This Week in Our Schools January 3 - January 12, 2018

Scroll down to see our students and staff in action This Week in Our Schools!

Featured this week:

  • Colorado Elementary: Ms. Williams' Class.
  • Colorado Elementary: Ms. Holder's 4th Grade Art Students.
  • Grant Elementary: Leadership Lab.
  • Grant Elementary: Reading Super Bowl.
  • Grant Elementary: Preschool Snow Ball Fight.
  • McKinley Elementary: Winnie Time!
  • Mulberry Elementary: Winter Break Reading Challenge!
  • Central Middle School: 6th Grade Super Heroes.
  • Muscatine High School: Ms. Phillips' EL Class.
  • District-Wide Staff


Students in Ms. Williams' class learned how to be flexible and work together as the classroom received a new coat of paint.


Colorado 4th graders in Ms. Holder's art classes are working on their mandalas!


The third session of Leadership Lab at Grant is under way! Students kicked off the week by creating artwork inspired by Grant Wood, played a game to learn the water cycle, dove into computer coding, and whipped up healthy snacks with the local Hyvee dietitians!


Grant Elementary is heading to the Super Bowl - the "Reading" Super Bowl that is! To gear up for next week's FAST reading assessments, MHS football players stopped by during LEAD meeting to talk to kids about the importance of reading, getting good grades, and working hard to be successful from elementary school all the way through high school! A special thanks to our football friends for coming to visit!


Grant Preschoolers participated in a "snow ball fight" as part of DEAL: Drop Everything And Lead.


Students at McKinley get to spend "Time with Winnie" when they meet personal goals.


Students at Mulberry were given a reading challenge over the Winter Break. Teachers challenged students to read at least eight times over break, and fifteen minutes each time, while filling out a reading log. Anyone who brought the reading log filled out and signed by a parent, received a pencil and raffle ticket for a special prize. 76 students turned in their reading logs after break, which equals at least 9,120 minutes of reading! Pictured here are the lucky students who won the special prizes! Great job to all our readers!


Congratulations to our superhero students in 6th grade at Central Middle School. These students have been recognized for working hard, being responsible, and showing strong leadership skills. Keep up the great work!​


On January 3rd, EL students in Ms. Phillips' class went to the Palms Theatre to view "Jumanji" as a reward for their hard work and determination in the 1st semester. They were invited based on their final grades, attendance, and good behavior standing. A big shout out to United Way for helping to find sponsors for the movie and to Monsanto and River Rehab for their sponsorship!



Principal Joelle McConnaha welcomed teachers and staff back to school after winter break with a cocoa bar!

Mulberry Elementary

These teachers at Mulberry survived pick up line duty in the middle of an ice storm, and they're still smiling!

Central Middle School

Throw Back Friday? Teacher and Coach Terry Youngbauer as a Drake Bulldog!

Thanks to those who sent in pictures for this short edition of This Week in Our Schools!

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