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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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Elyria's French Connection

Elyria's French Connection

2024-06-2501:08:17

Send us a Text Message.From the moment French International Exchange Student, Mathias Jezequel, stepped off the plane and met his host family in Elyria, Ohio, he was swept up in a most wonderful whirlwind of activity--from entering high school, to performing with theater companies, to visiting some of America's most iconic destinations. American host and Elyria Schools Gifted Teacher, Charlene Hartley, and her family, ensured that Mathias had a lifetime of experiences in one year. In this pod...
Send us a Text Message.Pioneer Theater (PT) is a gem in the community of Elyria and Lorain County. The long-running children's theater program was established in 1976. This educational summer program teaches children all the way through the age of 18 all aspects of theater from set design to stage acting. After just three-weeks of learning and growing in this summer theater club, the students will perform a live show on stage. It's a fascinating and truly remarkable accomplishment. This year'...
Send us a Text Message.From the earliest days of civilization, group dramatic readings have been a thing. Poets, actors and students have taken to the stage to enthusiastically belt out the lines of a script as audiences visualize each moment. Reader's Theater in schools operates under the same guiding principles, giving students the chance to read and act out dialogue, boosting their reading and presentation skills. Two dynamos of the Elyria Schools Special Education Department have taken th...
Send us a Text Message.What a run! Sitting in studio with Coach Brett Larrick and reliving a sensational season for the Elyria High School Boys Basketball team. Take a listen as Coach Larrick describes a whole lotta magic from nail-biter moments to conference titles to division playoffs -- right here on Petey Podcast! Congratulations Elyria Boys Basketball on a phenomenal season!It's a great day to be a Pioneer! Thanks for listening. Find Elyria Schools on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and You...
Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!

2024-04-1547:59

Send us a Text Message.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 re...
Send us a Text Message.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 sess...
Send us a Text Message.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 br...
Who let the dogs out!

Who let the dogs out!

2024-02-2238:24

Send us a Text Message.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 d...
Send us a Text Message.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 list...
Send us a Text Message.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 serv...
Send us a Text Message.The Ohio Task Force on Internet Crimes Against Children came to Elyria High School to talk with parents about this critical matter. EHS Associate Principal Patrick Griffis joined us on Petey Podcast to hit the high points from this incredibly important presentation. Internet crimes against children are on the rise but there are ways to fight back. Tune in to this important discussion on Petey Podcast, and watch the video on Elyria Schools PioneerTV.It's a great day to b...
Holiday Hijinks!

Holiday Hijinks!

2023-12-2049:08

Send us a Text Message.Nothing much going on here but some holiday chit chat with Petey Podcast hosts, Amy and Marty! We're recapping some of the end-of-year holiday fun that's been boosting spirits here in the district as we round out the first half of the school year and look to put a bow on 2023. From all of us in the Elyria Schools--Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a most jubilant New Year! It's a great day to be a Pioneer! Thanks for listening. Find Elyria Schools on Fa...
Send us a Text Message.After nearly nine years as a member of the Elyria Board of Education, President Greg Elek is stepping down at the end of this year after deciding not to seek re-election last November. Greg has been a key leader in decisions that have changed the face of the school district and of the community--most notably the building of all new schools and a new stadium in Elyria. We caught up with Greg on Petey Podcast to chat about his time on the Board and some of his most memora...
Flight of a Lifetime

Flight of a Lifetime

2023-10-2650:54

Send us a Text Message.When you're offered a chance of a lifetime, you take it. Head Custodian Terry Lewis knew many years ago that he wanted to make a direct impact in the lives of veterans. For years Terry has been a trusty associate in the long-standing annual Veterans Day planning and preparation activities of Northwood Campus (and Windsor Elementary before then.). Terry is charged with ensuring the facility is ready to go for welcoming and recognizing the hundreds of veterans who partici...
Musical Genius!

Musical Genius!

2023-10-1852:46

Send us a Text Message.The Eastern Heights Middle School Drama Club has grown by leaps and bounds since it launched just four years ago. The club takes on multiple productions a year, kicking off each new season with a fantastic musical. This year is no exception! The cast and crew are ready to welcome audiences this weekend to their fun-filled production of "Junie B. Jones, Jr.," the lovable tale of a first grader--Junie B. Jones--who's trying to find her way through a brand new ...
Send us a Text Message.Shirley Messaros grew up in Elyria during World War II, attending McKinley and Franklin Elementary Schools as a youngster and graduating from Elyria High School in 1954. She forged many friendships that have stood the test of time. She's been the keeper of her high school class memoirs, and continues to gather her classmates up every five years for meet ups. In 2024, the Class of 1954 will celebrate its 70th reunion! It's these fond school memories and deep friendships ...
Send us a Text Message.Hamilton Elementary School is the site for a districtwide celebration of culture and family: EL Family Night on Oct. 19, from 5-7 p.m. This is the second year in a row that Hamilton Elementary has hosted this celebration for families with English Learners to come together for an evening of food, friendship and fun. On this episode of Petey Podcast, we welcomed EL Teacher Dan Falk and EL Coordinator Celina Bigio to provide us with the history of EL Night in Elyria S...
Send us a Text Message.Elyria City School District is the first in Lorain County to screen the film, The Right to Read, and it's FREE to our parents and community at the Elyria High School Performing Arts Center, Tues. Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Joining us on this episode of Petey Podcast are Literacy Specialists Erica Kaufmann and Jennifer Martinez from the Educational Service Center of Lorain County, and Elyria Schools Implementation Specialist Bianca Fries. The movie, The Right to Read, e...
Send us a Text Message.It's September and that can only mean one thing in Elyria: Apple Fest time! Take a listen as we chat with Apple Festival Committee Chair, Stacey Francis, as she fills us in on all the fun food and activities we can expect at Elyria's annual Apple Festival in Ely Square, Sept. 15-17--the festival is celebrating 43 years this year!It's a great day to be a Pioneer! Thanks for listening. Find Elyria Schools on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!
Send us a Text Message.If there's one thing that brings people together on a Friday night it's high school football. And this year Elyria has a new coach at the helm, Brian Fox. Brian joined us in the Petey Podcast studio before the start of the school year to talk about the season and his coaching philosophies. He also talks about academics and how coaches and teachers of Elyria High School work together for the common goal of student success. It's a great day to be a Pioneer! Thanks fo...
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