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No School: Tuesday, January 22 Windham Bombers Logo

The Windham Exempted Village School District will be closed on Tuesday, January 22 due to inclement weather. Maplewood Career Center is also closed.


WBKT News! Windham Bombers Logo

The third grade class at Katherine Thomas started their very own news station, WBKT News. Each week they film and publish their broadcasts as they cover important school topics such as the weekly lunch menu and upcoming events! To access the third episode,which features Coach Marty Hill, click here. Projects such as the WBKT News supports the district's mission and vision: embrace creativity, provide authentic learning experiences, and produce 21st Century Learners.


Momentum Award Winner Momentum Award Logo for 2018

For the third consecutive year, the district was awarded the Momemtum Award from the Ohio Department of Education. This award recognizes districts in Ohio who receive straight A's on every Value- Added measure on the state report card. The Junior High, specifically, received this award since the students exceeded expected growth. Windham is proud to have such dedicated, high- quality teachers who are committed to our students' success.




JR/SR High School Food Pantry: January Items Food pantry

The Food Pantry will continue to accept any donations throughout the school year. All items are GREATLY appreciated! Even though we focus on specific items each month, the pantry will take any items at any time!


For January, the pantry is asking for: Chef Boyardee, SpaghettiOs, cereal, and shampoo/conditioner.  We are always accepting paper and plastic bags.  All items can be dropped off to the Board Office during school hours.


Thank YOU for all of your help and continued support!



December Bomber Bulletin Windham Bombers Logo

To access the December Bomber Bulletin, click here. Archived Bulletins are available under "Quick Links." We hope you enjoy this edition!


Holiday Break Windham Bombers Logo

A reminder to our families that the last day for students is on Friday, December 21st. Students return to school on Monday, January 7th. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday break!


JR/SR High School Food Pantry Food pantry

The JR/SR High School has officially opened the student food pantry for students in grades 5-12. Students shop every Friday during their lunch periods. This pantry is not open to the public- it is only for JR/SR High School students. We have multiple staff members and volunteers on hand to help students shop and to arrange pick up for their items.

We are currently accepting donations of food and non-food items and paper or plastic bags. For the month of December, we are specifically asking for soup and hygiene products (mainly feminine products). You can drop off any donations to the board office during school hours. 

We appreciate everyone's help and support to organize and open the pantry!


Thanksgiving Break Windham Bombers Logo

Thanksgiving break starts on Wednesday, November 21. Classes will resume on Tuesday, November 27. The district wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday. We are thankful for all of our students and families!


KT Elementary Clothing Sale Windham Bombers Logo

Help support KT Elementary school by purchasing a piece of clothing from their clothing sale! Money is due by November 28 to Nita Apthorpe in the main office. To view the form, click here, or stop in the main office. Thank you for all of your support !


Renewal Levy Informational Videos Available Now

The district has created informational videos on the upcoming renewal levy. If you have any questions you would like answered, please email renew2018@windham-schools.org. #windhamfamily


Renewal Informational Video # 1

Renewal Informational Video # 2

Renewal Informational Video # 3

JR/SR High Blood Drive: Friday, November 2 blood drive photo with heart

The Windham High School Blood Drive has been rescheduled for Friday, November 2 from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM in the Junior High Gym. Please come out and support our school and help save a life! The more donations we receive, the more scholarship money the Red Cross will provide for our well deserving seniors! Click here to register.


Early Release: Thursday, October 25 Windham Bombers Logo

Students have an early release day on Thursday, October 25. Students at the JR/SR High School will be dismissed at 12:15 PM. High school students who attend Maplewood Career Center (MCC) do not participate in early release days. MCC students need to provide their own transportation home from the JR/SR High School in the afternoon...

Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly: Monday, November 12 Fallen Soldier Statue picture

The JR/SR High will honor our veterans on Monday, November 12 at 8:30 AM in the high school gymnasium. Breakfast will be provided to the military men and women at 7:45 AM in the Hangar. If you plan to attend the breakfast and assembly, please RSVP to 330-326-2711 ext. 501.


The JR/SR high is also organizing information and pictures for....

School Resumes: Wednesday, October 17 Windham Bombers Logo

In consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency, it has been determined that the Windham Exempted Village Schools will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17. Bottled water will be provided to the students and food services will prepare food using bottled water, if needed. We appreciate your patience and support as we worked through this matter.  #windhamfamily

No School on Tuesday, October 16 Windham Bombers Logo

As a precautionary measure, the Windham Exempted Village School District will be closed on Tuesday, October 16 due to a water issue. The blood drive at the JR/SR High School is canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date. You should have recieved a phone call from our automated system. If you did not receive a call and wish to receive ones in the future, please call the main office at 330-326-2711 ext. 501. 

Students who attend Maplewood Career Center (MCC) and EA still have a regular school day. MCC students will need to provide their own transportation to the JR/SR High School by 7:30 AM in order to ride the bus to MCC. This will be the same procedure for the afternoon- MCC students will need to provide their own transportation home from the JR/SR High School.  

Thank you for your patience with this matter.


Nominations for the 2018 Hall of Fame Windham Bombers Logo

The Windham Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductions will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Nominations for the Class of 2018 must be turned in by October 22, 2018.  Nominations after October 22, 2018 will be considered for the Class of 2019. Click here to download the nomination form. Nominations forms are to be submitted to Leigh Ann Hankins in the Board of Education Office. If you have any questions, please call 330-326-2711 ext. 501. 

Blood Drive: October16 Donate Blood Image

A blood drive will be held on Tuesday, October 16 in the Junior High Gym from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, click here. You can also download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on your mobile device and enter the sponsor code: Windham to schedule your donation time. This event is open to the public and walk-in's are welcome as the schedule allows. If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Brown at tbrown@windham-schools.org.  We hope you can join us to help save lives!


Parent/Teacher Conferences: Thursday, October 11 PT Conference Image

Parent/teacher conferences for Katherine Thomas Elementary School are on Thursday, October 11 from 3:30-9:00 PM. If you would like to schedule a conference, please contact your child's teacher to schedule a time. You can do this by calling the main office at 330-326-9800. We hope to see you at conferences!


Third Grade Reading Guarantee Fall Testing Windham Bombers Logo

As a part of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (TGRG), students in grade 3 will take the fall AIR assessment in ELA on Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24. The TGRG helps identify students who are struggling with reading and allows the district to provide appropriate interventions to help support those students...

Early Release: Thursday, September 27 Windham Bombers Logo

The district's first early release day is Thursday, September 27. Students at the JR/SR High School will be dismissed at 12:15 PM. High school students who attend Maplewood Career Center (MCC) do not participate in early release days. MCC students need to provide their own transportation home from the JR/SR High School in the afternoon. 


Students at KT Elementary will be dismissed at 1:00 PM.  Pre-school students do not participate in early release days. Pre-school follows their regular daily schedule. 


Students who attend EA do not participate in early release days and will follow their regular daily schedule.


If you have any questions, please contact the main offices. 



