District News

Presidential Innovation Award Live Stream Presidential Innovation Award

Watch the EPA present this award to Mr. Murduck on Wednesday October 7, at 3:05 pm on the Champion Schools Youtube Channel and Facebook Page.

Virtual Veteran's Day Form

Please Fill out the following form to participate in the Virtual Veteran's Day event. 

8/20 Town Hall Meeting Recording 8/20 Town Hall Meeting Recording
CLSD Reopening Plan
Parent Resource Guide
Facial Coverings/Mask Video and Info Picture of student adjusting facemask

Wearing facial coverings has become an integral part of returning to school in 2020. Mrs. Bucco, one of our school nurses, reviews proper masking procedures in this video. Please watch this with your kids to help them get comfortable with the best practices for using a face covering in school. For those who wish to request an exemption you may view the entire Ohio Department of Health order and Champion Schools "Request For Waiver Under Face Coverings/Mask Policy" on our district web site.  Stay Safe Flashes! #WeAreChampionStrong #BeWellTogether    

Transportation Message from Champion picture of bus says: Complete a bus form if:Your child will not ride a bus,  Call 330-847-2399 with bus questions.

Forms requesting bus pick-up or drop-off changes for the first day of school need turned into the board office by 2 pm on Wed., August 26. Otherwise your children are picked up exactly where they were on their last day in school last year.If you requested 100% online learning you are automatically removed from the bus list.
Complete a bus form if:Your child will not ride a bus, if you need an alternate pick up or drop off location, or if you have moved.Bus forms are available on our website or at the entryway to the board office. Call 330-847-2399 with bus questions.

Notice of Virtual Town Hall purple and white graphic says: Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:00 p.m.    Items to be discussed include school reopening protocols

Thursday, August 20, 2020
6:00 p.m. 

Items to be discussed include school reopening protocols, mask and temperature policy, attendance monitoring in remote learning situations, symptoms assessment, and tech tool enhancements. ZOOM  invitations will be sent out at noon on Thursday by email.

All Call Message 8/10 says: same as article

I wanted to begin by reminding everyone that our first offical day for students will be September 1st. We will approving the finalized calendar at our next board meeting. 

We have been receiving many calls to switch students over into 100% remote learning.  If you are still interested in doing so, we must know by 2 pm tomorrow.  If you have further questions, please call the office where your child attends.  

Just a reminder, any elementary student that has not turned in their Chromebook may do so this Tuesday and next Tuesday between the hours of 12 and 1 and 6 to 7 pm in front of the elementary school.  This is so we can clean and update them before school officially begins.  

My best to you and your families, stay safe and we remain Champion Strong!

Bus Safety Video

Champion School District is pleased to work with all Trumbull County schools to develop protocols for student and staff safety in all our districts. This video will help to prepare all of our kiddos to safely ride our school buses in the fall. #WeAreChampion    #WeAreChampionStrong

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!

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!


Parent Sports Meeting Recording

Here is the link and password to view the May 28th Parent Sports Meeting recording that was held on 

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

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

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 Meeting Agenda
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
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
My Twitter account has changed, follow me @ChampSuperFlash
Follow the District Instagram account @ChampGoldenFlash
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. 

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. 

Open Enrollment Open Enrollment
Finance Council Minutes
CHS Board Dialogue Minutes
The Champion Chronicle - Fall 2019 pictures of students, cover of the newsletter says: The champion chronicle Fall 2019

Champion Local Schools will now be distributing an electronic newsletter twice a year. The first issue of the Champion Chronicle is available at the link below. There will be a select number of hard copies available around the community for those who are not in the District's electronic network. 

Thank you for your continued support of the students of Champion Schools.


Veteran's Day Program Says: Champion Local Schools Veteran's Day Community Tribute
When Do we Close Schools- School Closing Information forParents and Families

As we approach the Winter weather season,  I wanted to share with you our protocol for cancelling school and also the manners in which we will notify you when school is being cancelled. 


View Attachments Below:

superintendent school closing decision.pdf

two ways parents are notified of school closings.pdf


If you have any questions or concerns, you may always call my office at 330-847-2338 or email me at john.grabowski@championlocal.org.



John Grabowski


Champion Local Schools


Military Appreciation Night Football team shaking hands with veterans
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 Information stick figure walking in front of a green background

The Champion Local School District is pleased to announce that PROJECT WALK WARM will start on Nov. 4, 2019, at the new Champion PK to 8 building and will conclude on April 9, 2020.  The school will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday for people of the community to walk indoors during inclement winter weather.  Walkers must be over 18 years of age and sign in the first time they walk.  One level quarter mile walking maps will be available with the daily pattern. There will be times when there are building activities that may interrupt the walking pattern.   Please enter through the Central Elementary entrance. Visitor parking will be available in the front of the school. For further information on PROJECT WALK WARM call 330-847-2340 or 330-847-2315 during school hours.

