High School News
Springfield's C.B.I. students and first graders from Young Elementary wait at hospital to talk to the DJs on 98.1 WKDD:
Springfield High School and Young Elementary teamed up to raise a little over $1,000 for Children's Hospital "Have a Heart, Do Your Part" fundraiser.
The high school Student Council sponsored a blood drive on February 21st.
Their efforts inspired 46 donors to register. Of those 46 donors, the Red Cross collected 33 successful pints of blood for needed patient care. Those 33 successful pints will help to save or sustain the lives of up to 99 patients!
Additionally, the school earned $250 in scholarship money. Congratulations!
On January 24th, 2014 two teams of students from Springfield High School competed in the 14th Annual Summit County Engineer’s Miniature Bridge Building Competition at the University of Akron. Students were given 3 hours to build their bridges from the provided materials. Once built, the bridges are evaluated for aesthetics and to ensure that they meet all the specifications laid out for the competition. After inspection, bridges are strength tested until failure and ranked by an efficiency rating; which is the failure load divided by the weight of the bridge. This year Team 2 from SHS, comprised of Colton Westover, Ryan Sullivan, and Tony McMullen, finished in 1st place! Also, Team 1 from SHS, comprised of Ty Bailey, Brad Cain, and James Williams, finished in 2nd place!
The 7th grade Langauge Arts class are beginning their 10 week OAA Bootcamp. The OAA Bootcamp was designed by the 7th grade Language Arts teachers to help students feel confident when the OAA test arrives! The program involves 10 weeks of test taking tips and reading strategies. Some fun is thrown in as well-- as students complete drills and task quizzes to improve their "rank" as an OAA Bootcamp survivor.
Picture 1: Veronica Boyd and Evie Mick work on an OAA Bootcamp non-fiction packet.
Picture 2: McKayla Kobyluck, Alyssa Foreman, McKayla Gregory and Jenna Kale problem solve.
Picture 3: Justin Rodgers and Kobi Foss answer some extended response questions using "restatement" strategy.
These are the winners from the Scholastic show. L to R front row: Courtney Molea, Victoria Morrison, and Cody Rentz
Back row: Taylor Uhl, Bailey Chapman and Hannah Urbach. All the students were honorable mention and Taylor had a silver key.
This morning our 7th and 8th graders completed a Compliment Web activity for their Linking Our Lives, Anti-bullying program.
Springfield Marketing students attended DECA District competition at the University of Akron on February 4, 2014. A picture of the students with their trophies is attached.
The following students placed in the top five in their events and received trophies for their efforts.
Melissa Gaeckle - Principles of Hospitality and Tourism
Joe Leidal - Principles of Marketing
The following students placed in the top five in their Series (Indivdual) events and qualify to go to state:
Danny Mook - Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Brianna Lewandowski - Restaurant and Food Service
Sonni Hurst - Food Marketing
Courtney Molea - Business Finance
Devyn Gold - Apparel and Accessories Marketing
Andrew Stratos - Principles of Finance
Dominic Lowther-Lucien - Principles of Finance
The following students placed in the top three in team events and qualify to go to state:
Zac Fox and Dominic Barber - Financial Team
Caleb Mastin and Logan Treen - Marketing Communications Team
The team of Olivia Kenney, Jake Kitchen and Eric Pennell will be competing in the Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research Event (30-page paper and presentation) at the state level.