- __Trip to Christmas Tree Farm focuses on more than just trees January 17, 2018
A visit to Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm, located in Burghill, Ohio, got a group of 7th and 8th graders from Brookfield Middle School in the holiday spirit.
The students in Lisa Miller and Joseph Meyer’s classes spent a day at the Christmas Tree Farm touring the grounds and learning about all the different types of evergreen trees, including, Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir, White Pine and Western White Pine. They were also taught by the owner, Mr. Yeager, about the maintenance and work that has to be done to keep the business running, while sipping hot cocoa by the large bonfire.
“This class trip was a great way to keep exposing our students to all different types of careers,” said Principal Toby Gibson. “They are always eager to learn and it was a great tie-in to the holiday season.”
Students were also able to select and cut down a Christmas tree for their classroom. Upon their return to school, they spent time creating and decorating ornaments to display on their tree.
- __Lordstown Political History Club receive Ohio Board of Education Award January 17, 2018
The Lordstown Political History Club, for the second year in a row, were invited to be part of the OSBA Capital Conference Student Achievement Fair. Officers of the club, joined by teacher Courtney Gibson, explained to school administrators and board members from across the state the activities they have been engaged in the past several years. Club officers were joined by Ohio School Board member Sarah Fowler as she presented them with a Certificate of Achievement from the Ohio Board of Education.
- __Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club January News January 17, 2018
President William Reph welcomed new members at the January meeting of Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club. Kathleen Moser led a 4-H Activity about facts and history of Ohio 4-H and Mahoning County 4-H.
Our 2017-2018 4-H Queen Tiffany Voland represented our club and Mahoning County in the Queen’s competition at the 93rd Annual Ohio Fairs Managers Convention. Although Tiffany did not win the 2018 Ohio Fairs Queen title, she interacted with over eighty other fair queens and had great learning experiences during her interviews. Emma, Olivia and William Reph reported on the leadership sessions they attended as part of the Junior Fair Board Day at the convention.
During the Christmas party for the Ohio Teen Leadership Council in December, Olivia and William Reph enjoyed a treasure hunt activity using Snap Chap to capture pictures inside the Ohio 4-H Center. This was both a mixer and learning activity.
Advisors Robin Reph and Laura Jones explained the new online registration process that members will use to register in 4-H this year.
Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club will meet again on February 8, 2018 at the Ellswoth Fire Hall at 7:00 p.m. when the 2018 officers will be elected.