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Title one/reading recovery

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Early learning center-preschool

Kindergarten teachers pages

First Grade Teachers Pages

Second Grade Teachers Pages

Third Grade Teachers Pages

Fourth Grade




Physical Ed.


Student Parent Handbook for 2016-2017

Pre-K thru 4 Supply List for 2016-2017


Please visit the new PTO Website


8:20 Drop-Off


8:30 Students dismissed to class





First Period


Second Period


Third Period


Fourth Period


  • 11:30-11:50 K Lunch
  • 11:50-12:10 K Recess


Fifth Period


  • 12:10-12:30 1st Lunch/ 2nd Recess
  • 12:30-12:50 1st Recess/2nd Lunch


Sixth Period


  • 12:50-1:10 3rd Lunch/ 4th Recess
  • 1:10-1:30   3rdRecess/4th Lunch


Seventh Period


Eighth Period


Ninth Period




Dismiss Walkers and Car Riders


Dismiss Bus Riders



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10/3              Preschool Tuition Due
10/4 & 10/12 3-5-4th/5-7-12th  Wrestling Sign-Ups-Dixon
10/10-10/14   Fire Prevention Week-Columbiana Fire Dept. will be
                       visiting Dixon to share fire safety tips with students.
10/11              Board of Education Meeting-6:00
10/11              PTO Meeting~7:00 pm at CHS Commons                           
10/12              Preschool to Peace Valley Orchard
10/17-10/21   Fall Book Fair-Dixon Library
10/17             Family Literacy Night at Dixon5:30-7:30 
10/20             BONFIRE
10/21             End of First Grading Period
10/24-10/28   Red Ribbon Week-(themed days below)
10/24              Make a Difference Day-Breast Cancer Awareness Day-Wear Pink-$1.00
10/24              Begin Second Grading Period
10/28              Report Cards sent home with students
10/31              Fall Fun Day-Parade of Costumes @2:00 pm


Clipper football tickets will be on sale FRIDAY mornings
For students at a discounted rate of $4.00, at the gate they are $6.00.

Coach Baughman will be selling them on FRIDAY mornings in the DIXON library.


October 24-28Red RibbonRED RIBBON WEEK

Monday      October 24, 2016 “Make a Difference Day-Breast Cancer Awareness” Pink Day           

Tuesday      October 25, 2016 “Follow your Dreams-Don’t do Drugs”                  Pajama Day

Wednesday October 26, 2016 “I’m a Jean-ius-I’m Drug Free”                              Blue Jean Day

Thursday     October 27, 2016  “Sock-it to Drugs”                                                 Crazy Sock Day

Friday         October 28, 2016  “Turn your Back on Drugs”                             Wear Shirt Backwards Day

                                            Participation is optional.


                       All students and staff are invited to participate in our Annual Fall Fun Day on Monday October 31, 2016.  The students will change into costumes at 1:45 p.m. with the Annual Parade of Costumes beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Weather permitting the parade will be outside.  Room parents can go in and set up classrooms during the parade.  Please make sure your child’s costume is in a bag and labeled with his/her name.  Please DO NOT send props like guns, swords, etc. with costumes.  Due to limited changing areas and time, your child should be able to put on and take off his/her costume independently and over top of clothes.   Classroom parties and activities will begin at 2:30.  Parents wanting to take students home after the parties will need to sign them out in the classrooms.  FALL FUN DAY PARTICIPATION IS OPTIONAL.  IF YOU WOULD RATHER YOUR CHILD NOT PARTICIPATE PLEASE SEND A NOTE TO HIS/HER TEACHER.


WHAT IS REMIND 101 and why is it safe?

Remind101 is a one-way text messaging and email system. With Remind101, all personal information remains completely confidential. Mrs. Sharshan/The Office will never see your phone number, nor will you ever see theirs. 
How to sign up for Mrs. Sharshan's Dixon Elem. messages:  Grab Your Phone!  Follow the steps below to sign up for your Dixon Elem. messages.

To receive messages via text, text
@dixonel to (234) 517-7626.
You can opt-out of messages at any time by replying, 'unsubscribe @dixonel'.

*Standard text message rates apply.
Visit to learn more.

Columbiana Schools Offers Electronic Alerts

In an effort to further enhance school communications, Columbiana Exempted Village School District has implemented Ohio Alerts.

By signing up for Ohio Alerts, you can choose to receive important notifications through text or e-mail. As a student, parent, business leader, or community member, you can decide what alerts you would like to receive.  

Receiving too many alerts?  You can unsubscribe from various alert lists at any time. To get started, simply go to:

You will be asked for your name, how long you would like to receive alerts (leave this blank to receive until you unsubscribe), your text or e-mail and your mobile provider (if text). If you would like texts and emails, just sign up twice. 