1st Annual Ravenna Arsenal Veterans Day Half Marathon & 5K Windham Bombers Logo

Join us on Sunday, November 11 to honor and benefit American's Veterans in the first annual Veterans Day Half Marathon and 5K race. Online registration is available at www.gopherarun.com...

Iowa & CogAT Testing Windham Bombers Logo

Students in grades 2 and 5 will take the Iowa and CogAT tests during the week of September 17. These tests provide valuable data for the district to help us better serve the educational needs of our students.  A letter was sent home with children in grades 2 and 5.

Please make sure your child is in attendance each day and takes advantage of our free breakfast program. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Isler at sisler@windham-schools.org.


Attendance Matters! Attendance Matters Clipart

September is designated as Attendance Awareness Month to help educate families on the importance of school attendance. A student can be considered chronically absent if he/she misses as few as two days of school a month! According to attendanceworks.org, students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year in order to stay engaged and on track for graduation. The links below are free resources for you to explore and discuss with your student(s). If you feel that you need additional support with attendance and getting your student(s) to school, please don't hesitate to contact the building principal. Thank you for all of your support!

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Junior High and High School Resource

Elementary Resource

Pre-K Resource

Bomber Bulletin Community Newsletter Windham Bombers Logo

Below is the first edition of the Bomber Bulletin, our newly created district newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to increase communication between the schools and our families and community. It will highlight some of the great things our students and staff are doing throughout the school year. We hope you enjoy the Bulletin!



School Safety Meeting Windham Bombers Logo

Join the Windham Police and school administration on Thursday, August 16 at 6:30 P.M. in the Junior/Senior High School Hangar for the second school safety meeting. This meeting is an open forum to discuss safety measures that will be implemented for the 2018-2019 school year. 


Fall Athletics Schedules Now Available! Windham Bombers Logo

Check out the athletics page for updated fall athletic schedules! If you are interested in purchasing a game pass for 10 games,  please stop in the board office between the hours of 7:00 AM-3:00 PM.  The passes are $40.00 for adults and $25.00 for students and can be used at any home athletic event. If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Ann Hankins at 330-326-2711 ext. 501. We look forward to seeing everyone this fall supporting our athletes!


Continue Pre-K Student Learning! Windham Bombers Logo

Parents can continue to help their children learn through InfoOhio's Early Learning Portal. To access this portal, click here. The offers digital resources for students ages 3-5. We look forward to working with your child next school year!


2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk Windham Bombers Logo

On Saturday, April 28, the High School Student Council and Sunshine Committee is holding its 2nd annual 5K Run/Walk. The event is through the Ravenna Aresnal, mostly on flat terrain with slight inclines and hills along the route. Participants will meet at the Ravenna Arsenal entrance behind the school, near the football field. Awards will be given to top male and female runners...

Preschool & Kindergarten Registration Windham Bombers Logo

Preschool and kindergarten registration packets are now available for pick up in the KT office.  Children must be 5 years old by August 1, 2018 to be eligible for kindergarten.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 330-326-9800.

Bomber Literacy Night! Windham Bombers Logo

Join the WEVSD and many community service providers in celebrating the power of literacy and resource sharing! The Bomber Literacy Night is on Wednesday, May 2 from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM at KT Elementary School. There will be student performances, basket raffles, and give aways! This event is FREE of charge and dinner will be provided. This year's keynote speaker is Author George Belden. RSVP to Alysia Tinker at 330-326-2711 ext. 513 or atinker@windham-schools.org. 

Flyers are available in the main offices and on our facebook page.


Paint and Snack Event! Windham Bombers Logo

The Community School Partnership Presents the first annual "Paint and Snack" for Windham families! Flyers are available in the main offices and on our social media sites. 

The event will be in Mrs. Seger's Art Room (Room 126) at the JR/SR High School. The cost is $5.00 per family, which includes the cost of snacks, canvas, and paint. 

RSVP and make payments to Alysia Tinker at the JR/SR High School by April 10. If you have any questions, please contact Alysia Tinker at 330-326-2711 ext. 513. 

We hope you can join us for this fun event!


Schools Closed: Wednesday, March 21 Windham Bombers Logo

Schools are closed for Wednesday, March 21 due to inclement weather. Classes will resume on Thursday, March 22 which is an early release day. #windhamfamily

KT Elementary Daddy Daughter Dance! Windham Bombers Logo

Saddle up join us for a "Boots and Belles" daddy daughter dance night.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 14 from 5:00-7:00 PM. There will be dancing, refreshments, photos, and fun! The cost is $15.00 per couple and an additional $5.00 per additional daughter. This is only for students in grades pre-K-4. RSVPs are due by April 9. Flyers are available in the main office. We hope you all choose to join us for a fun night!


Chipotle Fundraiser Windham Bombers Logo

Join us for a fundraiser to support the high school student council on Monday, March 19 from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Niles Chipotle (1922 Niles-Cortland Road SE). Flyers are available in the main office to take with you or just simply tell the cashier that you are supporting this cause. With your purchases, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the high school student council. We hope to see you there!


Presale Tickets for Tuesday, March 6 Windham Bombers Logo

Presale tickets are available in the Junior High Office for the boys basketball district semi-final game vs Bristol. The game is on Tuesday, March 6 at Grand Valley with a start time of 7:00 PM. No passes are accepted. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and senior citizens and $4.00 for students. Ticket sales will be during school hours and will conclude tomorrow at 2:30 PM. We hope to see everyone at the game!



Schools Closed: Friday, March 2 Windham Bombers Logo

Schools are closed on Friday, March 2 due to inclement weather. We will update our social media pages about any activities that were scheduled for tonight. Stay safe. 


JR/SR High Phones Windham Bombers Logo

As of 9:10 AM, the JR/SR High can not make outgoing calls or receiving incoming calls. If you need to contact anyone at the JR/SR High, please call Katherine Thomas at 330-326-9800, and your call will be transfered to the JR/SR High offices. We will update you once this problem is corrected. Thank you for your patience. 

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Important Dates Windham Bombers Logo

A reminder that school is not in session on Friday, February 16 and Monday, February 19. Students will have an early release on Thursday, February 22. The JR/SR High is released at 12:15 and KT is released at 1:00. 

Maplewood students are to follow the Maplewood school calendar and will need transportation to and from Windham on Friday, February 16.


Parent Teacher Conferences: Thursday, February 15 Windham Bombers Logo

Parent teacher conferences are on Thursday, February 15. Conferences are from 3:00-9:00 (JR/SR High) and 3:30-9:00 (KT Elementary). If you would like to schedule a conference, please call the main offices at KT Elemenatry or the JR/SR High School. We look foward to seeing you! 


Schools Closed:Wednesday, February 7 Windham Bombers Logo

Schools are closed today, Tuesday, February 7, due to inclement weather.  Stay safe and warm today!

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Schools Closed: Friday, January 12 Windham Bombers Logo

Schools are closed on Friday, January 12. The boys varsity basketball game vs Newbury will be played on Saturday, January 13 at 5:30 and 7:00 at Windham. #windhamfamily

Schools Closed: Monday, January 8 Windham Bombers Logo

Schools are closed on Monday, January 8 due to inclement weather. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 9.


