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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.

Supt. Griggs to assist Swanton administration 8.26.09

Written by David Green.

Fayette Local Schools superintendent Russell Griggs is adding a few hours to his work week, but it won’t be at his Fayette office.

Griggs consented to a request by the Swanton Board of Education to work a few hours each week for that district while their superintendent is on a leave of absence for up to two months.

The Fayette board approved a reduced schedule for Griggs for the 2009-10 school year, cutting his previous part-time status to about half-time.

“Therefore,” he said, “the commitment to Fayette will not be reduced further, but instead the commitment to Swanton will be added.”

The contract with Swanton is on a daily as-needed basis and is expected to being sometime in September and wrap up around Thanksgiving.

Griggs said his primary obligation will remain with Fayette and a tentative schedule will continue to be posted on the school website for access by staff and board members.

As in the past, Griggs will remain in contact via cell phone and e-mail when he is not in the Fayette office.

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