Friday, November 30, 2012
Students at Stow-Munroe Falls High School are in the process of creating a video message to send back to Bung Jon.
Stow-Munroe Falls High School has participated with Kent State University in its International Leaders in Education program. Many grow a strong connection with the teachers, students and school even when they return home. Bung Jon is one of those teachers who stayed connected. He was part of the IREX program with KSU from Indonesia. Watch his video message to the students above. The students are in the process of creating a video message to send back to Jon. Stow-Munroe Falls teachers participating last year included Kelly Lanci, Ed Borsuk, Carrie Harris, and Lisa Mowls. This year's teachers participating will be Kelly, Carrie and Lisa, Mary Ruehr and two middle school teachers. The following are excerpts from a letter the high school …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
On Saturday, Dec. 1, kids between ages 5 and 10 can come to the high school’s auditorium from noon to 4 p.m. and enjoy a day full of holiday fun.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Stow Munroe-Falls Speech and Debate Team finished fourth overall at the Austintown Fitch Tournament on Nov. 17, 2012. Check out the separate team results here.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The high school is trying out a new program where students with a lot of athletic ability help those with disabilities eager to participate in physical education activities.
There's no "I" in TEAMMATES — but there certainly is a lot more participation now in gym class at the high school because of it. Stow-Munroe Falls High School teachers Tim Viscuso and Peggy Peters noticed that in phys ed classes not everyone had the chance to showcase their individual abilities. Classes were divided — think the first and last picked student for the dodge ball team. To combat this, the teachers decided to turn routine physical education instruction into a new form of learning through TEAMMATES where students of all abilities work together, relying on each other to bring out the best of everyone’s abilities. "Mrs. Peters and I both participated in sports as kids and have a coaching background. We understand that on a …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department.
On Nov. 5, an assistant principal at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School was checking if a 16-year-old student had stolen property. Earlier that day a 34-year-old Burton Drive man reported to Stow Police his black Adidas book bag with a tablet computer, a carton of cigarettes and two cigars was taken out of his car. The items missing valued about $500 total. An officer said the student had the stolen property listed above. Police said they also found the teen's 8-inch black knife. Police took the weapon. Illegal possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone is a fifth-degree felony, receiving stolen property is a first-degree misdemeanor and theft is a first-degree misdemeanor, in this situation.
Friday, November 2, 2012
It was the first Food Day event at the high school and it was a huge success. Read why hundreds of kids made a pledge to make better meal choices.
It's an annual national event, but it was the first time the Stow-Munroe Falls High School participated in Food Day — a celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. "I had received many emails from 'Food Day' since the beginning of this school year encouraging us to host an event on Oct. 24," said Jill Merz, a family and consumer science teacher who focuses on creative cooking classes. "I decided to host a healthy food day promotion at Stow-Munroe Falls High School and I invited Kelly Wright-Gonos, another family and consumer science teacher who focuses on food and fitness classes, to join me." As it turned out, an overwhelming number of students also joined in the cause. "Kelly and I decided to have our foods…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Ann Miller was crowned during Kent State University's homecoming game Saturday.
Kent State University's Homecoming Queen this year is a Stow-Munroe Falls High School alumni. Ann Miller, a 2009 graduate, was crowned at the homecoming game Oct. 20, 2012. Miller is engaged to Cory Cottrill, a 2008 Stow-Munroe Falls graduate. Miller is studying Integrated Social Studies at the university. She said she plans to becoming a high school social studies teacher or continue her education by getting a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration. "My fondest KSU memory is working for Destination Kent State," she said. "I met some of my best friends and got to know and help so many new students and families. Making those connections were the best part. I will never forget those summers." Take a look at more photos and a …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department.
A Stow-Munroe Falls High School teacher said he received an anonymous tip that a male student had a knife in his pocket on Oct. 8. A Stow Police officer at the high school was alerted and the assistance principal called the 17-year-old student to the office, according to the report. Police said they found a black U.S. Marine Corps nine-inch folding knife in his pocket. Possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone is a fifth-degree felony.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
After a charge that was filed in May went to trial and was dismissed, William Bettio is seeking $1,800 from the city to cover the costs he incurred.
William Bettio was charged with disorderly conduct by the Stow Police Department in May, but after pleading not guilty and disputing the charge, it was dismissed by Stow Municipal Court Judge Kim Hoover. Bettio is now seeking money from the city through a moral claim for costs incurred during the trial. According to the May police report, former Transportation Supervisor John Daymon reported a 47-year-old Charring Cross Drive man was blocking buses from leaving the high school by standing in front of them. The report also said the man was swearing at a bus driver while students were on the bus. During Monday's City Council meeting, Bettio told council he disputed the charge because he said the officer who wrote the ticket did not …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The new sign, completely paid for with donations, was installed Oct. 4, 2012.
A student-lead initiative is the reason the Stow-Munroe Falls High School has a new electronic message board on Graham Road. Students solicited money from various organizations and groups and attending planning commission meetings at City Hall to get approval for the sign. The sign was completely paid for with donations. The electronic message board was designed by Go2 Marketing, a Twinsburg company. "The sign is state of the art, it's two sided, with amber lights," said Steve Fry, who was representing Go2Marketing at a council meeting in September. He added the text on the screens will not scroll. "It's much more aesthetically pleasing," Fry said. "It's going to be a great way to effectively communicate with the community."