School Closure Information Windham Bombers Logo

Schools are closed Friday, January 5. There are no events in the building until Monday, January 8. Stay safe and keep warm over the weekend.


Cheerleading Clinic Windham Bombers Logo

The high school cheer team is offering a cheer clinic to Windham students in grades pre-k-6th (ages 4-12) grade. The camp will be held at KT Elementary school on January 20 and 21 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. The fee is $25 per child. If you bring more than one child, the fee is $10 for the additional child. Registration is on January 20 from 8:15 AM-8:50 AM.

School Resumes Wednesday, January 3 Windham Bombers Logo

School will be back in session on Wednesday, January 3. We encourage students to dress appropriately for the winter weather as temperatures are becoming much colder. We hope everyone had a safe and healthy holiday break! #windhamfamily

Schools Closed: Thursday, December 14 Windham Bombers Logo

Due to inclement weather, schools are closed today, Thursday, December 14. Maplewood Career Center is closed for students too. School event updates will be posted once information is available. High School AIR testing will resume tomorrow. 


Ohio Department of Education: New Digital Resource Launched for Preschool Learning Windham Bombers Logo

The Ohio Department of Education sent out a communication informing schools about a new early learning digital resource. According to the ODE, this resource helps little learners, ages 3-5, to prepare for school and their futures with the INFOhio Early Learning Portal. "The easy-to-navigate site contains more than 50 websites and apps chosen and evaluated by educators and librarians with expertise in early learning and literacy...

Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 22-Nov. 27 Happy Thanksgiving Photo

The last day of school before Thanksgiving break is Tuesday, November 21. Students are on break from Wednesday, November 22-Monday, November 27. Classes resume Tuesday, November 28. We are thankful for our Windham families and thank you for your continual support to our schools.


No School: Tuesday, November 7 Windham Bombers Logo

This is a reminder that there is no school on Tuesday, November 7. Classes will resume Wednesday, November 8. 

Football Playoffs: Friday, November 3 Ticket Sales Windham Bombers Logo


Presale football tickets for the playoff game vs Lisbon on Friday, November 3 at 7:30 PM at Windham are now on sale.

Presale tickets are $8.00 and will be on sale through the JR high office until Friday, November 3 at 2:00 PM. Mr. Isler will also be in the Hangar on November 1 selling tickets from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM. After 2:00 PM on November 3, all tickets are $9.00 and will need purchased at the game. 


The parking fee is $3.00 per car. Parking attendants will direct you to the parking lots. Click here for the parking map.


Passes are NOT honored at this game. Ticket prices are the same for everyone- this includes senior citizens, students, staff members, etc. This is an OHSAA event where we follow OHSAA guidelines and regulations.


If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 330-326-2711 ext. 536.  

Early Release: Thursday, October 26 Windham Bombers Logo


Students have an early release day on Thursday, October 26. JR/SR High Students will be released at 12:15 PM, and KT students will be released at 1:00 PM.

Junior and Senior students who usually have early release on regular school days will be dismissed at 11:49 AM. Maplewood students have a full day of classes at Maplewood and will be transported back to Windham at regular time. These students will need to arrange for transportation home from Windham on all early-release days.

There will not be any after-school programming or academic intervention for the JR/SR High on early release days, and student activities in the JR/SR high will not start until after 3:00 PM. Students are not permitted in the building until 3:00 PM.

 If you have any questions, please contact the main offices. Thank you for all of your support.


Third Grade English Language Arts Assessment: Fall Administration Windham Bombers Logo

Students who are in the third grade will take the English Language Arts Ohio State Assessment on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27 at Katherine Thomas Elementary. The test is administered online and is split into two 90 minute testing sessions. This state assessment requires two administrations- one in the fall and one in the spring.  Students who are not in attendance on these days will take the test upon returning to school. This assessment is part of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee which ensures that every struggling reader gets the support that he or she needs to be able to learn and achieve more...

Homecoming parade update

Due to inclement weather the homecoming parade scheduled for 4:30 today has been cancelled.  However the homecoming ceremony on the football field will still be held.  Court members and family and friends should arrive at the field at 5:15 for pictures.  Ceremony begins promptly at 5:30.  

Early Release: Thursday, September 28 Windham Bombers Logo

Students have an early release day on Thursday, September 28. JR/SR High Students will be released at 12:15 PM, and KT students will be released at 1:00 PM. There will not be any after-school programming for the JR/SR High on this day, and student activities in the JR/SR high will not start until after 3:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact the main offices. 

Picture Day! Windham Bombers Logo

KT Elementary will have picture day on Wednesday, November 1. Students will be sent home with all students. If you have additional information, please contact the main office at 330-326-9800.


School Starts Tuesday, August 22! Logo

The first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year is Tuesday, August 22. Bus routes are posted to the left. Please check out your bus route and be at your bus stop early the first few days. The doors at the Junior/Senior High will open at 7:20 AM for breakfast with first period starting at 7:35 AM. There will be a "Welcome Back" rally for the elementary students from 8:15 AM- 8:40 AM in the parking lot. Breakfast will not be served at KT until the second day of school. Please review the student handbooks with your student to better understand the expectations of each building. We look forward to working with your students! #windhamfamily

Little Bombers Youth Basketball Academy Logo

The Little Bombers Youth Basketball Academy for girls entering grades 3-6 will be held on Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 22 in the high school gym from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM. Athletes will enter through the high school entrance (doors 1 and 2).  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and make arrangments to be picked up promptly at 11:30 AM...

Literacy at Home! Reading

It's vital to start reading and writing with pre-school aged and toddler children as early as possible to prepare them for their future schooling years. The essential skills and passion for education starts at home. Those students who enter pre-K and kindergarden with pre-reading skills have an advantage over others. Looking for ideas...


Fall Athletic Schedules Available logo

The fall athletic schedules for both Junior and Senior High Athletics are now available on the athletics page. Student-athletes must have all required forms submitted to their coach prior to starting mandatory practices. To see the updated schedules or access the student-athlete forms, please click "athletics" at the top of the home page. If you have any questions, please contact the board office at 330-326-2711 ext. 501. We hope to see you at the upcoming athletic events!


Free Breakfast and Lunch! Free

The summer food program for children is provided at the Renaissance Family Center and the New Hope Baptist Church. Children ages 1-18 years old eat for free! All sites are closed on July 4. If you would like a flyer for additional information, please stop in the main office or click here. We hope to see you there! 


Preparing for the 17-18 School Year Logo

The Ohio Department of Education offers many useful resources to help parents prepare for the upcoming school year. Some of the resources are highlighted below. If you would like to learn more...

Literacy Night Mission Possible: When Community Becomes Unity Logo

Come join the Windham School District and many community service providers in celebrating the power of literacy and resource sharing at our upcoming literacy night. There will be: fun literacy-based activities, prize basket raffles, and giveaways. Food will be provided! 

