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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.

Fayette school enrollment holds steady 2012.10.24

Written by David Green.

Fayette.enroll.2012Fayette schools are holding steady in student numbers with enrollment remaining at the same level as a year ago. However, there are several changes among class numbers from last fall.

At the elementary school, last year's kindergarten class of 43 children shrunk to 37 this year as first graders. On the other hand, the fourth grade grew by three students.

At the high school, the sophomore class gained four members over the summer. Total school enrollment stands at 443, excluding preschool. Preschool numbers fell from 25 to 19.

This year's second grade class, at 23, is still the smallest, despite gaining one student since last year. The fifth grade and kindergarten classes are also in the 20s. The eighth grade class, at 53, is far above the average size for the district.

Lacy Stambaugh, who handles enrollment information for the district, reported that 28 Fayette school district students are attending schools in other communities through the open enrollment option and 20 students from other districts are enrolled at Fayette.

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