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    The Year in Art at Schrop
    This year has been an exceptional year in art at Schrop. All of the students’ hard work has shown in the past few weeks. We had fourteen students have their work accepted to the Summit County Arts Expo at Portage Lakes Career Center. Ten of those students won awards including first places by Skyler Colegrove and Lillian Stover. Skyler also won Best of Show for the entire sixth grade. Four Schrop students Antonio Conner (6th), Shariah Brewer (6th), Madison Mayle (5th), and Lillian Stover (4th) were also honored by having their work chosen to be purchased by Akron Children’s Hospital to be displayed in the new wing of the building and to also be added to the hospital’s permanent collection.
     
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    Musical Notes
    Another year has quickly gone by and many new concepts for each grade have been mastered.  The fourth grades have been working really hard on recorders and quite a few have earned their black belt.  Fifth graders have been studying songs of America. They gave a great concert in the spring featuring “Fifty Nifty United States” and “America.”  The fifth grades have also started band this year and their concert was outstanding.  For the first time, we had the song, “Bring Back My Bonnie,” as a duet played by Zach Lininger on bells and Kaylee Mercer on flute.   Haley Stalnaker accompanied soloist Amani Chava on trumpet, playing “The Good Life.”  Congratulations to all four students for work well done.  Our sixth grade band has to be one of the best bands Mrs. Richardson and I have ever had.  This band also has many outstanding musicians. We will hate to see them moving on. Congratulations for the fine work they have done. 

    Schrop Idol was a big success again this year.  We had 10 great performers and three outstanding finalists:  Cadence Oliver, Rachel Young and winner Madison Miller.  Our judges were Colin Lepolis as Ryan, Nadison Johnson as Jennifer, Nate Stephenson as Harry and Derek Davis as Keith.  Also, a big thanks to Olivia Nagle as Stage Manager, Eric Ford as Sound Engineer and Evan Morris with Cue Cards.  

    Thank you to all of the students for their efforts to make this a successful year.  I am looking forward to another fine year, next year.

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    SuperKids Classic
    Are you ready to watch some SUPER KIDS race their hearts out?  Don’t miss the fun on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 while we cheer-on our own Springfield Super Kid, Nathan Woods, as he flies down the Derby hill!  Riding tandem with an All American Soap Box Derby pilot provides a co-piloting thrill our Super Kids might never experience without this Classic race.  The Parade starts at 10a.m. and racing begins at 11a.m.  Order your “Team Nathan” t-shirt for $15 by contacting Nathan’s mother, Michelle, at 330-256-5654 before Tuesday, May 27th.
     
    You can participate by sponsoring cars, helping with funding of the event, volunteering, ordering a t-shirt, or just coming out June 7th to support the kids!!!   For more information, call 330-577-3596 or on the web at www.SuperKidsOhio.org.
     
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    Physical Education News
    5th graders are finishing up the Ohio PE Assessment this month.

    All students are working to earn the Presidential Youth Fitness Awards.  Schrop received a grant that provides the awards and software to track student fitness scores.

    The Spring Running Club has 95 students participating.  Students earn shoe tokens for every 5 miles they run and every 50 points they earn at running club practice.

    Two special events are coming up for the Running Club Athletes: Schrop’s 1st Annual 10K Trail Relay on Friday, May 23; and Schrop’s Running Club 1.5 mile Spring Race on Thursday, May 29.  Running Ritchies of Tallmadge will volunteer their services again to help time the event. 

    The Springfield Community Trail is still under construction but will be completed this summer.  It is a 1.1 mile crushed limestone trail that winds around the Schrop & Boyer properties.  A trail run and dedication will be held on Wednesday, June 4 beginning at 11:30 am.

    Field day is Monday, June 2.  All students will participate in a variety of events throughout the day and enjoy a picnic lunch. 

    Schrop also received a 100-mile Challenge grant this year.  Students who walked or ran 100 miles at school will be rewarded with a hike at Firestone Park on Friday, May 23.
     
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