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 from 4:00PM-7:00 PM at Katherine Thomas Elementary. If you are interested in attending the event, RSVP to Alysia Tinker at atinker@windham-schools.org or 330-326-2711 ext. 513 by Friday, April 21.

We hope that you join us in this event!



1st Annual 5K Run/Walk logo

The Windham High School Student Council and Sunshine Committee are sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk in the Ravenna Arsenal on April 29, 2017. Race day registration starts at 8:00am with the race starting at 9:00am. The course is an out and back in the Ravenna Arsenal. Please join us in this race! If you have any questions, please contact Sam Pochedly (spochedly@ windham-schools.org) or Tamara Brown (tbrown@windham-schools.org). We hope to see you there!


5K Run/Walk Registration Form

No School: Wednesday, March 15 Logo

Schools are closed on Wednesday, March 15 due to winter weather conditions. History Day will be postponed until further notice. Stay warm and safe today! Thank you for supporting our schools. 


No School:Tuesday, March 14 Logo

Schools are closed due to winter weather conditions on Tuesday, March 14. Stay safe, and thank you for supporting our schools. 


Early Release: March 10 Logo

On Friday, March 10, students will be released early from school for teacher's to participate in professional development. The JR/SR High will be dismissed at 1:00 PM. Katherine Thomas Elementary students who walk home or get picked up will be released at 1:15 PM and those students who ride the bus will be transported home around 1:30 PM .  If you have any questions, please call the main offices. #windhamfamily

Schools Closed: March 9

Schools are closed on Thursday, March 9 due to no power. History Day will be rescheduled to a future date. The Ravenna leadership field trip is canceled. The Quiz Bowl team will still meet at the school by 7:35 AM for their match. Thank you for your support! 


4th Grade Boys Basketball Team - Lil' Dribblers Tournament Champs 4th Grade Boys Basketball Team - Lil' Dribblers Tournament Champs

The 4th Grade Boys Basketball Team earned the title of tournament champ at the Windham Lil' Dribblers tournament this past weekend.  We are so proud of all of our boys that came out and represented Windham so well during the tournament.


Substitute Educational Aides Needed

The Windham Exempted Village School District is in need of substitute educational aides.  You must have a minimum of 48 college semester hours OR have a high school diploma or equivalent and successfully pass an aptitude test.  If you are interested or have questions please call Leigh Ann Hankins at 330-326-2711 ext. 501.  

Read Across America 2017 Read Across America

March 2nd has been determined by the National Education Association to be “Read Across America” Day, the largest celebration of reading in the country.  Read Across America Day began in 1998 and is celebrated on March 2nd in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. 

KT students will  enjoy a week of celebrating the importance of reading by participating in Read Across America daily themes:

Monday, February 27 - Cat in the Hat Day: Wear your favorite hat.

Tuesday, February 28 - Thing 1 and Thing 2 Tuesday: Grab a friend and dress up as twins.

Wednesday, March 1 - Wacky Wednesday: Wear your clothes backwards, inside out, or mismatched.

Thursday, March 2 - I Can Read With My Eyes Shut Day: Wear a t-shirt that has words (must be school appropriate)

Friday, March 3 - Fox in Socks Friday: Wear crazy socks.

Daffin's Spring Fundraiser

Please support KT Elementary by participating in our spring Daffin's candy fundraiser.  Money raised will provide our students with additional enhancements to our curriculum.  Brochures were sent home with students on Thursday.  The fundraiser will run through Monday, March 6th.  Students will receive a prize just for participating.  The top seller in each grade level will be treated to lunch with Mrs. Gross & Ms. Nita at Pizza Hut!  Thank you so much for your continued support!


Bus Conduct Award Recipient Bus Safety Winner

Congratulations to kindergarten student, Kyran Stratton, who was the winner of a $15 gift certificate to Dollar General for his exemplary behavior on the bus. Kyran is a respectful bus rider who promotes bus safety by always remaining in his seat and being courteous to his fellow bus riders. Students earn rewards and a chance to win the gift card if they are well behaved and uphold bus safety guidelines. Our goal is to promote respectful and appropriate behaviors on the bus to ensure our students are enjoying a safe ride to and from school. We are proud of our students who understand the importance of bus safety! 


Public Forum - February 27, 2017

A public forum will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hangar (the library) at the junior/senior high school to discuss the creation of an "intermediate" hallway where fifth (5th) grade and sixth (6th) grade students would be together at the junior/senior high school. 

Advantages of the creation of an "intermediate" hallway include but are not limited to; additional offerings including stem classes, a more consistent way to offer band to these grades, a more comprehensive literacy program for these grades and additional exploratory elective offerings.  

This forum will be an opportunity for parents and guardians to get questiosn answered, make suggestions, and to provide input and feedback in this process.  A rough draft of a mock student schedule will be available at this forum and a tour of the building will be given. 


Upcoming Athletic Events logo

We will be honoring the senior basketball players and long-time announcer Sam Knight during the next few home basketball games. 

The senior girls will be honored on Monday, February 13 before their home game vs. Chalker. The JV game will start at 6:00 PM and will only be two quarters. The senior night ceremonies will begin after the JV game.

Sam Knight will be honored before the home boys' basketball game on Tuesday, February 14. He has been announcing the boys' basketball games since 1981 and will be retiring on February 17.

The senior boys will be honored on Friday, February 17 before their home game vs. a NAC opponent who is yet to be determined.  The JV game will start at 5:30 PM. The varsity game will start at 7:00 PM with the senior ceremonies taking place right after the JV game. 

Please join us in honoring our seniors and Sam Knight who have dedicated their time and efforts to our basketball programs. #windhamfamily

Parent Teacher Conferences logo

Parent teacher conferences are on Thursday, February 16th from 3:00PM-9:00 PM at both KT Elementary and the JR/SR High School. If you would like to schedule a conference, please contact Nita Apthorpe at KT (330-326-9800) and Kathy Gutherie at the JR/SR High School (330-326-2711). Thank you for all of your support!


Community School Partnership Meeting logo

The next Community School Partnership Meeting is on February 8th at 4:00 PM in the High School Hangar. We will be discussing the upcoming Literacy/Community Resource Night on May 3rd at KT Elemenatry. We have been planning this night since December. We welcome ideas and suggestions to make this night a success. If you are planning to attend, please contact Alysia Tinker at atinker@windham-schools.org. Thank you for your support!


Pennies for Patients Pennies for Patients

For the last three weeks, the KT Student Council has been running a fundraiser called Pennies for Patients with all proceeds going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.  This fundraiser was a huge success!  We met and exceeded our schoolwide goal, raising a final total of $928.74!  A huge thank you to all the students, teachers and parents for making this fundraiser such a huge success for such a great cause.


Big Leaf Championship Winners! Champions

Congratulations to the 4th grade girls' basketball team for winning the Big Leaf Championship! Keep up the hard work- we are proud of you!


