Monday, May 6, 2013
Angelo L. Tomaso's archery team was just getting started when the students scored big.
When Angelo L. Tomaso physical education teacher Doug Clark asked permission to start an archery club at the school, he told school officials it could help teach students self-confidence. After all, kids can point and release an arrow as effectively as an adult, if taught the right techniques. Taking kids to the National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament wasn't really part of the plan—which meant the team members and their parents had to scramble a bit when they learned the team qualified to participate in the tournament. "I just hoped they'd get the basic techniques down," Clark said Friday, after the school held a rally for the students selected to participate in the tournament in Louisville from May 9 to 11. Clark …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Anwar Robinson shared tips for success in music and life during classes at middle school and ALT.
What does a young, inspired musician do after nearly rising to the top of TV fame as a finalist on Fox-TV's "American Idol"? If you're like Anwar Robinson, who didn't get enough votes to keep Carrie Underwood from winning the prize and national fame in 2005, you return to your second love: teaching. Robinson spent much of Wednesday offering his insights and experiences to Warren students, at Warren Middle School in the morning, then at Angelo L. Tomaso School in the afternoon, where fifth-grade students from all four elementary schools gathered to hear him. The classes first practiced singing with Robinson on the spiritual "Hush! Somebody's Calling My Name," during which Robinson coached the students on vocal dynamics and interpretation. "…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Amy Jensen's 'What's Your Favorite Color?' uses color choice as lessons in bullying.
Angelo L. Tomaso School music teacher Amy Jensen likes to engage her students with her music—she writes small musicals for class exercises to teach concepts to her students. Friday, she treated the school's fourth- and fifth-grade classes to a debut presentation of "What's Your Favorite Color?," a musical tackling the issue of bullying through students' choices of colors. Working with Landon Heimbach, choreographer Debbi Silas and composer Ray Rhoads, Jensen crafted a tale of students ostracized by their classmates because they don't like the traditional choices of blue and pink. Friday's show was staged by Maria Damore, Jimmy Damore, Olivia Damore, Katie Spencer, Debbi Silas, Kassi Scheese, Josh Sell and Jake Hangen—a group of …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Warren Fire Department picks top entries in design contest.
With nearly 100 entries to sort through in a patch designing contest for Warren grader-schoolers launched in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, Fire Department Chief Mike LoSapio said judging wasn't too easy. "We asked kids what they thought when they heard the word 'fire'," he said. "We had some really great entries." The judges included firefighters CJ Young (Mt. Horeb firehouse), Andrew Fitch (Mt. Bethel), Willie Mobus (Washington Valley firehouse) and Brennen Gaiser (Community firehouse) selected nine winners from the entries, picking one from each grade submitting entries. Friday, Young and Chief LoSapio visited Angelo L. Tomaso and Central schools to present the winners with an art kit, a certificate featuring each student's …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Principal Kathryn Bond shows what's new at the school.
Students attending Angelo L. Tomaso School this year will find some new features and faces at the school—Principal Kathryn Bond shares some of the highlights of changes made over the summer.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Warren schools have an unprecedented number of projects underway at once. So far, it's working out well.
Following an update on the status of the different projects underway at Warren schools this summer at Monday's board of education meeting, Business Administrator Patricia Leonhardt said she's never seen a district undertake so much at once. She also noted the projects are proceeding on schedule, and for the most part, under budget. The presentation by Tyler Tripelhorn, the distirct's supervisor of buildings and grounds, gave board members a look at the bathrooms being rebuilt at Woodland School and the middle school, the paving work undertaken at Mt. Horeb and Woodland schools, and the solar panels being installed on the roofs at Angelo L. Tomaso School and WMS. Tribelhorn also discussed the work done to restore the Home Arts room at WMS…
Monday, August 13, 2012
School's PTO enlists students—and a grandfather—for project.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Monday, August 13, 2012
Students at Angelo L. Tomaso School will find some new diversions at recess, after school starts. The school's PTO organized a painting project on the school's playground this summer. "The ALT PTO, former and current ALT students, under the artistic guidance of a student's grandfather, created two new sidewalk games and a United States map," Darleen Fenton, the PTO president, said. "The bull's eye and the snakes-n-ladders games were recommend by ALT students resulting from a study done by the fourth-grade students in an effort to enhance activities conducted at recess." Fenton said Warrenville Hardware donated the paint for this project.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Recognized for passion in teaching, as well as personal endeavors in her field.
Warren Township school principals attended Monday's board of education meeting to salute the special teachers in each school, with the presentations of the district's annual Excellence in Education awards. Each principal provided an explanation of why these teachers were chosen, often reading from a nomination by a student or collegue—or in the case of Angelo L. Tomaso Principal Kathy Bond, speaking from the heart. We'll feature each of the principals this week, with their award winning teachers.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Brownie Scouts collect 321 pairs of shoes to help fight childhood diseases.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Brownie Troop 65797 - Pictured Left to Right: Kathryn Sellinger, Cameron Mitchell, Julia Neuwirth, Amelia Randolph, Gabriella Pontoriero, and Genevieve Rust held a shoe drive at Angelo L. Tomaso Elementary School for the Soles4Souls organization. The girls collected 321 pairs of shoes to be distributed throughout the world to aid people living in extreme poverty or recovering from natural disasters. Submitted by Eileen Bartol Did you know that more than 300 million children worldwide do not own even one pair of shoes? Because of being barefoot all day, these children can get foot injuries like punctures, cuts and scrapes; and infections such as hookworm and threadworm in their feet. In America, more than 200 million pairs of shoes are …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Experience challenges faced daily by people with disabilities.
After leading Angelo L. Tomaso School fifth-grade students through a series of exercises demonstrating the challenges faced daily by people with disabilities on Friday, Amy Burns, of the ARC of Somerset, hammered home the point. She tested the students by telling them she had two of the dozen disabilities discussed at the workshop, and challenged them to guess which two. Then, she shared her story of losing an eye and her right leg below the knee following treatment for a sports injury. The students' attention focused when Burns showed them her artificial limb. "You couldn't tell I had any disability could you?" she asked. "I hope you guys take that forward and never be mean to someone with disabilities." Point made—and according to Kelly …