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Students make book-based art

During the two-week remote learning instructional format implemented just before winter break, Beth Stickley’s third-grade art classes studied the illustrations in the book “No, David!” and then developed their own art projects based on the style of those illustrations.

The New York Times Best Illustrated book is one in a series written and illustrated by David Shannon about a young boy named David who perpetually learns through trial and error about welcome and unwelcome behaviors.

“The text in the book is very limited,” said Ms. Stickley. “The story is mainly told through illustrations, which are drawn as a child might do. In our project, we focused first on size and shape, and then moved into details to explain in pictures what was going on.”

Students took their time in creating scenes of David involved in a variety of mischievous behaviors, including splashing paint in their bedroom, not following directions in school and throwing food.

An online album showcasing samplings of the Munson and Park students’ “No David!” drawings can be viewed at

Raffle closing Feb. 5

The Chardon Local School District, together with the Chardon Athletics Department, invites the community to take advantage of the final days to purchase car raffle tickets before the grand drawing scheduled for the evening of Feb. 5.

The car raffle, launched in October courtesy of Junction Auto Family, showcases a 2020 GMC Terrain, valued at more than $29,000. The raffle’s grand prize winner will take home the new GMC Terrain as their very own while the second-place winner will receive $500. Proceeds from the raffle are earmarked for a new scoreboard at Chardon Memorial Field.

As of Jan. 21, Chardon athletics has sold 825 raffle tickets and has the goal of selling 1,000.

“Our current scoreboard is 21 years old, and the technology for it is obsolete,” said Doug Snyder, Chardon athletics director. “Repair parts are no longer available or manufactured.”

Mr. Snyder added that the district has been able to keep the scoreboard relatively functional over the years because of the foresight of Chardon alum and Geauga-TV founder Dave Jevnikar, who regularly volunteers for the district and has inventoried scoreboard parts.

Mr. Jevnikar’s inventory is “running dry,” so the scoreboard needs replaced sooner rather than later, Mr. Snyder said, adding that the district is grateful for the opportunity to raise funds with the help of Junction Auto Family and the community.

Raffle tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online at Ticket sales close at noon on Feb. 5. For details on terms and conditions, visit the ticket sales link.

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