Chuck E. Cheese Night logo

KT Elementary will be hosting a Chuck E. Cheese night on Thursday, February 2nd. The event will be held at the Niles Location (2082 Niles Cortland Road, Warren, Ohio 44484). It will run from 3:00-9:00 PM and 15% of the sales will be donated to KT. Flyers were sent home with students that include additonal discount coupons. Thank you for your support! #windhamfamily

Early Release: Monday, January 30 LOGO

On Monday, January 30, students will be released early from school for teacher's to participate in professional development. The JR/SR High will be dismissed at 1:00 PM. Katherine Thomas Elementary students who walk home or get picked up will be released at 1:00 PM and those students who ride the bus will be transported home around 1:15 PM .  If you have any questions, please call the main offices.


High School Boys' Basketball Game Logo

The high school boys' basketball game verses Garrettsville will be played on Tuesday, January 10 at Garrettsville High School. Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults. The JV game starts at 6:00 pm and the varsity game starts at 7:30 pm. The JR/SR High pep bus will depart from the high school at 5:45 pm. Students must have a permission slip with them in order to ride the bus. This is for JR/SR High students only. We hope to see you in attendance tonight to support our teams! 


Schools Closed Logo

The Windham Exempted School District is closed on January 10 due to inclement weather. Please check our facebook, instagram, twitter, and website for any additional information on school events. Thank you and stay safe.


Pennies for Patients Fundraiser at KT Elementary Pennies for Patients

The Student Council at Katherine Thomas Elementary will be heading up a fundraiser called Pennies for Patients, beginning Monday, January 9th and running through Friday, January 27th.  We are collecting loose change and donating all of the money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Each student will receive a small collection box to bring home.  We ask that you help your child bring the collected money back to school to give to their teacher.  There is also a website link if you'd like to donate and help our cause!  We are excited to teach our students that they can make a change.  Because of our efforts, we hope to help blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.  If you'd like to donate online, please click here.  Thank you in advance! #windhamfamily


Holiday Break Logo

This is a reminder that there is no school on Thursday, December 22nd. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 4th. The Windham Exempted School District wishes all of our families a very happy holiday and new year. Thank you for all of your support! #windhamfamily

Board of Education Vacancy

The Windham Exempted Village Schools Board of Education is currently accepting letters of interest to fill a vacant seat on the Board.  Interested parties may submit their letter of interest either through email at lhankins@windham-schools.org or by mailing a letter to Windham Board of Education, 9530 Bauer Avenue, Windham, OH 44288.  The deadline to submit a letter of interest is December 8, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. 

Youth Basketball Teams Participate in the Turkey Bucket Tournament

The Windham Youth Boys Basketball teams participated in the Turkey Bucket Tournament over Thanksgiving break. The 4th grade team placed first in the Gold Bracket bringing home the championship. The 5th grade boys also placed first and brought home the championship in the Silver Bracket. The 6th grade boys made it to the Gold Bracket finals and placed second. Congratulations to all of our boys- we are proud of you!


Early Release: Tuesday, November 22 W Logo

On Tuesday, November 22, students will be released early from school for teacher's to participate in professional development. The JR/SR High will be dismissed at 1:00 PM. Katherine Thomas Elementary students who walk home or get picked up will be released at 1:00 PM and those students who ride the bus will be transported home around 1:15 PM .  If you have any questions, please call the main offices. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break! #windhamfamily

Household Survey

A Household Survey was recently sent home to all families. This information is vital to the programs that we offer at Windham. This information allows us to receive money from the state of Ohio. Without this information our funding is cut. Please complete the survey and return it to Crystal Hickman. Thank you so much for your help!!


Windham Household Survey

Mayor Blewitt Visits Students 4th graders with the mayor

Mayor Debbie Blewitt came to speak to the 4th graders on Thursday, October 27. The students discussed her mayoral duties and many other topics. This visit connected to the 4th grade social studies curriculum which involves learning about government.  The students were excited to have Mayor Blewitt in the classroom and the opportunity to speak with her! Thank you, Mayor Blewitt, for visiting the students today!

# windhamfamily

Congratulations to Student Council Members

The 4th and 5th graders at Katherine Thomas Elementary recently held an election for Student Council.  The 4th graders campaigned by writing speeches and presented them to the rest of the 4th grade class.  Students then voted and elected 6 representatives.  The 4th grade representatives are: Santanah Shew, Omar Duran-Graves, Kevin Eubanks, Jack Eye, Dominic Paolella and Aidan Hill.  The 5th grade class campaigned with posters and speeches and ran for student council offices.  They delivered their speeches to all of 3rd, 4th and 5th grades and all of those students had the chance to vote...

JJ Huddle Athlete of the Week Nominee Phillip Maiorca

Sophomore Phillip Maiorca has been chosen as a nominee for the MaxPreps/JJHuddle Ohio High School Football Athlete and/or Team of the Week Awards. 

These weekly awards are decided by fan vote. Voting is live now and will conclude at Noon on Monday, Oct. 24. You may vote as often as you like.Winners will be announced on site Tuesday and will receive personalized awards. Awards will be sent to the Athletic Department c/o the AD.

You can help Phillip become the athlete of the week by voting!  Vote here!  Good luck to Phillip! #windhamfamily

School Bus Safety Week: Oct. 17-21 Safety

School bus safety is important in our school district. As we recognize Bus Safety Week this week, we encourage you discuss school bus safety with your child. Our goal is to transport our student to and from school in a safe, positive environment, and you can help us with this goal! Remember, as drivers, to always "be alert, so kids don't get hurt."  Click here to read about school bus safety tips. #windhamfamily

KT Students Celebrate International Day of Peace

KT students participated in the international day for peace by creating pinwheels as a part of a project, "Pinwheels for Peace." The project promotes positive thinking and harmony through the beauty of pinwheels. The international day of peace is dedicated to world peace and specifically the absence of war and violence. Great job to our KT students in making the world a better place! 

KT Fall Fundraiser

Please support our students by purchasing a tumbler from our Fall Fundraiser.  All tumblers are $20 - with 40% of the profit supporting our school.  Order forms were sent home with KT students last week.  Additional order forms can be picked up in the main office.  If you do not have a child at KT and would like to purchase a tumbler, please contact Ms. Nita in the main office at 330-326-9800.  Thank you for your continued support!!

Press Release About State Report Cards

Message From Valley School Superintendents:

State Report Card Grades Can Be Misleading


Canfield, OH-- The results of the State Report Card are expected to be released Thursday, September 15 by the Ohio Department of Education.  Valley School Superintendents want to caution parents and community leaders not to jump to conclusions based on the “letter grades” given.  It is a complex number of factors that contribute to the state report card and districts overall are expected to see their grades go down this year....



Conferences Sign Up!

All buildings will offer conferences on Thursday, September 22nd from 3:00 pm -9:00 pm. If you would like to schedule a conference, please contact Nita Apthorpe at KT or Kathy Gutherie at the Junior/Senior High Building. We look forward to meeting with you! #windhamfamily

Food Services Feedback Form

We are always looking to improve our service in the Windham Schools cafeteria. If you have a suggestion, comment, encouraging word or complaint, you can now share your thoughts with the cafeteria staff. Click on the Food Services link to the right and then on the Food Services Feedback Form link on the bottom of the page. We look forward to hearing from you! #windhamfamily

Parent Community Partnership

The Parent Community Partnership is starting up for the 2016-17 school year. 

