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Open mic night at GRA allows students to express their talents
At Grand River Academy, students hear announcements every day. They range from reminders about study groups to the times of sporting events, with different teachers and administrators telling the student body when or what is taking place around campus. On Thursdays, though, there is an announcement that’s different from all others: Multimedia teacher Mark Kaschak stands up to say, “So you guys know the drill. Tonight at the Student Center, we’re having TNL.”
JAHS National Honor Society holds induction
The National Honor Society, founded in 1921, was created to recognize extraordinary high school students across the nation. Encompassing more qualities than just excellence in academics, NHS members are expected to demonstrate characteristics of scholarship, leadership, service and character. NHS recognizes students not only for their significant accomplishments, but also challenges them to further develop their leadership qualities through involvement in school activities and service to their community.
Teachers go the extra mile to give students more opportunities to expand their horizon
Although they are hard at work for six hours a day, some teachers at Lakeside High School are going above and beyond their usual classroom instruction. In addition to their typical teaching duties, these astounding individuals have chosen to take on a higher caliber of responsibility. While exemplifying the ambitious nature of the school community, these educators also succeed in improving the drive of colleagues and students alike. Whether it be taking on a new extracurricular, reviving a club, or participating in a prestigious national conference, determination is easily found in the faculty at Lakeside High School.
Homecoming at St. John was a family event
Homecoming Week at St. John School had an exciting start which included the Homecoming football game against Pymatuning Valley on Oct. 26. It took place at the Spire Institute in Geneva.
A-Tech new main office conveniently located to welcome students, visitors to campus
Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus started out the 2013-2014 school year with many additions, including a new math teacher, a new principal, new facility improvements and, of course, new students. The changes were added not only to assist students in preparing for their future, but also to better organize administrative areas and enhance safety in the school.
Robotics a fun, challenging new class at PV
Pymatuning Valley is excited to welcome several new science courses to the academic curriculum. A $100,000 grant over three years was given to the high school from an anonymous community member in order to further develop the science curriculum. Through the grant an Advanced Placement chemistry class, a Dual Credit Physics class in conjunction with Kent State University, and a robotics class were added. The grant also allowed the school to hire part-time science teacher Ricky Walters to teach Biology II.
Geneva to present 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'
Geneva High School Theater Department is preparing for the fall production. Students have been rehearsing, advertising and eagerly awaiting the show’s arrival. Robin Christopher, the head of the theater program, has devoted countless hours of work to ensure that the theater program continues to flourish and that every show is the best that it can possibly be – including the current fall show.
Pops, Pizzazz featuring lots of new talent
Edgewood’s performing groups are gearing up for this year’s “Pops, Pizzazz and all that Jazz” show. Edgewood’s show choir, the Soundsations, will head the show as usual along with the Edgewood Jazz band. Both groups have been working tirelessly since the beginning of the year in preparation for the show that will feature songs such as, “Trickle Trickle,” “Down at Poco Loco’s” and “I’ll Take You There.”
Celebrate My Drive encourages safe driving
On Oct. 9 Taylor Daub was crowned as Conneaut High School’s 2013 Homecoming queen. “I was pleasantly surprised to be crowned as Homecoming queen, I think it’s awesome that students voted me into the court in the first place,” said Daub.
Grand Valley to present 'Les Miserables'
Time is almost up for participants in this year’s fall drama “Les Miserables” at Grand Valley. With little more than three weeks to go, actors are urged to have their lines memorized, stage crew is pressured to have the set constructed, and tech crew is pressed to have the lights configured and the sound board prepared. There is certainly a lot of work to be done.
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