Ellsworth Community Schools...a GREAT place to BE!
Each week from now until graduation we will be spotlighting members of the Ellsworth Community School graduating class of 2014. This week's featured seniors are Taryn Rozema, Crissa Karavas, and Tristan Watros. Be sure to check out all the Senior Spotlights on the school website.
On Friday Superintendent Aaron Gaffney and junior students Megan Drenth and Winter Romeyn attended the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance luncheon in Petoskey. Governor Rick Syyder was the keynote speaker at the event attended by more than 800 Norther Michigan business leaders and government officials.
On Friday, April 11 kindergarten, first, and second grade students traveled to Parson’s Centennial Farms to see how maple syrup is made. The students tapped trees, looked at the tubing in the woods which is part of the vacuum process, watched the boilers work, and best of all tasted some of the maple treats that Parsons make from their sap!
On Monday, March 24 Ellsworth students, staff, and parents participated in a hair donation event to benefit Children With Hair Loss, a Michigan based nonprofit organization that supplies children with cancer and other diseases with free hair replacement. All told 18 “ponytails” were donated totaling 218 inches of hair. After the ponytails were clipped each student received a free cut/style. A special thank you to Mrs. Pletcher for organizing the event, and especially to the three hairdressers who donated their time; Holly Vincent from Last Tangle Salon of Charlevoix, Jordyn Higbee from Grondins of Charlevoix, and Kathy Koerber from Hair Doo of Eastport.
On Friday, March 14 (3.14) middle/high school students celebrated Pi Day. Every student in the school enjoyed pie brought in by Geometry students, they then watched as class representatives recited from memory as many digits of the number pi as they could. The winners were; middle school; Daniel Oviedo – 131 digits, Kevin Dickenson – 125 digits; high school; Brittney Powell – 271 digits, Katelyn Sowers – 251 digits. To give everyone an idea of how amazing this is, Brittney recited from memory the following numbers representing the first 271 digits of pi. 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610