One Book, One Hall

St. Mary School of Chardon fifth-grader Luke Gillespie works with his preschool partner Ryan Sotkovsky on the school-wide One Book, One Hall project centered around the book, “Mr. Popper’s Penguins.” The fifth grade class helped preschoolers to make origami penguin book marks. All month long the school is working together across all subject areas driven by the book.

Timbertots to meet

The Geauga Park District is hosting three sessions of Timbertots: What’s the Weather? For ages 3-5 with an adult. Children will explore weather with hands-on, indoor and outdoor activities. Timbertots meet 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. on April 12 at the Katydid Shelter at Frohring Meadows, 16780 Savage Road in Bainbridge; and 10-11 a.m. on April 14 at the lodge at Orchard Hills Park, 11340 Caves Road in Chester. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 or

Inventors move to state competition

Sixth-graders from St. Mary School of Chagrin competed in the Invention Convention recently. The top three scorers – Zoe Virant, Daniel Yaniglos and Jenny Graham – will be invited to the Ohio State Fair for the state competition this summer.

NDES holds book fair

Notre Dame Elementary School recently hosted its annual spring Scholastic Book Fair with a special guest, Clifford, the Big Red Dog. First-graders invited a special guest to lunch. Students in preschool to eighth grade purchased the latest books, and participated in games and contests to raise funds for the library.

NDES attends NEOSEF, Science Day

Notre Dame Elementary School sent students to the Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair and Ohio Science Day. At NEOSEF, held March 12-15 at Cleveland State University, eighth-grader Meghan Bhanoo of Chagrin Falls placed second, and eighth-graders Molly Gaugler and Mark Petzing placed third. Meghan also received $25 for Best Electrical Related Engineering Project at Ohio Science Day on March 17 at University of Akron.

Students qualified for NEOSEF and Ohio Science Day at NDES’ 21st Annual Science and Engineering Fair held this past January.

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