Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Joshua B. Tipton of Stow was sentenced to the mandatory prison time.
Joshua B. Tipton, 27, of Stow, was sentenced to six years in prison and to pay a $10,000 fine after being found guilty of making methamphetamines near a Kent school this winter. "Your honor, I maintain I’m innocent of these charges other than being in the paddy wagon,” Tipton was reported saying in a Record Courier story. “I’m innocent, sir.” Read more about the two-day trial, like how Tipton plans to appeal the decision, in the full Record Courier story. Lori L. Claeys, 37, of Echo Valley Drive in Stow, was also arrested for making methamphetamine in the Kent house less than two blocks from Holden Elementary School. Claeys, Tipton and Kenneth J. Brewster, 45, of Kent were arrested Dec. 14 at 319 W. Elm St. after a joint investigation …
Monday, May 14, 2012
About two dozen students, teachers, parents and community members built more garden space Saturday to enhance learning.
Students from Holden Elementary School can get salsa and responsibility skills from the same source — the ground. It's been like that for about three years, and with the help of about two dozen volunteers the opportunities for cauliflower, onions and botany lessons have expanded. A group of students, parents, teachers and others from the community gathered Saturday morning for a Garden Building Day to expand the Holden Garden enough so that each grade has a space of their own. The group isn't an actual garden club, but it consists of parents and administrators who want to keep building on what they believe is a creative and healthy method of learning. "I think it brings them closer to know where food is coming from instead of just thinking…
Friday, November 4, 2011
Students, guests speak at annual Harvest Festival
Students at Holden Elementary School recently celebrated National Farm to School Month as part of the school's annual Harvest Festival. Ami Gignac, from Breakneck Acres organic farm, visited the school as part of the event on Friday, Oct. 28. Last year, the United States House of Representatives declared October National Farm to School Month, recognizing the strong role Farm to School plays in promoting good health and strong economies. The festival at Holden included a presentation from local, organic farm Breakneck Acres, garden poetry readings by third graders who have worked with the Wick Poetry Center, and songs shared by fourth and fifth graders.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Students at Holden Elementary bring local farmer to visit school for their annual Harvest Festival
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Ami Gignac from Breakneck Acres organic farm will visit Holden Elementary School Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, as part of National Farm to School Month celebrations happening all across the country. Last year, the United States House of Representatives declared October National Farm to School Month, recognizing the strong role Farm to School plays in promoting good health and strong economies. Two and a half years ago parents, students and teachers at Holden started a small vegetable garden just outside their school. Students have been able to start seedlings in their classroom, plant and maintain the garden, harvest and eat tasty vegetable snacks such as broccoli or salad, and host a booth at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market. The garden will …