Submitted by Becky Bucco, Champion School Nurse

Champion Hosts Military Appreciation Night Military Appreciation

Friday’s home varsity football game Crestview at Champion will be Military Appreciation Night. All active and retired Military personnel will be given free admittance into the game (show ID).  We will honor all Military, Homeland Security and First Responders during pregame. Please wear your department apparel and meet at the band shell at 6:15 if you plan on taking part in the pregame ceremony.

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale Thursday and Friday (early release) Adults $6 and Students $4, all tickets at the gate will be $7

Go Flashes!!!!

Fall Fest Video Slideshow Fall Fest Video Slideshow
Champion PSA Picture of student and teacher talking says: always notify and adult if you are being bullied or witness bullying


Our Champion students came together to create a Public Service Announcement on bullying. Please view the PSA to learn more about the resources we provide to our students and their families to help combat bullying.


Trumbull County Schools TV Commercial Trumbull County ESC Logo says: Trumbull County ESC
Fall Fest Flyer multiple colored leaves falling
PK8 Certified Energy Efficient Red Carpet Stars

The new Champion PK8 School Building is featured for its Energy and Environmental Design.

5th Grade Grandparents' Day Video Grandparents and Granddaughter

Grandparents' Day Video

District Social Worker Services Purple Envelope
NEWS FLASH - Temporary Road Closure Construction Barricode with Animated Red Flashing Lights

Champion Township will be doing road resurfacing work on Ridge Run Road (the township road between Champion High School and the Statler Ridge Condos) on Thursday, September 19 through Monday, September 23.


Champion District and Building Report Cards Purple apple says:Champion Local Schools District Report Card
Pride Council Winter Clothing Drive Purple mitten
Pre-sale Football Tickets Available Champion C with lightening

Pre sale Tickets for this Friday’s home Varsity Football game against Rittman will be on sale during school hours. Adults $6.00 and Students $4.00 all tickets at the gate will be $7.00!

We will also he honoring the 2019 Div.III State Softball Team during the pregame ceremonies starting at 6:30 pm

Final Forms Update school nurse with shot smiling

Each year parents are requested to update emergency phone numbers and medical history...

2019 -2020 Bus Information animated bouncing yellow school bus
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

PK8 Building Recap Video  Purple and Yellow Champion "C" with lightening across
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.

Ohio Teacher of the Year 2020 Finalist Apple and says "ohio teacher of the year"

Congratulations to Dave Murduck, CMS 5th grade science teacher -chosen as one of the 5 state finalists competing for State Teacher of the Year 2020.  Best of luck Dave!

Champion Board of Education Announces Improvements teacher at blackboard says:check it out

The Board of Education has approved the following permanent improvements and curriculum updates for the 2019-2020 school year.

What About Central Elementary and Champion Middle School Properties? tree with green leafs growing

Champion Township Trustees have assumed ownership of 10 of the 13 acres of school board property formerly housing the 100-year-old elementary school. Three of the thirteen acres have been retained by the Board of Education to maintain the school bus garages and school maintenance building. The ten acres were part of the purchase price when the Board purchased 20-plus acres on Mahoning Avenue from the Trustees for the site of the new PK-8 school complex.

The Board of Education continues to own the 29 acres on Alva Avenue. Twenty-two of those acres are leased to the Champion Athletic Club (CAC) for its use as sports fields and parking. The CAC will also mow the remaining 7 acres which house the former Champion Middle School now that the building has been demolished.


Submitted by Pamela Hood, Superintendent

Champion PK-8 School Project Wraps Up construction block with orange cones and flashing lights.

The Champion Local School District, in cooperation with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, is set to “close out“ the PK-8 school building construction project by the end of August or first of September, 2019. The construction project was completed on schedule and within budget.

The PK-8 school building was designed by BSHM Architects, Inc. and constructed through the management of Hammond Construction. The PK-8 school building was a two-year project from design through construction. The new school building opened to staff and students in August 2018.

Submitted by Pamela Hood, Superintendent

Windows Being Replaced opening blinds

About 60 window in the PK-8 School building are set to be replaced  by the vendor  due  to a  manufacturer defect which  prevents  the “in window” blinds from opening and closing correctly. 

Removal of the targeted windows will begin on July 20.  The windows will be temporarily boarded up until the new replacement windows  are inserted. 

This matter is a manufacturer error and all costs are covered by the manufacturer.  

Replacement windows  will be completed in time for the start of school. 

