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Family night held at Ridgewood Middle School

| March 11, 2019

Rachael Boreman is pictured with her son Lane Boreman and daughter Emrie Boreman. The family was enjoying family night at Ridgewood Middle School where Lane is a fourth grader. Josie Sellers | Beacon

WEST LAFAYETTE – Rachael Boreman enjoyed having fun with her children Wednesday evening, March 6 at Ridgewood Middle School.

“It’s nice being in the building and seeing the teachers and other students,” she said.

The Boreman family was attending family night at the school which included a spaghetti dinner, activities set up in different classrooms and a performance by the middle school choir. Boreman’s son Lane is in the fourth grade at the middle school and her daughter Emrie is in third grade at Ridgewood Elementary School. Lane’s favorite part of the evening was learning about the game of chess and Emrie’s was the photo booth set up with props.

Another activity they participated in was making kindness cards.

“We are going to give these to the nursing home,” said Leslie Liedtke, who works with the school’s after school program called Beyond the Bell. “We gave them suggestions of what to write in the cards, but they could write their own sayings too. Some wrote something in them and some didn’t. It’s been fun to see what the kids created.”

Chris McVay, who also is with the Beyond the Bell program, was pleased with the evening’s turnout.

“It’s been great,” he said. “We were able to get a lot of community partners involved. COTC was here talking about its Coshocton Promise and we were able to give different resources to parents and kids.”

McVay said he appreciates having the support of the schools administrators.

“Not every school has that,” he said. “We are very fortunate.”

Beyond the Bell also provided raffle prizes for the evening.

“They were designed to promote family time,” said Trista Claxon, principal at the middle school.

She was grateful for all the help Beyond the Bell provided for family night.

“This is our community outreach event and a way to help us build relationships with our students and families,” Claxon said.

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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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