Moreland Hills Elementary School fifth-graders Anthony Spidalieri, from left, Luke Benson, Jake Vallone, Owen Walinsky and Sawyer Del Busso proudly show off the culmination of their intersession project on “People of the Forest.” The project was created around the essential question of “How does where you live affect how you live?”

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Band to perform at Severance Hall

The Orange High School concert band and wind ensemble have accepted an invitation to perform at the Northeast Ohio Band Invitational at Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra, on Sunday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from Orange music instructors Brandon DuVall or Jacob Robinson. Either cash or check made payable to Orange Patronaires are accepted.

O.P.E.N. hosting community meeting

The Orange Parent Education Network is hosting a community meeting, Navigating the World of Special Education, at the Orange Public Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, on Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. The lead presenters will be Kershini Naidu, Orange Schools director of student support services and Christine Goudy, special education coordinator and principal of Orange Inclusive Preschool.

Kindergarten night upcoming

This is a reminder for families of kindergartners enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year that Moreland Hills Elementary School’s kindergarten information night will be held Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 32000 Chagrin Blvd. This event is for parents and guardians only. It will provide the opportunity to learn about the kindergarten program, tour the school and meet staff members. 

Fifth-graders explore native structures

All fifth-grade students created a myriad of structures that represent the homes and buildings of different native groups during an Orange Schools Intersession. The materials they used represented the materials that would have been available to those in that environment. Students chose their projects after studying the Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations and researching how people lived in different environments including the forest, desert and plains. Orange Schools Intersessions are designed to promote innovative learning outside of the traditional classroom setting.

Students participate in Model UN

Brady Middle School students participated in the two-day Junior Model UN tournament at John Carroll University earlier this month. The nine students represented Morocco, Greece and the USA, and eighth-grader Halina Michener won a Best Delegation Award.

Pride Powers

This week’s Pride Powers recipients at Moreland Hills Elementary School are Jen Tomaro’s kindergarten class, Lindsay Sberna’s second-grade class, Maria Kehres’ fourth-grade class and Scott Hastings’ 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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