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Superintendent's Message

West Muskingum Families,
     The fourth quarter of the school year is upon us and while we are all excited to see what the spring will hold, I’d like to take some time to look back at the great things our students have accomplished and new opportunities that are available to them.
     Some of the accomplishments are listed below:


  • West Muskingum Elementary School achieved the highest percentage of students in Muskingum County passing the Third Grade Reading Test. 
  • Return of an elementary choir program with over 60 students participating.
  • Creation of the West Muskingum Middle School Agriculture Club.
  • Return of the Big Brothers Big Sisters lunch buddies program involving students from all three buildings.
  • Addition of Interior Design and Digital Art classes at the high school where Apple technology will be implemented.
  • Twelve students qualified for the National FBLA conference in Chicago this summer (Vince Lin, McKenna Barks,  Anna House, Hannah Steil, Gabby Ihlenfeld, Camryn Welch, Jack Stonerock, Gianna Ewert, Tara Pauley, Caitlyn Drake, Madison Elson and Elle Davis).
  • Senior basketball players Brooke Pauley and Ava Van Reeth earned Academic All Ohio honors.
  • FFA's Ag Sales Team placed 19th in the State with Abi Elswick placing 44th, Austyn Erwin placing 62nd, Cheyenne Clippinger placing 72nd and Joey Quick placing 79th individually.


  • Boys and girls soccer teams both won the sectional and were District runner up.
  • Jacob Agin qualified for the Regional cross country meet.
  • Jake Allen and Jack Porter qualified for the District golf tournament.
  • Football team went 6-4 and Harley Hopkins was named All-Ohio.
  • Boys and girls basketball teams won Sectional championships.
  • Indoor track 4 x 200 relay team of Hunter Porter, Coltin Smith, Ty Shawger and Harley Hopkins qualified for the State meet.
  • Ty Shawger was State runner-up in the Triple Jump and All-Ohio in Indoor Track.
  • Andrew Stark, Konner Samson and Nathan Eltringham qualified for Districts in wrestling.
  • Kaleb McFee placed eighth in the State wrestling tournament earning him All-Ohio honors.

Superintendent Chad Shawger


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