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Nominate a Stow-Munroe Falls School for a Makeover

Glidden's “Colorful Classrooms Contest" is accepting nominations through Friday, Sept. 28.

Have you ever thought one of the  could use a little face lift?

Now you have a chance to make it happen. 

Through its “,” Glidden is looking to make the lives of some lucky elementary school students a lot more colorful.

Any public, private or charter elementary school can be nominated for the opportunity to be repainted and refreshed with Glidden paint.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 28.

The winning school will receive a makeover from AkzoNobel and its contractors with up to 200 gallons of Glidden paint. The nomination form is available at www.glidden.com/colorfulclassroomscontest.

Judges will select five semifinalists on the basis of need, scope of project, potential impact on the student body, community engagement and involvement, and quality and creativity of entry.

The semifinalists’ applications will be placed on glidden.com for public voting between Oct. 8 and Oct. 26. The winner will be notified on Oct. 29.

jiim may September 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Why do we need to have a better quality building since we have less quality students?
Kim DiSanto September 13, 2012 at 01:53 PM
What kind of an idiotic comment is that? Unbelievable!!!
Mike Plausey September 13, 2012 at 02:51 PM
@ jm. Stow graduates continue to get accepted into distinguished institutions of higher education throughout the U.S. Is there a reason that you are so down on life in general. Just from taking a look at some of the things you write I am sure it must be miserable to know you.
Janine Daymon September 13, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Seriously, jiim - what is wrong with you? How could you even say or think something like that? It is ashame that you and all of your negative buddies are that miserable in life that all you do is bash everything in Stow! If you think it is such a terrible place to live, with terrible schools and students of no quality - get out of STOW!!!!! You are an insult to the human race! WOW
smf bus driver September 13, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Janine, So when are you going south!!
Janine Daymon September 13, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Not soon enough! The district has asked John to stay on as the intermin administrator as you well know and I'm sure that didn't sit well with you. But you have to love technology because now that John is not an employee of the school district I can speak my mind and I'm only 1 click away. So out of the 60+ drivers that John supervised there are very few that are glad he is moving on.....you must be one of them! Why don't you have the decency to use your real name? I saw the comments you made on the other blog about glass houses! Everyone has a past - I'm sure you do too. I have no problem addressing each and every item you may have seen on "that page" about John and I...unlike you and others hiding behind fake names. John and I have been married for 26 years and best friends for 30+ and yes, we have had our ups and downs just like most people......you can ask anyone that knows us that we are an open book and will be the first to own up to our misfortunes. We have worked hard together to keep our life in tact and we are very happy. We don't have to go around spreading rumors about people - I have only given facts on anything I responded to and was kind enough not to use names.......what's your story?
Ed Fisher September 13, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Janine, although we've never met, you seem like a nice person. Don't let these half-baked knuckleheads get to you. My Dad always told me "Don't waste your time trying to reason with dimwits. They just don't know any better."
Amanda Harnocz September 13, 2012 at 07:39 PM
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Janine Daymon September 13, 2012 at 07:52 PM
To Ed Fisher.....thank you so much for your kind words. I have sat back and listened to these ridiculous accusations and unintelligent comments for the past 7 years and I thought maybe I could finally enlighten people with the truth about situations that have happened within the district. I truly would never write anything that wasn't true and I will not hide behind a fake name. You father was a very smart man.....some lessons I grew up with was - if you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all. Don't judge people because you do not know what crosses they have to bare and always take the high road......unfortunately, I guess I let these individuals and their lies get to me and didn't take "the high road" this time and sunk to their level. But, I am done - it's just a shame that there is so much negativity on this site.
Marty Dennis September 13, 2012 at 10:35 PM
In answer to the "real" question, I would like to nominate Riverview Elementary. I'm well aware of the conditions after witnessing many functions and participating during year-end awards. Although the halls and walls are decorated by the students to keep the colors alive with their artwork, the walls are in need of updating. The bathrooms are from the 60's, the gym is in need of newer equipment, and the gym's stage is just a catch-all for any activities. The faculty could use some updating of their classrooms, especially window air conditioners (like that will happen) while furniture is totally dated. To those naysayers, take a tour of this school and the other 60's built facilities. A little updating goes a long way with the faculty and students - fresh colors and newness improves everyone's attitude when coming to school each day!
jiim may September 14, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Lol. Actually i have a very good life and have professional friends. All i can say is i guess i cant put all the blame on the kids because they are taught by worthless parents and teachers!!!!!!
jiim may September 14, 2012 at 02:53 AM
@ mike. The only reason the kids are passing is because the school district lowered the bar so low any child looks like a genius!!!!
Kim DiSanto September 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM
You're personal attacks and comments on people are uncalled for. If you have nothing constructive to say, you get off the net! Your above comments are completely assinine, mean-spirited and childish. I'm embarrassed I'm even responding to you idiotic comments but I am.
Amanda Harnocz September 14, 2012 at 01:34 PM
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Dave Garner September 14, 2012 at 02:09 PM
The Stow system actually does a really nice job. I have been very impressed by the quality of the educators. Yes, some of the buildings are older and need some attention, but I think the people working in them are very dedicated teachers and administrators. Thank you to all of you that have worked hard to make a good school system that reflects well on the community. Thanks also to the many people that have volunteered and help with school functions and athletics, such as you, Kim DiSanto. People like you are a positive influence on a community and make it a better place.
jiim may September 15, 2012 at 09:45 AM
After a few words i brought you down to your true standards. You pretend to be something better than you truely are. Dont be a hater or jealous. Have a great day, i always do.

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