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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.

Kalley Martin is a student teacher at Pettisville 2012.10.17

Written by David Green.

kalley martinEach year the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership at Ohio State University sends students to high schools around the state for 12 weeks to gain real-world experience in the classroom. Fayette graduate Kalley Martin, an OSU senior studying agriscience education, is serving as a student teacher with the Pettisville High School FFA program.

While student teaching at Pettisville, Martin will be under the guidance of cooperating teacher John Poulson.

The student teaching program will allow Martin to acquire hands-on practice in teaching high school agriculture students. The Pettisville FFA Chapter has about 60 members involved in a wide range of activities.

During her experience, Martin will teach classes on agriculture foods and natural resources, plant and horticulture science, agronomic systems, and business management. She will also lead FFA activities, assist with the supervised agricultural experiences of her students, and help FFA members prepare for contests.

Martin recently attended Ohio State’s Farm Science Review in London, Ohio, and will travel with her students to FFA’s 85th National Convention in Indianapolis.

Upon completion of her student teaching experience, Martin will return to Ohio State University in Columbus where she will earn a bachelor of science degree in agriscience education.

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