Coshocton City Schools hosts resource fair

| May 3, 2018

Oona Lawson and her sister Ella Lawson enjoyed coloring visors at the Coshocton City Schools Resource Fair, which was held on May 1 in the elementary school gym. They were joined at the event by their little brother Luka Lawson and mom Lana Lawson. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – The goal of the Coshocton City Schools Parent Teacher Partnership Committee is to bridge the gap between home and school to help everyone be more successful academically, athletically and in their relationships.

On May 1 the committee worked toward that goal by offering a resource fair to the community that was set up in the elementary school’s gym.

“We – parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, principals – are all here because we are passionate about helping our students,” said Dawne Shook, who represents the high school staff on the committee. “This is the best committee I’ve ever been on. We have quite a good team.”

The committee has been working together for three years, but this was the first time they’ve hosted the fair.

“We wanted to get the word out and pass out information about opportunities this summer for kids to continue their growth,” Shook said.

Rachel was enjoying checking out the display with her children Lillian and Sheldon.

“We are new here and were looking for different resources for things to do with them this summer,” Rachel said.

One of the tables she stopped at was the Coshocton Public Library’s where Deborah Crowdy explained the summer reading program offered to children and adults.

“No library or tax levy money goes toward any program we are doing this summer,” she said. “Everything we are able to do is because of the support of Coshocton businesses and organizations.”

Lana Lawson and her children also stopped by the library’s table. Her 6-year-old daughter Ella Lawson had fun playing with a balloon from Miss Jennifer’s Dance Studio while Crowdy explained the library’s upcoming events. Ella and her 3-year-old sister then colored visors that were set up as an activity at the table.

“I think it’s great how the community came together for this,” Lana said. “Many people may not realize some of these activities are available.”

Attendees also had the chance to win door prizes and enjoy light refreshments.

Shook appreciated everyone who took time out of their evening to make the resource fair possible.

“Coshocton is one of the best small communities to live in,” she said. “No matter what is going on people are there to support you.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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