Champion Middle School Teacher selected as Regional Nominee for 2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year Apple and says "ohio teacher of the year"

All school buildings reopen Monday, August 5. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 27, 2019.



  • Champion High School summer hours are 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: 330-847-2307 or 330-847-2305.
  • Champion Middle School summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: 330-847-2348.
  • Champion Central Elementary School summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: 330-847-2324 or 330-847-2328.
  • Board of Education office summer hours are 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: 330-847-2338.
  • The Food Services department can be reached at 330-847-2332.
  • The transportation/bus department can be reached at 330-847-2399.



Annual Calendar/Quality Profile will be available throughout Champion businesses starting
August 16.

Softball Celebration Invitation Champion C with lightening
Congratulations Lady Flashes Softball Team

Champion Girls Softball won state championship. 3 State titles now in a row.  9 state titles overall. 2nd most State Titles In Ohio.


Photo Courtesy of @OHSAASports

GRADS MOVING ON Senior Class holding college signs
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

Famous Flashes - CMS Edition red carpet and paparazzi taking photos

Marble Roller Coasters!

A Collaborative Math and Science Lesson 

Famous Flashes - CHS Edition red carpet and paparazzi taking photos

2019 Senior Grandparent's Day

Sr. Grandparent's Day Slideshow boy with arm around Grandma
Pride Council School Supply Drive Colorful pencils and scissors Says: School Supply Drive
May 22nd Early Release Letter to Parents purple envelope twisting
Spring Fling 2019 Slideshow Fred Fulton Senior Performer of the Year

Spring Fling 2019 was a Wild Success

SUPERHEROES FUN DAY IN CHAMPION - Trumbull Tribune Article Bliss Sanders-Repko, 6, a first-grader at Cham­pion Central Elementary School, spins the wheel at the Champion Parent-Teacher Organization fundraiser held at the PK-8 school. 

Photos from superheroes carnival

Yes Fest at CHS - Trumbull Tribune Champion High School freshman Tyler Rupe, 15, plays a game similar to Kerplunk while attending the Yes Fest, sponsored by Regeneration Church of Champion, held Monday in the school gymnasium. 

Pictures from Yes Fest

Lets Play Ball! rotating baseball

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.


Grease - CHS Musical moving lights multi colored
Minutes from the Finance Council Meeting purple dollar sign

Minutes from the Finance Council Meeting that was held on March 13th

2019-2020 School Calendar Calendar days flipping
Teachers Awarded Grants Teacher receiving check from russ banks
Open Enrollment Article gold start rotating animated

The Champion Local School District will continue its inter-district open enrollment policy
with Bristol, LaBrae, Lakeview, Maplewood, and Southington for the 2019/2020 school

Students perform at Solo and Ensemble group photo of Solo and Ensemble participants

On Saturday January 26th, members of the Champion High School band program participated in the Ohio Music Education Association Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event held at Warren G. Harding High School.  Students performed solo and ensembles on various instruments.  There were 21 (I) or Superior Ratings, and 11 (II) or Excellent Ratings earned that day.  Congratulation to all of the students who participated on their outstanding musical achievement!

Upcoming Band Performances Group photo of the Symphonic Band

The Champion High School Symphonic Band has been selected to perform at two prestigious events this February; the University of Akron Band Clinic, and the Youngstown State University Wind and Percussion Invitational.  

Champion Schools are now “Greener than Ever” green recycle sign

Champion Schools staff and students have recently expanded their buildings’ recycling programs to include: aluminum, cardboard, plastic and paper.

School Closing Announcement: falling snowflakes

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

What Does the Superintendent Consider When “Closing Schools” Due to Weather? falling snowflakes
Two Ways Parents Are Notified of School Closings falling snowflakes
Famous Flashes - CES Edition red carpet with paparazzi taking photos animated flashes

Duke the Therapy Dog

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

CHS Percussion Ensemble Prepares for Solo and Ensemble

Famous Flashes - CMS Edition Riley Spelling

CMS Annual Spelling Bee

Showcasing Champion Schools - Tribune Chronicle showcase picture of student on stage reading poster

CHAMPION — High school students teaching Spanish to second-graders, and middle and high school students working on a joint art project are just some of the ways all three schools are able to collaborate on projects now that all the buildings are on one campus...

State of the Schools Champion C

Minutes from the State of the Schools Forum and showcase recap.


This Monday - State of the Schools Forum State of the Schools Postcard

Champion Schools’ 6th Annual


Monday, January 14, 2019

Champion Creates Flash Zone - Tribune Chronicle two students on computers in flashzone

CHAMPION — Champion High School turned a former media center into the Flash Zone, offering students the latest technology and equipment for classroom learning.

