Lou DeVincentis 216-831-8600, ext. 6626

Staci Vincent 216-831-8600

Kiwanis recognizes student

Orange High School senior Morgan Shagrin is the Kiwanis “Senior of The Month” for January 2021. Every school year, the Kiwanis Club of Lander Circle recognizes six seniors for their leadership, integrity and academic achievements.

Morgan is the captain of both the OHS varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams, a varsity cheerleader and a member of the Spirit Club, Book Buddies and the Student Government Association. She has served as class president for the past three years. While maintaining a 3.97 GPA, this National Honors Society member has earned more than 328 volunteer hours for her service around the school and community. She is actively involved in Friendship Circle, spending every Sunday afternoon assisting and enjoying time with children with various degrees of special needs, and has received the Weinberg Award for her service. She also worked as a Stagecrafters Youth Theatre Camp Counselor for two summers and is currently part of Excel TECC’s Marketing Program.

Lions earn academic honors

The Orange High School Lions football team received recognition last week for the fifth straight year as an “Academic All-Ohio” team. In addition, OHS seniors Sam Adler, Zak Basharat and Greg Beard received individual recognition. Teams who earn Academic All-Ohio honors as a squad do so by compiling the grade-point average of its top 22 letter winners on a 4.0 unweighted scale.

Orange preschool screening

Residents of the Orange City School District who have children ages 3-5 (who will not be attending kindergarten fall 2021) may attend a preschool screening at the Orange Inclusive Preschool on Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb. 19 or March 5 from 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.

This screening is for parents who would like their child to be a typical peer or are interested in knowing more about their child’s development. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, OIP will hold all screenings via Zoom. Each child will receive a link upon scheduling their screening assessment. Families will receive all required paperwork prior to the screening for completion.

The screening will assess children in the areas of cognitive, motor and language skills as well as adaptive functioning and social/emotional behavior. Parents will receive results of the assessment within two weeks of the screening. Screening is a tool to gauge a child’s development. Participation is not mandatory but required for a child to be considered as a peer for the OIP program. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 216-831-8600, ext. 5605.

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