Students shined at the First Baptist Academy of O’Fallon Science Fair on last Friday for seventh and eighth grades on Friday, April 15.
The seventh and eighth grade Science teachers are Christine Hughes and Amanda Ganey.
Bob and Liz Ridlon acted as head judges for the event.
Seventh grader Grant Mussemann won Best in Show and Best Overall for his project that’s purpose was to confirm or dispel whether ‘The Five-Second Rule’ is fact or fiction.
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Eighth grader Iman Williams won Best Overall for her project delving into the relationship between soil types and plant growth.
Carriel will hold its next garden work day from 9 a.m.- to noon on May 7. Students and parents are welcome to attend. Please RSVP that you plan to attend by signing by emailing email@example.com.
Carriel’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be hosting the 2016 Metro-East Middle School Olympics from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on May 7.
Ever thought of helping abused animals? Well, now you can. SupportGateway Pet Guardians and buy raffle tickets before school from April 25-29. You can win things like gift cards, selfie sticks, and other cool prizes. Raffle tickets cost $1 each. Donations of dog food or dog toys will also be accepted and will earn three entries into the raffle. The winners will be announced Friday, April 29.
Returning Laverna Evans families and kindergarten can register for the 2016-17 school year from 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 11-12.
New and Returning Familes can also register from 3-6:30 p.m. on July 26.
The Fairview Heights Kohl's has chosen Marie Schaefer for its Project Green service project and donation. Kohl’s is generously donating $1,500 and volunteers to allow for our Grounds Beautification Day, which will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 7. A Kohl's volunteer team, along with local Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, PTO executive board, and additional volunteers will install a new playground area, plant a native/butterfly/bee garden, spread mulch, and tend to Schafer’s front flower gardens. If you would like to donate plants and/or grab your gardening equipment and help out, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Marie Schaefer front desk.
Would you like to be more involved with PTO next year? With 28 programs including running clubs, Science Night, Teacher Appreciation, Family Movie Nights, art endeavors, Fun Fest, and Trivia Nights. These need the talents and ideas of as many people as possible. The next PTO meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on May 4 in the Schaefer library. For more information, email email@example.com.
Students interested in getting a jump start on OTHS Cheer tryouts should attend their Sideline Cheer Clinics from 6-8:30 p.m. April 26 and 27 in the Milburn Campus Gym.
Nineteen students recently traveled to Carbondale represent O’Fallon Township High School at the Annual Accounting Challenge Competition held at SIU-Carbondale. These students competed with over 250 other students and 23 schools in Accounting I and Advanced Accounting individual events, as well as team events. OTHS had 12 students compete individually in Accounting I and 9 students compete individually in Advanced Accounting. There was also a team competition using their individual scores and a team building component.
Two scholarship awards and a team award was won by OTHS students. Victoria Birchem earned first place and Spencer Woll earned second place in Advanced Accounting individual events, both winning scholarships to the SIU-Carbondale school of business. Charlie Eccher, Jhavont'e Hazlitt, & Spencer Woll took home the Accounting I Team Award with the highest average for their individual test scores & high score in their team building event.
Mentor families are needed. The New Family Welcoming Committee is looking for families that would be willing to serve as mentors during the 2016-2017 school year. This is not a huge time commitment and you are provided with all the information you need to help the new families. St. Clare tries to match families by the grades their children are in so we are especially in need of families with incoming kindergarteners or those just finishing kindergarten, but St. Clare also needs mentors for all grade levels. If you are interested in helping, please contact Heather Ertel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Clare Catholic School Choir is presenting Peter Pan Jr. at 6:30 p.m., April 28 and at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., April 29 in the St. Clare School Gymnasium. Admission is $3. Children 5 and under are free. You will be enchanted as Wendy, Michael and John fly to Neverland with Peter and Tink to face Captain Hook and his pirates. You won’t want to miss it. Admission is $3 and everyone 5 and under are free. All proceeds will benefit the performing arts programs at St. Clare School.
The 3rd Annual St. Clare Athletic Association Golf Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. on May 13, at the Orchards Golf course. Register or email any questions to Matt Bruening at email@example.com.