School Boards Make a Difference

School board members are ordinary people who have an extraordinary dedication to our public schools. It is time we thanked them for their untiring efforts.

Too often we forget about the personal sacrifices school board members routinely make.

Too often we forget about the important role school board members play in assuring local control over our public schools, control that is in the hands of people we know … people who are our neighbors.

Too often we forget that, in the tradition of a representative democracy, school board members are our connection to influencing how our public schools are governed.

Too often we are quick to criticize school board members without really knowing all the details that went into any given decision.

Too often the efforts of school board members go unrecognized and unrewarded.

We can begin to correct these oversights by recognizing our School Board Members this month. This is a time to show our appreciation and to begin to better understand how school board members work together to provide leadership for our schools. 

The school board works closely with parents, education professionals and community members to create the educational vision we want for our students. It then formulates goals, defines results and sets the course for an adequate and equitable educational program for all students.

The school board is accountable to the public. It is responsible for assuring the public that the money allocated to the public schools is providing a good return on the investment. Thus, the board oversees regular assessment of the district’s students, staff and programs.

The school board also is a strong advocate for public schools and is responsible for communicating the needs of the school district to the public and the public’s expectations to the district.

Let’s join with others from throughout our district and state to salute the men and women who provide grassroots governance of public schools. Make a special effort to tell each school board member his or her hard work has been noticed and is very much appreciated.

Your school board members and their years of service are: Left-Right:  Robert Warren, 4 yrs.; Jerry Wieman, 12 yrs.; Jason Oman, 2 yr.; Deb Core, 2 yr.; and Seth Garver, 4 yrs.

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HORNET WRESTLING - 5th at Arcadia Invitational

Arcadia Invite Wrestline.jpgThe Hornet Wrestling Team had a strong 5th place finish out of 16 teams this past weekend at the 2017 Arcadia Invitational.  The team had 5 top five placers and 1 sixth place.  Placers are as follows; Isaiah Colvin (138), Deontae’ Davis (170) 1st, Owen Karcher (not pictured, 120), Blaine Peterson (182), Zerich Marnall (220) 3rd, and Tyler Stoodt (126) 6th.  Congratulations and Keep it up !


From the staff and students at Cory-Rawson Schools, THANK YOU VETERANS for the freedoms we enjoy everyday as a result of your bravery and service to our great nation.  Even though Cory-Rawson is not having a program this year,  it does not diminish our gratitude to you.  Again, Thank You!!! 


Dean Richard Shilling Honored

On Veteran's Day a plaque was dedicated in the memory of LCPL Dean Richard Shilling.  As a U.S. Marine Corp Lance Corporal Asaultman, he made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving in Vietnam.  Dean was a 1968 Cory-Rawson graduate.  We are honored to display this plaque in the board meeting room, located in the high school, as a memorial to Dean and his family.

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2017 United Way Campaign

Kudos to Cory-Rawson's staff for another successful United Way campaign!  Our employees pledged more this year than last year.  Their contributions will assist people within Hancock County who can use a helping hand.  A special "Thank You" to Legends Steakhouse for gift cards used as incentives for giving.  Our gift card winners were Kris Sherer and Kim Andrus.  Jenni Wilson won a Cory-Rawson golf umbrella from the Cory-Rawson SOS Boutique.  We are proud that our employees care about our community and are willing to Give United! 



IMG_2115.JPGThe day has finally arrived – the Boot lockdown device installation started today!  While it’s unfortunate that we have to even consider something like this, it’s a great representation of how our local agencies, schools, and communities have rallied together to provide a safer school environment for our staff and students.  The Boot is an amazing device that is so simple and effective – it takes seconds to ensure no one can get into a room and even less time to remove it for a quick evacuation if necessary.  We were fortunate enough today to have the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, contributors Ohio Logistics and Marathon, and the inventor on-site today for this event.  The Courier and Channel 24 News covered the event – you can catch the report on Channel 24 at 6pm and on their Facebook page.  Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who contributed to this outstanding effort!



The Cory-Rawson Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, December 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the board meeting room for the regular monthly meeting. 

Please note that meeting dates are subject to change and notices will be made through the Courier newspaper and the school webpage.

All Sports Passes Available

Effective August 7, Cory-Rawson All Sports passes are available to purchase from 8am-3pm during the school day.  Enter door A1 in the new building and proceed to the office on your left.  The secretary will direct you to the high school office.

All Sports passes cover all home regular season contests for grades 7-12 of every sport.  Family passes are $225, which covers the residential parents and any siblings in elementary, middle or high school. Children not yet in school are admitted free.  Individual adult passes are $80, individual students are $55, and senior citizens age 55 or older are $25.

Passes are hard plastic and will be renewed in the fall of each school year with a sticker similar to a vehicle license plate. There will be no additional charge the first time a pass is purchased; however, there will be a $3 replacement fee if a pass is lost or stolen. Passes are non-transferable.

Please make all checks payable to Cory-Rawson Athletic Department


If you are interested in Support Our Students SOS Parent Advisory Group please click on the link below for information:

Support Our Students SOS - Informational PDF


Click Here for Cory-Rawson Post Graduation Survey

Click Here for Cory-Rawson Curriculum Guide 2016-17


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