Kids OVERVIEW FOR Friday, March 06, 2015
Carmen and Carl Longnecker of The Shires welcomed Elise Marie Longnecker on January 15 at 7:17 p.m. Elise Marie weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 inches. She was greeted home by big brother, Nathan, 3, and big sister, Anna, 21 months.
Wizards jump for hearts this month! Instead of the usual flowers and candy hearts that dominate this month’s festivities, Westchase Elementary’s Wizards will be focused on healthy hearts and school spirit!
Lowry Leopards are in their third year of collecting aluminum can tabs to donate to Shriners Hospitals for Children. Shriners is a health-care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to providing care, research and programs to children up to the age of 18. Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.
This month we open with a moment paying tribute to Davidsen’s school nurse, Karol Wilkerson, who passed away suddenly on Jan. 14. The loss came as quite a blow to staff and students alike. “Karol prided herself on taking care of our kids. She was a vocal presence when it came to the health and well-being of our students and she will be sadly missed,” Principal Brent McBrien said.
On Feb. 20 Keystone Little League’s baseball and softball competition will kick off when the league celebrates its 15th anniversary. The celebration will be held Opening Night at Ed Radice Park from 7 to 9 p.m. It promises to be fun for the entire family. The activities include bounce houses, face-painters, food, games, the introduction of players and coaches, plus an array of special guests and entertainers.
December brought Christmas cheer to the residents at Aston Gardens. Over the holidays Junior Girl Scout Troop 806 volunteered at Aston Gardens. The girls brought the seniors living there Christmas treats. They also enjoyed playing Bingo with the residents as well as caroling and painting their nails.
Another year has passed in Scouting for Troop 46! When the the Boy Scouts returned from a two week-long break, they kicked off a very busy month.
The Alonso High School softball team is intent on moving forward instead of looking back. But who can blame the veteran Ravens for wondering what might have been?
Brie and Mike Gorecki of Stockbridge welcomed Brendan Richard on June 23 at 3:19 p.m. Brendan Richard weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21.75 inches. He is their first.
Alyson and Jeremy Schoenfeld of Stockbridge welcomed Mia Keely on September 16 at 9:19 p.m. Mia Keely weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches. She is their first.
Life is good, but not for everyone.Imagine getting to school ready to learn, but not being able to because you have nothing to write with and nothing to write on. Now imagine working so hard at school, and then losing all of your homework and projects because you have no binder or folder in which to carry everything.
The cake bake off challenged the kids to use their imagination. For the event the Pack 46 Cub Scouts had to come up with ideas to fit the Scout, animal, holiday, sports, movie/TV or cupcake categories – and the scouts came through! Their designs also proved that Scout skills extend to the kitchen.
If you missed it, February’s Casino Night to Remember was a blast! The Westchase Elementary Ways and Means Committee would like to thank the families, teachers and staff for their support in a very successful fourth Casino Night to Remember on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Bayanihan Arts and Event Center. The event raised money to enhance computer technology at Westchase Elementary.
Andrea and Dave Digdo of Castleford welcomed Anna Noelle on December 28 at 3:52 a.m. Anna Noelle weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 inches. She was welcomed home by big brother Luke, 5, and big sister Grace, 3.
Before the summer break, the lasting memory for Alonso High School’s year was its baseball team capturing a Class 6A state championship. Two months into a new school year, Alonso’s football team tied a program record by starting 5-0.
When Alonso High School boys basketball coach Todd Price sees kids waiting for space on pick-up courts in the Westchase area, he gets encouraged. When Price notices heavy enrollment for youth basketball leagues at the YMCA, he smiles. Heck, if Price spots a young boy dribbling a basketball in the driveway, that’s a positive.
September brings cooler weather and the first full month of school. With summer now a memory, the students are focusing on new classes and teachers. The newly painted hallways of Davidsen are busy with the sounds of students shuffling through textbooks and scurrying to classrooms before the bell rings.
After a year of hit or miss temperatures and precipitation, weather was finally of no concern for the Cub Scouts of Westchase Pack 46. When the Scouts celebrated their end-of-year party at Xtreme Fun Center, all the activities took place inside! The Scouts had a wide range of fun activities to choose from, including baseball hitting ranges, video games and, of course, laser tag!