Morenci school starts Sept. 2

Written by David Green.

The new school year will get underway at Morenci Area Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

High school—High School students may pick up their class schedules for the new year between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily at the high school office.

Students are encouraged to obtain their schedules prior to the start of school.

Middle school—Students may pick up class schedules between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the middle school office.

Fifth grade and new student orientation is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the middle school cafeteria.

Seventh and eighth grade football practice is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 25. Volleyball practice will begin Sept. 3. Physical forms must be on file to begin practicing. Physical forms are available at the middle school office.

Elementary school—Morenci Elementary School student packets will be available for pick-up  between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 25, at the elementary school. Parents or an adult representative must pick up the information packet.

All information enclosed in the envelope should be filled out and returned to the school office no later than the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 2.

An open house is planned for developmental kindergarten and kindergarten students at 10 a.m. Aug. 28. Any required documentation needed to complete enrollment must be turned in at this time.

An open house for students in first through fourth grade is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Students may bring their school supplies and turn in registration information during the open house.

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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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