This new school year has been a flurry of activity and events. It is hard to believe the end of September is upon us! The days are getting shorter and the darkness and seemingly longer! Leaves are on the ground, the weather is different moment to moment, football is in the air.....aaaahh, fall!
Just as the seasons change, our school has also been undergoing some AMAZING transformations! We are in the midst of setting up new transitional work and school programs, service hours/giving back to the community is getting ready to launch for the upper grades, project-based learning is most definitely under way being utilized by every class and team within our community....just as the seasons change our school has shifted its climate to one of Commitment to Excellence: Trust, Respect, Responsibility! These ideas are vital in real-world, real-time life; what an excellent example of teaching these necessary skills in the school setting!
Enjoy the last day of September, embrace the coming of October and all its possibilities for growth, and welcome change....all the new possibilities are endless. As the poet Emily Dickinson wrote:
I dwell in Possibility--
A fairer House than Prose--
More numerous of Windows--
How fitting for the end of one month and all it had to offer and the beginning of the new with all its potentials and possibilities.....opening doors and windows for more to happen!
4th Graders will be attending the Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival's "Ohio Heritage School Day" at Hedges Boyer Park on Friday, September 16th. Schools from all over the county will be visiting the Living History Village and participating in hands-on activities, which include a Civil War Encampment, Pioneer Games, and Covered Wagon Life. In class we are doing lessons on Ohio's Heritage as well.
5th - 7th Graders will be traveling to the Miller Conservation Farm on Tuesday, September 20th. Beth Deisch from the Seneca Soil and Water Conservation Districts will be hosting this event. Students will have many opportunities to learn about conservation, preservation, wildlife, and forestry on this day. It will also be a follow-up to soil composition lessons learned in Science class.
The Biology Students will be making their first trip to Heidelberg Lab on 9/28 . They need to have their permission slips back ASAP
Quiz Bowl will have their first meet at Put-In-Bay Tuesday, September 20. Permission slips need to be returned, money for lunch for the students in attendance, and one more parent is needed for transportation.