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After Brady Middle School students participated in a simulated search and rescue activity with three trained search dogs, they had the opportunity to “reward” the dogs through play. Students Jacob Decipeda, from left, Dina Rubin, Julia Shpak, Landon Watson, Isabella Wilson, Cici Cao, Sana Adi and Zach Frederick enjoy time with the dogs Shadow and Probie as trainer Beth Davis, back left, watches with teacher Christina Fuller.

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Brady students solve simulated crime

As part of a forensic field experience on the Orange City Schools campus, student investigators had the opportunity to solve a simulated crime through real-world investigative procedures and techniques.

As part of the program, Brady Middle School seventh-graders in Christina Fuller’s crime scene investigation course worked with Northeast Ohio Search and Rescue handlers and their trained dogs. The students saw firsthand how the dogs were involved in search and rescue, search and recover efforts and human remains detection.

Through hands-on learning, problem solving and practice, students also explored the methods and protocol in determining the cause of death in an in-depth autopsy, analyzed blood spatter shapes on various surfaces, extracted DNA with a local forensic scientist and made and tested their own UV lights.

Parent network meeting

The Orange Parent Education Network (O.P.E.N.) invites parents to attend its upcoming community meeting featuring Maryanne B. Haller on Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike.

Ms. Haller is the children’s services supervisor for the Orange branch library. The topic will be “Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Special Needs and Learning Differences through Books.” Ms. Haller will share recommendations of books for children and teens to understand different disabilities and learning differences. Reservations are required at OrangecsdOPEN@gmail.com.

Kindergarten information night

Moreland Hills Elementary School Kindergarten Information Night will be Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the school located on the Orange City Schools campus, 32000 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike. This evening is designed for parents of kindergarteners enrolling for the 2020-21 school year. Parents will learn about the kindergarten program, tour the school and meet staff.

Kindergarten registration for 2020-21 is Feb. 11 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Feb. 13 from 7-11 a.m. at Moreland Hills Elementary School. No appointment is needed. Children must turn 5 years old by Sept. 30 in order to register for kindergarten.

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