A goal of the Flash Zone is to help students discover and define their career paths, officials said.

State of the Schools Forum Postcard

Champion Schools’ 6th Annual


Monday, January 14, 2019



State of the Schools Forum gold start rotating animated
Famous Flashes - CMS Edition red carpet with paparazzi taking photos animated flashes

A special art collaboration with the Butler Institute. 

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

Champion High School Hosts the First District-Wide Pep Rally!

Corrected - BOE Meeting Held in CHS Cafeteria Champion "C" with Lighting


Champion Board of Education Meeting Monday, Dec. 17  will be held in the CHS cafeteria @ 7:00 p.m.

Lady Flashes Recognized at the State House Champion High School Softball Champions  and coaches honored in Columbus by the State Legislature on 12/5/2018

Champion High School Softball Champions and coaches honored in Columbus by the State Legislature on 12/5/2018

Update on Former Central Elementary and Middle School Sites Blue and White flashing snowflake

Update on Former Central Elementary and Middle School Sites

Now that winter weather has set in, work on the former site of Central Elementary School will wait until spring 2019 when fill will be added, then graded, and grass installed finishing the demolition project and transforming the Central Elementary site into green space.  Champion Middle School work will also wait until spring to have the remains of the school stage removed, followed by grading and grass installation.

There are no plans at this time to alter the use of the CMS property except to turn the school site into green space.  The Board will continue to host the Champion Athletic Club on this property site.

Once the Central site is converted into green space, seven acres of the ten-acre Central parcel will be turned over to the Champion Township Trustees.  Three acres of the property will continue to be owned by the Board to maintain the school bus garage, parking for bus drivers, and driveway access.


Central Students'

has been changed to 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

( the original last day for CES students was Thursday, Dec. 20, has been changed to a "Waiver Day" for Pre-K through Grade 4 teachers-ONLY )

Champion High School and Middle School students will have school on Thursday, December 20, 2018. 

December TCESC Educator Trumbull ESC logo

December Edition

Mr. Kittle and his art students are featured

Building Nevelson-inspired sculpture at Champion school - Tribtoday.com Art Pallet with animated paint brush

CHAMPION — Students at Champion schools have teamed up with an artist from the Butler Institute of American Art to create a large Louise Nevelson-inspired sculpture for their school.

Ed Hallahan, an area artist, has spent the past three weeks working with middle and high school students...

Veteran's Day Video veterans and students holding unfolded flag

Veteran's Day Video

Champion Middle School Demolition begins. Middle school demolition with a bulldozer

Champion Middle School Demolition begins

Volleyball Record Breakers
Pride Council Food Drive Bag of groceries with soup can animated flying out

November 1- 15

Benefiting Families of Champion Township

Coffee Dialogue Coffee Mug with Donut and steam rising

 Coffee – with Parents and Administration Coffee Minutes

Famous Flashes - Middle School Edition Red carpet with paparazzi

This month's Middle School Edition of Famous Flashes features the 5th grade students and teachers celebrating Grandparent's Day.

Central Demolition Drone Footage

Drone footage from October 3, 2018

TCESC Educator Newsletter Trumbull ESC logo
8th Grade BOE Dialogue Forum 8th graders in library conference with Board of Education

The Board of Education met with selected 8th graders on Monday Sept. 24 to get student input into issues of school classes, discipline, cafeteria food, student activities and safety matters.

Resource Officer Program
Demolition Update

Update - Central demolition as been targeted for Wednesday, Sept. 26 

Famous Flashes - High School Edition Red carpet with paparazzi

The Softball team recently received their Championship rings. 

Famous Flashes - Central Elementary Edition Red carpet with paparazzi

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


Our Phones are now fully operational.  rotating gold star

Our Phones are now fully operational. 

Champion Schools Mosquito Update Mosquito

Champion Schools Mosquito Update

During the first week in August, the Trumbull County Health Department deposited a tablet in the detention pond located behind the new baseball field. The tablet was to eliminate mosquito larvae for up to 60-90 days.  Mrs. Bucco, Champion School nurse spoke with the Health Department Director on Sept. 4th and was notified that the tablet will keep larve in check until the end of mosquito season. 

Trumbull County Combined Health Department Sept. 4th Press Release


TRUMBULL COUNTY - Through our mosquito surveillance program, we have been informed by the Ohio Department of Health that Trumbull County had one mosquito pool test POSITIVE for West Nile Virus...

District Phone Number blinking black and white phone

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

Champion dedicates new school complex rotating gold star

CHAMPION — It was 103 years ago this fall when Champion Central Elementary School was officially dedicated, and after 14 months of planning and 18 months of construction, a new milestone was marked in the district’s history with the opening of a new PK-8 School complex...