Standard messaging fees through your provider may apply (for text messages) 

2016-17  DATES TO REMEMBER  calendar 

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November 1 6:00 Board of Education Meeting
November 4 PTO Sponsored Comedy Night
November 6 Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 8 Election Day
November 11 Veteran's Day-Program Informaion will be sent home
November 22 Parent-Teacher Conference Night
November 23-25 NO SCHOOL-Happy Thanksgiving
November 28 Teacher In-Service Day-NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS
November 29 Classes Resume

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December 12-16 Santa Shoppe
December 13 6:00 Board of Education Meeting
December 14 Giving Tree Gifts Due
December 20 Winter Celebrations
December 21-January 2 NO SCHOOL-Happy Holidays

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January 3 Classes Resume
January 13 End Second 9-Weeks/1st Semester
January 16 NO SCHOOL-MLK Day
January 17 Begin Third 9-Weeks/2nd Semester
January 20 Report Cards sent home

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February 14 Classroom Valentine Parties
February 16 Parent-Teacher Conference Night
February 17-20 NO SCHOOL-Presidents' Day
February 21 Classes Resume

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March 12 Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 24 End Third 9-Weeks
March 27 Begin Fourth 9-Weeks
March 31 Report Cards sent home

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April 13 Spring Parties-Annual Egg Hunt
April 14-17 NO SCHOOL-Happy Easter
April 18 Classes Resume

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May 1-5 Staff Appreciation Week
May 12 5:00-8:00 19th Annual Family Spring Fling
May 24 Last Day at School for PreK and K (Picnic May 25th at Park)
May 25 PreK and K Class Picnic at Firestone Park
May 25 Talent Show
May 25 Last Day of Schoool for 1st -4th Graders
May 25 End Final 9-Weeks/Second Semester-Report cards sent home (K-mailed)

3rd and 4th Grade STATE ASSESSMENTS

Student Practice Tests (just choose your grade level) Practice Tests based on grade level/subject
Video: How to use the toolbar Ohio AIR tutorial
Student Practice Resources Links to resources based on grade level
Practice Site Guidance Document  Student Tools and Tutorials folder
Equation Tool Tutorial Explains how to use the Equation Response Editor tool and lets you practice.
Experience State sample and practice test items the way they will appear on the 3rd and 4th grade tests.
Your children are being introduced to practice tests, formats and to the tools and resources available while taking state tests.  The new assessments will provide you with more information about how your child is progressing including their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  Above you will find a website for practice tests and resources and below, a website with parent resources including FAQs, Factsheet, and Overview.

Joshua Dixon Recycling Program
Joshua Dixon is hosting a paper recycling program for our community. We are partnering with Royal Oak Recycling. This is a free recycling program that pays us for recycling paper while benefiting the environment. Our school will receive a recycling container (located in our bus drop off area). You may drop paper products into the bin at any time, but each of our classrooms will also have recycling boxes for students/families to participate. Students can bring paper recycled products to their classroom daily. The fourth grade will be emptying bins each week. We hope to get the entire community involved, so if you know of a business that throws paper products away, please encourage them to participate in our program. Thank you so much for your participation.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Moser at, or (330)482-5355 (ext.34444) .


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Accepted Items Include:

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines/Catalogs
  • Office and School Papers
  • Books
  • Junk Mail
  • Envelopes (windows are fine)
  • Folders
  • Fax and Copy Paper
  • Colored Paper
  • Shredded Paper (bagged)
  • Phone Books

The Cafeteria Menus have been posted on ClipperNet.  These can be found at:


Mrs. Becky Miller
Faculty & Staff
Custodial Staff
Columbiana PTO

If we don’t say it often enough….THANK YOU
for making Joshua Dixon
a great place for our
children to learn and grow.

~Chief Garrity and The Columbiana Fire Department for their visit during Fire Prev. Week
~Nutrition Inc.
~Columbiana Bus Drivers for Bus Safety Lessons
~Columbiana Class of 1973 for their generous donation
~Columbiana PTO & Parent Volunteers
~Officer Boley and the Columbiana Police Department
~Columbiana City Dept.
~Columbiana Chamber
~American Legion Post 290
~Columbiana Rotary
~Oasis Foot Pantry
~Mahoning County ESC Consultants
~Lions Club and Dr. Moreschi
~Rob Miles-Donation
~Columbiana Family Video
~Gamma Eta Sorority


  • Taking a different mode of transportation home requires a written note that has been signed and dated by the parent.  If a child does not have a note, he/she will go home by their regular means of transportation.  All notes must have a date, name, address and contact number of the person picking up the child or the place where he or she is to be dropped off.
  • In emergency situations, you may call the school to arrange a different mode of transportation.  We do ask, however, that you only call in emergency situations.
  • If you must call, we ask that you please do so before 11:00 a.m. so that we have ample time to ensure all requests can be accommodated.
  • In the morning, if you are dropping off your child PLEASE be aware of the cars behind you.  Pull up as far as you can, to allow others to be dropped off as well.

