Home and garden coloring contest

To celebrate all of the homes and gardens on the 2019 Chagrin Falls Historical Society and Museum’s Historic Home & Garden Tour on June 1, Clemens Pantuso Architecture is hosting a coloring contest for attendees and local residents. Black and white line drawings for the contest can be found in the red garden tour attendees’ swag bag or you can stop by the Clemens Pantuso Architecture office at 45 East Washington St., Suite 104 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to pick up a coloring sheet. Any art medium may be used to color the drawing.

Please include your name, address, phone number, email address and age bracket on the back of your submission. Age brackets are under 8 ($25 gift certificate to The Popcorn Shop first prize), 9-15 ($25 gift certificate to Yours Truly Restaurant first prize) and 16 and over ($50 gift certificate to Heartwood Roastery first prize).

Artwork must be received by 5 p.m. June 7 at Clemens Pantuso Architecture. Prizes will be awarded to one winner in each age bracket. Winners will be selected by the staff of Clemens Pantuso Architecture and announced on Facebook on June 11. Winners will also be contacted via phone or email. One entry per person.

NDCL safety plan

Ohio’s Department of Homeland Security recently reviewed and approved Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s emergency management plan, which details procedures for preventing and responding to a wide variety of potential safety concerns.

“We are very grateful to Assistant Principal Christopher Poulos for his efforts to review and revise all aspects of our plan,” said Principal Joseph A. Waler. “Mr. Poulos works effectively with local safety forces and other leaders on our Notre Dame campus to ensure that our plan reflects the continually evolving best practices for school safety.”

According to the procedures established by the state, the plan will be formally re-evaluated in 2022.

GCRTA grants available

The Geauga County Retired Teachers’ Association has applications available for their Grant-in-Aid annual financial assistance program for deserving college seniors. Applicants must be enrolled in a college of education and must be student teaching in the coming academic year. In addition, interested candidates must have resided in Geauga County or must have graduated from a Geauga County high school.

Completed applications for the $1,500 grants must be postmarked by July 1 of this year. To obtain an application, please visit www.gcrta.net and click on “Grant-in-Aid” to download the application.

Award selections will be announced in July, and the presentations will be made in August at the annual GCRTA picnic.

Students receive Clinic internships

The Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Civic Education Initiatives has selected 11 Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin students for the Clinic’s prestigious and highly competitive internship programs, the highest number of interns in school history.

Students receiving clinic-based, paid positions for nine weeks this summer include senior Kevin McGinty of Chester. These interns will learn and work alongside world-renowned caregivers at the Clinic’s Main Campus, regional hospitals, family health centers and administrative offices.

In recent years, NDCL students have won 47 internship appointments at the Clinic, which is more than any other Catholic high school in the Clinic’s entire market area.

Students study Paul Bunyan

Third-grade Challenge students at Notre Dame Elementary School have been hard at work creating and collaborating. They researched Paul Bunyan and then presented a short play titled “Paul Onion and his Baby Blue Socks.”

Students perform ‘Godspell!’

Notre Dame Elementary School fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders presented an inspirational spring program of “Godspell!” on May 9. Mery Tomsick directed the program.

STEM students win awards

A year-long cross-curricular STEM initiative involving students in honors chemistry, honors algebra 2 with trigonometry and engineering culminated with a project showcase and awards presentation in Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s Sisters of Notre Dame Learning Commons.

The brainchild of Mathematics Department Chairwoman Marcia Pecek, science teacher Kelly Maduri and engineering and math teacher Ashley Kelm, this innovative, collaborative effort challenged students to work together to create devices or products to solve real-world problems.

A panel of NDCL alumni who are engineering professionals awarded prizes to the top projects. Juniors Sarah Azzi of Highland Heights, Tara Grambo of Concord, Nicole Johnson of Chagrin Falls and Carson Konyecsni of South Euclid won a $250 first place award for “Safety Stacey,” a user-friendly device that announces directions and warnings to drivers without using a distracting screen.

Seniors Kayla Powell of Chardon and Anthony Rabil of Gates Mills and junior David Oppenlander of Chardon won a $125 second place award for the double-sided suction cup pads designed for counteracting fitted sheet movement. David also won a $125 second place award along with junior Robert Tamburrino of Rock Creek, Domenico Vitale of Kirtland and Max Zart of Concord for the SustainaBottle alternate condiment bottle that makes the bottle more efficiently and effectively recyclable.

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