Wednesday, May 22, 2013
From presidents to athletes, fourth-graders presented facts and dressed as a slew of famous Ohioans
Did you know that President William Howard Taft once got stuck in a bathtub? Or that Annie Oakley was capable of shooting an apple from a dog's head? These are some of the fun facts fourth-graders at Millridge Elementary School presented to a gym full of parents and staff members Wednesday as part of Famous Ohioans Parade. Four classes comprised of 100 students spent a quarter of the school year learning about famous people who were either born in Ohio or spent time living in the Buckeye State. They found costumes and props in order to educate and humor their parents and supporters during Wednesday's event. The Ohioans the kids posed as included: "It was good for the kids to learn public speaking — they've never done that before in fourth …
Jim Sanford led the band for 19 years
Mayfield High School band director Jim Sanford led his last concert Tuesday. The director started at the school in 1995. Check out the photos above from Tuesday's concert and boosters reception. For more photos from the Boosters, click here.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Watch the video of local students' work at Hillcrest Hospital
Mayfield City Schools concluded its annual art show at Hillcrest Hospital last week, and posted a video with student and teacher interviews on the work. Click here to see Mayfield City Schools students talk about their artwork that was on display at the Hillcrest Hospital. MORE: Mayfield Students' Artwork Fills Hillcrest Atrium The work was displayed through May 16 as part of an annual exhibit that featured 400 pieces of work from students throughout the district of all grade levels.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Show us your style from Saturday's big dance!
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Check out these photos from Mayfield High School's 2013 Excellence Reception. You can find more photos from the event here.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Show the community your style before and after this weekend's dance
Mayfield High students will dress to impress and dance the night away Saturday at the 2013 prom. Don't let your date and classmates be the only ones to witness your swag. Share your prom photos on Mayfield-Hillcrest Patch and show the community who cleaned up the best. Feeling nostalgic, parents? Let's see those photos of how you spiffed up in your day. To upload your photos, click on the "add your photos & videos link" and follow the instructions. Click here to join Mayfield-Hillcrest Patch and you can upload as many photos as you like. This year's dance is at 6 p.m. at the American-Croatian Lodge in Eastlake. After Prom is from midnight to 3:30 a.m. at Mayfield High School. This year's theme is "Music Mania" and will include inflatables…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
After graduating with music therapy degree, Seneca Block wants to use his talent to help others in the area
Editor's note: This story was updated at 11 a.m. Seneca Block's business plan and true joy has its roots in a day he initially dreaded. Five years ago, the music therapy degree holder took his mom to a chemotherapy treatment appointment at Hillcrest Hospital. Unsurprisingly, he saw a bunch of sad faces in the lobby — until he sat at a grand piano. "I'm like a moth attracted to light when I see a piano," the 2005 Mayfield High School graduate explained. "I started playing a little melody and got bolder and bolder. Everyone was smiling and rocking with the music. At that moment, it was like a light bulb." Now, Block celebrates his graduation from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Upon returning to Northeast Ohio, he'll participate in …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Tom Milyo is one of 781 students in the nation who scored a 36
Tom Milyo makes no big deal of his stress-free approach to standardized testing. It's an easygoing mentality he has always possessed, and it has worked wonders for the Mayfield High School junior. The school district recently announced that Tom achieved a perfect score on his ACT test. According to the district, he is just the fifth Mayfield student to earn a perfect 36 in the last six years. Of the 1.66 million students who took the ACT in 2012, only Tom and 780 others earned a perfect composite score. "I try to relax the night before — I'm not going to learn anything I haven't learned the night before," he said. "I figure one night's not going to make the difference, so I go to bed early." Tom, who also runs track and cross country for …
Middle school girls talk about issues while training for a 5K.
Mayfield Middle School teachers and 12 girls in grades 6-8 voluntarily meet after school to focus on emotional, physical and developmental issues like conflict resolution, peer pressure, nutrition and healthy habits. Since March, Mayfield Middle School Girls on the Run have been meeting twice a week to talk about tween issue and to train for the 5K run on May 19 at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. Girls on the Run of Greater Summit is a non-profit prevention program in Ohio for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Its mission is "to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running." “Most of these girls have never participated in something like this. It really is …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Let us know what you think should be the future use of the Wilson Mills road property
The future of the old Mayfield Library on Wilson Mills Road remains uncertain following a relocation a few weeks ago. Staff members and volunteers moved the collection and machinery from the former location to an $11.7 million library at 500 SOM Center Road. Mayfield City Schools owns the building at 6080 Wilson Mills Road, but officials have not decided what to do with property. "The site is being evaluated for a future educational use," district spokeswoman Laurie Uhlir said. "No decisions or plans have been discussed. "It’s merely the “brainstorming phase.” The response leaves the door open to a myriad of options that could center around one or multiple areas of education or serve a purpose for extra curricular activities. How would you…