Moreland Hills Community Day

Moreland Hills Elementary School second-graders Christian Mikel, from left, Andre Ransom, Principal Renee Tuttle, Mykael Lately, Joel Kittredge, Superintendent Lynn Campbell, Alex Aronica, Elliot Strom, parent Bryant Mitchell, Mackenzie Mitchell and Jonah Silver ride the “American Community Bus” for a trip down Community Lane during the 20th annual Second Grade Community Day.

Lou DeVincentis 216-831-8600 ext 6626

Staci Vincent 216-831-8600

Students participate in Community Day

Moreland Hills Elementary School second-graders, who have spent time studying urban, suburban and rural lifestyles, had the opportunity to live what they learned and enjoy what they earned as they worked for and then shopped in their respective communities at the 20th annual Second Grade Community Day.

The students were bankers, shop owners, sanitation workers, manicurists, bus drivers, sales people, professional golfers and more. The entire second-grade hall was converted into a town where student-created buses would transport bus-pass-holding customers from shop to shop. Visitors could also walk through the hallways that had been converted into various neighborhoods but only in crosswalks where student security officers were onhand to make sure all got across the “street” safely.

Community Day once again offered students an authentic, engaging opportunity for students to be good producers and consumers, learning to budget both time and money while having fun at the same time.

Fab Friday at the FabLab

Do you have an idea of something you would like to make using digital fabrication? Register for the free Fab Friday community hours at the Brady Middle School FabLab. You must register and space is limited. The next Fab Friday is May 17 from 6-9 p.m. Please register at

Students, teacher featured in journal

The writing of three Orange High School students and their teacher Leshun Collins, along with Dr. Christa Boske, Kent State University associate professor, was published in Volume 16, Issue 1 of the “National FORUM of Multicultural Issues Journal.” The article is titled, “Promoting Artmaking to Develop Empathic School Leaders: A Sociocultural Model.” The students are 2018 graduate Lenard Jackson and seniors Babatunde Motoni and Michael Neville.

The journal is a national refereed, juried, peer-reviewed, double-blind reviewed academic periodical. Their article earned five affirmative votes from members of the National Editorial Review Board and was recommended for national publication by members of the National Policy Board. Founded in 1982, more than 5200 professors and practitioners have been published with National FORUM Journals.

Students attend entrepreneur summit

Orange High School senior Ahmed Abouelsoud, junior Jessica Hudson Turpin, sophomore Sophia Hamilton, senior Mark Pristash and freshman Faris El-Kaissi were invited to the Think Big Entrepreneur Summit last month at Case Western Reserve University.

At this unique, one-day conference, students heard inspirational speakers who were young entrepreneurs just a little older then themselves who have successful businesses. The event featured panels of national and local Gen Z and millennial entrepreneurs, mini maker hackathon sessions, Final Four Challenge team pitches, awards, prizes, networking and more. In the hackathon sessions, OHS placed in the top 4 out of more than 350 students from 21 schools with their invention to reduce stress and anxiety called the “Silent Wave.”

Pride Powers

This week’s Pride Powers recipients at Moreland Hills Elementary School are Beth Eucker’s kindergarten class, Lindsay Sberna’s second-grade class, Mary Koepf’s third-grade class and Elana Blake’s fifth-grade class. Each week Moreland Hills Elementary School chooses four classrooms as Pride Powers recipients. These classrooms will receive a traveling trophy for exhibiting their Pride Powers: be safe, be respectful, be responsible and be engaged.

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