Westside schools
West 5th-graders make mark on bench

       A staff-student project with Concrete Couch to build a bench in front of West Elementary moved forward last week, with part of the structure completed.
       Anne Shargell, a West teacher who helped write the grant to fund the effort, said she was impressed by the efforts of the school's fifth-graders. At least a dozen of them came out in cold weather Feb. 9 to work with staff and Concrete Couch people. “Even when the bolts got real hard, they kept at it,” she said.
       She plans to schedule another day to finish the job.
       Concrete Couch is a local nonprofit that works with schools and organizations on creative projects. The West bench has a kind of zig-zag shape, using natural wood pieces attached to timbers secured in the ground.

A portion of the Coronado High winter sports poster shows some of the athletes and their teams' schedules. Not shown are the ads at the bottom, which pay to print 500 copies distributed around town.
Courtesy of Big Game Promotions

       CHS sports poster effort
       Coronado High School contracts with a firm from San Diego, Calif., to create color posters that provide the event schedules, along with photos, for each sport in the coming season.
       Calls were going out this month from Big Game Promotions seeking advertisers to cover the costs of the spring-season poster.
       A total of 500 posters are printed each season, then distributed by the students to “high-traffic areas,” including banks, plazas, restaurants and small businesses around the community, according to Rodney Gabriel, project coordinator for Big Game.
       For more information, call 866-351-0005 x111.
       7 swimmers make state
       Seven members of the Coronado High School girls swim team qualified to compete at the state championship meet last weekend.
       They are Sara Petersilie, Sarah Stafford, Katie Jacobs, Allie Jacobs, Kristen LaRoy, Katie Field and Sam Grosslight.
       Allie Jacobs led the effort at state, taking fifth place in the 100 free while setting a new school record of 52.87.
       Another school record (3:44.08) was set by the 400 free relay team of Stafford, Katie Jacobs, Grosslight and Allie Jacobs en route to a ninth-place finish.
       The team is coached by Katie Baker.

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