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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

Reading Night at Morenci Elementary School 3.4.09

Written by David Green.

March is Reading Month, signaling the time for Morenci Elementary School’s annual Community Reading Night.

Organizer Melissa Elliott has several events planned for the March 16 event, ranging from guest readers to musical entertainment to refreshments. Reading Night is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The event is open to anyone from the public—not only for those associated with Mrs. Elliott’s first grade classroom—but reservations must be made to plan for refreshments. Call the school at 458-7504 to reserve a place.

The theme for this year’s event is “Books are Brain Food: Reading is Delicious.”

Mrs. Elliott will present a menu of choices from which students and parents can select.

Activities in classrooms include “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” with Holly Bella; “Cheese, Peas, Chocolate Pudding” with Brigell Bovee-Vernier; a Reader’s Theater with Tatum Penrod, and more.

In the Reader’s Theater, children will read a script from a story, with each child taking the part of a character in the book.

Among the guest readers lined up that night are John Craig, Kelley Burrow, Ruth Marlatt, Paula Grieder and Janet Rollins.

A used book sale and swap is also on the menu.

In the gymnasium, music teacher Keith Filipek will direct a performance by students at 7:10 p.m. Pizza and ice cream sundaes will be served from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

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