Blogger Megan Simone recognizes a local school girl's good deed in a time where negativity fills the news.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Fishcreek PTA will be using this fundraiser to support programs such as the Reading Club, family connectivity in the school, as well as improved safety and security within the school.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Trent Magill, from our partners at Newschannel 5, visited Highland Elementary school
Newschannel 5 meteorologist Trent Magill visited Highland Elementary School recently to talk about weather safety with students. Students learned about weather monitoring machines, clouds, the process of a rain storm and more — in addition to hearing the importance of taking shelter during a tornado. Magill visited with second-grade teacher Anna Zampelli's class on the photos, but Magill presented to all second grade students at Highland.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Monday, April 15, 2013
NAMM Foundation names Stow among best communities for music education
They've already won awards for their musical prowess, and now students — and educators — in the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools are being recognized again. The NAMM Foundation, a non-profit geared toward musical advancement, named the district among 307 across the country this year to earn the Best Communities for Music Education distinction. The foundation surveys districts on a variety of topics from funding to graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, and general support of musical arts before choosing those that earn the BCME title, according to the district. Brian Monroe, director of the Stow-Munroe Falls High School band, said it's an honor to again receive the distinction for Stow's musical …
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Stow Safety Task Force recommends a 0.25 percent income tax increase for school resource officers
Stow Mayor Sara Drew presented the recommendations of the Stow Safety Task Force Thursday — chief of which was a 0.25 percent income tax hike to hire nine new school resource officers. If Stow City Council agrees with the task force recommendation, the earliest voters could see the issue is during the Nov. 5 election. Click here to see what city officials have to say about the proposed tax increase. If approved by voters, the tax increase would raise Stow's income tax collection rate from 2 percent to 2.25 percent. The increase would not raise taxes on Stow residents who work outside the city in communities with the same 2.25 percent tax rate. Take our poll below and tell us if you would vote for or against the tax increase. And tell us …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Stow Patch first announced on Facebook Thursday night the mayor's recommendation to increase income taxes so more police officers will be present in the district's nine schools. Join the conversation and tell everyone your opinion.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
3 charged after 2 men were shot in March
Two Stow-Munroe Falls High School students were arrested today in connection with a shooting in March on Osage Street. Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker said in a press release that officers arrested two 16-year olds and a 17-year-old in connection with the shooting March 2 that left two Stow men injured. One 16-year-old was charged with complicity to commit aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and two counts of complicity to commit felonious assault, second-degree felonies. The other 16-year-old was charged with complicity to commit aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. The 17-year-old has been charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and two counts of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. All three juveniles …
Performance "Heroes and Legends, an American Celebration" to honor local military members
The Stow-Munroe Falls High School Wind Ensemble needs your help to honor local members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The band, joined this year by the high school choir, will perform its annual show honoring local military members on April 27. Brian Monroe, director of the band, said they're looking for as many photos of Stow and Munroe Falls residents or alumni who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for a tribute during the show. "The concert’s actually two-part," Monroe said. "It’s kind of relaxed American music, and the second half is all patriotic. And as part of that we have always had people send in photographs … and we display those pictures as part of the presentation." During this year's tribute, the band will play "Hero …