Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools will begin providing meals for their students throughout the district.
West Liberty-Salem Local Schools was approved to continue providing student lunches during the extended school closing. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, we will offer sack lunches to students including a PB&J, fruit, vegetable and milk. If you have a food allergy please specify that when placing your order. Parents must call 937-465-1060 x101, 102, or 103, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to order lunch NO LATER than 9:00 am daily, or for the week. If you are on the free lunch program, lunch will be free. Reduced lunch will cost $.40. If you wish to purchase a lunch the full price cost will be $3. You can use your students account to pay for the meals. Lunches will be delivered between 11:00 and 12:30 PM by a WL-S school bus. We will only deliver to students, so students must be present to get their delivery. Students may receive their meals either at home or at a babysitter if they are at an existing stop along WL-S bus routes. NO LUNCHES WILL BE GIVEN ON SPRING BREAK. Please check the website under the COVID-19 for other helpful information.
Graham Local Schools has developed a distribution plan to ensure all students in the district are fed. They are offering daily pick ups at various locations along with an evening pick up for those unable to pick up meals in the afternoon.
2. Start Cooking
Maybe your tween needs to work on their cooking skills, or you have a teen that enjoys new receipes. Not only are they learning, it's a great family activity. Try some new foods together! Looking for a place to start? Here's a list of go-to recipes for teens.
3. Educate your Alexa
Did you know you can add fun apps to your Alexa to keep your family entertained?
Everything from games, challenges and more! Check out a complete list for kids & teens here!
4. Build It
Gather your Legos, blocks and building tools and create a building challenge! Work together or challenge a family member. You'll be amazed at what you can create.
5. Spread Kindness
Social isolation can be difficult for everyone. Help spread some cheer. Create cards and artwork and mail them to your local nursing homes. Or use your social media to your advantage and create funny videos to share with family & friends.
6. Movie Marathons
Set up an indoor movie theater complete with popcorn, candy, blankets and comfy clothes. Whether you choose a classic like Star Wars or Harry Potter or maybe a Marvel series, it's a great way to relax and enjoy time together
7. Time to Organize
Remember all those things you said you'd get around to doing when you had time and energy? Here it is! Struggling to get your teen to keep their closet organized? Here is a list to get you started.
8. Documentary Time
Streaming services are filled with documentaries on a variety of topics. Educational and informative. Here is a list of some of the best documentaries and you can search by age group!
9. Old School Scavenger Hunt
Okay, we get it, your kids may not be okay with having to use pen and paper to create something. So we have a plan, use the app Goose Chase, to create and run a hunt online!
10. Family Game Night
Dust off those old games and enjoy a family game night. Monopoly, Trouble or Candyland! There's something for everyone!
Whatever you do, remember you're doing it together as a family. Enjoy!
Graham 8th graders inducted into the program were Isabella Branam, Isaiah Branam, Whytney Faulkner, Ian Grider, Seth Huffman, Sarah Lewis, Elijah Melms, Tucker Nave, Mikal Rice, Landyn Simons and Robert Thomas.
Urbana 8th graders inducted were Madison Allen, Olivia Bean, Logan Dale, Trinity Ferrell, Jaminson Gansaulies, Zavian Groom, Amari Jones, Harley Lahrman, Taylor Ruthergord and Annabelle Sabchez.
The students will be the first in their families to receive college degrees.
So far, the Clark State Foundation has partnered with the Urbana and Graham school districts in Champaign County and with the Springfield City, Tecumseh Local and Clark-Shawnee Local school districts in Clark County for this program.
Applicants must be eligible for the free/reduced lunch program; achieve at least a 2.0 grade point average in the fourth quarter during seventh grade; and have parents who have not earned a bachelor’s degree at the time of application.
Eighth graders obtain applications from guidance counselor offices in September. After an interview and evaluation process, the top applicants in each participating school are inducted into the program.
To remain in the program, students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average and at least a 93% school attendance record, participate in at least 75% of program activities, exhibit good citizenship and take courses that prepare students for college.
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