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ILES time capsule

Indian Lake Elementary School student Crosley Lacher, left, shows fellow third-grader Drake Cosby a favorite toy that she plans to put in her time capsule for a project completed at the school. Students have compiled time capsules with items such as favorite pictures, toys and other objects to open in 20 years. They also penned letters to their “future selves” and made a presentation to their classmates about what they want to remember about their current “selves” and their dreams for the future. Third-grade teacher Pam Scarpella said the idea for the annual project came from the Ohio Community Studies Weekly magazine on social studies. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

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Freeze frame

ILMS Youth Leadership

Indian Lake Middle School Youth Leadership students play the freeze/mime game during a conflict resolution training led by Kelly Tracey from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Karen Sorreles from the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center. The game gave teams a short time to create a frozen scene to describe a word connected to either peace or war. The aim of the exercise is to highlight the differences between body languageand facial expressions used in coming to a peaceful versus chaotic outcome. ILMS Youth Leadership is made up of 10 seventh-graders and 10 eighth-graders. This is the 17th year this program has been offered to middle school students in Logan County. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

 

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The big chill

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Siblings Tyler and Monica Slaven of DeGraff gather winter clothing items recently during the Ohio Virtual Academy’s Big Chill Winter Warmth Project that culminated with a trip to Mad River Mountain, 1000 Snow Valley Road, Zanesfield. Atotal of 239 items were collected during the statewide project, which included 17 coats, 28 blankets, 70 hats, 26 scarves and 38 pairs of gloves, all for donation to veterans in need through the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMedical Center. Monica spearheaded the winter clothing drive on behalf of her school’s student council and agriculture society. She also was featured in a Feb. 6 Examiner article for her efforts to organize a toy drive for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. (PHOTO | OHIO VIRTUALACADEMY)

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Letters to veterans

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Indian Lake High School freshman Clayton McCoy writes a letter to a local veteran that will be distributed during the Logan County Vets to D.C. bus trip in May. ILHS teachers asked students to consider the sacrifices veterans have made for our freedoms and what those actions mean to young people. The students wrote notes of thanks and admiration. During the upcoming trip, the World War II, Vietnam and Korean War veterans will have the chance to visit the monuments that memorialize the wars in which they fought. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS) 

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Ready to play

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Betsy Woodruff, left, who will lead Bellefontaine Joint Parks and Recreation District’s annual Arts in the Parks program, talks to 6-yearold Parker Swearengin as his mother Jessica Swearengin signs him up for the summer art courses at Mary Rutan Park. Those who missed the Saturday youth sports and activities sign-up event can continue to register their children for programs by visiting the parks department’s website at www.ci.bellefontaine.oh.us/youthsports.html or the parks office on the second floor of the Bellefontaine Municipal Building, 135 N. Detroit St., during weekday business hours. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

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