Charlie Holbrooks participated in the first-ever virtual Power of the Pen Regional Tournament on Saturday, May 16. She was the only 8th grade student to qualify. She placed in 8th place!! Charlie answered two writing prompts in under 1 hour. Her stories were written from her own home and sent to judges digitally for feedback and grading. We are very proud of Charlie's dedication to her writing and for the creativity that she has shown this year and in this tournament.
Good luck to Charlie Holbrooks competing today from her home computer at the Power of the Pen Regional tournament. She is an 8th grade complete rockstar. She faithfully attends our weekly writing club meetings. Mrs. Ring & Mrs. Knight are extremely proud of her!
The January tournament at Lake Erie College was her 1st attempt. She shared yesterday how she really enjoyed it and got the hang of it. She was a little nervous about today because it is online and in a new format
Mrs. Ring and I assured her that she can do this. She has a ton of potential as a writer and she also possesses the courage to share her stories and ideas. Charlie has a smile that can even light up a computer screen! It made my day.
Update from Charlie:
“Who’s idea was that anyway? Explain what happened.”
She titled her story: "Be a Lady."
Now who wants to read it? I know I do.Update #2 from Charlie:
Prompt #2 was, “Hesitation. What makes people hesitate?”
Her story was titled “Teenage Turmoil”
Sounds intriguing to me!!
Now onto judging.......
⚓️BIG NEWS!! Skippers!!⚓️
Each year as part of Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW), American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors an illustrated poem contest for K-12 students.
Entries are judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the yearly theme (Protecting Our Planet through Chemistry), word choice and imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality and creativity, and overall presentation.
FHS 8th Grade student Azlyn Nelson competed in the poetry contest this spring and WON 🎉 1st place!! 🥇
👉This was part of her poetry project which she completed for English 1 and Science in the Personalized Learning Program this year. 👈
She won $200 for her submission for the CCEW Poetry Contest. She was recognized publicly tonight at the ACS Zoom Meeting online.
✨✨Well done Azlyn Nelson! ✨✨We are so proud of you!! ❤️
Mrs. Toomey and her Art students are producing some powerful and important art in response to our current situation in America. One assignment titled "COVID-19 ART" asked students of all ages to create a piece of work that represented their feelings during this pandemic.
The Think Fast Interactive was Friday for students in grades 9-12. ThinkFast® was developed in 1997 as a program that would non-intrusively expose participants to and educate them on important information on hard-to-tackle topics, i.e. the consequences of underage drinking, drug use, bullying, traffic safety, distracted driving, etc., while simultaneously entertaining them in a safe, relaxed and fun environment.
Harding High School 8th graders joined our McKinley kindergartners in celebrating Read Across America Day on Tuesday! The students paired up to read together, play reading games and just enjoyed each other's company. A huge thank you to Mrs. Knight for bringing such great role models to McKinley!!
The Eighth Grade Class headed to Canton Ohio on 2/18/20 with stops at The Pro Football Hall of Fame, The Ida Saxton McKinley House and The First Ladies National Historic Site.
Special Thanks to Sandra Knight for coordinating this field trip with Mr. Cameron Ruff & Mr. Miles Anderson
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Skippers are your 2020 Div II NE District Champs for the second year in a row! Congratulations Skippers, nice bowling today. Skippers are headed to STATE!!! Let’s go Skippers!
A huge thank you to Lady Skippers Coach Ed Reed for organizing the annual Hooping For A Cure 1/31/20 Shooting For Sally.
Students, parents, community members and staff participated by shooting 100 foul shots and were sponsored per basket or on a flat rate. All proceeds to benefit Sally Hribar.
Thank you to the Lady Skippers Basketball team for the donation of the OSU helmet coffee maker that was raffled off.
We appreciated food donations from:
St. Anthony Church
We would like to thank the following volunteers:
Coach Hali Butler
Lake Skippers Basketball Team
Mayor Tim Manross
McKinley Elementary PTO
The entire staff and student body at Fairport School.
Lady Skippers Basketball Coach Ed Reed-who coordinated the entire event including the t-shirt orders and donations.
The community of Fairport Harbor once again came together in an amazing way to support our beloved Sally Hribar.
Congratulations to Josh Safick, grade 10, from Fairport Harbor Schools for being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Auburn Career Center on 1/29/20.
Way to go!
Thank you and Congratulations to the students in grades 3 to 8 that participated in the Spelling Bee today at McKinley Elementary.
Madison Meyers, grade 8, moves on to the next competition-Good Luck Madison as you represent Fairport in the next round!
Shout out to a few FHS students tonight here to read some poems and short tributes to MLK. Left to right: Josiah Cooper, Tai Malone, Zach Falkner, and Julia Smith.
McKinley second grade students held their annual "Living Museum" in celebration of the end of their Unit of Inquiry on Where We Are in Place & Time. As you can see the students dressed as the significant person they researched. They did an amazing job imitating statues until museum visitors "pushed their buttons" for the presentation. It was a wonderful day full of visits from Alexander Graham Bell, Sacajawea, Jane Goodall, Babe Ruth, Georgia O'Keeffe, Abraham Lincoln, Nikola Tesla and many more.
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Thank you to the first-grade teachers and students that presented their Christmas Around The World projects at the January 14, 2020 Board Meeting.
Mrs.Knight and Mrs.Ring along with the Power of The Pen team visited Lake Erie College for a writing event.