Please be sure to visit the links at the bottom of this page for parent resource articles. 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new staff member: 

Hailey Baker is a graduate of Bristol High School. She received her bachelor's degree in Music Education from Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music in 2017. Miss Baker has traveled with the YSU Wind Ensemble to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC and with the YSU Marching Pride as a staff member to the 2017 NCAA Division I Football Championship in Frisco, TX. She is excited to share her love of music with all of her students at McDonald! Miss Baker teaches 7th grade General Music, Middle School Band, High School Choir, High School Band, Guitar, History of Popular Music, and also loves staying active in the community through Marching Band and Pep Band at home football and basketball games.

The high school has four lunch options for our students grades 7-12. Students have the option to leave the building, pack a lunch, purchase from vending machines or purchase a school prepared lunch. The school lunch prepared by the elementary kitchen staff is a brown bag type lunch. Students that receive a school prepared lunch, on any particular day, MUST stay in school during that lunch period. To purchase a school lunch, families must use Cash will not be accepted for high school lunches. The cost of a school prepared lunch is $3.00. Families may apply for free or reduced lunches by completing the 2019-2020 FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS FAMILY APPLICATION provided in the students’ opening day packet.


The following menu is for grades 7-12 and will be repeated each week.






Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

Tony’s Stuffed Pepperoni and Cheese Stick w/ Sauce

Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Southwest Salad

Turkey, Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Carrot Sticks

String Cheese

Carrot Sticks

Salsa and Chips

Mixed Vegetables

V-8 Juice

Tossed Salad

Broccoli w/ Ranch Dressing




Carrot Stick














USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider. This menu is subject to change. 

To improve communication we have continued with an “all call” system. Parents, please make sure you provide an accurate phone number on the emergency medical card to be contacted. I would suggest providing a cell number in case a message is sent when you are out and about. 

Students, parents and staff can follow me on Twitter @GCarkido for news, updates, and general information. 

Parents that drop off their children should do so in front of the school on Iowa Ave. Please do not drop off students in the Board of Education parking lot. High School visitors, there are visitor parking spaces available at the library entrance. Please use those spaces when visiting and enter through the library entrance. Additional parking for the high school is located at the football stadium lot. 

Students, please be respectful to our community and the environment. Dispose of trash properly and use the sidewalks whenever possible. Thank you for your compliance in this matter.

Students please do not cut through private property to and from school. Please use sidewalks whenever possible.

Parents and students, I encourage all of you to visit our teachers’ webpages for weekly lesson plans and resources. Links to these webpages can be found on the District homepage. Just click on Parent Resources, and then go to Teacher webpages.

ProgressBook is available to all parents/guardians of the district. ProgressBook allows parents to access their child’s grades 24/7 through the high school website. Parents and students can create an account on our website. Click on Parent Resources then ParentAccess. Any question please email

Parents, please become familiar with the student handbook and with the rules and procedures that it contains. Each student received a handbook on the first day of school. The handbook can also be accessed on our website under Parent Resources then under Available Downloads click Student Handbook 2019-2020 . Should you have any question about anything written in the student handbook, please do not hesitate to call me at 330-530-8051.

Parent Resources:

 Know! Teens are NOT so Footloose and Fancy-Free

KNOW! To Practice Good Sportsmanship

Know! To Defend Against Mean Girls

College test prep scams are happening

Know! To Share Key Skills for Academic Success

Know! The Risk Factors Associated with Drug Addiction

Know! The Link Between Alcohol and Sexual Assault

 Know! Sexual Assault Prevention Tips for Teens

 Know! The Facts on Youth Suicide

 Know! What's New With 420

 Know! Parents Who Host Lose The Most: Don't Be a Party to Teenage Drinking

KNOW! To Pump Them Up for a Successful New School Year

Gary Carkido, Principal
600 Iowa Avenue
McDonald, OH 44437
(P) 330-530-8051 ext. 1
(F) 330-530-7041


Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year! Congratulations class of 2020, hope your senior year will be the best yet. Welcome to the high school class of 2025.

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