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The mission of the Cory-Rawson Local School District, an exceptional, rural educational system in Northwest Ohio, is to assure an education tailored to the individual needs of students by developing sound moral judgment, creative problem solving through challenging coursework, opportunities beyond the classroom and a hive of advanced technology through state-of-the-art facilities, a dedicated staff, and a partnership with the community.  


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: Jason Oman, 5 yr.; Mike Walters, 1 yr.; Robert Warren, 7 yrs.; Jerry Wieman, 15 yrs.; and Ben Wittenmyer, 3 yr.



Please see below to read the latest COVID-19 update from Mrs. Gaietto:

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Click Here for the January 20, 2021 Notice

Click Here for the January 16, 2021 Notice

Click Here for the January 9, 2021 Notice

Click Here for the January 5, 2021 Notice


Report Cards on ProgressBook   This year there will not be hard copies of grade cards being sent home as they will be uploaded via ProgressBook instead.  ProgressBook is the grading management system we have used at Cory-Rawson that provide 24/7 up to date grades for parents to monitor at their convenience.  If you have not yet set up your ProgressBook account please contact Mr. Thiel,, so that he can send you the directions. 

Once set up to sign in to ProgressBook please use this link, ProgressBook Parent Access, or on this webpage go to the Resources tab (top right corner), scroll down to Parents, and click on Gradebook Access.

Elementary Portal Page                    Grades 7-12 Portal Page           

Cory-Rawson High School Course Guide 2020-21 


Click on the Gold dated links to open the newsletters

January 14, 2021 Students Returning 5-Days

December 22, 2020 Christmas & New Year Greetings

December 11, 2020 Week of Dec 21 Attendance Schedule, Technology, Girls' Basketball

November 18, 2020 Schedule for Thanksgiving Week

November 12, 2020 County Covid Alert is Red - Classes Return to Hybrid 11/16/2020

For Additional Updates go to Admin/Superintendent while on the school website. 


December 23 Remote Learning


The Cory-Rawson Board of Education will meet in regular session on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria or Board Meeting Room (Location TBA).   

In conjunction with COVID-19 mandates, meeting guests will be required to wear facial coverings and social distance while in attendance. 

The agenda and prior meeting minutes can be located on Admin/Board of Education/Agenda or Minutes.  Link to January 12th CR BOE Meeting Livestream 6:30pm

In accordance with State and Federal law, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities who wish to attend and/or participate in this event.  Such individuals should notify the Treasurer if they require a reasonable accommodation.

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

CR Athletic Spectator Limits

Beginning December 9 and moving forward Cory-Rawson will admit spectators for each athlete who live in the immediate house of the athlete - this will include step-parents/legal guardians as well. While the last week has been parents-only at athletic events, we feel we have the ability to safely accommodate more fans. While we are expanding on who can/cannot attend athletic events, it is important to keep several things in mind:

  1. All spectators are required to wear a mask properly. This means covering your chin, mouth and nose. If you are unable to properly wear a mask, we ask that you please do not attend athletic events for your safety and the safety of others at the event.
  2. Siblings and children attending the event are expected to sit with their parents at all times. Children should not be running around the facility.
  3.  Spectators should still follow social distancing guidelines and sit only in the appropriately marked bleacher areas. The green marked areas on the bleachers are where fans are permitted to sit. Please follow these guidelines at all times.

While we are doing our best to allow our student-athletes the opportunity to have their family members at athletic events, it becomes even more imperative that you follow protocols and procedures as spectators. We are all in this together. If you see someone who is not complying with the Governor's orders/OHSAA's recommendations, please feel free to remind one another that wearing the mask properly and maintaining social distancing will be our best weapons against the spread of the virus, which in turn, keeps our athletes on the floor and mats. Should you have any questions moving forward, please email me.

Kind regards,

Caleb Scott
Director of Athletics and Career Development
Cory-Rawson Schools 

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Message From Deputy Saltzman

          Greetings! I want to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Deputy James Saltzman with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. I am very excited to be your full time School Resource Officer (SRO)! I completed SRO school a few years ago. The last few years I was the SRO for Cory-Rawson, Liberty-Benton, Arlington, Vanlue, and the Hancock County ESC. I am so glad to see all the schools taking the extra steps to keep the students safe. This year we have a full time SRO at almost every school in the county. I want to thank Cory-Rawson School District for giving me the opportunity to be here and help make a difference.

          Thank You,

          Deputy James Saltzman 

Click Here:  Elementary Update                                         Click Here: High School Update

Click Here for the Latest: 20-21 Bus Routes 

Would you like to receive the Cory-Rawson Listserv messages and Ohio Alerts?  Go to Resources on this website and select Ohio Alerts and/or Email Distribution Lists and register.  


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We are happy to announce that Mrs. Boerger has taken over as our K-6 CR VLA instructor.  This gives our CR VLA students a teacher who can provide more direct instruction and focus than the Jefferson County instructors were able to provide.  Students who are behind or struggling to achieve passing grades will be contacted by Mrs. Boerger in order to provide the needed support and instruction that has been missing thus far.  You can contact Mrs. Boerger directly through the VLA system just like you had done with past instructors using the pencil icon. 

Cory-Rawson Virtual Learning Academy Registration

Cory-Rawson Local Schools is offering the option of full-time virtual classes for the 2020-21 school year for students through the Cory-Rawson Virtual Learning Academy.  Under this option, students are enrolled in online classes that may/may not be instructed by Cory-Rawson staff members.  Course lessons and assignments are based on electronic courses created by the Jefferson County Virtual Learning Academy and will differ from those of students physically attending school and/or who may not be attending school in our buildings due to short-term closures.  Curriculum would be aligned to state standards and be as rigorous as curriculum offered "at school."

  • Students educated under this option are still Hornets and have an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities if other requirements are met (athletic eligibility, for instance).
  • Students participating in the complete online option are eligible to "physically" return to school at the end of a grading period.  It is understood, however, certain circumstances may lead to a change in educational delivery at other times.  Nevertheless, the goal when making changes to the instructional delivery models would occur in a way to promote consistency and learning. 

The link below allows those families choosing the Cory-Rawson Virtual Learning Academy to declare that intention at this time.  If you are unable to access the form or have additional questions related to the Cory-Rawson Virtual Learning Academy please contact Mr. Thiel, Cory-Rawson Elementary Principal ( or 419.963.3415 ext. 1020) or Mrs. Gaietto, Cory-Rawson High School Principal ( or 419.963.3415 ext. 1030). 

Click Here to Enroll Your Child in Cory-Rawson Virtual Learning Academy 

Support for Emotional/Mental Health

Cory-Rawson Local Schools wants to support the emotional/mental health needs of our students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our school social worker, Mrs. Stephanie Price, and our school counselors (Mrs. Wendie Swary & Mrs. Bethany Barnhart) are available to support students in a variety of ways.  Please see contact information below:

 *Mrs. Stephanie Price-K-12 School Social Worker
   Mrs. Price's Web Page: Click Here
   Email Address:

*Mrs. Wendie Swary-Cory-Rawson Elementary School Counselor 

  Mrs. Swary's Web Page: Click Here

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*Mrs. Bethany Barnhart-Cory-Rawson High School Counselor

  Mrs. Barnhart's Webpage: Click Here

  Email Address:

Click here to order from SHUTTERFLY  Users simply need to connect via the link and all orders placed will automatically go to our school's account.  We'll utilize this money for principal's accounts and/ or any student needs.  


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

County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Parents and families who would like to obtain information regarding resources and services from Blanchard Valley Center/Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities, checkout this website:  Save


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