintendent of Champion Local Schools

Champion Schools will be hosting a second town-hall meeting on Monday at 6 PM to discuss end of the year procedures, upcoming senior events and activities, and beginning discussions for next school year for all three buildings. Invitations will be sent out on Monday by email around 3 pm.

If your son/daughter has medication in the school clinic (pre k-8 or CHS), medications including forms for next school year are ready to be picked up by a parent/grandparent or responsible adult. 

Medications can be picked up at the food distributions on Tuesdays 12-2 pm or 6-7 pm. If other arrangements need to be made please email Mrs. Bucco at becky.bucco@championlocal.org.

Stay safe and have a good night. 
We are Champion Strong!

Message from Mr. Grabowski

This is John Grabowski, Superintendent of Champion Local Schools
I know there are many questions that you probably have today from the Governors announcement. Our administrative team will begin working to finalize our plans for the end of the year and we will hold another town hall meeting next week to address your concerns. Please follow our facebook, instagram and school webpages for more details. 

Tonight from 8:20 to 8:40, Champion Schools will be lighting the Champion Stadium to honor the Class of 2020 from 8:20 to 8:40. The stadium will be closed, but students and families may drive around to see it. You may enter the PK-8 entrance and drive around and behind the stadium. We must maintain social distancing and no one will be allowed to get out of their cars.

We will be holding our food pick up tomorrow from 12-2 and 6-7 pm in front of the PK-8 Building. You may drop off any donations at that time as well. 
Stay Safe and have a good night. 
We are Champion Strong.

Board of Education Meeting Live on Facebook says: The board meeting scheduled for Monday the 20th will be held at 5:30 and be streamed on Facebook Live
2019-2020 CES Yearbook Orders- Available Now to Order- ONLINE ONLY Yearbook
Superintendent's Update

I hope everyone has had a productive week of online learning. I want to remind everyone that we have WiFi hotspots to give to families that do not have reliable internet access at home. If you would like one, please call and leave a message at 330-847-2338. Beginning next week, we will be changing our food distribution day to Tuesday from now on. Times will be the same from 12-2 and 6-7 PM. We will accept donations for the food pantry again during this same time.

I wanted to let all parents know that have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19, you can still apply for the free and reduced lunch program while we are closed on our food services website. This program can also help cover the cost for workbook and other fees through the school. I know this is not the way we had planned to spend Easter and spring break, but I hope we can all enjoy time with the ones we love together or remotely and remember that this will not last forever. My best to you and your families.  As always, we remain Champion Strong! Have a good night!

Food Drive, Student Work Drop-Off, WiFi Hotspot Information

This is John Grabowski, Superintendent of Champion Schools

Reminder, we will again be holding our food pantry pick up on Monday in front of the PK-8 Building from 12-2 and 6-7 pm. If you have any items that you would like to drop off for the pantry, you may bring them at that time as well.

Our second opportunity to drop off student work will be Monday from 12-2 and 6-7 pm at the same location.

If you would like to have one of the district provided WiFi hotspots, please call 330-847-2338, leave your name, students name and phone number and someone will return your call to prepare the device for you.


Thank you and have a great day!



John Grabowski
Champion Local Schools
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Champion Town Hall

Topic: Champion Town Hall Meeting Q & A
Date: Apr 2, 2020 06:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The cloud recording is now available for those who were unable to attend.

We are working on a FAQs document and will post this in the near future. 

Daffins Fundraiser Pickup Daffins
Using your Phone as a WIFI Connection

In light of our current situation, most cell phone plans have allowed the usage of phone data as a WIFI "hotspot". Below are instructions to help you connect your student's Chromebook to you phone's "hotspot".

Virtual Spirit Week says: Virtual Spirit Week Move it Monday, TikTok Tuesday, What ya Readin' Wednesday, throwback Thursday. Spirit Day Friday
Food Distribution says: Form for Food Hand-Outs at Champion PK8 - Please fill out the form by clicking on the LINK if you plan to pick up food.

If you are planning to pick up food at the PK8 building please complete this form  so we can best prepare. 

Champion School Updates

Spectrum will be offering free access to broadband and wifi for students without access for 60 days.  The offer begins Monday March 16.  Those interested in enrolling are asked to call 1-844-488-8395.

We will be passing out food on Monday March 16, from 10 am - 3 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm at the PK8 building. 

Because of the social distancing measures mandated by the governor, we will postponing all recognitions at the Board Meeting on Monday night.  Champion Senior Advisory Council's Swing into Spring is cancelled.  The Champion High School Musical "Footloose" is postponed and will be rescheduled once we are back to regular school hours. 

Chromebook Waiver Form

We are asking that this Waiver form be completed and turned in for each student who would like to take a Chromebook home. The Tag number can be filled in when the Chromebook is picked up and can be found on the bottom of the Chromebook. This is not necessary to fill out for those who are already participating in the Take Home Program. 