Those wishing to walk indoors during inclement weather are welcome to walk-warm at Joshua Dixon M-F 3:30-5:30 DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR-NOT SUMMER BREAK.  If you come in the front door and walk the loop including the bus drop-off area, 8 laps is equivalnt to 1 mile.  There is a sign-up sheet and coat hanger in the old phone booth. 

Open enrollment applications are completed at Joshua Dixon or Central Office located at
700 Columbiana-Waterford Rd. If you have moved to Columbiana and need to enroll your child (ren) please come to Joshua Dixon Elementary.

Joshua Dixon Preschool
There is currently a waiting list for our Preschool

Our preschool is M-TH 1/2 days. The cost is...
(4) 1/2 days=$200.00
(3) 1/2 days=$150.00
(2) 1/2 days=$120.00
There is also a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee. Children need to be 4 years old to attend unless the child has a disability he/she may attend at age 3.

Supply lists can be found above.


Please remember that
are to be dropped off prior to 8:20am
Parents are encouraged to pull all the way up at the curb in the morning as this will allow multiple students to exit vehicles at the same time. 
Additionally, there is NO PARKING in the FIRE LANE afterschool. It is also appreciated if people would not park along the curbing in the side lot.   This is a constant reminder yet it continues to occur.  Safety is priority!

   OlweusEVERY MONDAY the ENTIRE school will be wearing our BE A BUDDY NOT A BULLY bracelets this year (compliments of PTO) and EVERY class will be having grade-appropriate lessons.  Be a Buddy Not A Bully Bracelets EVERY MONDAY!

Olweus Definition of Bullying:
“Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or
hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself.”

Three Key Components of Bullying Behavior:
-Involves an aggressive behavior
-Typically involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time
-Imbalance of power or strength



Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in our efforts to minimize afternoon interruptions. We ask that any appointments you make for your child be scheduled on a day and time as to not interrupt the day (such as in-service days for teachers). Early dismissals from school interfere with the learning process (not only for your child but the other students in the class as well), so we ask that you only pick-up your child from school when it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. Early dismissal for “convenience” sake is not permitted or considered an “excused” absence.
In addition, transportation changes should be accompanied with a note in the morning.  We cannot guarantee a phone message or email can be delivered in a timely manner if done so in the late afternoon or last minute.


District Calendar Information:

In order to offer you one location to view the following information, Columbiana Schools has updated the event calendar to include:
Academic Calendar/District Events
Joshua Dixon Events
South Side Middle School Events
Columbiana High School Events
Athletic Events
U.S. Holidays

Links to the District Calendar as well as building calendars have
been updated to take you to the new calendar. You may also find
it by going directly to:

You can filter events by clicking on the drop-down triangle in the upper-right corner of the calendar.
It is our hope that this calendar provides you an easier solution for staying current with clipper events.


Still in need of school supplies or a back pack? If so, please call or email Mrs. Sharshan 330-482-5322 ext. 34507 or .  We have some supplies that have been donated and will share until they are gone.

school supplies


Joshua Dixon Named "A School of Promise"

Joshua Dixon Elementary is
Recognized by The State Board of Education
for exceptional effort and success in achieving the designation of
on the
05-06, 06-07, 07-08, 08-09, 09-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-13 and 13-14 Local Report Cards.

Click here to read the letter from
Deborah S. Delisle, Superintendent of Public Instruction

In the event you are having trouble paying your child’s school fees, please
give Mrs. Miller a call (330-482-5355).  She will be able to assist you in
regard to unpaid fees and charges.


Payment:  Payment for school lunches will be done on the Point of Sale register.  Students have established accounts and can make deposits to the accounts at any time.  Parents can also monitor student lunch history.

Menu:  The menu will change monthly.  The trays will be prepared with a main dish, side dish, fruit and milk.  The only substitute will be a lunchmeat sandwich in place of the main dish.  Students will be able to purchase homemade cookies for $0.35.  If your child does not like what is being served, he/she should bring a packed lunch to school.

Breakfast:  Breakfast is available until 8:50 a.m.  Money for breakfast should be added into the Point of Sale account same as lunch.  Those who get free lunch also receive free breakfast. 

Beverages:  Carbonated beverages tend to “explode”.  Please send juice or other non-carbonated beverages or buy milk in the cafeteria.

Peanut Free Zone:  As a precaution for students with severe nut/peanut allergies, no oils or foods with peanuts or peanut butter will be used or offered by the cafeteria kitchen.  You can still pack your child’s lunch w/peanut butter as the lunchroom will be carefully monitored with peanut free seating available.


School Office (330) 482-5355

Dixon Webpage

Dixon Calendar

WCLP Channel #13 (Comcast)


E-mail the Assistant Principal/Director of Technology at:
This page last updated:April 10, 2012