Emilie Beach joins Morenci teaching staff 09.09.10

Written by David Green.

beach.emilie.jpgIt’s a familiar face that Morenci Area High School students will see this year in the social studies classroom.

Morenci graduate Emilie (Yatzek) Beach will fill the teaching slot vacated by Jesse Bach who is on a one-year sabbatical. Beach was hired as a year-long substitute.

After high school, Beach attended Hope College for three years and eventually earned a teaching degree at Siena Heights University.

She was a student teacher in Morenci last year, working with Renae Schaffner, and she worked part of the year at the high school as a long-term substitute in Spanish.

Before that she served as a general substitute teacher primarily in Morenci.

She was married in 2009 after college graduation and she and her husband, Jamie Beach, live in Adrian.

She will return to a second year of coaching in Morenci this winter with the junior varsity girls basketball team.

In addition to keeping busy preparing for her new teaching job—she was offered the position just last week—she and her husband spend time managing rental property they own.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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