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Warsaw Community High School announces the 2018 Fine Arts Festival from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 10.  This amazing celebration of the visual and performing arts in Warsaw will be held in the Performing Arts Center at Warsaw Community High School.

The 39th annual Tri Kappa Art Exhibit in the Black Box Theater will be open to the public from 6-9 p.m.  The Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa has provided financial support for this event for 39 years. Students will display visual art works created during this school year and senior studio artists will showcase their work from the past four years. Three local artists jury the show and monetary awards will be given to winners in 12 categories as well as a best of show and runner-up best of show.

Activities for the evening include: WCHS dance classes performing several exciting numbers; student produced video showcase on the big screen in the auditorium; WCHS jazz band; WCS strings ensemble; Tri Kappa juried art exhibit-sponsored by The Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa; potter’s wheel, stone carving and painting demonstrations; individual musical performances on the small stage in the lobby; STARR program student art exhibit; cultural art and craft displays from the world languages and family and consumer Services departments; Mike Kelly exhibit in the gallery on the curve; and culinary arts students serving their inventive appetizers and desserts.

The public is invited to attend. Please join the WCHS performing and visual arts teachers and their talented students for this evening of fun and celebration of the arts. All events are free and open to the public.
Warsaw Community Schools is proud to announce the continued partnership of Zimmer Biomet through a recent grant award. The grant, which totals $150,000, will be utilized to further STEM initiatives through expansion of STEM materials and personnel and the expansion of Warsaw Community Schools’ partnership network.

“We are so thankful and excited to partner with Zimmer Biomet on continuing to move STEM forward within Warsaw Community Schools,” noted WCS Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert. “Their continued growth of funding shows a strong commitment to our students, schools and community. These funds will be utilized to continue growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, ensuring that WCS stays a leader in the field. STEM education is critical to our local and global workforce and WCS is thankful to Zimmer Biomet for partnering to create the next generation of industry leaders and workforce.”

Warsaw Schools have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Zimmer Biomet, particularly in regards to furthering STEM curriculum for students of all ages. Over the past year, Zimmer Biomet’s support has provided numerous invaluable educational opportunities for students including support for the annual Elementary Robotics Showcase. The showcase provides a unique platform for student growth as well as community involvement by allowing over 200 students to demonstrate their knowledge in engineering and robotics.

In addition to furthering robotics, grant dollars provided by Zimmer Biomet have also provided solar eclipse glasses to all students in order to provide a safe, and educational viewing experience; Lego educational materials to assist in curriculum development; makerspace training for staff; partnership network development; consumable resources for the WCS WILL bus; and numerous other training opportunities for staff.

"On behalf of the Board of Trustees of WCS, we wish to express our gratitude to Zimmer Biomet for its investment in Warsaw Community Schools. We know that the giving of time, talent and resources is vital to the well-being of our community. Zimmer Biomet’s commitment to WCS enhances our community by continuing the advancement of WCS academic priorities in STEM curriculum and education, throughout all of our schools,” explained WCS Board of Trustees President Heather Reichenbach. “This investment will provide additional resources and expand opportunities to further inspire and equip our students with knowledge and build specific life and academic skills so they may enrich the lives of others in our community and beyond. We are exceedingly thankful for Zimmer Biomet’s support of these initiatives and excited for the future of our schools and community."  
Jefferson third grade classes had the opportunity to visit Pizza King for math class and learn about using fractions in the real world. In addition, Karis Miller's class participated in the Pizza King Persuasive Writing Contest. Students wrote letters to Pizza King in order to persuade the business to add their unique pizza creations to the Pizza King menu.   

The winner of the contest was Xavier Xique with the "Xavier Deluxe" pizza. Runners-up were Chloe McGillem with "The Cool Pizza" and Savannah Purdy with "The Italian" pizza. 

The "Xavier Deluxe" pizza will run on special during the month of April at the Winona Avenue Pizza King. A percentage of each pizza purchase will be donated to the Jefferson lunch-accounts fund.

Jefferson Elementary students and staff would like to extend thanks to Pizza King for enriching the lives of Jefferson students by providing a fun and interactive learning experience.

Pictured: Xavier Xique, winner of the Pizza King Persuasive Writing Contest, poses with his first-place award.
Rose Love's project lead the way: biomedical innovations and sciences classes had the opportunity to hear from a special guest speaker on Wednesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 19.

Marti Pollnow, a cardiovascular technologist in the Cardiac Cath Lab at Goshen Hospital, shared her passion for her career with these students. Marti not only showed them what a day in the Cath Lab looks like for her but also taught them about the wide variety of cases she sees on a weekly basis.

The students were able to see and practice with some of the equipment she uses on her patients on a daily basis, as well. Marti then tested the students' knowledge of the cardiovascular system as they've been learning about heart disease and structures recently.

Special thanks to Mrs. Pollnow for taking time out of her busy schedule to invest in the lives of our students! 

(Pictured: Mrs. Love's fourth period class and Makylie Leek and Marti Pollnow practicing with cath lab tools.)

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