It is hard to believe we are over halfway through the school year. As we move toward spring, our students and teachers are working hard to prepare our students for the Ohio Achievement Assessment to be administered in April. This year’s testing window begins the week of April 22 – May 3. We ask that parents plan appointments around the testing schedule in order to ensure that students are not absent on test days.
I also would like to take this opportunity to tell you about some special events and activities our students have participated in during the winter months.
In December, our fifth grade students performed their musical entitled “Jingle Bell Jukebox.” Around 120 of our fifth grade students sang songs and danced to the holiday themed music in front of a packed house in the Meigs Intermediate cafeteria. Kassandra Coleman portrayed the lead character in the production, while soloists included Savannah Zeigler, Olivia Wyatt, Shannan Brewer, Sky Green, and Kassandra Coleman. Dancers included Ally Hubbard, Brooke Brainard, Lisa Bishop, Kaitlyn Brinker, Brittany Gilmore, Kalyn Qualls, Haley Smith and Breanna Zirkle.
In February, the fourth grade class held their annual Valentine’s Dance. The purpose of the dance was to raise money for the 4th grade class. A King and Queen were crowned at each grade level. The third grade queen was Cadence Richards and the king was Michael Ratliff. For the fourth grade, the queen was Sylvia Klein and the king was K. C. Welsh. While no student ran for 5th grade king, Danielle Wilson was crowned as the fifth grade queen. For raising the most money, third grader Chloe Runyon was bestowed the special honor of being crowned “Grand Queen” of the Valentine’s Dance. Thanks to all the fourth grade teachers for putting on the event and to all the students who helped raise money for their class.
This spring we have a number of activities planned for our students and clubs to participate in such as the Garden Club and the Service Club. (Please see separate articles for information about these clubs.) On April 1, we will be having an assembly entitled “The Magic of Math,” in which Las Vegas magician, Christian Augustine, will provide our students with an educational and entertaining program. On April 29th, our fifth grade students will be displaying their projects for our annual Science Fair. On the following evening, April 30th, we will be holding our first “Science Night.” On this night, students and parents are encouraged to come to Meigs Intermediate School to participate in fun and educational learning activities relating to science.