Colonial Times Come to Life in Eighth Grade Social Studies Classes
Students in Mr. Kruse's 8th Grade Social Studies are studying Colonial America. They recently researched the geography, religion, economy and leaders of an assigned colony to create and present an advertisement persuading Europeans to settle in one of the American Colonies. Students also participated in a mock New England Town Meeting to see how the roots of democracy were evident in Colonial America. Students were given a role and had to participate in a meeting of what the town should do with their money. Mr. Kruse says, “I’ve found that this particular group loves participating in historical simulations, as it gives them a fun way to make the past come alive.”
Pictured in Bottom Left Photo: 8th grader Emily C. speaks at a mock town hall meeting in Mr. Kruse’s social studies class. The role play exercise gave students an opportunity to study democracy in Colonial America.
Two Athletes Selected As Wards Lawn Care Players of the Week
Congratulations to junior Virginia T. and senior Jacob R. on being named Ward’s Lawn Care and Landscape Company Players of the Week for October 2! Virginia is a member of the high school golf team – she shot a 92 at the Division II Sectional Tournament to advance to the District Tournament, where she placed 11th. Coach Travers says, “Two years ago Virginia set a personal goal to shoot well enough as a junior to qualify her for the district tournament… she made that goal a reality. Virginia carries a 3.8 GPA, and she participates in Project Achieve, where she spends time with her peers who have developmental disabilities acting as a mentor while developing friendships. Virginia was also selected as an upperclassman to mentor freshman as they start their high school career.”
Jacob recently scored a school record eight goals in a win at Grand Valley. The eight goals places Jacob in 7th all-time in OHSAA history for goals scored in a single game. “Jake was as aggressive as he has ever been,” said Cardinal Coach Mike Topalian. “He was very patient and waited for his shots. He found open spaces to work in and his touches were outstanding in the game at Grand Valley. I’m very proud of him.
He has improved so much from last season. Jake leads by example on the field, letting his actions and results set a positive benchmark for his teammates to follow.” Congratulations Virginia and Jacob!
Pictured in Bottom Center & Bottom Right Photo: Virginia T. and Jacob R., Ward’s Lawn Care and Landscape Company Players of the Week for October 2!
Crush Cancer Soccer Game Honors Youth, Seniors and Raises Money for Coach’s Nephew
Everyone was a winner at the Monday, October 10, 2016 Crush Cancer Varsity soccer game! The evening began with recognizing the local youth soccer teams and celebrating our seniors at their last home game of the season. Senior players were recognized, along with their parents, prior to the start of the game. In addition, the game also served as a fundraiser for Hawken Hunt, the nine month old nephew of Coach Mike Topalian, who is battling leukemia. Nearly $2,000 was raised for Hawken and his family to assist in covering medical expenses. Thank you to everyone who participated, including the visiting soccer team, the Brookfield Warriors – the night was a huge success!
Pictured in Top Right Photo: Cardinal seniors are recognized prior to the start of their final, home Varsity soccer game on Monday, October 10. The game also raised nearly $2,000 for Hawken Hunt, the nine month old nephew of Coach Topalian, who is battling cancer.
2016 Hall of Fame Class Inducted
Pictured In Top Left Photo: Members of the 2016 Hall of Fame class are recognized in a special ceremony prior to the September 30, 2016 Varsity Football game. From left: Kevin Pollari, Amy Lukas, Dr. Felicia Ladd-Dixon, Don Hostetler, parents of inductee Jason Driscoll, and parents of inductee Josh Yoder.