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

Lightening Strikes! - Tribtoday.com Allison Smith batting
Three times is charm for Golden Flashes’ seniors HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Girls softball champs holding trophy
FAMOUS CHS Softball Team - Back-to-back titles again - Tribune Chronicle reports Paparazzi
CES & CMS Online Auctions have begun! Basinger Auction Service sign
Regional Champions! See "Flashing their Bats" reported in Tribune Chronicle Champions sign spinning
CMS Invention Convention - Champion students learn Inventive Lessons Flying Car
Tribune Chronicle reports - Champion saying Final Farewells hands held in a heart shape with Farewell message
Tribune Chronicle Features CMS final lap That's all Folks sign
CES & CMS Farewell Tribute Program now available Farewell sign with waving hands
Champion Community Network Council - Tribune Chronicle April 18, 2018 Champion Community Network Council logo
Laurena Rouan, Champion Schools Treasurer, receives State Auditor  Award Certificate with confetti
Champion Middle School Recycling Center Closing Recycling
Tribune Chronicle - April 1, 2018 - Could They Do It Again? Baseball
Tribune Chronicle reports - Author Spends Day in Champion Author visit sign
New PK-8 School Preparations - Champion Township Safety Tour Safety Tour
Tribune Chronicle Community News captures State of Schools Forum Trib News
Champion Schools SAFE SCHOOL PARENT Info Brochure SAFEPARENT
Champion Central Fights against Bullies martial arts
Champion Board Dialogue & CMS Minutes - Read here Dialogue
Champion Board of Education members meet with CMS 8th Graders teamworkdreamwork
FAMOUS - Champion High School Students - Blinded us with Science Paparazzi
FAMOUS - Champion Central Elementary Students - "Steel" your hearts Paparazzi
2018 State of the Schools Forum - Student Talent Showcased - WOW! star effects
CMS Students Study History of Holocaust - featured in Tribune Chronicle Holocaust students
Students honored at November Board meeting School Board
The 11th Annual “Fall Fest” Appreciation Luncheon and Award Program Fall Fest 2017
Rotary’s Senior Citizen of the Year, Dr. Frank Veres SofYear
Champion's own Andrew Russell--OHSAA's State magazine OSHHA
The Champion Pride Council's Clothing Closet Purple hat
Constructing the future on display -- Trib Today.com Tour Sketch
Champion Pride Council's 11th Annual Winter Clothing Drive Hat and Mitts
Warren JFK vs. Champion (WATCH LIVE at 7PM on MyYTV) WKBN27
CES & CMS students to sign new PK-8 Building steel beam Steelbeamyellow
Ball Fields Groundbreaking 2017 Ballfield Groundbreaking
Supporting Champion School Sports TY for your support
We are the Champions Victory Celebration announcement Trophy
Boys Win! Champion baseball moves on to state title game, defeats Bellville Clear Fork 2-1 Baseball Noun project
Mrs. Nannicola receives YSU's 2017 Outstanding Administrator Alumnus Award YSU award
CMS receives OAESA Hall of Fame Award CMS HoF
Tribune Chronicle reports CHS Says Yes! Yes
CMS gets ‘Hall of Fame’ award featured in Tribune Chronicle Great News
Congratulations Champion Middle School recipient of OAESA Hall of Fame Award 2017 Gold Apple
CHS Symphonic Band earns superior rating! Symphonic band
Champion Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation Awards Teachers' Grants Congrats
CES 2nd Graders enjoy Grandparent's Day 2017 GP Day
State of the Schools Forum program available now pencil

Pencil us in!

CHS Robotics Shows off at State of the Schools Forum Robotics
CHS robotics team, The Lightning Bots engage the community

Thank you!

CES after-school program focuses on STEM


Best of our future CMS “scientists” Magnifying Glass
The spellbinding  “CES PE Club”  PE Club
State of the Schools Forum School
Channel 27's Caring for our Community award Robot
Veteran's Day Tribute 2016

Thank you Veterans!

Federal Programs Informational Meeting

Mark your calendar

Renewal of Champion Permanent Improvement Levy

September  18, 2016

CLS District 2016-17 School Calendar/Annual Report

Get Yours this Friday, August 12, 2016

HS driveway gets relocated in preparation for PK-8 Construction

August 1, 2016

Champion Water Testing Update

April 18, 2016

Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Don't miss our Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony. It will Premiere on Youtube at 10:30 am tomorrow! You can also view the video at www.championlocal.org/graduation2020 beginning at 10:30 am. 


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. 

