Shannon Palomo waits for her bowl to be filled with potato soup during the 10th Annual Empty Bowls Project Tuesday evening at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School. Community members had the opportunity to purchase a hot meal — of chili, potato soup or chicken noodle soup — and received a bowl made by the school’s ceramic’s students. The event raised more than $450, which will be divided evenly between Fostoria Sharing Kitchen and Pantry Plus of Seneca County. Bowls are still available at $10 each by contacting Deb Melroy, ceramics teacher, at 419-436-4110.
School buses are one of the safest modes of transportation — more safe than riding in a family vehicle or walking, according to the National Safety Council — but there are real risks in getting on and off the bus and walking to bus stops.
Top school bus safety tips for students, parents and drivers:
- Walk with your kids to the bus stop and wait with them until it arrives. Tell kids to stand at least three giant steps back from the curb as the bus approaches and board the bus one at a time.
- Teach kids to wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before getting off and never to walk behind the bus.
- If your child needs to cross the street after exiting the bus, he or she should take five giant steps in front of the bus, make eye contact with the bus driver and cross when the driver indicates it's safe. Teach kids to look left, right and left again before crossing the street.
- Instruct younger kids to use handrails when boarding or exiting the bus. Be careful of straps or drawstrings that could get caught in the door. If your children drop something, they should tell the bus driver and make sure the bus driver is able to see them before they pick it up.
- Drivers should always follow the speed limit and slow down in school zones and near bus stops. Remember to stay alert and look for kids who may be trying to get to or from the school bus.
- Slow down and stop if you're driving near a school bus that is flashing yellow or red lights. This means the bus is either preparing to stop (yellow) or already stopped (red), and children are getting on or off.
SENIORS, the deadline to turn in your graduation orders is WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26TH. Your Jostens representative will be here to take your cap & gown and graduation items order during the lunch periods. Every senior needs to submit an order to capture measurements for their cap and gown for graduation day in the Spring. To receive a reminder about order day, text events fostoria#17 to 26098. If you have questions, you can call 1-800-JOSTENS or visit their website at www.jostens.com.
FRESHMEN, the deadline to turn in your class jewelry order is WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26TH. Your Jostens representative will be here to take your order during the lunch periods. The Free Hoodie & Companion Ring promotion is only available on order day with order submission and deposit. To receive a reminder about order day, text events fostoria#20 to 26098. If you have questions, you can call 1-800-JOSTENS or visit their website at www.jostens.com.
On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, twenty-nine DECA members traveled to The University of Findlay to compete at the Independent Association DECA Competition. Students competed in a variety of competitive areas including: Team Management and Decision Making, Public Relations, Job Interview, and Parliamentary Law. Several students from Fostoria DECA brought home awards. Awards winners included: Raimi Bernal and Calob Keller (1st) in Business Services Team Management, Tysen Latanasibounluang, Jarrett Lorenzen, and Jayden Stanton (1st) in Sports and Entertainment Team Management, Monty Stahl (1st) in Job Interview, Jeremiah Brough, Naija Miller, and Donovan Vogel (2nd) in Finance Team Management, and Skylar Garcia, Evion Taylor, and Gabe Turner (3rd) in Travel and Tourism Team Management.