Dear CCSD families and Chillicothe community,

Tomorrow is the last day of school! This year has been full of incredible experiences and learning for our students and staff members alike, and I’m so proud of everything our Cavaliers have accomplished this year. From our seniors who graduated last weekend, including AIM Program graduates like Becca Coffey, to our fourth graders giving back by planting trees in the community, all the way to our young preschoolers celebrating their graduation to primary school today, the last month has been full of impressive and well-deserved celebrations.


As we enter summer break, please remember that we are still here to support you! Don’t hesitate to reach out to our district social workers or summer school administrators who are ready to provide any support you or your students need throughout this time away from school. We’re happy to support our students and their families throughout the entire year, including the summer months. Visit our CavsCare page for additional resources that are available to help students stay on track while enjoying a healthy and happy break from school.


Continue reading to learn more about successes and celebrations throughout the district. We look forward to coming back together in August for another great school year after a well-deserved break!


Debbie Swinehart



Keys to Success Program Promotes Anti-Drug Education


Our seventh annual Keys to Success program was held on Thursday, May 12, where junior Madeline Johnson won a 2022 Kia Rio for staying drug-free and participating in the program. Keys to Success educates students on the importance of saying “no” to drugs through rewards and education. Read more from the Chillicothe Gazette 

CCSD Graduations from Preschool to High School


From pre-k to high school, the Chillicothe City School District has celebrated with multiple ceremonies to mark our students’ successes as they move on to their next chapters. We are proud every day of the growth, amazing resilience and perseverance of all of our Cavaliers. Congratulations to all our students on their accomplishments and best wishes for continued success! See more on our blog.

Celebrating CCSD Staff on Teacher Appreciation Week


Chillicothe City School District is proud of our staff and teachers who have educated and guided our students through another successful school year! Schools across the Chillicothe School District celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week from Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6, honoring our teachers and staff members for all they do for our students each day. Read more on our blog.

Student & Family Wellness Update

Did you know that May is Better Sleep Month? Getting enough sleep is critical for kids’ physical and mental health. Learn more about the importance of a good night’s sleep, including tips to help your child sleep better, in this month’s Student & Family Wellness Update from CCSD Social Worker Leslie Hamman. 

Summer Resources

During the summer, we are again providing free lunches for any students 18 or younger from June 6-July 29. In addition to two vans, Babe the Blue Bus will be delivering lunches to a variety of locations each day. The lunch menu will be posted on Nutrislice under the Chillicothe HS/MS menu during the summer, and each student can get one free lunch per day. Check our social media for July’s schedule, and reach out to Mary Montgomery at with any questions. If you have any other needs throughout the summer, feel free to reach out to Summer School Admin Josh Tripp at

To learn more about resources available to CCSD students and families, visit our CavsCare page.


2022 CCSD Retirees 

Congrats to all of this year’s retirees from the district. We are so grateful for their commitment to our students over their careers at Chillicothe – they will be missed! 

  • May 25: Early Release - Final Day
  • May 25: CHS/CMS Review 2022
  • May 31 - June 5: CHS Music Department Disney Trip
  • June 27: Board of Education Meeting
  • July 25: Board of Education Meeting
  • August 18: First Day of Academic Year
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