Circleville High School Alumni Association president Casey Lockard, alumni representative Terri Carter, student Hannah Kegley, student Anthony Fauver, student Caleb Morgan, & Mock Trial adviser Mr. Hamman.
On Tuesday, October 15th the Circleville High School Alumni Association awarded the high school Mock Trial program a financial award in the amount of $365 to support program operations for the 2019-2020 school year.
The alumni association’s financial gift, made possible through the support of our members, will cover the organization’s membership in the Ohio Center for Law Related Education, the 2019-2020 Ohio Mock Trial Case File, and competition registration.
Mock Trial at Circleville High School offers an interactive approach to learning about government and how our legal system functions.
Guided by teachers and volunteer legal advisers, students participate in original, unscripted simulated trials written by attorneys. High school students argue both sides of the case in real courtrooms across the state and each student is assigned a role in the case such as plaintiff, defendant, prosecutor, defense attorney, and witness among others.
As of October 15th, the group has 19 members (up seven from last year) enrolled as meetings are already under way in preparation for its January 2020 simulated court case. The 2020 Ohio Mock Trial Case, Rory Maldonado v. Varga, et al., the students will study examines the First Amendment right to free speech.
Starting October 16th-18th this week, Circleville City Schools will be on fall break due to the Circleville Pumpkin Show! Including the weekend, this makes for a 5 day break for students who will not return until Monday, October 21st.
To avoid ‘educational atrophy’ we will call it, we have picked out some helpful academic resources that can keep their minds focused, fresh, and sharp in between the carnival rides, parades, and pumpkin food.
To start, there are some great sites for elementary ages! Some of those sites include: Brain Pop Jr. , Fun Brain, and PBS Kids. These sites include videos or games to engage kids in a different way of learning. Additionally, TumbleBooks offers students the ability to read books online.
At the middle and high school level, resources such as CNN 10, SAT Vocabulary Practice, Cells Alive, Career Outlook Handbook, Biography, and Ask a Biologist. offer students extra practice, tips, and supplementary materials to compliment what they are learning in the classroom.
Once again this year the Circleville Police Department and The Savings Bank have teamed up to distribute safety wristbands from their 151 E. Franklin St. and 201 N. Court St. locations. The goal of the bands is to offer a visually identifiable aid for child-parent reunification in the event your child gets lost in the crowds during the Pumpkin Show.
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