STOW: The Stow-Munroe Falls School Board meeting was filled with student enthusiasm and presentations that took place on Monday at Indian Trail Elementary.
Indian Trail principal John Lacoste prepared two presentations from Indian Trail students for the school board and attending parents. Hope Carr from Agency, a disability awareness and community resource group, performed a demonstration with third grade students who participated in a weeklong program to increase their awareness about physically disabled peers.
"We always talk about how we felt and how we would make it easier for someone with this type of disability," Carr said. This is Carr's fifth year doing the program at Indian Trail Elementary.
Indian Trail's volunteer performance group performed tunes under the leadership of choir teacher, Gloria Gasser. The group sang cheerful renditions of songs such as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."
Students from the Stow-Munroe Falls drama program were also represented. Students announced their selection as the only Ohio high school to attend the Summer Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. "We're really excited to be able to go and share with the entire world what Stow drama can do," drama advisor Robert Putka said.
The meeting concluded with a list of issues to be discussed at the Feb. 25 meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. Those issues included standard board reviews such as personnel changes, field trip approvals, and school equipment, such as student I.D. machines and a mail-stamping machine.