On May 18th from 9 to 12, Garfield will hold it's annual Beautification Day. There will be a picnic following. Last year, 50 kids and 15 adults participated. We would welcome your presence on this day to assist in any way. The goal this year is to pre-plan so we can get done sooner. Encourage the kids to do this. Last year, many students found it rewarding.
Rain date will be June 1st.
Two Garfield art students made the top fifteen pieces in the Congressional Art Show. Moukdala Phengmany has three of her works in the top fifteen, while John Bonyo has two pieces in this elite category. The Best in Show will be chosen from these top fifteen. The winning artist will receive two tickets to Washington D.C. where they will see their work at an opening reception in which works from every district in the country will be displayed. The winning piece will be named at a special ceremony to be held at the Akron Art Museum on May 18.
Please make sure to congratulate Mouk and John if you see them during the day... and wish them luck!
Hunger kills more people than malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis combined. We decided to do our part to help fight world hunger. Coming up with a plan, we conducted a penny war and the class that raised the most money recieved a movie as a prize. At the movie, we decided to sell popcorn for 50 cents and donate the profits to Akron-Canton Foodbank. We also spent time volunteering at the food bank. We gave out hunger surveys to our school to determine how many people in our school were hungry and how many days they go on average without eating because they do not have food at home. The results showed that there are students at Garfield that are forced to go several days without food. We came up with a plan to partner with Akron-Canton Foodbank and a local church to start a Foodbank at our school to provide for those families in need.
Congratulations to the following Garfield Students for placing in this years Regional SkillsUSA competition held on February 23rd at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. The following students will be competing at the state competition in Columbus this April.
Thank you to Mary Nolan for organizing the annual GHS Black History Motivational Assembly as well as the staff and students who supported her effort. The message given was invaluable to our students. The theme this year was "Keep Moving Forward". Our guess speaker was Ms. Deborah Berry she is the Assistant to the President of Kent State University.