Sessions will be held in The Hangar (formerly The Library) in Windham High School, starting September 14, 2016 at 4 pm. Childcare will be available, and dinner will be served. Attend for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card from Walmart!

RSVP: Mrs. Sampson 330-326-9800 or Maria Pemberton 330-326-2707

Football Friday is Back!

Good luck to the football team, cheerleaders, and band as they all travel to Sebring tonight for game one of the football season!

If you can't make it to the game, you can follow @windham_sports on twitter for updated scores. This account will follow all high school athletics throughout the year. For junior high athletic updates, follow @ windhamjhsports on twitter. This account will follow all junior high sports throughout the year. 

A special thank you to Oakway Photography who generously provides professional photographs of our students. 

We hope to see everyone at the game supporting our Bombers! Go Bombers!

# windhamfamily

Are You Following Us? MEDIA

Keep up to date with school happenings on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts! Click on the social media links at the bottom of this page to start following us. 


Straight A Grant Recipient


A Straight A Grant has made its way to Northeast Ohio, and the Windham District is one recipient of the grant. Campbell City Schools was the lead applicant on the literacy grant, but included a consortium of school districts including: Austintown, Beaver Local, Brookfield, Newbury, West Branch, Windham, United Local, and Youngstown Community School.

This literacy grant, known as the Northeast Ohio Consortium Straight A Grant, is one of only 23 awarded by the state, from a pool of 141 applicants. The grant is based on a highly successful program, Literacy Collaborative, through The Ohio State University.  Literacy Collaborative uses the award-winning work of early reading experts Dr. Irene Fountas and Dr. Gay Su Pinnell.

The grant will allow for the hiring and training of literacy coaches at Katherine Thomas Elementary and the implementation of a proven program that is backed by decades of research.  One coach will be trained for the 2016-2017 school year as an intermediate (grades 3-5) coach. During the 2017-2018 school years, another coach, specializing in grades K-2, will be trained. Full implementation will take three years.  

We are proud to bring this program to our district as we continue to improve our instruction and achievement! 

Preparing for a New School Year

As the first day of school approaches, it's important to help your student prepare for the new school year. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) offers a variety of free resources to help ensure that your student starts off the school year in a positive way. Through their site, you can also sign up for text tips to stay involved throughout the school year.  Click here to learn more.

Another great, free resource is from Vivo! This Ebook provides information on how to improve parent and school partnerships. Parent and school communication has proven to have a strong impact on student achievement, and in order for our students to succeed, we need your help!  Interested? Click here! 

Enjoy the rest of the summer. We will see you August 23rd! 

Accepting Applications for Board of Education Member

The Windham Exempted Village Schools are accepting applications to fill a vacant spot on the Board of Education.  Applicants must be residents of the Windham Exempted Village School district.  Interested parties may contact treasurer Samantha Pochedly at 330-326-2711 ext. 501 or by email at spochedly@windham-schools.org.  Applications are due August 5, 2016.

Senior Rally at Katherine Thomas

The halls at Katherine Thomas Elementary were filled with excitement and smiling faces in anticipation of the graduating class of 2016 to enter the building. As Pomp and Circumstance played over the speakers, the graduating seniors filtered through the hallways, giving high fives and hugs, to all of the elementary students and some of their former teachers. Students made signs congratulating seniors and clapped and cheered for them as they passed by... 

Superintendent Gregg Isler's statement regarding Department of Justice/Department of Education transgender guidance

The Windham Exempted Village School District adheres to all state and federal laws and guidelines. With regard to transgender students in the Windham Exempted Village School District, we work through a collaborative process with our staff and the families and students in order to serve the needs of all students. While respecting all students' privacy, the Windham Exempted Village School District will assist students with their individual needs in accordance with state and federal laws. We will continue to ensure that all the Windham Exempted Village School District students are in safe, supported and secure environments to enable them to excel in their education.

Kindergarten Experiences the Zoo!

Every year an anonymous donor sends kindergarten to the zoo for a field trip. We are thrilled the rain held off, and the students were able to enjoy a sunny day at the park.  Many family members were able to join us at the zoo, which made the experience even more memorable.  The teachers are beyond thankful for their help and support to ensure all children had a wonderful experience.  Once the students arrive back in the classrooms, they will complete a group research project on their favorite animal.  They will use a variety of media resources, such as google talk, in order to research. We had a great day at the zoo and can't wait to go next year! # windhamfamily

Save Lives & Donate Blood!

On Friday, May 13th, the American Red Cross will be in the Junior High Gym from 8:00 AM- 1:00PM for those who would like to donate blood. Please eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating! Additionally, please bring a photo ID or donor card to be eligble to donate. Visit redcrossblood.org or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App on your mobile device and enter the sponsor code: Windham to make your donation time today! We hope to see you there! 

Windham Exempted Village School Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

Registration packets are available in the Katherine Thomas Elementary office.  Students must be 4 years old on or before August 1 for preschool and 5 years old on or before August 1 for kindergarten.  Registration packets are due no later that May 13, 2016.  Students currently enrolled in preschool at Katherine Thomas Elementary will have packets sent home with them.

"Soft" Lockdown

Windham Junior/Senior High went into a "soft" lockdown earlier this morning so that student lockers and the student parking lot could be checked by a canine unit.  This lockdown was conducted in partnership with the Windham Police Department and the Mantua Village Police canine unit.  All activities have resumed to normal.

Register for Kindergarten!

The 2016-2017 signs up for kindergarten are quickly approaching!  Sign ups begin on April 18th, 2016 and close on Friday, May 13th. Please pick up your registration packet from Nita Apthorpe at Katherine Thomas Elementary. Children entering kindergarten must be 5 years of age on or before August 1,2016. If a student is is registered in preschool, the packets will be sent home with the student. We are looking forward to working with you and your student! #windhamfamily

Shigella update

A letter is being mailed home this weekend with the latest update on the Shigella bacteria. The same letter is being sent home with students on Friday, April 8 for an immediate update. A video message from Superintendent Gregg Isler is available for viewing on this site by clicking on "read more".


Shigella Prevention Update

In our efforts with the Portage County Health Department to prevent the spread of Shigella we have instituted a mandatory hand washing as students enter the building.

More information will follow later today. 

State Tests Quickly Approaching

Just a reminder to all families that state mandated tests start on Monday, April 11th for all buildings. The testing schedule was sent home with your student and is also available online. Click here for the testing schedule. For those current freshmen and sophomores, these tests count towards graduation. Please make sure your student gets to bed on time, understands the importance of these tests, and is in attendance daily.  To help relieve any anxiety your student may have over testing, we encourage you to read this article. Thank you for all of your support! #windhamfamily

Shigella Bacteria Update

School will resume on Monday, April 4, 2016. All buildings have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.  In addition, laptops, toys, etc. have all been wiped down. Water testing in all buildings was negative for any bacteria present, including shigella.

