The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

  • Front.cheers
    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
  • Family.3.wide
    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
  • Front.newpaper.2
    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
  • Front.code.2
    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
  • Front.skelton.vigil
    MORENCI’S three Skelton brothers were remembered with both tears and laughter last week during a candlelight vigil at Wakefield Park. Several people came out of the crowd to give their recollection of the boys who have now been missing for five years.
  • Front.gym.new
    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
  • Front.lift
    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.

Fayette school begins Tuesday 8.13

Written by David Green.

It’s no ordinary school year beginning next week for Fayette students. All pupils—from pre-school through grade 12—will flock to new classrooms when school gets underway Tuesday morning.

The entry tone will sound at 7:45 a.m. for students who want to purchase breakfast and at 7:50 for all others.

Administrators are urging students and parents to abide by driving and parking rules to help with traffic flow and safety.

Students who drive to school should use the main (east) drive and park on the east side of the building—near the entrance with the canopy—and enter the school through the doors under the canopy.

Parents who drop off students should enter in the west drive and follow the arrows painted on the road surface.

Students should be dropped off in front of their school—either the elementary or the junior/senior high—and then cars can loop around and exit back through the west drive. Look for the Elementary School sign for grades kindergarten through sixth and for the High School sign for grades seven though 12.

Using the west entry will avoid congestion in the main drive where buses will enter.

LUNCH—The high school will now follow a closed campus lunch policy and students will not be allowed to go into town for lunch.

In addition, students will not be allowed to use skateboards, rollerblades, freestyle bicycles and Heely-type shoes on school property.

SCHEDULES—Students in grades seven through 12 can pick up class schedules between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday.

REGISTRATION—Students new to the district who haven’t yet registered for school should call for an appointment (high school, 237-2114; elementary school, 237-2776).

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016