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!)
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.