  • Staff or students that have any of the following symptoms should not come to school and should call 330-326-2711 ext. 501.
    • Diarrhea
    • Fever
    • Stomach Cramps



Ohio Department of Education Asking for Feedback

The Ohio Department of Education is asking for educators, parents, and other members of the public for their input on Ohio's New Learning Standards. The Department of Education is reviewing the standards to update them and make revisions, if necessary. Please click here to read further about how you can be a part of the review process. 

Water Tests Negative for Bacteria

All tests conducted on the water at Katherine Thomas Elementary and Windham Junior/Senior High School on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 came back negative for any bacteria present, including Shigella

These findings are consistent with testing that is done on a regular basis by the Village of Windham Water Department. 


No School on March 23rd and March 24th
Check Out Our Newsletters!

Check out our school's newsletters to stay up to date with our students! To read KT's newsletter, click on Katherine Thomas in the upper right corner of the home page and then click on newsletters (on the left). To view the Junior/Senior High newsletters, click on either Windham JR. High or Windham High School in the upper right corner of the home page and then click on JR/SR High Newsletter (on the left). If you want a paper copy of the letter sent home, call the building's main office! Thank you for all of your support! 

Update on JR/SR High Lock Down

The Windham Exempted Village Schools were notified by the Windham Police Department this morning of an online chat amongst school age children last night.  According to the Windham Police Department the online chat contained a possible threat of violence.  In response to said information the Windham JR/SR High was locked down for a short time this morning in cooperation with the Windham Police Department.  We are pleased to report that all activites have resumed to normal per the Windham Police Department. 

Band Spaghetti Dinner Concert

Join us for a fun evening of food and music! On Saturday, March 12th from 5:00-7:30 pm, a spaghetti dinner and concert will be held at the high school cafeteria.The concert is free, and dinners are $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for band students, and free for children 4 and under. The dinner includes spaghetti, bread, salad, drink, and dessert.  A Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawing will also be held that night. Tickets for items and the 50/50 are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Some of the baskets for the Chinese Auction include: A brand new Yamaha Acoustic Guitar (donated by Motter's Music Store), Lottery Ticket Wreath, Circle K Basket (work $20.00), Bomber Spirit Basket, Book Basket (for Junior High level), Wine Basket (must be 21 or older to win), Chocolate Basket, Snack Basket, Gano Auto Certificate, and a Car Wash Basket. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please contact Becky Kresen at bkresen@windham-schools.org. 

5th Grade Learns About Food Chains

5th grade students in Mrs. Showalter's science classes learned about food chains by dissecting owl pellets.  Students uncovered bones from the skeletal systems of various animals eaten by an owl.  They were also able to sort and classify the bones.


No School: Monday, January 18th

A reminder to our Windham family that there is no school in session on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. School will resume on Tuesday, January 19th.

Join Us: Community School Partnership Committee

Join our newly formed Community School Partnership group!  Do you want to have a valued voice in our children’s education?Are willing to work with teachers and other families to exchange ideas and develop solutions? Are  you prepared to use your experiences with your child(ren) to improve our school? If so, then please join us!

Bonfire at Stoney's Pizza!

The Windham Community is cordially invited to join the football team, band, cheerleaders, and the student body at Stoney's Pizza on Wednesday, October 7th for the annual Homecoming Bonfire! The bonfire will be lit around 6:30-7:00 pm. Please join us in this celebration to support our students! 

Stadium Update for Friday 8/28/2015

Friday night 8/28/2015 the Windham Bombers will open the season at home versus Sebring McKinley.   All spectators will be admitted free of charge due to ongoing stadium renovations.    Bleacher seating will be available in the visitor bleachers (south side).     Fans wishing to bring their own chairs may do so.


To enter the stadium please use either the entrance off of South Main or the entrance by the bus garage off of School Street.      Come out and support the Bombers!



2015-2106 Bus Routes

Please click on the following link to access bus pick up times.    Please allow a small variance from the projected times during the first few weeks of school.       Click here.

Bus Pick up and Drop off Times




KT Backpack initiative

ESSENDANT Corporation, formely known as United Stationers, generously donated backpacks for all students, grades K-5 for the 2015-2016 school year.  This will be the fourth consecutive year that ESSENDANT has supported the district with the backpack initiative. Backpacks will be available to students on Thursday, August 20th at the KT Open House, which starts at 5:00 p.m. 

For further information on the ESSENDANT Corporation, click here


All Students Will Receive Free Breakfast and Lunch

For the 2015-2016 school year ALL students attending both Katherine Thomas Elementary and Windham Junior/Senior High School will receive a free breakfast and a free lunch.

Cafeteria Survey

Please take the cafeteria survey located on the Food Services page. It is located under the Administration tab.

Portage County Health Department Ebola Update

In response to recent Ebola Virus concerns nationwide, we have attached a link below from the Portage County Board of Health that gives detailed information regarding the transmission, signs and symptoms, risk of exposure, treatment, and prevention of the virus.

In the event that any concerns regarding this virus arise in the future in Portage County, our district officials would work closely with the Portage County Health Department and area-wide health departments to determine further courses of action.

If you have any specific questions regarding the Ebola virus, please contact the Portage County Health Department at 330-296-9919 or http://www.co.portage.oh.us/healthdepartment.htm


For the Portage County Health Department Letter please click on the following link :/userfiles/990/Portage%20County%20Health%20Department%20Letter%20Concerning%20Ebola.pdf


Parent/Teacher Conference Date Change

Parent teacher conferences will be held on September 24, 2014 from 3 - 9 pm in all buildings. 

To schedule a conference at the HS/JHS call Kathy Gutherie at 330-326-2711 ext. 536

To schedule a conference at Katherine Thomas Elementary call Nita Apthorpe at 330-326-9800

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications are now being accepted.

Boys Basketball Postponed

The varsity boys basketball game versus Chalker scheduled for this evening has been postponed.  No make up date has been announced at this time.

Schools Closed Today 1-27-2014

Due to inclement weather the Windham Exempted Village Schools will be closed today, January 27, 2014.

Event Update 1-24-2014

The Windham Exempted Village Schools are closed today.  The following is a list of updated information concerning events in the Windham Exempted Village Schools.      Boys varsity basketball  at home versus Maplewood will be played.  All junior high events, games and practices are canceled for today. The dance scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled.  The field trip tomorrow to the Cleveland Playhouse tomorrow is still on. 

Events Cancelled

All school events, including home and away games,  athletic team practices, drama club practices, etc. for tonight, January 6, 2014 are cancelled. 

Windham Girls' Varsity Basketball Time Change

The start time for the varsity girls' basketball tonight has been adjusted to 6:00 p.m. There will not be a JV contest tonight.

Board Meeting at Katherine Thomas Elementary on March 28

The Board of Education meeting on March 28, 2013 will be held at Katherine Thomas Elementary.  The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. in the library.

Ohio Department of Education - On Site Review of WEVS Special Services

For all incoming calls to the Junior/Senior High School and the Board of Education office you must use phone number 330-326-2711. In an effort to make our phone system more user friendly this will be the permanent contact number. 

