We are back in full swing here in the district. The students had a great time during spirit week and the High School students enjoyed the Homecoming festivities.
At Katherine Thomas Elementary, our students have learned their routines and are now learning and building new skills. We are part of the literacy collaborative here in the district for our students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Our teachers and students are putting reading and writing workshop into practice in classrooms daily.
Our sixth graders enjoyed an educational trip to Camp Fitch for three days in early October. This gave them the ability to learn in an outdoor classroom as well as build their teamwork and communication skills.
Our high school has had many opportunities recently to see what life is like after high school. Our sophomores traveled to the Canfield Fairgrounds to be a part of manufacturing day. This event was sponsored by the Mahoning County Educational Service Center to showcase manufacturing jobs to area students. Students were able to be hands on and try out some potential future jobs. Our junior and senior classes traveled to NEOMED to participate in the Produced in Portage event. This event brought together schools from all over Portage County to showcase careers available here in Portage County after high school. Finally, our seniors traveled to Kent State University to participate in the Northeast Ohio College Fair. Our students were able to get more information from many colleges and universities, eat lunch on campus and participate in a scavenger hunt around Kent State. Our students are not only learning in the classroom but looking ahead to life after graduation.
If you have questions about what is going on in the district, please feel free to reach out to any of our principals or me. Go Bombers!