The Amish believe strongly in education, but only provide formal education through the eighth grade. They are exempt from state compulsory attendance beyond the eighth grade based on religious principles. Schooling concentrates on the basic reading, writing and math skills, along with vocational training and socialization in Amish history and values.
Many Amish communities provide parochial schools for their children. A local farmer or other landowner will donate land for a school house and the community will assist in building it. Most of the schools are governed by a local school board made up of parents of the children in ...
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I can tell when spring break comes around for the English (non Amish) schools. Families call looking for something unique for their children to experience in Holmes County. Some families schedule basket or candle making at an Amish home in addition to actually visiting a local Amish school in session.
For the Amish, spring break lasts one day and is usually geared for sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Over the years, I have been the driver for hundreds of school trips. ...
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For 10 years the Killbuck Savings Bank Company has participated in fundraising for the American Cancer Society and has had great success. Their annual Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show, one of their premier fundraising events, will be held this year May 18 at 165 N. Main St. at Killbuck. All proceeds from the car show will be donated to the American Cancer Society at the Relay for Life event in June.
Car show registration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon the day of the show. There is a fee per car. The first 100 cars registered will ...
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