Technical Difficulties

To better serve you Windham Exempted Village Schools is updating their phone system.  While this is being done we may experience intermittent phone outages during the week of March 11, 2013. Thank you for your patience.

Technical Difficulties

To better serve you Windham Exempted Village Schools is updating their phone system.  While this is being done we may experience intermittent phone outages on Monday, March 11, 2013.  Thank you for your patience.

School Safety Forum

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Katherine Thomas Elementary School

for parents of all students PK - 12



Windham Police Department

Windham School Administrators

Portage County Sheriff Department


Program to include:

Overview of A.L.I.C.E. program

What we are doing in addition to A.L.I.C.E. program

Question and answer session

JV Girls' Basketball Adjustment for Tonight

There will not be a JV Girls' basketball game tonight versus East Canton.  The varsity game will start at 6:00 p.m.

Windham Exempted Village Schools Released from Fiscal Caution

At the January 24, 2013 Board of Education meeting. Board President, Dan Burns, was presented with a letter  from Roger Hardin, representing the Ohio Department of Education, releasing the Windham Exempted Village Schools from Fiscal Caution.  The district has been in Fiscal Caution for the past 11 years.

Girls' Varsity/Junior Varsity Basketball Start Time Adjusted Tonight

The Windham Girls' Varsity Basketball at Rootstown will start at 7:00 p.m..   The Junior Varsity game has been canceled.

Windham Schools Closed Tuesday, January 22

The Windham Exempted Village Schools are closed today, January 22, 2013 due to low wind chill values. 

Windham Exempted Village Schools Celebrate School Board Recognition Month
As part of the Ohio School Board Recognition month the Windham Exempted Village School District would like to recognize and thank our Board members. Terrie Altiere (served since 1994), Melissa Roubic (served since 2000), Darryl McGuire (served since 2000), William Hickman (served since 2002) and Danny Burns (served since 2010).
Great Things Happening in Windham Schools
Over the past few years the Windham Exempted Village Schools Board of Education, the community of Windham, the staff of Windham Exempted Village Schools, and the students of the Windham Exempted Village Schools have accomplished some great things.  Here is a look at a few of those accomplishments.
Athletic Updates
Presale tickets are on sale for the JV and Varsity Boys Basketball game at Berlin Highland on December 27th.  Adult tickets are $8.00 presale and $10.00 that day at the door. Student tickets are $4.00 presale and also $4.00 that day at the door.  Your ticket will get you into our game and the game before ours as they will not clear the gym in between.  JV game is free. Tickets are limited availability and are on sale from 8 am to 2pm in the junior high school office through Friday December 21st.  Directions for the game are available in the high school office.
The athletic boosters will be selling Windham bomber clothing at tonights (December 19, 2012)  girls basketball game.

The High School Boys Basketball team has been nominated as the National Guards team of the week.  Please go to JJHuddle.com and click on the National Guard icon and you can vote for your Windham Bombers Voting ends tomorrow at noon.
Update on lockdown at Windham Junior/Senior High School
Windham Junior/Senior High School was in lockdown protocol today for approximately 45 minutes while an investigation was conducted on the finding of a live bullet in a bathroom at the school. During the investigation, conducted by school personnel and the Windham Police Department, it was determined the bullet had been brought to school by a student who found the bullet on his way to school. Normal school activities resumed after a thorough search had been conducted.
Shorts Policy
School Absences
Special Board Meeting set for Tuesday, February 21, 2012 is cancelled.
KT Awards Assemblies
Special Thanks
KT Interim Reports
Santa's Workshop
Canned Food Drive
KT Halloween Party Info
Entertainment Book Turn-In
Parent Teacher Conferences Junior/Senior High School
Parent/Teacher Conferences Katherine Thomas Elementary
Entertainment Book Fundraiser
Dismissal, Paperwork and Pictures
Dismissal, Paperwork and Pictures
Opening Day Agenda
2011-2012 Back to school information
Board Meeting Rescheduled
KT Newsletters Online!
Check out our newsletters online!  Click on "School News" in the left-hand column and then select "Newsletters."
Picture re-takes will be on Friday, December 3 at approximately 9 a.m.  If you desire re-takes and your child is in preschool, you will need to bring him/her to school that morning.
Grandparent's Day @ KT

Our fourth annual Grandparents’ Day will be Wednesday, October 28, 2015.  The schedule for the day is listed below.  Since parking and congestion are always an issue, please note and be respectful of the starting and ending times of the day’s events.  A luncheon for grandparents will be set up in the gymnasium.  Students will be provided a regular school lunch from the cafeteria, but may take their lunch into the gym to join their grandparents.  After you are finished with lunch, you may proceed to the library for the Book Fair.  

Schedule for the Day - Grades K - 2

  • 10:45 – 11:15am – Grandparents Arrive and Classroom visits
  • 11:15 – 12:05 Lunch in Gymnasium / Book Fair

Schedule for the Day - Grades 3 - 5

  • 12:00 -12:30pm – Grandparents Arrive and Classroom Visit
  • 12:30 – 1:15 Lunch in Gymnasium / Book Fair

We hope you can join us!

Parent Meeting Opens the 2012 - 2013 School Year at KT
The opening of the 2012 - 2013 school began with a parent meeting on the 20th of August that was attended by nearly 300 people. At this meeting, the new KT principal, Harry Selner, highlighted the importance of the community working together for the benefit of children. A "Parent Advisory" committee will be established this year to "advise" the principal on an as needed basis. More details about this opportunity for partnership will be given at the KT Open House on September 12th.
Veteran's Day Assembly

The Junior/Senior High School will be honoring all women and men who have served or are currently serving for our country on Veteran's Day.  The Veteran's Day assembly will start at 8:15 am on November 11th in the senior high school gymnasium. The community is welcome to attend this event as we honor the sacrifices these men and women have made for our freedom. Please join us in this very special day! 

*If you are a veteran or current member of the military and plan to attend, please contact Stephanie Parish or Laura Amero at the high school (330-326-2711) for additional program information.*

Windham Police and American Legion Post Donate School Supplies
 The Windham Police Department and the Windham Post of the American Legion recently joined forces to supply school supplies to Windham families.
Computer Use Forms
Please make sure you return the computer use forms that were sent home with your child.  This will give us the information we need to add pictures of our students on the website.  We cannot post pictures without your permission.  Thank you.
Ohio's State Test 2015-2016

The ODE announced testing windows and information related to the state tests for the 2015-2016 school year. Students, grades 3-8, will continue to be tested in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science with the new AIR tests. The handout below is helpful to look at for more information on the assessments. For even more information, visit the ODE website. 

Ohio State's Tests

Safe Harbor Provisions 

Ohio Department of Education Delays Release of State Report Card

Sign Up for Electronic Communications and Notifications
New Website Feature Affords District the Opportunity to Electronically Communicate with Subscribers
Windham Exempted Village Schools
Mission Statement: The mission of the Windham Schools is to foster pride, achievement, social responsibility, and perseverance among students.
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