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Perrysburg Schools Spotlight – June 2018 Edition

 Perrysburg Schools Spotlight
We hope you enjoy our monthly eNewsletter, spotlighting excellence in our programs, students and employees!

Program Spotlight
Summer Reading Camp

student reading in a tentThis year we have 114 students attending Summer Reading Camp, which is a half-day, four-day-a-week literacy program for Perrysburg Schools students finishing grades kindergarten through 3rd grade who receive reading intervention services and were invited to attend. This is the fifth year that Perrysburg Schools has offered this camp, which is designed to help students maintain and enhance their reading skills over the summer.

“We work to provide intensive research-based reading instruction in a fun format since it is summer,” shared organizer Karen Bade, Reading Specialist at Toth Elementary School.

Students work in grade level groups in the following focus areas: phonemic awareness/phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and writing. Each week the camp has a theme: Dive into Summer Reading, Dog Days of Summer, Follow the Reading Trail and Don't Bug Me, I'm Reading.

The teachers at this camp are fully certified Perrysburg teachers. Research-based instructional strategies are used to provide students with activities designed to continue the instruction they have received during the school year.

Student Spotlight
Julia Lee
Perrysburg High School

Julia LeeAs a rising senior at PHS, Julia Lee is taking advantage of a unique educational opportunity this summer. She will be traveling to Spain to study at the Universidad de Alcala de Henares as part of Bowling Green State University’s Education Abroad program. Students will be immersed in the Spanish language and culture by living with host families near the college. During the month of June, Julia and two other students from PHS will be taking two Spanish classes studying Spanish composition and conversation. Julia is the only student who has chosen to stay through the month of July in order to take two additional classes, studying Spanish culture and literature. Julia will also be travelling throughout Spain to cities such as Madrid, Granada and Toledo. Julia has been studying Spanish since 8th grade, and plans to return to PHS in the Fall to take AP Spanish V in hopes to earn the Ohio Seal of Biliteracy.

Julia is a dedicated student athlete. She has been swimming since she was 2 years old. As a PHS varsity swimmer for the past three years, Julia has qualified for districts in both individual events and relays during sophomore and junior year. Julia has been selected by her coaches to be team captain during her senior year. In the off-season, Julia has participated on the PHS Rowing team during the spring season the past two years. She has fallen in love with the sport and plans to continue to row in college.

Julia is also an active member of the Key Club and Environmental Club at PHS. She was recently accepted as an 18-19 school year LINK Crew Member and inducted into the National Honor Society. Through all of her chosen activities, Julia has demonstrated a strong character, passion for service, commitment to scholarship and confident leadership.

We are so proud of you, Julia!

Employee Spotlight
William Lingle
1st Grade Teacher
Toth Elementary School

William LingleBill Lingle, 1st Grade Teacher at Toth Elementary School, helped organize and purchase a lending library to be installed outside of the school. All the first graders used their thumbprints and first names to decorate it.
“The Little Free Library idea was one that just came to be by pure curiosity on my part as I was reading about them in a Twitter feed,” shared Mr. Lingle. “I looked up the Little Free Library organization and fell in love with the idea of spreading the love of literacy in our community. We are looking forward to being Little Free Library Stewards for years to come at Toth!”
Mr. Lingle reached out to the Perrsyburg Schools Foundation, which funded the purchase of the post and library. The students also brought in some of their gently used books from home to get the first round of books to fill up the library.

The Little Free Library will be placed in front of the school for the children in the area to have even more book access throughout the year. The Little Free Library organization is a non-profit started to spread the love of reading throughout communities. There are now more than 65,000 registered LFL’s in 80 countries around the world!

It works as a free sharing library, but if you are going to take a book, it is asked that you leave and share a book as well. Students were told not to leave any “special” books of theirs, but maybe ones that they no longer have a need for and to pay it forward for someone else to read.

For more information about Little Free Libraries, please visit littlefreelibrary.org.

To suggest a program, student or employee for an upcoming Spotlight, please contact Rachel Zickar at rzickar@perrysburgschools.net.

Posted Monday, June 4, 2018
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