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Aviator Weekly - Oct. 14
Aviator Weekly - Oct. 14
Cheyanne Gonzales
Monday, October 14, 2019

Alliance Early Learning School

The preschool students in Kellie Sanor's and Deborah Bourne's classroom received a visit from the Stark County Preschool Arts Immersion Program called Artful Living and Learning. The preschool students received a standard-based art lesson where they explored the world around them. The students discussed what they saw and imagined outside the classroom window. They then drew their observations with crayon on paper. The hands-on lesson engaged the students imagination, individuality and creativity.

Alliance Elementary Schools

The Third Graders at Parkway and Rockhill went on a field trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Oct. 4. The students were able to learn about the history of football and got the opportunity to listen to a few famous football coaches. The NFL is celebrating their 100th season and our students got to see the new inductees for 2019. 

Third grade students studied artist Judy Baca and examined photographs of her popular murals. They were inspired to create a mural of our own about our community. Students wrote about their favorite parts of their community and hung their work in our glass hallway.

In preparation for Grandparents Day, students completed various writing assignments. They included reasons why they love to spend time with grandparents and what makes them so special.

During science class third graders have been exploring the different states of matter in the past couple of weeks. They have created a delicious mixture of corn chex, chocolate chips and pretzels. They explored how easily this mixture can be separated as opposed to a solution of lemonade. As they enjoyed drinking the lemonade, they discovered a variety of ways that mixtures can be separated including using a magnet and a strainer. The students created a physical change with playdough and they will be creating chemical changes as we wrap up our unit next week. As a culminating activity, the students will be making pancakes and writing about what they have learned from our experiments. The students loved this unit of learning.

Aviator Profile

Congratulations to Parkway and Rockhill’s Aviator Profile students for September

Collaborator- Julia Leoneand and Chase Patrick, Creative Innovator - Alric Richmmond and Tay’lynn Richardson, Courageous Risk Taker - Audrea Jones and Addy Yost, Communicator - Auria May, Caring Citizen - Samara Croston and Nyeelah Hunter, Critical Thinker - Matthew Myers and Evan McHahon. We are very Proud of you. Keep up the great work.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Students at Rockhill Elementary and Parkway Elementary kicked off the month with a week long of activities on being kind to one another. Guidance lessons are also being presented throughout the month.

The AES teachers celebrated National Bully Prevention week by wearing “Bigger than a Bully” tshirts and tshirts advocating kindness. What a great idea AES.

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Oct. 22 & 23 - 3rd grade Fall ELA AIR Assessment
  • Oct. 25 - End of the 1st quarter Halloween Parties/Parade and Early Dismissal

Alliance Intermediate School

The students in the AIS choir will be taking part in “Signing the Song” on Wednesday. You won’t want to miss it.

Alliance Middle School

6th Grade Team

Sixth grade math students are learning about fractions and decimals. Students are learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide them.

7th Grade Team

Last week, students in seventh grade social studies learned about the upper class and lower class of the Roman society. They also learned how Rome became a republic, and what that meant for the citizens. Students were randomly chosen to be a patrician or plebeian. Students who were plebeians were required to make tiles for a class project later in the day. While the plebeians were working, the patricians were enjoying themselves in the forum with treats. The plebeians got angry and marched out of the classroom. They didn't return until they had representation in the class government. Plebeians were happiest once they were able to make laws for all citizens of the classroom. Students were able to see and experience the stages Rome went through to become a republic.

Student Senate

The eighth grade Student Senate are selling Shatter the Dukes t-shirts for $10. If you would like to order one before the Alliance/Marlington football game on Nov. 1, please see an AMS Student Senate member. 

Veteran’s Day

Alliance Middle School will be hosting its annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on Nov. 11 at 8 a.m. Any veteran, as well as current service men and women, are invited and encouraged to attend. If you or someone you know would be interested in sharing what it means to be a veteran, their own story or speaking about the price of freedom by participating in our assembly, please contact Jaime Brown at 330-829-2254 Ext. 1804 or, Keith McGeehen Ext.1803 or or Courtney Legros Ext. 1807 or

Thanksgiving Harvest Meal Program

Alliance City School families should call your child's school office if you would like to sign up for the Thanksgiving Harvest Meal program. This program ensures the delivery of a free, hot meal to your home on Thanksgiving Day. Ask to speak with your school's Family Support Specialist for more information and to sign up no later than Oct. 17.  

Christmas Store

We are gearing up to collect and purchase items that students enjoy purchasing for their families. The store will be set up in the sixth grade wing Dec. 9-12.

Reminders for Parents

  • Oct 25 - End of 1st Nine Weeks
  • Oct. 25 - Fall Picture Retakes
  • Oct. 25 - Early Dismissal - 12:20 p.m.
  • Oct. 29 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 p.m.
  • Nov. 1 - 1st Nine Weeks Report Cards issued

Alliance High School

MAC Student of the Month

Congratulations to Drew Hoover for being named the MAC Trailer Student of the Month for September. Drew is a Marlington High School senior who takes part in the welding program at AHS. We are very proud of Drew and all his hard work. Thank you MAC Trailer for supporting the students here at AHS.

Strings Spooktacular

The 12th Annual Strings Spooktacular, a spooky orchestra concert, will take place on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in the AHS auditorium. Eighth grade and high school orchestra members will be performing a variety of creepy selections while wearing costumes, of course. Please join us - if you dare. Admission is free, but donations will be collected for the National Honor Society canned food/personal care item drive.

Veteran’s Day

The Social Studies Department at Alliance High School has organized a Veteran's Day Assembly to honor those who have served our country. The assembly is open to the public and will take place in the auditorium on Friday, Nov. 8 from 1:45-2:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend should try to arrive by 1:30 p.m.  Reserved seating will be provided for veterans and their guests, by RSVP. To RSVP, please email Joe Beichler at or call Linda Poole at 330-829-2247 and let him/her know the number in your party. If you are not a veteran or accompanying a veteran, there is no need to RSVP.

The opening of the assembly will feature a slideshow of veteran's pictures. If you would like a veteran's picture included, please email the photo (along with the name and rank/branch) to Joe Beichler at If you are unable to send an electronic image, you may stop by the AHS main office to have a photo scanned. The image will be scanned by one of the main office secretaries and  returned to you immediately. If you have sent in an image for past years' assemblies, it is already included in the slideshow, and there is no need to resend it. Pictures must be received by Nov. 6 to be included in this year's assembly.

Pep Rally

AHS hosted a pep rally to prepare for the varsity football game and homecoming. The students cheered on their classmates as they took part in fun games and races.


AHS celebrated Homecoming with the theme “There’s No Place Like Homecoming.” The gym and lobby were decorated like the movie “The Wizard of Oz” complete with a hot air balloon made from balloons. The students had a great time dancing the night away.

Alliance City Schools

The Annual ACS Coat Give-Away is Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Alliance Community Center, 405 S. Linden Ave., from 4-6 p.m. Any student in need of a coat is welcome to attend this event. There will be one coat given to each person.