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    Art News
    6th graders participated in the Safety Kids poster contest sponsored by Akron Prosecutor, Sherri Bevan-Walsh.  1,257 posters were entered and 48 winners were selected.  The awards night was held at the Akron Public Library on October 19, 2014.  

    Congratulations to:  Eh DohHtoo Bay- Honorable Mention, Tori Holmes- 1st place ($100 gift card, her art published on a billboard on I-77 and a month in the Safety Kids calendar distributed throughout Summit County, and a television appearance on a public service announcement on Channel 43), Bailey Broyles- 1st place ($100 gift card, her art published on a billboard on I-77 and a month in the Safety Kids calendar distributed throughout Summit County, and a television appearance on a public service announcement on Channel 43).

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    Freeze/Leonhardt/Williams/Housley
    Our pod recently took a trip to the Magical Theater to see a Christmas Carol.  The students enjoyed eating lunch at Anthe’s Prime.  The students were really excited to see a live performance.  We have also been busy preparing for the new assessments that we will be taking this year.  The tests will be on the computer this year, so we have been using different websites and programs to help improve skills.
     
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    Physical Education
    Physical Education Classes participated in the “Don’t Be a Turkey” Strength Challenge in November.  Students were tested in the following exercises: plank, table-top, wall sits & sit-ups.  At the end of the challenge, over 600 awards were given to students for improving their scores from the pre-tests.  Results are posted on Mrs. Kern’s teacher page.  Other fall events included the Glow Run, Turkey Trot, Running Club Race, Reindeer Run and our new Cross Country Team.  Pictures & results of these activities are also on Mrs. Kern’s teacher page.  Currently in PE students are being assessed on various fitness tests, movement patterns, fitness facts and other skills that are included in the State PE  Standards & Assessments.  After school activities for the winter include: Winter Running Club, Yoga & Jump Rope Club. 
     
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    Mrs. Smethers
    Mrs. Smethers’ and Mrs. Cymbor’s class has been learning measurement through cooking.  In this photo the class is preparing Calzones, a pizza-like sandwich.  They measured ½ cup of water for the dough, divided the pepperoni slices to even amounts per student, 3 tablespoons of sauce, and ¼  cup of cheese for each sandwich. The sandwiches were then cooked approximately 4 minutes in a panini press.  They have also prepared French toast and are making cheese and chocolate Fondu in two weeks. All the students agree that cooking is their favorite math activity.
     
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     Miss Wright
    Miss Wright's class made Molecule posters representing States of Matter including Solid, Liquid, Gas, and Plasma.  Working with friends and independently, students learned that atoms are positioned differently inside each different type of Matter Molecule!
     
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    Zehner/Johnston/Denczak
    Students in Mrs. Zehner's class, Mrs. Johnston's class, and Mrs. Denczak's class have been learning about the Earth, Moon, and Sun.  They had fun creating 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional models representing the Earth, Moon, and Sun.  Pictured with their models are: Michael Fuller, Angel Archer, Alicia Franco-Ridenour, Josh Bradley, Blake Conley-Roberson, and Ty Dziados.
     
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