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CMS hosts OSOB Team Day
Chardon Middle School launched its annual One School One Book event at the start of the 2019-20 school year concluded this annual school-wide endeavor with a Team Day on Sept. 20 for all students. OSOB is a nationwide program that is intended to boost literacy and promote a sense of community. All students and staff members read one chosen book for the school over the course of weeks, intermixed with interactive book discussions and other events revolving around the story.
The school’s selected book for 2019-20, “Rules” by Cynthia Lord, centers around a 12-year-old girl who struggles with the developmental stage of longing for acceptance while working to figure out what matters most.
Students study Mexican-American life
Chardon High School teacher Carrie Korenke’s Spanish V class (Spanish Summit) is currently reading “La Casa en Mango Street,” a novel by Sandra Cisneros about a Mexican-American girl growing up in a poor neighborhood of Chicago in the 1960s. Ms. Korenke’s class has been studying that time for Mexican-Americans and their daily struggles, including poverty and the fight for equal education and workers’ rights.
The high school students have been working in groups – each responsible for a select chapter of the book to share with the class however they choose.