Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners CTC FCCLA / Culinary Arts class holds Cancer Awareness Drive Amen receives Distinguished Service Award ‘Tis the season for family-past, present, and future MHS Computer Class aces MOS Exam WUES recognizes November Bus Riders of the Month NAHS Beta Club sponsors canned food drive Peebles Elementary announces November Students of the Month Crisis text line reaches out during the holidays Paul Wesley Ailshire

WUES celebrates Read Across America Week, honoring Dr. Suess

Students at West Union Elementary joined millions of their peers across the country in celebrating the 18th annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day on March 2. NEA’s Read Across America Day, celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading.

It was expected that more than 45 million readers, both young and old, picked up a book and read. To honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading,West Union Elementary students and staff participated in a variety of activities. Grades K-6 were asked about their favorite books and they were displayed for all to see in our cafeteria. Several grade levels designated special dress-up and activity days based on Dr. Seuss’s beloved books.

During Read Across America Day, students were treated to celebrities from the Screen Actor’s Guild reading books aloud through their website. Many other classrooms had special guest readers share their favorite books.

Our goal at WUES was to show all students the joy of reading and build a community of readers not just on March 2, but every dayof the year.

WUES first grade teachers and students sport their mustaches for The Lorax.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Suess1.jpgWUES first grade teachers and students sport their mustaches for The Lorax.

Miss Emily Collett (WUES Assistant Principal) reads to Mrs. Young’s third grade class.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Suess2.jpgMiss Emily Collett (WUES Assistant Principal) reads to Mrs. Young’s third grade class.

Mrs. Taylor’s first grade class celebrates “Cat in the Hat” Day.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Suess3.jpgMrs. Taylor’s first grade class celebrates “Cat in the Hat” Day.

Mrs. Young’s kindergarten class with “Green Eggs and Ham.”
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Suess4.jpgMrs. Young’s kindergarten class with “Green Eggs and Ham.”

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Activities honor Dr. Suess

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