Forest Area School News: Art Projects, Canoe Trip, NHS Drive for Texas, and More

| October 12, 2017

FOREST COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – Forest Area School District submitted the following articles:

East Forest Students Study Street Artist Kelsey Montague

Students in grades Pre-K through 6 at East Forest learned about street artist Kelsey Montague for their first collaborative art project of the school year. Inspired by Montague’s #whatliftsyou mural campaign, they worked together to create a giant pair of wings. Each student designed an individual feather that was added to the wings.

West Forest NHS Sponsors School Supply Drive for Victims of Hurricane Harvey


West Forest National Honor Society sponsored a School Supply Drive for the people of Texas that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. School supplies could include notebooks, plain computer paper, notecards, post-it notes, glue, pencils, pens, tape, erasers, highlighters, permanent markers, construction paper, markers, crayons, and similar items. Supplies were also collected at East Forest. Student Council assisted in the packaging and shipping of donations to Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Alex and fourth-grade student, Ayala Reese, are pictured here with several of the supplies that were collected during West Forest Open House. Ayla made the poster that designated the area for collection of donations.

East Forest Teachers, Local Accountant Tackle Tough Mudder


Recently, a group of East Forest teachers teamed up with a local accountant from Leeper to take on the Tough Mudder in Slippery Rock, PA. East Forest staff members Brad Roth, Ernie Hartwig, Michael Cradduck, and Chris Pappas joined forces with Dan Patton to form team #Quota in order to conquer the challenge. (The guys are listed right to left – Brad Roth is on the far right.)

The Tough Mudder is an obstacle challenge that is about 10 miles long and contains 21 obstacles. Of course, there is also plenty of mud! Mr. Cradduck approached the other members of the team last winter with the idea. He thought it would be a good way to use teamwork to motivate each other and reach the ultimate goal of finishing the course. The men decided to accept the challenge and began thinking of new ways to stay fit and be ready for the challenge. The dedication to the task was evident, as some of the team members were found taking runs of 12 or more miles to help prepare. Another member was at the gym to work out by 6:00 a.m. all summer long. While the team was on the course, they relied on teamwork to complete the obstacles. With the help of each other, every member was able to finish the course successfully and earn their Tough Mudder headband!

This experience helped the team members to realize that you can accomplish any lofty goal if you set your mind to it and work hard. It also helps to have some teammates to get you through!

East Forest Students Present Metaphorms of An American Dream


Creed Moyer, Alexis Bauer, Lauren McLaughlin, and Ryleigh Hancock presented their metaphorm of an American Dream during their American Literature class at East Forest. The project was derived from a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lesson that explores the American Dream through media. The class then had to create a model that represented what they perceived the American Dream to be.

West Forest Students Participate in Float Trip on Allegheny River

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West Forest High School students participated in a float trip down the Allegheny River on September 1, 2017. In order to participate, juniors and seniors must pass at least two of three Keystone Exams and underclassmen must pass all Keystone Exams that have been attempted.

Students who qualified for the trip this year are as follows:

Steven Barnett
Brooke Black
Stephen Culver
Kendra Gadley
Danielle Habjanetz
Aimee Haslet
Benjamin Kaltenbach
Melinda Mlakar
Bryant Niederriter
Lorraine Pedersen
Rachel Stubler
Roselyn Trivett
Sebastian Tucker
Kaitlinn Young
Brandon Anderson
Dominic Grubbs
Miles Miller
Christopher Pedersen
Travis Swartz
Noah Burke
Nicola Gigliotti
Destiny Ginnery
Jennifer Lander

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