The 2016 Putnam County Advertising class has been busy planning their first event of the school year. This year, the class of 23 Juniors and Seniors has decided to focus on the community for their first event and provide a family-friendly outing that will appeal to all ages. The Putnam County Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016, on the Unionville City Square. The event will begin at 4:00 pm. Students have worked hard to ensure that there are activities that children of all ages will enjoy. At the Fall Festival, you will find kids games (ring toss, pin the nose on the pumpkin, balloon pop, etc), a photo cut-out, sack races, a hay maze, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, children's corn cribs, face painting, and much more. There will be a raffle of gift baskets donated by . . .
Lacey Gilworth of Small Town Produce took the time to share with our Economics classes the lessons of building a small business. Lacey’s passion since a young child was to become an entrepreneur. After graduating from Putnam Co R1 Schools, Lacey went on to continue her education in marketing and management. Upon returning to Putnam County she set out to create a small business that would meet the needs of the population. Lacey shared with the students the hard work that goes into building a business and sustaining it over time. Lacey gave many examples of learning the produce business and how to meet the needs of her growing customer base. These lessons would be how to transport perishable goods and deliver a good organic product on time to customers. Lacey showed students . . .
9/26/2016 5:00 PM F Girls Varsity/JV/JH Softball Home Brookfield R-3 High School Senior Night Departs: 9/26/2016 6:00 PM F Boys Junior Varsity Football Home Polo High School Departs: 9/27/2016 5:00 PM F Girls Varsity/JV/JH Softball Away North Harrison R-3 High School V/JV/JH SB @ N Harrison Departs: 2:30 PM Returns: 9/27/2016 6:00 PM F Boys Junior High Football Away Milan High School Departs: 4:15 PM Returns: 9/28/2016 4:00 PM F Girls Varsity / JV Golf Home Schuyler County R-1 High School Departs: 9/28/2016 5:00 PM F . . .
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I love looking in a mirror that is distorted and makes me look thinner than I really am. Of course, when I walk away I am still carrying that extra weight that was not seen and I feel really good until I stand in front of a mirror that is not distorted. Similarly, Geometry midterm grades were not a true reflection of how students were actually doing since a test score could not be included. Since those progress reports, we have been able to test in the Geometry classes and grades showing now in the portal indicate a more accurate reflection. All students should check their current grade and prepare for future testing by constantly asking questions and practicing with the intent of understanding the concepts.
The Putnam County R-I Character Education Program is having a fund raiser to support the $250.00 scholarship that is given to a senior each year. The scholarship goes to a PC High School Senior who has been chosen as a character education winner once throughout their high school career. The t-shirt design incorporates some of the key character traits that Putnam County instills in our students. Order forms will be coming home with all elementary students on Friday, September 30th and orders will be taken through October 14th. Shirts are $20.00 each and checks may be made payable to the PC Character Education Program. You must make payment for your shirt at the time you order. Orders may be returned to the school with your student or to Mrs. McClain or the Elementary Office. Thank you for . . .
Can you believe the "new" track is already four years old? It's easy to take for granted the excellent facilities we have at our disposal. So many tracks need to be refurbished due to wear in the high use areas such as the starting line and finish line areas as well as lanes 1, 2 and out into 3. If the public can use the outer lanes, it evens up the wear on the track a little bit. This means, not only does it wear more uniformly but prolongs the maintenance cycle as well. Bicycles, skates, strollers and pretty much anything with wheels should not be on the track surface. Food and drink can also do serious damage to the track surface. Track spikes with a 1/8 inch or 3/16 inch pyramid spike are recommended. Many coaches and runners however, have found that the rubber shoe is as fast . . .
They say that time flies but wow! I feel like I blinked and it was midterm. This month, our Stem Wednesday event was for the students to build catapults. I gave each of the student groups 15 pencils and rubber bands along with a plastic spoon. Each class had 20 minutes to construct a catapult with only the materials that I provided them. When the 20 minutes were up, students had to use their catapult device to launch a Starburst candy across the classroom. The group that got the farthest distance in each class was the winner. I could tell that the students were very excited and everyone was working very well together as a group. This type of activity really helps to promote collaboration and social skills along with the cognitive/critical thinking skills as well. . . .