Isham Elementary School

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WADSWORTH, Ohio -- Isham Elementary School in Wadsworth has been a place of learning since 1923. Built on an old Mennonite College, five generations of kindergarteners through 4th graders have passed through its doors.

On this the last day of school, Isham Elementary has been voted this week's Fox 8 Cool School! Fourth grader Aniya Harris thinks she knows why Isham is so cool.

"Our school is special because we have teachers that work hard to have every child learn and be their best. We have fun with spelling bees, lock-ins, walk around towns, learning about our community," Aniya said.

For the past four years, the state has selected Isham Elementary as a school that is excellent with distinction. Principal Nance Watts says each child is treated as an individual.

"What we do is tailor, make lessons and activities for children before, during and after school," said Watts.

In science class, students watched cocoons transform into butterflies and eggs hatch into chickens.

"Our class hatched baby chicks in April. They were real awesome. They would tweet all day," 4th grader Mary Watson said.

Social studies class had an extensive lesson in economics with students aspiring to be young entrepreneurs. And, students learned about robotics in class. They built them out of Legos and motors and programmed them to run.

The school year has now ended at Isham, with the new Isham Elementary set to open in August.

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