Superintendent's Message about Student Lessons

Superintendent's Message about Student Lessons

School Closure

Champion Local Schools will be closed from Friday, March 13 through April 3. Students and visitors will not be allowed into our schools today, Friday March 13 so that staff can prepare for this extended time for closed schools. An all-call and social media posts will be made later today with more details on picking up textbooks, Chromebooks, etc. for student use during the break. 

Covid-19 Information hand and schools items with germs on it. says:Germs are everywhere. Stay Healthy. Wash your hands.
Preschool Applications for 2020-2021 School Year Now Available Preschool
Summer Solutions Now Available to Order Summer Solutions
Thank You for Helping Raise Money for the Koala's in Australia Koala
Kindergarten Registration Packets are Now Available Kindergarten
Champion Community Ukulele Class Ukelele
3rd & 4th Grade Spring Program Music
Open Enrollment Open Enrollment
Snowflake Ball Snowflake Ball
Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? KG ready
Loose Change to Help Koala Bears in Australia Koala
CES Coffee Minutes CES Coffee Minutes



Thank you from the Champion Rotary cookies
Santa Workshop Schedule Santa Shop
December Dress Up Days Calendar
Champion Elementary School Christmas Program Christmas Concert
Fall Fundraiser Pick Up Fundraiser pick up
Reminder About Event Day Dismissal Procedures Dismissal Procedures
8th Graders Attend Board of Ed Dialogue

Open the link to read 8th graders' input to the Board of Education topics discussed at the Board Dialogue on October 14, 2019.

Project Walk Warm Walk Warm
Picture Make-Up Day Picture Retake Day
Off Site Evacuation Drill Set for Friday, November 1 Evacuation Drill
Red Ribbon Spirit Week Starts Oct 24 Red Ribbon Week
Early Release on Friday, October 25 Early Release
Halloween Parade and Party Information Parade
Informational Meeting for our Federally Funded Programs Kids Reading
Fall Fundraiser Packets are Due fundraiser
Winter Clothing Drive Winter Clothing Drive
Final Forms Need to be Completed by Oct. 2 Final Forms
Evacuation Drill to be Held on September 26 Evacuation pic
District Social Worker Services Purple Envelope
Giant Eagle Apples for Students Giant Eagle
Event Pick up letter
Kindergarten Orientation Orientation
Chromebook Insurance Form Red, Green, Yellow and blue Chrome logo says:chromebook

Champion Local schools offers an insurance program for the Chromebooks that students use daily in grades 4-12.  Purchasing insurance allows the student to bring their Chromebook home daily and offsets the cost of a potential repair.  The Chromebook repair form and payment may be brought to the school's main office. 

Chromebook Insurance Form

Final Forms Student Update Final Forms

Each year parents are requested to update emergency phone numbers and medical history on their children in their Final Form electronic records.Computers will be available at building orientations to fill out the form if you do not have a computer. 

If your child needs prescription medication administered at school, this form needs to be turned in to the school office.  

All school immunizations are required by September 16, 2019.  Ohio law requires at 7th and 12th grade students to have the MCV4 meningococcal vaccine to attend schools.  12th graders, please note the date of your vaccine.  You are required to have a MCV4 vaccine after your 16th birthday, so you may require a booster. Please provide your immunization record to the student's school office. 

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Free Back-to-School Supplies primary color animated walking pencils with books

Free Back - to - School Supplies

Saturday, August 3rd at 9 am at Champion Christian Church

Kindergarten Teachers awarded grant Three Kindergarten Teachers holding awards

Kindergarten Teachers, Samantha Miller, Kayleigh Gabriel, Erin Jordan, and Brittany Cornelius, were awarded the 2019 Team Award grant of $ 7500.00 for educational strategies from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

Kindergarten Teachers Awarded Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Grant Four Kindergarten Teachers

CONGRATULATIONS to the Champion Central Elementary School  Kindergarten team - Brittany Cornelius, Kayleigh Gabriel, Erin Jordan, and Samantha Miller - the winners of the 2019 Jennings Team Teaching Award

Senior Walk at PK-8 purple graduation cap says:Congratulations Grad

Senior Walk Slideshow

Famous Flashes - CES Edition red carpet and paparazzi taking photos

Egg Drop STEM Project

Cyber Safety Night purple glitter says: cyber safety


What Parents Need to Know

April 2019 Students of the Month April 2019 Students of the Month
Last Day of School Early Release
Community Ukelele Lessons Ukelele
It's Time to Order Yearbooks! Yearbook Order Form
March 2019 Students of the Month March 2019 Students of the Month
School Closing Announcement: falling snowflakes

Champion Schools is closed Wednesday January 30 and Thursday January 31 due to the cold temperature

Famous Flashes - CES Edition red carpet with paparazzi taking photos animated flashes

Duke the Therapy Dog

Famous Flashes - Central Elementary Edition Red carpet with paparazzi

Mrs. Nannicola interviews students on what they like about the new school. 


