Lou DeVincentis 219-831-8600 ext 6626

Staci Vincent 216-831-8600

Orange schools earn recognitions

The Orange City School District was recognized by the State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria with an “Overall A Award” at the district level for earning an A on the 2019 State Report Card. Moreland Hills Elementary School and Brady Middle School also received “Overall A Awards” from the State at the building level.

In addition, the State Board of Education also recognized the district, MHS and BMS with “Momentum Awards” for exceeding expectations in student growth and earning straight A’s on all value-added measures on the state report card. MHS was also recognized with the “All A Award” for receiving an A on all state report card measures.

Creative science projects

It was all in the name of science as 42 Brady Middle School students presented their creative projects at the annual Science Fair in December. First place honors went to Dominic Shotwell for his project, “Don’t Be Dense.” Second Place went to Hailey Kochis and Taylor Edwards for “Erosion Prevention” and Sarah Korland for “Which Age Group Has the Best Memory.” Third Place was awarded to Mia Bourisseau and Tessa Kemelhar for “Dogs Interacting with Sounds.”

Honorable Mentions were also given for the following: Dina Rubin and Kayleigh Ugran for "Hearing Among the Ages"; Caroline Jang, Anshul Sharma, Jessie Zhang for "Screen Time Before Bed"; Nicolas Bustamante, Rae Oberster, Henry Wang for "Color of Food Affecting Preference"; Mia Gen and Camryn Katz for "Bath Bombs"; and Eden Chajmovic and Julia Shpak for "In What Liquid Does a Bath Bomb Fizzle the Fastest."

Students help with holiday

The Orange schools and Lander Circle Kiwanis once again worked hand in hand as the Kiwanians celebrated the holidays in annual tradition. Members of the Orange High School Choir performed throughout the dinner while members of the OHS baseball team assisted with set up and clean up. Student-athlete Jared Kochis spoke to the gathered members about the team’s upcoming spring training camp.

Safe School Helpline

Orange schools use the Safe School Helpline to allow students and parents to share safety concerns. All messages are confidential and anonymous. The Safe School Helpline can be accessed via telephone at 1-800-4-1-VOICE, ext. 359 (1-800-418-6423, ext. 359), online at www.safeschoolhelpline.com and by texting “TIPS” to 66746.

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