Greek Mythology and the Art of Debate

Fourth Graders Study Greek Mythology

Mrs. Chrysochoos’ fourth grade Language Arts students are currently studying Greek Mythology! During this unit, students read different myths and determine the theme – retelling the main idea of the myths – while also learning different facts about Greek history.

Mrs. Chrysochoos explained that Greek Mythology is part of the common core standards for fourth grade. She added, “Greek/Latin roots are an important part of this unit as well. They sound so boring to study, but we try to make it fun by having the students earn beads for a bracelet they are making for each week that they master their list of Greek and Latin Roots.” The students even have a Rap song that they learn to go along with the roots as a fun way to remember them!

The fourth grade Rangers have enjoyed making the bracelets and adding beads each week. They have also enjoyed looking at actual pictures of Mrs. Chrysochoos visiting family in Greece!

Soon, fourth graders will be starting the novel The Lemonade War and hosting a lemonade stand in the Pod!

8th Graders Learn the Art of Debate

Mr. Myers’ eighth grade students are currently partaking in a debate unit. During this unit, students write speeches using logic, evidence, and persuasive language. Students also focus on critical thinking and logical fallacies to make sure the arguments make sense. Additionally, students practice public speaking skills by holding mini-debates and presenting short, extemporaneous speeches.

Mr. Myers explained, “This unit challenges students to look at all sides of an argument, encourages critical thinking, and helps to develop their argumentative writing and public speaking skills. Additionally, students work with partners throughout the entire unit, which allows them to collaborate and help to build interpersonal communication skills.”

Students have enjoyed the mini-debates where they practiced responding to their classmates’ claims about a variety of topics. The mini-debates were very informal, so students felt more comfortable sharing their opinions, which encouraged many students to speak up!

Reserve your tickets for “Mary Poppins!”

Ticket Information:

Tickets for this year’s show are $10 each for students/seniors and $12 each for adults. Tickets can be reserved online by using the url’s below. Tickets can also be reserved by calling the school office at 419-691-3888. This is a show you don’t want to miss!






  • Fri. Feb. 22nd: Senior Night
  • Wed. Feb. 27th: NES Spring Picture Day 
  • Sat. March 2nd: Lift-a-Thon
  • Tues. March 5th: NES Marco’s Pizza Night
  • Sun. March 10th: Daylight Saving Time
  • Fri. March 15th: End of 3rd Quarter / NHS Drama Department presents “Mary Poppins” (opening night) at 7:30pm
  • Sat. March 16th: NHS Drama Department presents “Mary Poppins” at 7:30pm
  • Sun. March 17th: NHS Drama Department presents “Mary Poppins” (final show) at 2:30pm

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