Lou DeVincentis 216-831-8600 ext 6626

Staci Vincent 216-831-8600

Orange hosting Jazz Invitational

The second annual Orange Jazz Invitational will be held in the Orange High School Auditorium, 32000 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The concert will feature the Brady Middle School and Orange High School jazz bands. Also performing will be jazz bands from West Geauga and Cuyahoga Falls high schools, with each group performing four to five selections. Following the concert, the Orange Patronaires will host a reception in the commons for all participating students and audience members. The event is free and open to the public.

Kindergarten reminder

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. in Pepper Pike. 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.

Pride Powers

This week’s Pride Powers recipients at Moreland Hills Elementary School are Jen Zimmerman’s second-grade class, Chris Zuccaro’s second-grade class, Mary Croft’s third-grade class and Mark White’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.

Spring sports meetings upcoming

Orange Schools Athletics will be holding its mandatory spring sports parent meetings on Wednesday at 6 p.m. for Brady Middle School in Brady’s LGI room and Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. for Orange High School in the high school auditorium. These meetings are for all parents and guardians who have students interested in participating in a spring sport.

All pertinent and necessary information from the Orange Schools Athletic Department will be given at these meetings regarding eligibility, participation and season details. Attendance will be taken and is required in order for students to participate in spring sports. This meeting is for parents only; it is not necessary for students to attend.

Students give disastrous presentations

Moreland Hills Elementary School fourth-graders in Maria Kehres and Stephanie Pawlaczyk’s classes recently imparted their knowledge of natural disasters with their schoolmates in other grades. After studying their chosen topics ranging from erupting volcanoes to hurricanes, the student groups created posters and presentations to share with the school. The fourth-graders focused on the causes and effects of their selected natural disaster as well as how the natural disaster is measured. Students designed the well-organized posters after studying the various text features that nonfiction texts include.

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