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11/29/2012 2:15:00 PM
COCSD approved for grant from School Facilities Board

Grants from the School Facilities Board in recent years have been scarce, if not almost non-existent. But Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District has been notified that the district has been approved for a building renewal grant. The grant will be used to pay for roof repairs at Cottonwood Middle School.

Also at CMS, band students are learning to play electric guitars and drums with instruments donated by the community. Anyone wishing to donate electric guitars or drums to Ms. Myers' band students may call (928) 634-2231.

Dr. Daniel Bright special education teacher Tammy Catalano has been published nationally in the Journal of the International Association of Special Education. Along with her special education colleagues, Ms. Catalano presented findings on grading students with significant disabilities in inclusive settings during the annual Special Education Conference.

Veterans honored Nov. 8 by students at Oak Creek School and Cottonwood Elementary School. At OCS students sang, read poems and stories. CES students honored veterans with a presentation of colors by military personnel, songs and special recognitions.

Mountain View Preparatory students in the Builder's Club organized a canned food drive for the Old Town Mission. The MVP students collected and donated more than 1,800 items from the food drive.

Cottonwood Middle School student council members sponsored its annual food drive with a goal of collecting 3,500 pounds of food items for the Old Town Mission. Not only was that goal met but also a new 15-year record was set of donating 6,336 pounds of food.

Oak Creek School held its annual Old Tyme Country Fair recently. The popular fair always brings together families from around the Verde Valley to enjoy games, prizes, and arts and crafts. Proceeds from the fair go toward helping others and for school projects.

The scientific method has been put to the test by seventh and eighth graders at OCS through a project to build and race CD Rocket (balloon) engine cars to test Newton's third law of motion.

-Philip Wright

Taylor Waste

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