The MUSTANGS at Washington Elementary began the day Friday with their monthly character assembly - the focus word - "POLITE". Students that had demonstrated that trait were nominated and received "prizes" for their efforts! September Students of the Month were announced as well - watch for that soon, here on usd353.com!
Received these courtesy pics from Washington Elementary - the MUSTANGS had their "SPLASH BASH" August 8th at the Wellington Family Aquatic Center. Looks like a great time was had by all and gosh, it's still warm enough to be swimming! (Not for long hopefully!)
It was Washington Elementary's "Donuts with Grown-Ups" Wednesday morning early. Many MUSTANGS were accompanied by family members (parents, grandparents, and more!) and enjoyed juice, coffee (for the older crowd), donuts and each student was given the opportunity to pick out a NEW BOOK to read and KEEP for themselves! SWEET STUFF, all the way around!
KWHS NEWS staff members Dakota Lynnes, Drake Hendrix, Kenny Farley, Allie Wright, and Emma Rains visited the 5th grade Mustangs in Mrs. Pam Thompson's music class at Washington Elementary earlier this week. The young musicians showed off their new drumming talents and WHS Senior Lynnes demonstrated his drumming skills to their delight! The students shared their thoughts on music and it was actually a reunion of sorts as well. Mrs. Thompson had all "5" of the News Team members as students when they were in grade school so many years ago.
Friday was the annual IMMIGRATION REENACTMENT at Washington Elementary. The 5th graders each school year...reenact the arrival of immigrants back in the day at Ellis Island in New York. From traveling on over-crowded boats, to not understanding the language upon arrival, and a myriad of other obstacles and concerns...very hands on way to understand that part of our history. Many even dress to that time era. Staff man different stations, from check-in after arriving in the harbor, medical exams, interviews, citizenship tests and in some cases, detainment.
The 4th Graders at Washington Elementary, instructed by Bob Meyer, held their annual "Candy Bar Election" Friday and this year's contestants were of similar design and taste...it was TWIX vs KIT KAT. In the end, it was TWIX who came out on top with 70 votes, KIT KAT 53 votes. Three write-in votes were recorded as well, 1 for SNICKERS and 2 for REESES. The right and the left TWIX voters were too much for the KIT KAT folks to overcome.
Mr. Meyer's 4th Grade Class at Washington Elementary, walked downtown this morning to the Raymond Frye Complex to observe today's mid-term election process. Steady flow of voters according to personnel on duty at Raymond Frye...get out and vote - GO MUSTANGS!!