Thursday, September 15, 2011
The university will open its Birk Center for the Arts in January 2012. The center was created for students based on their increased interest in the arts
As the arts continue to grow in popularity among Walsh University students, so does campus personnel’s commitment to giving them the performance space they need. In January 2012, the university will open its $2.4 million project, the Birk Center for the Arts – a 13,000-square-foot building dedicated to furthering students’ studies in musical and visual arts. According to University President Richard Jusseaume, the school’s need for a space devoted to the Arts became apparent within the past two years as the number of students studying in these fields skyrocketed. “We had a need,” he said. “A few years ago, there were only 11 people in the choir — now there are 85. There never was a band and now we have one. All of a sudden, there was a …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Patricia Grewell, chair of North Canton City Schools Music Department, provided North Canton Patch with information and photos of Hoover High's handbell choir
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Hoover High School turned a $500 mini-grant from ArtsinStark into an opportunity to put together a bell choir that includes special needs students. Vocal music instructor Patricia Grewell worked alongside Patti Thoman, intervention specialist at Hoover High, to write the grant. The bell choir met on Tuesdays after school in April and May and will continue next fall. Editor's Note: All information and photos were provided by Patricia Grewell, Hoover High School vocal music instructor and North Canton City Schools' music department chair.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Hoover High continued the yearly tradition of the choral department's May Fiesta choir show. Students from middle school through the senior class participated in the event over the weekend
Do you remember Lincoln High School in Canton? As one of the four high schools in the Canton City School District, Lincoln High graduated students from 1943 until 1978. The school featured a thriving choir department that was headed by Ruth Cogan until 1964 and Harry Mason from 1964 until 1978. Erik Essig, president of the parents choir organization, said they created a May choir show that, in turn, inspired other schools' shows. Mason later moved to become Hoover High School's choir chair in 1978 following the closure of Lincoln. Now known as the May Fiesta, the festival features more than 10 different choirs and vocal groups from the school system. Shows take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each day has performances from the choirs…
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
You'll have to check in with us Thursday to see the full gallery!
Every Thursday we give you one photo gallery that spotlights something going on in the community. Last week it was an eye-catching gallery of sushi; the week before, snapshots of kids hanging out with Jamie Macris in the North Canton Public Library. This week we're bringing you a ton of photos taken at Hoover High School's May Fiesta, which took place Sunday. (It featured several choirs, from North Canton Middle School up to the high school.) It's OK, you can call us a tease, but we're only giving you this one photo for now. Check back in Thursday, when Rob Netro gives you about a dozen more!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Hoover High School girls' basketball team recently was honored for high GPAs, and two seniors tell you how they were able to maintain good grades and success on the court
Coach Tim Vick's first year as head coach of the Hoover High School Lady Vikings basketball team was very successful. Vick's squad finished with a 19-4 record and made it to the District finals. His Lady Vikings recently picked up a prestigious award sponsored by the Ohio Army National Guard, The Ohio State University and the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association. "Of the 800-plus girls' basketball teams in Ohio, Hoover was one of five teams in the state to have a collective GPA of 4.0 and the only school north of Columbus," Vick said. Seniors and former basketball captains Hannah Romano and Sam Pavkov agreed being a student athlete can be taxing, but success boils down to one thing: time management. Romano said there were times…
The gymnast-turned-track star will study engineering and continue with track once she gets to college
As a freshman, Rebecca Maj saw track as a bridge between gymnastics seasons. She'd run a few races, but did nothing to jeopardize her body. Three years later, gymnastics is the diversion. "I just really liked track," Maj said. "I was never into sports when I was younger, but I got into track." The Hoover High School senior has also emerged as a force, especially in the two events she resisted in her first year: hurdles and pole vault. Worried about possible injuries, Maj ignored coach Kim Hood's urging to give it a try. "Gymnastics was her main sport, but she's such a gifted all-around athlete, I thought it was a good fit," Hood said. "I was able to coax [her] into it during her sophomore year. It's unusual for someone to do so…
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A group raised money to cover the field in artificial turf, and the field will be ready before football practices begin
If all goes according to plan, the playing surface at Hoover's Memorial Stadium will be converted to artificial turf in time for the beginning of football two-a-day practices in August. According to turf committee member Andy Logan, a down payment on the $800,000 project has been secured to get the project under way later this month. “Vasco Sports Contractors of Massillon is the general contractor on the project and FieldTurf will manufacture and install the artificial playing surface,” Logan said. “Local high schools, Lake and Green, have the same turf.” Amazingly, the committee — composed of Logan, District Superintendent Mike Gallina, Bob Chufar, Bruce Hunt, Kevin Wood, Craig Pelini, Rob Frock and Dave Cochenour — pulled this project …
The school rolled out a program to test out how students and teachers can integrate technology and the Internet into the classroom
Monday was a different kind of day for Hoover High School sophomore Morgan Landy. She arrived at school with a laptop computer in tow, something she normally doesn't do. And she was able to use that technology in her Spanish class at the encouragement of her teacher. In fact, Landy was one of several students using laptops, iPod Touches, iPads or other Internet-accessing devices that day as part of the school’s Bring Your Own Technology pilot program, which takes place during the next month and involves eight classrooms. "Bring Your Own Technology is one of those options to say, 'Hey, this could be a way to get newer technology into the school district,'" said Eric Curts, technology director for North Canton City Schools. "So that's one of…
Sunday, May 8, 2011
This Hoover High School sophomore runs toward his goals
At age 11, Robert Tolson entered the YMCA July 4 Race. It turned out to be the beginning of a long run. That same year, his mom, Becky, ran her first marathon. “I wanted to be like her and run a marathon,” he said. He participated in running club at North Canton Middle School, where he broke in his running shoes non-competitively. In seventh grade, he joined the cross country team, mostly for social reasons. His first race changed everything. “I crushed my goal. I thought, ‘Maybe I’m actually good at this’ and my times went down.” No longer training “at the back of the pack,” Robert set goals for every workout, either about time or for passing teammates. Two years later, Robert’s work ethic propelled him to become lead freshman…
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
It's National Teacher Appreciation Day, so let us know which teacher stands out and why
Today we’re curious about what educators have affected you the most for National Teacher Appreciation Day. Was it a college professor who took extra time to ensure you understood your assignments? What about your fifth-grade teacher whose passion for history was contagious? Here’s your chance to tell those people (and our viewers) how thankful you are for the time they spent with you and what they’ve taught you. Weigh in below and let us know which teacher will always stick with you.