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Calamity Day Update: February 24th
Due to dangerous wind chill temperatures, Marysville EV Schools were CLOSED Tuesday, February 24th. 

Here is a K-12 calamity day update as of today so you are able to plan accordingly.  

On Monday, March 16th, K-12 students will be attending school as part of the calamity day make-up plan.  This will be a RED Kindergarten day. 

What about blizzard bags? Currently, K-6 students are required to complete Blizzard Bags 1, 2 and 3 due to using their 10th calamity day.  Blizzard Bag 3 will be posted to the district website by 9 AM on Wednesday, February 25th.  We apologize for any inconvenience the 25th posting of Blizzard Bag 3 may cause; this delayed posting was due to several calamity days occurring within a short window of time as well as us wanting to assure the assignments were updated and meaningful for students.  Students will have a two week period to complete and turn in their assignments from the date of the posting. 

What about 7-12 students? Our 7-12 students currently have utilized 9 calamity days.  As a part of the calamity day make-up plan, grade 7-12 students are now required to complete Blizzard Bag 1 and 2 which are currently posted to the district website.  Students will have a two week period from the date of the posting to complete and turn in their assignments. 

Any new updates with calamity days and blizzard bags will be communicated via email and our district website.  
 
Raymond DI Team Helps Wounded Warrior Project

The Raymond Elementary Destination Imagination Team held its first ever Dodge Ball Tournament on Sunday, February 22nd. Fourth grade team members Jayden Deardorff, Jared Larriuz, Brady Seger, Emerson Trapp, Meghan Morey, Abigail McElfresh and Griffin Johnson organized the event, raising $530 for the Wounded Warrior Project. 50 elementary students from Raymond and Marysville threw dodge balls for a great cause. Jason Heard, local veteran, coach and Raymond dad spoke to the crowd before the tournament encouraging the crowd to help wounded veterans by building awareness and offering financial support. Destination Imagination encourages kids to have fun, take risks, focus on challenges that incorporate science, technology, engineering, math, art and service learning. Destination Imagination teams are made up of 7 students that work together to learn and experience the creative problem solving process. They have to understand the challenge, imagine options, work together on the answer, make decisions, agree on the best solution and evaluate their results. Teams get to showcase their solutions at tournaments. This Raymond team chose to tackle the service learning challenge where they identified a need and developed a service project to address that need. The team will compete in the Regional Destination Imagination competition in Reynoldsburg March 14th.

 

Honda Challenge Days at Creekview

On January 23 and February 12 Creekview students, in partnership with volunteers from Honda of America, participated in two cognitive design challenges. Our fifth graders worked on a Ping Pong Challenge, and our 6th graders partook in the Ant Trap Challenge. 

 

In this design structure, our Creekview students worked in small groups that were facilitated by our Honda partners. The groups were presented with a “cognitive problem” or “challenge” and then worked collaboratively to come up with solutions. Fifth graders were tasked to find an effective way to stack ping pong balls as high as possible. Once stacked, the challenge was to place a feather on the top of the stack without touching the feather. Our 6th graders had to design and build an ant trap using PVC. The challenge; the trap had to allow an ant to enter and not escape. Both groups could only use the materials given for the task

 

Kim Miller, from Honda’s Logistic Department, prepared the Challenges and orchestrated the event.   She coordinated volunteers, assembled materials and facilitated both programs for our Creekview students. The Challenges were tasks that Kim has used as training tools with some of the Honda employees in the past. The Honda volunteers were astonished at how effectively our students worked together to problem-solve. In some cases, our students did better than the adults in finding solutions to the problems. In summation, this was a wonderful activity (problem-solving, critical-thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity) and an authentic learning experience for our student-body. Thank you Kim Miller and Honda of America for your volunteerism and your commitment to our Marysville students. Proud to be a Monarch!

 


 

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