Schrop School will be starting a school newspaper this year. We were awarded a grant from the GAR Foundation, which was submitted by Mrs. Eberts, our literacy specialist. Other involved staff members include Mrs. Frank, Mrs. DeMarco, Mrs. Housley, and Mr. Zimmerman. We will be purchasing technology equipment, supplies, going on field trips, and using speakers to help provide expertise in writing and reading skills. There will be a core group of students to read, write, and edit articles that have been submitted by Schrop students. All students will have the opportunity to make submissions. We are excited to publish our first edition.
On September 14, Schrop students and staff had a day full of team building and getting to know each other activities during our first ever mentoring day. Students were divided into teams of 10-13 students with a staff member. Our goal is to create an academic and socially successful environment by providing opportunities for each student to connect and belong. The students and staff voted on a name for our mentoring program, and OSCAR (Our School Connects and Respects) won. Students will have one OSCAR day each grading period this year.
Schrop Running Club has 95 students in 4th, 5th &6th grade participating this fall. The club mets Monday through Thursday each week. Students are working on imprving their physical fitness levels through high intensity interval body weight exercise warm-ups as well as running games and relays. Running Club members are preparing to run the semi-annual Schrop Running Club Springfield Bog Race on November 8th which is a 1.6 mile course. Club members are also being encouraged to participate this year in the Akron Marathon Kids Fun Run on Saturday, September 29th.