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

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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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    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.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Morenci sets kindergarten registration 2012.03.14

Written by David Green.

Morenci’s annual kindergarten registration is scheduled April 17 and 18, but first comes filling out forms and a parent information meeting.

Information packets for parents will be available at the office at the elementary school beginning March 19.

A parent information meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the elementary school. Parents can pick up a packet at the meeting and sign up for a registration time. Children must be five years old on or before Dec. 1, 2012, to enroll in developmental kindergarten or kindergarten.  

Parents must bring their child’s original certified birth certificate, immunization record, Social Security number (optional), and proof of residency to register their child. At registration, children will be given hearing and vision tests and meet with one of the kindergarten teachers. 

Parents must make an appointment to bring their child to the registration days, scheduled April 17 and 18.

Morenci Area Schools offers full-day every day kindergarten and developmental kindergarten programs. Strong academics as well as enrichment in computers, art, music and physical education are emphasized. School of choice families are welcome.

For more information, call Mrs. Wood at Morenci Elementary School at 458-7504.

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