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Friday, March 14, 2014

Mentor Schools to show “Frozen” for United Way program

Students may be off for spring break, but Mentor Public Schools is all set to host a community movie night Friday, March 21.

The movie to be screened is Disney’s most recent smash animated hit “Frozen.” In addition to the entertainment, the event will serve as a food collection for the United Way’s Feed Lake County campaign.

Being hosted at Mentor High School auditorium, the admission for the event is a food item, according to information provided by the schools.

The movie starts at 6 p.m. A teacher is expected to be dressed up as Elsa to greet and take photos with the children who attend.

Here's the video posted by Walt Disney Animation Studios for the 2014 Oscar-winning Best Original Song "Let It Go" written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

Elizabeth Lundblad
Lake County Education Reporter

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Painesville City Schools celebrates week of Read Across America (with video)

Juliet Peterson's second grade class at Chestnut Elementary in Painesville got a surprise on March 6 when their superintendent, John Shepard, dropped in on the class with a special reading time.

The story time was part of Painesville City Schools' observance of Read Across America, a national reading initiative that promotes reading to children. The event coincides with Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2. This year, Painesville City Schools scheduled a week of activities for Read Across America.

Peterson said her class was excited for the superintendent's visit, which occurred on "pajama day" at Chestnut Elementary. In a program called Accelerated Reader, each of Peterson's students met his or her goal for the months of January and February that earned them the surprise.

The students are trying to reach their monthly reading goals in order to qualify for the trip to a Lake County Captains game in May.

Elizabeth Lundblad
Lake County Education Reporter

Friday, March 7, 2014

Bluestone Elementary Honors Local Heroes

Students from Bluestone Elementary in Euclid were asked the simple question, 'Who is your local hero?'
Students from all grades, K through 5, wrote essays describing their local hero. 
Essays were judged and the two best essays from each grade received recognition at the Bluestone Elementary 15th Annual Local Heroes Program on Feb. 27.
Ten local heroes were invited to the program and the essays were read to honor those local heroes.
The program also had musical performances from Elegie and Bluestone Singers.
The essay winners this year were:

Kindergarten: Trinitee Taylor and Logan Price
First Grade: Cheyeanne Thomas and Antoine Spivey, Jr.
Second Grade: Daveion Sims and Kaitlin Tartar
Third Grade: Davon Armstrong Onjaniah Williams
Fourth Grade: Shyann Jacobs and Josiah Watts
Fifth Grade: De'Asia Huggins and Tylin King