Westside schools:
Cordova repeats as wrestling champ

       In what Athletic Director Dave Howard termed a “rebuilding” year, the defending 5A state champion Coronado High School wrestling team tied for eighth (out of 55 teams that scored) at the state tournament last weekend.
       Cougar junior Adrian Cordova (113-pound category) won an individual title for the second straight year. He had been part of the group that claimed the first wrestling team championship in school history in February 2011.
       The 5A state winner this year was Pine Creek High.
       The Cougar team is still coached by Matt Brickell, although he retired after last school year from his job as a Coronado science teacher.
       5A is for schools with unlimited enrollment sizes. Coronado has a low enough enrollment to move into the 4A category in wrestling, but chose to stay in 5A before the 2010-2011 season, and will remain there “for the next two years,” Howard said. “We like wrestling 5A.”

Bristol Elementary Suzuki teacher Zsyzsanna Przyzycki (far left) plays with some of her students in a hallway Feb. 9, as part of the school's annual Art Night, which also featured drumming, dancing, the display of student art pieces on hallway walls and art-related activities in classrooms.
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       Holmes, West in concert
       Orchestra students from Holmes and West will join those from six other middle schools in District 11's “Stringathon” Saturday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. at the Wasson High gym, 2115 Afton Way.
       The performance will be free and open to the public.
       Rob Robine is the director for both the Holmes and West orchestras.
       The other middle schools will be Galileo, Jenkins, Horace Mann, North, Russell and Sabin.
       GrandFriend training
       School District 11 will hold a 1 ½- hour training session March 14 for senior citizens who would like to volunteer in the “GrandFriends” program.
       Advance signups are necessary.
       GrandFriends help with students' academic needs at schools.
       Those interested can inquire at the school they'd like to help at or call D-11 at 520-2202.

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