CMS Receive State “A” Award Presentation of Grade A Banner to Middle School Staff

State Board member Sarah Fowler presents CMS its “A” banner for top student achievement on state report card 

Champion Network Council Forum on Wed. Oct. 24. four hands reaching to each other

The Champion Network Council presents its fall community forum, “Probate Issues Affecting Your
Family” presented by the Honorable James Fredericka, Trumbull County Probate Judge, on Wed.
October 24 at 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the PK-8 school building cafetorium...

Dedication Ceremony Friday! gold star turning

Join us in Celebrating the opening of our new PK-8 building this Friday!

Dedication Ceremony at 5:30 pm

Building open for tours at 6:30 pmsave the date postcard

Brick Update brick wall

As soon as the September demolition of Champion Elementary School and Champion Middle School concludes, interested community members can retrieve building bricks at those sites.  All bricks will have been washed and are available at no cost.

FAMOUS - CHS Class of 2018 & CES Class of 2030 Walkthrough Paparazzi
High School Facility Projects Get the Green Light green flashing light
Champion High School to Receive Improvements - Update asphalt roller
PROGRAM now available >> STATE OF THE SCHOOLS FORUM 2018 c logo slide
A Time for Togetherness and Gratitude Happy Thanksgiving




Veterans Day 2017 Community Tribute Vets Day 2017
Step Right Up! Champion PK-8 Guided Tours PK8 tour




Champion Local Schools HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENT Heart weights
Veteran's Day Community Tribute 2016

Salute to Service Personnel

Champion School's Finance Council to meet

See details

Update on Champion School District's Drinking Water
Champion Teachers Congratulate Graduates

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

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. 

A COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL FORUM - Community Network Council multi colored hands holding each other in a square


Monday, March 25, 2019

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

At Champion Presbyterian Church


Champion Pride Council’s Clothing Closet - October 27 blue hat and mittens

Champion Pride Council's Annual 
Clothing "Closet" 
New and nearly new


(No cost for clothing)

Items available include:


Hats, Coats, Gloves/Mittens & other clothing items...

Saturday, October 27, 2018 
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Central Elementary Cafeteria 




Please share this announcement with someone

who has a need for some winter clothing for children and/ or teenagers
This notice prepared by Champion Local Schools 

Senior Annual Fall Fest Luncheon leaves falling says Happy Fall

Fall Fest 

2018 Appreciation Lucheon and Award Program for Champion Resident Senior Citizens.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Reservations recommended. 

Fall Fest Event Flyer

High School Sees Upgrades flashing baracade


CHAMPION - With a new school complex set to open for grades pre-kindergarten to eighth in less than a month, students in grades ninth to 12th who attend Champion High School also will see some changes when they start school this year

Mic'd Up: Champion Softball Coach Cheryl Weaver - WKBN News Softball
Champion New PK-8 School Complex Tour is coming soon Construction worker with stop sign
FAMOUS - Champion Middle School Students Paparazzi
Champion township, schools talk outdoor learning center Outdoor Learning
January BOE Meeting Awards Teachers - Congrats! Enrichment Winners
FAMOUS - Champion Central Elementary Students Paparazzi
Champion Pride Council Fall Food Drive - Huge Success! Food Truck
Dialogue of Champion Board Members and CHS Students Board Dialogue and CHS
Trib Today features Family Chromebook Night Classroom CBs
Final Chromebook Night is here! Laptop
Champion Board of Education members tour construction site HardhatChamp
Champion of Champions Spectacular! Chmps Coaches
YSU honors Champion Principal Y alum
Champion Pride Council Food Drive

November 1-17

Champion Breaks Ground - Trib Today

September 13, 2016

Champion Schools  is now part of Ohio’s Safer Schools Program

August 29, 2016

Water Testing in Champion Schools

February 22, 2016

Superintendent's Message about Student Lessons

Superintendent's Message about Student Lessons

CES Coffee Minutes CES Coffee Minutes



Swing into Spring red green yellow sparkling music notes

Champion Schools’ Senior Citizens Advisory Council                                             

9th Annual  Dinner Theatre and Awards Program

Swing Into Spring

Thursday, April 4, 2019….5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Champion High School Cafeteria    

Reservations required - taken through Tuesday, April 2  (maximum 200)




Fall Fest Video Slideshow jumping pumpkin

Fall Fest Video Slideshow



To maintain the District’s high quality of student learning the Champion Board of Education has invested in the following learning tools for the 2018-19 school year.


Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Magazine features Champion Teams Ohio High School Athletic Association logo
Sneak Peak into new Champion PK-8 School Newspaper press
Champion Schools' Senior Citizen Advisory Council > 8th Annual Swing into Spring Butterfly
CES & Hammond Construction - How do you Build a School? CES&Hammondlogo
FAMOUS Champion High School Students Famous paparazzi
Students Learn from Architect and Builder Construction Architect
Ohio School Board Association convention features Invention Convention OCBA
Champion Pride Council's Fall Food Drive Fall food drive
Family "Evening in Chrome" Night Update Chrome heart
Champion Flashes Teams Praised as State Champs flashes
CMS 2017 A+ Teachers Awarded Teachers rock
Champion Schools Open Enrollment

Please read details

Annual State of the School Forum and "Administrators' Coffees" Purple Mug
Board Member Honored

Thank you

Board's Annual Dialogue Forum with High Students

Nov. 4, 2015

Champion School Complex Introduced

August 23, 2016

CLS Schedules Testing of Drinking Water

The week of Feb 15

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. 

CMS Coffee Minutes white coffee cup filled with coffee
Champion Senior Citizen Artist of the Year Nomination Form green red and yellow animated sparkling eighth notes

Fill out the nomination form and return to the Champion Board of Education Office by March 15th. 

2018 Veterans Day Community Tribute waving american flag

The 10th Annual Tribute Presented By Champion Central Elementary and the Champion Schools' Senior Citizen Advisory Council

PK-8 School Update word new animated SAYS: new




FAMOUS Champion Central Elementary Students Paparazzi
Champion Holds Yes Fest - Tribune Chronicle reports daily news rolling newspaper
Champion Schools Open Enrollment - UPDATE! Open Enrollment
FAMOUS - Champion High School Students Paparazzi
KEY TIMELINES on PK-8 New School Construction Goals
FAMOUS - Champion Middle School Students Famous paparazzi
Dearest Veterans- Thank you for your service Thank You Veterans
CES Coffee Minutes with Principal & Parents Coffee Talk CES
It's time for Senior Fall Fest Appreciation Luncheon & Award Program 2017! Heart of leaves
Trib Today feature>>Champion Breaks Ground --New Fields! Ball Fields
Board members dedication September 2017 Baseball
Construction Under Way for PK-8 School Complex Gold Team
CHS Class of 2017 Final Walkthrough at CES Winnie
Champion Schools STEM Advisory Council Meeting Announcement STEM
Ohio School Boards Association Honorees 2016


Champion High School earns national recognition

Tribtoday.com August 12, 2016

Champion schools Making Adjustments to Eliminate Lead

March 1, 2016

Covid-19 Information hand and schools items with germs on it. says:Germs are everywhere. Stay Healthy. Wash your hands.
FINANCE COUNCIL MEETING purple dollar sign

 Wednesday, March 13, 2019    

7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.


Champion Board of Education

Community Room


Board Dialogue with CHS Students Champion "C" with Lighting

Board members solicit opinions from CHS students regarding discipline, courses, safety matters, cafeteria lunches, extracurricular activities and school climate.  

Champion Local Schools’ PK-8 benefits local trades community backhoe

The new Champion PK-8 School is just weeks away from the start of school, with a grand opening and dedication ceremony planned for the community this month.  The new building will consolidate the district to a single campus...

Famous Champion Central Elementary Students Paparazzi
27th Annual Tribune Chronicle Spelling Bee Congrats
Champion High School Spring Musical -- Seussical CatinHat
FAMOUS - Champion Central Elementary Students Paparazzi









More FA LA LA LA LA please Interact Club Lama
CHS Quintet Band Performs for audience CHS Quintet
Minutes from the STEM Incubator Council Meeting STEM Incubator
TribToday features CES & CMS Construction Beam signing Newspaper
The CES & CMS Chromebooks have arrived! Chromebooks arrive
CHS Boys Baseball - 2017 District Champions! Baseball bolt
Current Construction Drone Video and Progress Report Helmetgold
Champion Schools Finance Council Meeting Announcement Finance Council
Champion BOE and CHS Student Dialogue Forum

November 4, 2016 Minutes

Important Health Message from School Nurse

Please read.

Hearing impaired students benefit

50th annual event held in Champion

Pride Council Spring Food Drive can of food opened

Champion Pride Council


March 4-April 11, 2019

To Benefit Families of Champion Township


Fall Fest’s Senior Citizen of the Year bob smith receiving Senior citizen of the year award

Fall Fest’s Senior Citizen of the Year - Awarded to Bob Smith...

