Bus safety

Moreland Hills Elementary School fifth-graders Jordan Clotman, left, and Donald Eghobamien, right, assist kindergartner Ryder Souza off the bus as his classmates Matthew Wang and Gustavo Griebeler wait patiently to exit.

Lou DeVincentis 219-831-8600 ext 6626

Staci Vincent 216-831-8600

Students practice bus safety

As part of National Bus Safety Week in October, Orange schools’ bus drivers worked with their students in running bus safety drills for emergency evacuations.

Older student leaders were assigned to help the younger students as they exited both the front and back of the buses and directed them to safety. Earlier in the month, the Orange schools’ bus drivers competed at the Regional Bus Safety Road-E-O where the team of Teresa Jaszczak, Debbie Burns, Debbie Becker and Shannon Gross placed first. Ms. Burns, Ms. Becker and Ms. Gross all advanced to the State Road-E-O competition.

Robotics team earns first place

The Orange High School Robotics Team, “The Flying Circuits,” earned first place in the Curiosity Open Robotics Competition at the Great Lakes Science Center on Oct. 26. After qualification rounds, the team was ranked No. 1 overall, became the alliance captain and was undefeated during the playoffs. The team includes Jared Bernon, Court Freund, Sarah Friedlander, Niranjan Girish, Isaiah Jackson, Josh Joseph, Leora Joseph, Joey Mangan, Halina Michener, Nathan Rice, Daniel Smilovits, Maris Usis, Jordan Willis, Elliott Yankelevich and Zoey Yelsky.

Marching band concert upcoming

The Orange High School marching band will perform a concert in the school auditorium at 32000 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.

Students stand up to bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In an effort to raise awareness, Brady Middle School students in the Kindness Club joined their classmates in the W.E.B. (“Where Everybody Belongs”) leadership group in encouraging others to wear orange and stand up to bullying. Staff and students in schools around the nation also wore orange to show they are “Together against Bullying” and “United for Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion.”

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