Garden teaches students to eat healthy foods

Hope Street Garden logoThird-grade teacher Deborah D. Blair submitted these student blogs from Logos Academy. The theme (in honor of the Hope Street Garden and Learning Lab): Why Do You Want a Garden?

I want a school garden because it is a peaceful and pretty sight. It would help us because some kids eat junk all the time and need to have healthy foods in their bodies. — Arlette Morales, Grade 4

I want a school garden because it’s fun to have a garden and you get to see many plants grow. You can be more healthy by eating vegetables. It could clean the air and this could also make older and younger kids get closer to nature. — Sophia Juiliano, Grade 6

I want a garden in my school because in our Fruit and Vegetable program we can have fresh fruits and vegetables. I think the people in the school would like the idea that they grew great tasting food. They would probably be encouraged by that and may possibly grow their own garden at home. Another reason is they could be more active outside growing these gardens. If they grow gardens at home they will be eating healthy foods there as well and there will be less chances of students getting sick. This also means they would attend school more and be smarter. — Naelli Ann Soto, Grade 5

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Logos students celebrate Arbor Day

Staff from Heritage Lawn and Landscape Care and York City helped Logos Academy third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders plant two trees on the school’s property, 250 W. King St., on April 29 to celebrate Arbor Day. The students learned the proper technique and methods for tree planting, why pruning is important for healthy growth, and why trees are important to our environment.

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Two programs in May at Logos Academy

Logos Academy, 250 W. King St., York, will host two free events that feature the artistic talents of students — the annual elementary music program, 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, and a visual arts showcase, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

Students in grades K-5 will sing on May 20 at the elementary music and drama program. Fifth-graders will also perform a short play.

On May 26, more than 700 pieces of visual art in a variety of mediums will be on display from all students in grades K-8. Refreshments and fellowship will mark this gallery-style event.

For more information, visit www.logosyork.org.

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MP3 honor rolls at Logos Academy

Logos Academy students who were named to honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2010-2011 school year are:

Grade 8: Makala Breighner, Eliah DeSeta, Destiny Duncan and Estefania Martinez.

Grade 7: India Gwynn, Gabrielle Juarez, Mersades Murray, Tori Murray, Serena Ramos, Luz Salazar and Veronica Vasquez.

Grade 6: Peyton Young.

Grade 5: Nadia Gentzler, Erelsy Gomez, Carla Kelly, Jaida Kohler and David Salinas.

Grade 4: Bryce Breighner, Sophia Juiliano, Zakeera Montouth, Ajani Powell, Clea Smeltzer, Amir Siddique, Torran Steele and Madison Young.

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An annual showcase at Logos Academy

Logos Academy’s annual Performing Arts Showcase will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, at the school, 250 W. King St.

This year’s showcase will feature middle school musical acts, guest artists from Greater York Center for Dance Education, and a reception at 6 p.m. April 1 to honor Voni and Lorrayne Grimes for their dedication to the academy.

Also, the full-length play, “Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch,” a comic melodrama for all ages, will be performed. When Snipe Vermin, the notorious outlaw comes to town with a Pinkerton law man hot on his trail, he has no idea that he is being pursued by his long lost twin brother. Both take up residence in the Roaring Gulch Hotel where Barney Black is made to work hard for his evil stepmother the Widow Black. When Snipe and the Widow meet and join forces in a scheme to rob the bank and snatch the pretty sheriff, Willie Lovelace, a visiting theatrical troop gets mixed up in the middle of it all, leading to mistaken identity, reunion of old friends, and romance.

Tickets to the event are $4 for adults and $2 for students, available at the school office, 848-9835, or at the door.

For more information, visit www.logosyork.org.

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Logos student wins 1st in geo. bowl

Five Logos Academy middle school students traveled to Hershey Jan. 19 to compete in the Association of Christian Schools International Pennsylvania State Geography Bowl.

Forty-eight participants from across the state gathered to compete.

Only ten students proceeded to the final round of the competition, and two eighth-graders from Logos were finalists:

Estefania Martinez, pictured, won first place, and DaNaujzia Carabello, finished in seventh place.

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