West Geauga School News
March 28, 2024 by Staff Report

The YMCA Camp Fitch field trip was filled with learning, fun and friendship for the West Geauga sixth-grade class...

Camp Fitch

The YMCA Camp Fitch field trip was filled with learning, fun and friendship for the West Geauga sixth-grade class. Students spent three days and two nights away with their classmates enjoying a variety of activities such as horsemanship, archery, a Lake Erie study, teambuilding, songs, campfires and outdoor cooking. They have now returned with many fond memories of the experience.

Thank you to the parents, middle school staff, high school student chaperones and Camp Fitch for providing a wonderful opportunity.

The Little Mermaid Jr.

An under-the-sea experience was brought live to the stage at Lindsey Elementary School. Students in the fifth-grade class entertained audiences with “The Little Mermaid Jr.” musical. The cast and crew, with the help of many parent and staff volunteers, organized this production in an impressive six-week timeframe.

A special thank you goes to the PTO for supporting the musical and raising funds so the shows can continue in future years.

WGHS Bands Shine

Congratulations to the West Geauga High School bands on their outstanding performances at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) District 7 Contest. The concert band received an overall rating of “II-Excellent,” and the symphonic band received an “I-Superior” and got “Straight I’s, which is the highest possible score from all four judges for their performances. Their teachers are Mr. Branch and Mrs. DeSapri.

WGMS Science Experiment 

Students in Mr. Skotzke’s sixth-grade science class were highly engaged in a lesson about how the properties of matter are affected by temperature. For example, at lower temperatures, particles of matter move more slowly, affecting their properties. To demonstrate, one experiment showed that placing a fresh banana in liquid nitrogen will cause it to freeze solid, making it hard enough to use as a hammer. Students couldn’t wait to predict the outcomes as temperatures changed in various different items.