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Petey Podcast puts the professionals and partners of the Elyria Schools at your fingertips. Tune in for casual conversation and expert commentary on matters of education and student well-being, and keep with us for your regular dose of Pioneer positivity!

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Petey Podcast puts the professionals and partners of the Elyria Schools at your fingertips. Tune in for casual conversation and expert commentary on matters of education and student well-being, and keep with us for your regular dose of Pioneer positivity!

    Up, up and away!

    Up, up and away!

    The eclipse of April 8 was truly remarkable. And here's a little something that added an extra layer of fascination for those of us in the path of totality in Elyria, Ohio--an eclipse weather balloon crash-landed in a field on the property of our very own Eastern Heights Campus! The balloon and its transmission device, known as a radiosonde, were discovered by a school family who was watching the eclipse from the school's field. The balloon was launched by a group of researchers from the University of Wyoming known as the UW Space Cowboys. Their atmospheric team actually sent some 30 balloons up in the air--every hour for 30 hours--to collect data like temperature, humidity, wind, latitude/longitude, and altitude within the eclipse's path of totality. On this episode of Petey Podcast, we chat with Dr. Phil Bergmaier who heads up the eclipse weather balloon project of the atmospheric science research at the University of Wyoming, and leader of the UW Space Cowboys. We also talk with Elyria Schools parent, Laura Schisler, who made the balloon discovery at Eastern Heights! Take a listen--it's an out-of-this-world episode!
    It's a great day to be a Pioneer! Thanks for listening. Find Elyria Schools on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!

    • 47 min
    Facts on PAX with Holly Campbell

    Facts on PAX with Holly Campbell

    You've may have heard of the Good Behavior Game--strategies for encouraging positive choices and time on task in the classroom.  PAX is a system that supports this. The PAX game, if you will, guides students in what the behavior expectations are and rewards them when they get there. Holly Campbell is a Behavior Reinforcement and Implementation Coordinator (BRIC) with Elyria Schools and she spearheads many of the PAX workshops at the elementary level, including sessions with parents to equip them with knowledge and tools for using PAX strategies at home. We chatted with Holly about PAX and how it fits into bigger picture of positive behavior and culture in school. Take a listen! 
    It's a great day to be a Pioneer! Thanks for listening. Find Elyria Schools on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!

    • 21 min
    Spring Craft Fair is Hopping Good Time!

    Spring Craft Fair is Hopping Good Time!

    It's a hop-hop-hopping time of year in the Elyria Schools as we gear up for the many activities and programs of spring. One of our favorite functions each year is the Special Olympics Craft and Vendor Fair at Elyria High School! It's an event truly designed for fun, family and friendship. Nearly 100 vendors will be there to showcase their crafts, homemade goodies and products. If you're looking for unique stuffers for Easter baskets--this is the place! You'll want to bring the kids, too, for the fair's annual Easter Egg Hunt, with more than 6,000 filled eggs and pictures with the Easter Bunny! There will also be musical entertainment and delicious concession treats to eat. All proceeds benefit the Elyria Special Olympics.
    The Spring Craft and Vendor Fair is Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elyria High School. Get caught up on all the details with our guests, Shari Goodsite and Andy Menner of the Elyria Special Olympics Committee.
    It's a great day to be a Pioneer! Thanks for listening. Find Elyria Schools on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!

    • 23 min
    Who let the dogs out!

    Who let the dogs out!

    Take a listen and you'll quickly learn why students of Eastern Heights Elementary were selected by Disney Musicals in Schools and Cleveland's Playhouse Square to bring a Disney classic to life:  "101 Dalmations!" These young actors demonstrate their paw-some talent as they easily slip right into character on this episode of Petey Podcast. This is the first-ever on-stage production of Eastern Heights Elementary School because the school hasn't had an existing drama club--until now, that is! Eastern Heights is the only school in Lorain County, Ohio,--and one of only a handful of schools in Northeastern Ohio--to become a 2023-2024 recipient of the Disney Musicals in Schools program. This remarkable project is a collaboration with Cleveland Playhouse Square to create sustainable theater programs in schools. In March, the "101 Dalmations" crew will showcase their talents on stage at Playhouse Square, and again with a full production in April at the Elyria High School Performing Arts Center. You're in for a treat with this show--woof, woof!
    It's a great day to be a Pioneer! Thanks for listening. Find Elyria Schools on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!

    • 38 min
    Northwood Brings "Freaky Friday" to the Stage

    Northwood Brings "Freaky Friday" to the Stage

    Imagine waking up one day in someone else's shoes, literally! That's what happens when characters "Ellie" and "Katherine" swap bodies in the madcap tale  of "Freaky Friday One-Act Edition." And this is the oh-so-fun musical Northwood Middle School Drama Club is bringing to Elyria's Performing Arts Center stage in March. We caught up with a handful of actors and backstage experts of the cast and crew to learn all the details of the hilarious performance. Take a listen on this episode of Petey Podcast!
    It's a great day to be a Pioneer! Thanks for listening. Find Elyria Schools on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!

    • 14 min
    The honor in helping those who've served

    The honor in helping those who've served

    The  Veterans Service Commission of Lorain County provides millions of dollars in assistance each and every year to ensure that veterans have basic needs met, such as transportation to medical appointments, financial assistance where eligible and legal assistance, including wills and assisting with guardianship matters, among many other things. It's also their mission to promote patriotism and to restore and commission veteran memorials in Lorain County. Their services are wide-ranging and life-changing. On Petey Podcast to tell us all about it, we recently welcomed Director Jacob Smith and Deputy Director Larry Amato. If you're a veteran or a family member of a veteran, don't miss this episode!  
    It's a great day to be a Pioneer! Thanks for listening. Find Elyria Schools on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!

    • 49 min

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