CHS inducts 15 into National Art Honor Society

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Circleville High School- Fifteen Circleville High School students were inducted into the 2019 Class of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) Monday afternoon among peers, faculty, and administrators.

The 2019 Class was made up of the following: Caleb Morgan, Victoria Sprague, Hallie Anderson, Kinsey Whaley, Courtney Moebs, Aubrey Barker, Hannah Brosher, Cole Radcliff, Elliana Park, Jasmine Knisley, Maya Welsh, Whitley Calder, Mariah Hemming, Anna Whitaker, and Emma Whitmore.

In order to obtain membership in NAHS, students must receive a recommendation/nomination from a teacher, hold a 3.0 GPA or higher, and display institutional values of kindness, generosity, leadership and service skills, and a willingness to use creativity and art to make the world a better place.

Also in attendance were members of last year’s class of inductees including president Morgan Cordell, vice-president Allyson Withers, historian Madison Imler, secretary Brenden Dunn, and treasurer Tash Rice.

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Members of the NAHS Class of 2018 and 2019: Left to Right:
1st row: Mrs. Grady, Maddie Imler, Allyson Withers, Brenden Dunn, Morgan Cordell, Tasha Rice
2nd row: Jaycee Fullen, Krista Szymczak, Payton Otterbacher, Emma Whitmore, Courtney Moebs, Whitley Calder, Caleb Morgan, Gabrielle Ortiz
3rd row: Hallie Anderson, Victoria Sprague, Mariah Hemming, Hannah Brosher, Elliana Park, Aubrey Barker, Cole Radcliff, Maya Welsh
4th row: Kinsey Whaley, Anna Whitaker, Jasmine Knisley, Gretchen Search, Danielle Jones, Shannon Benner, Drew Theller, Ryan Jenkins   – Not pictured: Victoria Goff

 

CES students learn about tech and online safety

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Circleville Elementary School – If you have been following along on our journey at Circleville Elementary School in 2018-2019, you are familiar with the new Career Connection Friday format for the last Friday of each month. This month’s feature? “Safe use of technology.”

With more and more apps and gaming chat rooms available to students at an early age, it is important to discuss with them best-practice safety tips as they move forward throughout their academic careers and eventually into the workforce.

Students started off the day watching a webcast of principal Mr. Sims reading the book “Cell Phoney” in every classroom. “Cell Phoney,” written by Julia Cook, follows the story of Joanie Maloney who gets a lesson in cell phone safety from her mom after receiving her first cell phone. The story addresses themes such as: refraining from texting and moving (walking, riding bikes, and in the car), not letting phones take over your life, not using phones to hurt others, and the “grandma test” which prompts students to make sure they would be okay with their grandma reading their messages before hitting send.

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From here, Circleville Police Department Officer and school resource officer David McIntyre met with students in small groups in the library to discuss cell phone, gaming, and internet safety at an age-appropriate level.

While many social media apps require users to be older than elementary age to have social media accounts, we understand that some families make the decision to allow their child to have an account; however, being smart while online helps students be safe. Ofc. McIntyre echoed those sentiments as he met with students on Friday.

“Never post personal information or disclose your location while online,” said McIntyre.

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Ofc. McIntyre addresses 4th-grade students on internet safety as a part of the January edition of Career Connection Friday.

 

McIntyre also urged students to utilize caution when it comes to online gaming – a popular forum for kids to play online with friends and often times strangers also playing the game.

“If we get a friend request from someone we do not know what do we do with that?,” McIntyre asked students. It is incredibly easy to make a fake account and create a fake name. Someone can pretend to be anyone they want to be online and in online gaming. You should always ask a parent or a trusted adult before becoming friends with someone.”

Students were also prompted to play an active role in the school and national “See something, say something” campaign and to let a trusted adult, parent, or law enforcement officer know if they see any suspicious activity in person or online.

As students move forward in their schooling and in their eventual careers, things they post online are likely to be saved online forever – something employers will search when they go to apply for a job. Today’s topic served as another touch point for great discussion with students when it comes to online safety.

For more information for families in follow up discussions after today, we have added some great resources below:

If you are new to the Career Connection Friday fold, the last Friday of each month serves as an opportunity to put an added emphasis on careers with our youngest Tigers and get them to be mindful at an early age of expanding their horizons and thinking about who they want to be when they grow up. These days have featured a movement away from our traditional school day and towards a topical academic focus on careers marked by grade level assemblies, video reads of books with principal Mrs. Sims, and curriculum aligned to the day’s topic.

For a recap of previous Career Connection Friday events click the links (article 1 and article 2).