Scroll down to see our students and staff in action This Week in Our Schools.
Featured this week:
- Colorado: Mrs. Schumaker's Kindergarten Students.
- Colorado: 4th Graders Enhance Math Skills.
- Colorado: 5th Grade Art Students.
- Franklin: Ms. Holder's Kindergarten Art Students.
- Grant: Mrs. Sitzmann's Kindergarten and Mrs. Paul's 4th Grade Classes.
- Jefferson: Students Participated in the Healthy Iowa Initiative!
- Mulberry: Mr. Carlson's 3rd Grade Class.
- Mulberry: Deaf Awareness Week Celebration.
- CMS: Mrs. Rivera's Phys Ed Classes.
- CMS: 6th Graders Prepare for JA's Biztown!
- WMS: Mr. Yerington's Introduction to Acting Class.
- WMS: Mrs. Hill's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Class.
- MHS: Mighty Muskie Football!
- MHS: Mr. Klingborg's Welding Students.
- MHS: Mr. Paul's Ag II Students.
- MHS: Ag Students at District Soil Judging Contest.
- MHS: Spanish Club.
- MHS: Mrs. Baillie's Biology Class.
- District-wide Staff: Bridgestone/Bandag Classroom of the Quarter Grant Winner!
- District-wide Staff: October's Employee Recognition Awards!
- District-wide Staff: Colorado's Fall Festival.
Firefighter Mike Hartman talked to Mrs. Schumaker's kindergarteners about the importance of his job and fire safety!
4th grade students enhance their math vocabulary and reasoning through math games.
5th grade students at Colorado showcase their artwork!
Kindergarten students in Ms. Holder's art class at Franklin learned about different kinds of lines. They painted their 5 favorite types of lines on their paper. Next, they will mix the primary colors to fill in their white spaces.
Kindergarteners in Mrs. Sitzmann's class and 4th graders in Mrs. Paul's class stared their D.E.A.L. (Drop Everything and Lead) buddies this past week. They did a fun "get-to-know-you" activity and then had a popsicle party! They love being leaders at Grant!
Students at Jefferson elementary took part in a healthy walk this week as part of the Healthy Iowa Initiative.
Mr. Carlson's third grade class is studying structures of life in science. They are shown here observing and categorizing the growth stages of a bean plant as well as observing crayfish structures and behaviors.
This has been an exciting week at Mulberry for Deaf Awareness Week! Every class in the building was taught some sign language, learned about interpreters, and learned about the equipment our students get to use to help them hear better. Each morning students for morning announcements have been learning sign language to the Pledge of Allegiance. We wrapped the week up with a music video of Phillip Phillips "Home" in ASL by Deaf Film Camp. The Journal came to interview students and staff about our amazing program for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We are very proud and excited about the support, high expectations, and inclusion Mulberry staff and students have had for our students.
CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Students in Mrs. Rivera's CMS PE Classes learned golf skills this week. The Iowa PGA (which local Golf Pro Steve Hutton is a part of) gave all the PE departments in the Muscatine Schools amazing new golf equipment to teach lifetime skills of golf to all our students. We are a pilot school program for this new equipment. Thank You Steve Hutton and Iowa PGA!
Central Sixth Graders Prepare for Biz Town! The sixth graders are preparing for JA BizTown. Students have been learning about the election process and a citizen’s responsibility to vote for elected officials. Today students heard mayoral speeches and voted for the candidate from each team that had the skills and leadership abilities to oversee their simulated BizTown community. Thank you to the auditor’s office for the use of the voting booths for our election process.
WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL
At West Middle School students can sign up for numerous activities held Fridays during homeroom. Here students who signed up for Mr. Yerington’s “Introduction to Acting” class are practicing their improvisational skills by drawing a random prop and creating a scene with the prop. It was quite entertaining!!
West 6th Graders in Ms. Mullikin's Project Lead the Way Class: Energy & the Environment built solar ovens. (Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate with cooking, so we had to improvise, but we still enjoyed our s'mores!!) A huge thank-you to businesses in town that supported our project!! Sal Vitale's & Pizza Ranch donated pizza boxes. Domino's donated BOTH pizza boxes & pizza coupons to our competition winners. Thanks so much, the kids loved building & testing their ovens!!
Students in Mrs. Hill's Deaf and Hard of Hearing classes at WMS and MHS celebrated Deaf Awareness Week. Students gave presentations to their teachers and classmates about themselves and students and staff learned about hearing loss, famous deaf/hard of hearing people and good ways to communicate.
MUSCATINE HIGH SCHOOL
The Muskie Varsity Football team had a big Homecoming win last Friday night! The Muskies beat Davenport North 52-7. The Muskies travel to Iowa City on Friday night to play the City High Little Hawks. Go Muskies!
Students in Mr. Klingborg's welding classes were able to utilize their classroom lessons into hands-on practice.
Ag II students in Soil Science class evaluated their soil pits.
Muscatine Ag students finished 5th in soil evaluation in district competition! Muscatine will advance to state this weekend, October 8, in Ames. There were 39 teams in the contest. Students had to judge four different pits and also take a written test.
Spanish club members, along with Mrs. Kroll, MHS Spanish teacher, met at Las Lomas for some good food and Spanish conversation!
Students in Mrs. Baille's Biology class created posters to show how the foods we eat give us energy to move, live and grow.
Congratulations to Bandag Classroom of the Quarter Grant Winner Jessica Blanchard! Jessica Blanchard, Orchestra Teacher at Central and West Middle School, was awarded the Bandag Classroom of the Quarter Grant this week. Jessica will purchase auto tuners for students to use to tune their instruments when they come to class. This will not only incorporate technology but also save precious instructional time that was previously spent hand tuning instruments. Ms. Blanchard and her students were happily surprised when the committee came to present the award and can't wait to get started using the tuners.
OCTOBER EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARDS!
The district recently initiated and Employee Recognition Award program to recognize those employees who go above and beyond on a continual basis for students, staff, and parents. We are proud to introduce to you October's award winners!
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Colorado Elementary: Several volunteers help us gear up for tonight's Fall Festival. This event is made possible through family donations and countless volunteer hours. Thank you Colorado families! Your dedication helps make our school a success!