Unbeaten Golden Flashes Just Keep Winning the Champion Way - Vindy.com softball pitcher animation
Tribune Chronicle photographs "First L@@ks" Tour of New PK-8 School Complex Cell phone takes pic of new school rendering
ITEMS IN THE NEWS - MARCH 23, 2018 Spotlight
FAMOUS Champion High School Students - FLASHZONE Paparazzi
Issue 6 - New PK-8 School Construction Newsletter flash chairs
Updated rendering of the new PK-8 building Rendering cellphone
CHS Annual Board Dialogue 2017 Collaboration
Fore Champion! Girls Golf Team Pro Performance Girls golf
Beaming from Ear to Ear - Signing 2017 Beam signing
1 to 1 Chromebook Initiative for Grades 4-8 CB
CHS Girls Softball Golden Flashes win District Semifinal Title District Softball
2017 Swing into Spring Details & Nomination Form Yellow Flower

Mark your calendar

U.S. News and World Report awards Champion High School 2016 BRONZE AWARD for high achievement

August 10, 2016

Students Learn about Marketing - Tribune Chronicle three students working in the cafeteria passing out coolattas

CHAMPION — Champion High School students and staff sampled four different flavored coolattas at lunch on Valentine’s Day as part of an entrepreneurship marketing activity by students in the Junior Achievement program.

Each student paid $1 for a coupon to sample the four frozen coolattas of chocolate, caramel, strawberry and s’mores flavors and select their favorites by marking them on charts with stickers which indicate boy, girl or adult.

Students bring book to life - tribtoday.com page turning in book

CHAMPION — After reading the book “The Outsiders” by S. E. Hinton in their language arts classes, eighth-graders at Champion Middle School took part in all-day learning activity based on the book...

Central Elementary and Champion Middle Slated for Demolition OFCC logo says: Ohio Schools Commission

Central Elementary and Champion Middle Slated for Demolition

Submitted by Pamela Hood, Superintendent. 

The State of Ohio has allocated billions of dollars for the rebuilding of Ohio Public school district buildings.  This funding measure was passed nearly thirty years ago to assist public schools which did not have the financial resources  to address aging buildings.  The State devised an assessment to ...

Champion Schools Meal Charge Policy spinning apple
CMS Annual Science Fair and STEM Exhibition Science Fair
Robotics Teams Gear Up for the Season Tribune Chronicle
What does the Superintendent consider when “closing schools” due to the weather? snowflake
CES Adorbs - America's Next Top Architects! Construction Kids
Perfect Test Takers of 2016-17 State Tests 100 Emoji
Champion High School expands drug testing Drug free school zone
2017 STATE CHAMPIONS! Congratulations Boys baseball & Girls softball teams Great News
CES Kindergarten students wish success to CHS Seniors Drone yellow



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

Authors visit CMS for workshop

PROJECT WALK WARM man walking with red background

The Champion Local School District is pleased to announce that PROJECT WALK WARM will start on Nov. 5, 2018, at the new Champion PK to 8 building and will conclude on April  11, 2019...

Champion Schools Performance on State Testing is among top in county Blinking words says: news flash

Champion Schools State District Report Card ranked Champion's Schools performance at 87th among Ohio’s 608 school districts.  Champion Schools earned the second highest performing school district score in Trumbull County.  

Champion Middle & Central Elementary Abatement and Demolition Construction machinery beginning building destruction
Champion Local Schools - Revised Academic School Year Calendar 2018-19 Calendar with maginifying glass moving over numbers.  Says:  Let me check my calendar
Drone flies in for New PK-8 School Complex - latest footage Flying drone
Tribune Chronicle features 8th Annual Swing into Spring StoSflowers
Christmas Reboot --Lions Club Celebrates Children - Trib Today Chase Dunn
Champion Middle School presented top state award Award Winners 2017
CLS Pk-8 School Building Project Newsletter News
Students Learn From Authors - Tribune Chronicle picture of author talking to students
Central Elementary Bricks Available! Single Brick

Bricks from the former Central Elementary School are now available for interested citizens.

Pride Council's 2018 Winter Clothing Drive yellow heart

The Pride Council is collecting new or Gently Worn Hats, Gloves, Mittens, Winter Coats for Children and Teenagers


Champion Pride Council School Supply Drive Thank you
Auditor of State Award presented to Champion Schools State of Ohio Emblem
Champion schools prepare for closing of two buildings - Tribune Chronicle Farewell
Questions and Answers: Champion Schools 1 to 1 Chromebook Initiative Chrmbk
Walk Warm - Update cartoon man with backpack walking animated

WALK WARM time to walk has been extended to


 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Champion School PK-8


Champion Community Network Council educational forum Network Council
Champion ballfields will honor late school board members PurpleDiamondField
Champion Middle students bring ideas to life at Invention Convention - Tribtoday.com lightbulb inventors
Important Information >> Tips for Helping Children NCTSN
Champion Spring Food Drive Spring Food Drive
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