Scroll down to see our students and staff in action This Week in Our Schools.
Featured this week:
- Colorado: Mrs. Hines' Kindergarten Class.
- Colorado: Mrs. Yahn's 3rd Grade Class with CMS 6th Graders!
- Jefferson: Miss Williams' 3rd Grade Art Class (Mrs. Todd's Class).
- Jefferson: American Education Week Balloon Launch!
- Jefferson: Miss Williams' 5th Grade Art Students.
- Madison: Perfect Attendance Award Winners!
- Madison: 1st Grade Readers.
- Mulberry: Mrs. Story's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Class.
- CMS: Social Studies Classes with special guest John Dabeet.
- CMS: Blue Zones Tye-Dye Event.
- CMS: Ms. Christenson's Environmental Action Club.
- WMS: Mrs. Ortega's and Mrs. Plemmons' Science Class.
- WMS: Mr. Kvapil's Computer Technology Class.
- MHS: Mr. Thoma's Orchestra Students.
- MHS: Mr. Muscatine 2016!
- MHS: Bags of Blessings and MHS Work Experience Students.
- District-wide Staff: Bridgestone/Bandag's Classroom of the Quarter Grant Recipient!
Gifted and Talented Students participated in Future Problem Solving Research Day at the University of Iowa's genetics lab. Students participated in genetic activities, toured the labs, and learned more about the study of genetics. Students from all seven elementary schools, Central, West, and MHS participated in this research day.
On November 21, 2016, Mrs. Hines' kindergarten class celebrated Thanksgiving with their classroom family by having a class feast. Students helped in all the food preparations for turkey, stuffing, cornbread muffins, sweet potato fries, corn, and of course pumpkin pie!
6th graders from CMS shared Leader in Me stories with Mrs. Yahn's 3rd graders!
Mrs. Todd's 3rd grade class made it around their paint palette and earned a reward day in their art class with Miss Williams. They voted to draw and eats donuts!
Jefferson staff and students participated in American Education Week by releasing balloons with messages about what students like about school and also drawings. Here is a video highlighting found balloons--some as far away as Michigan!
Jefferson 5th graders in Miss Williams' art class did the country Australia for their house for the holiday stroll.
Madison students with perfect attendance for the month of November enjoyed a basketball game and dance party as an acknowledgment for their hard work!!
Madison 1st graders love to check out books and read!!!
Students in Mrs. Story's Deaf and Hard of Hearing class took a field trip to the post office where they mailed letters and learned about the postal system. They then went to Fareway to purchase ingredients for their Thanksgiving feast and made their dishes for their feast back at school
CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
John Dabeet, Muscatine School District Board member, had the privilege to present to four Social Studies classes today at Central Middle School. Civic work and voluntarisms are the two topics they discussed! Thank you Miss Elizabeth Negus for your hospitality! Great questions and great discussion!
The Blue Zones Committee at CMS organized a tye-dye day. All students tye-dyed blue shirts for all future Blue Zones activities.
CMS Students in the Environmental Action Club learned about native mammals and reptiles from special guests from Discovery Park.
WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL
Mrs. Ortega's and Mrs. Plemmons' science class learned about how the digestive system works by creating wearable models.
MUSCATINE HIGH SCHOOL
Four orchestra students represented MHS at the 70th annual Iowa All-State Music Festival. They performed Swan Lake, Claire de Lune, and a new piece written this year called Fullmetal. Pictured are Jack Eichelberger, Leticia Gomez, Dr. Jacob Harrison (director of the All-State Orchestra, and director of Orchestras at Iowa State University), Emily Fillmore and Lauren Kundel. They performed in the Hilton Coliseum in front of 4,000+ audience members, on Saturday, Nov. 19th.
Mr. Muscatine is a student council fundraiser that raised approximately $3000 in ticket sales and another $1407.05 through voting buckets. The buckets were passed around for students to put in money to cast a vote for their favorite contestant. The proceeds normally go toward the Student Council Food Drive, but this year they will be donated to a scholarship fund in honor of Micaela Brunson.
Seven senior contestants competed for the title and participated in fashion, talent, improvisational dance, and impromptu questioning. Four judges awarded points from one to five for each student and category. All contestants received a title but Kaleb Drawbaugh was crowned Mr. Muscatine for 2016! Other contestants included: Joe Bartling: Mr. Congeniality, Kole Beik: Mr. Moves, Evan Burkamper: Mr. Creative, Jacob Cawiezell: Mr. Entertainment, Nick Hilton: Mr. Talent, and Nolan Osland: Mr. MVP!