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Please Use the Following Numbers When Calling Our Schools:

District Phone Numbers

Board of Education (330) 847-2330

Elementary School (330) 847-2315     

Middle School (330) 847-2340

High School (330) 847-2300

PK-8 School Nurse (330) 847-2310

District Update on Mosquito Issue Mosquito

The Trumbull County of Board of Health treated Champion Schools Detention  water basin today.  The basin is located on the new P-K property.  The Board of Health deposited a tablet  in the water basin designed to kill mosquito larvae. Should you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact Champion School Superintendent Pamela Hood at 330-847-2330 ext. 2 or at pamela.hood@neomin.org.  

Champion Newsflash from Pamela Hood, Superintendent Mosquito


Champion Newsflash from Pamela Hood, Superintendent


This afternoon, the Trumbull County Board of Health notified Champion Township that a mosquito containing the West Nile virus was found off the bike trail in Champion Township.  Champion Local Schools was then notified by the Township. Until further notice, our athletic teams will not practice or scrimmage at or near dusk/dawn, which are prime mosquito activity times. All games will move forward. All athletes, coaches, and spectators will be encouraged to use mosquito spray as a precautionary measure. Champion Township will be spraying for mosquitoes on August 28th. Champion Schools will be spraying the water detention area behind the new preK-8 construction on   Thursday,   August 9th.  

Thank you,

Pamela  Hood, Superintendent
John Grabowski, High School Principal
Heather Campbell, Middle School Principal
Alexandra Nannicola, Elementary School Principal

Children's Book Creators - Jeannette and Christopher Canyon - March 22 Jeannette and Christopher Canyon

Jeanette and Christopher met as art students at the Columbus College of Art & Design.  Jeanette grew up along the windy shores of Lake Erie in Willowick, Ohio.  Christopher grew up among the rolling forests and farms of Licking County, Ohio.  They have been married for over 25 years, and live and work from their historic home studio in the city of Columbus, Ohio.

Welcome Josh Drean! Josh Drean

Psychologists have found that the most influential bullying programs incorporate positive emotion.

Josh delivers an engaging and powerful bullying presentation by drawing on his mascot experience and psychology background to equip students with the strategies and skills they need to eliminate bullying.


FAMOUS Champion Central Elementary Students Paparazzi
FAMOUS - Champion Central Elementary Students - "Steel" your hearts Paparazzi
FAMOUS - Champion Central Elementary Students Paparazzi









Congratulations to Another January Bus Captain! Bus Captain_January18
Congratulations to Central's Bus Captains--January 8-January 19! January Bus Captains_118
Champion Schools  is now part of Ohio’s Safer Schools Program

August 29, 2016

Important Health Message from School Nurse

Please read.

CLS District 2016-17 School Calendar/Annual Report

Get Yours this Friday, August 12, 2016

CES Supply List


PE Club Performs!

May 20, 2016

Third Grade Spelling Bee Winner Honored

March 21, 2016

Animal Welfare League Speaks to the First Grade

Students Donate :)

Champion schools Making Adjustments to Eliminate Lead

March 1, 2016

Trumbull County Kids are Cruising into Kindergarten! Trumbull County Kids are Cruising into Kindergarten!

Prizes and giveaways!  Fun learning stations!

Our school has kicked off Jump Rope for Heart! American Heart Association

Our school has kicked off Jump Rope for Heart!  The kids are learning new jump roping skills and different ways to keep their hearts healthy.  This is a fun and exciting event for our entire school as we work together to raise money for the American Heart Association and save lives together! 

Hearing impaired students benefit

50th annual event held in Champion

Mrs. Soloman in the News!

United Way of Trumbull County focuses on education...

First & Second Grade Parents – Central Elementary Christmas Program
Monday, December 14 & Tuesday, December 15
Students report to homerooms at 5:30 PM
Performance begins at 6:00 PM
Third Graders to take the first AIR ELA state test in December
Student Call Off


Student Call Off Number: 330-847-2315

State of the Schools Forum State of the Schools Forum
Welcome Back Letter
Safe Arrival/School Messenger Attendance System


3rd and 4th grade AIR Boot Camp 3rd and 4th grade Boot Camp
FAMOUS - Champion Central Elementary Students Paparazzi
SRO Ross visits Kindergarten SRO Robert Ross speaks to Kindergarten
Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020
Champion FD visits Central! Chief Hickey smiles for the camera in Mrs. Hendrick's class.
Congratulations to Central's December Bus Captains December Bus Captains
Spelling Bee Winners Spelling Bee
Yes they can...Kindergarten dives into Chromebooks Kindergarten Techies
"Shark Tank" welcomes 3rd grade winners to their team "Shark Tank"
New Event Pick-up Procedure Pick-up Policy Letter
Jim "Basketball" Jones comes to Central! Jim "Basketball" Jones comes to Central
November 2018 Students of the Month November 2018 Students of the Month
Project Walk Warm Walk Warm
Mrs. Nannicola recognized by Jim Tressel as YSU Outstanding Administrator Alumnus YSU President Tressel congratulates Mrs. Nannicola!
Final Forms Instructions
We love our flexible seating! We LOVE our flexible seating!
Traffic Flow Map
Central Elementary Initiates Chromebook Project

The 21st Century Classroom

Mrs. Nannicola is presented the OAESA award

Friday, June 17, 2016

Central Elementary School
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