Scroll down to see our students and staff in action This Week in Our Schools!
Featured this week:
- Colorado: PTO Fall Fundraiser Celebration!
- Franklin: 3rd and 5th Grade Franklinsteins!
- Franklin: Miss. Harders' Kindergarten Class.
- Franklin: Mrs. Machael's 3rd Grade Class.
- Grant: Miss Dindinger's / Mrs. Minder's Begindergarten Class.
- Grant: Grant Dolphins Celebrate Principal Caffery's Birthday!
- Grant: Tailgate Party!
- Grant: Mrs. Doane's and Mrs. Pauls' 4th Grade Classes.
- Jefferson: Family Math Night.
- Jefferson: Mrs. Reifert's 2nd Grade Class.
- Jefferson: Tailgate Party.
- Madison: Mrs. Godden-Alloway's Reading Class.
- Madison: Mrs. Woods' 2nd Grade Class.
- McKinley: Mrs. Strouf's 1st Grade Class.
- Mulberry: Mrs. Story's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Class.
- Mulberry: Teachers Share About Growth Mindset.
- District-Wide Middle School: Masquerade Orchestra
- CMS: 6th Graders and J.A.'s BizTown!
- WMS: Mr. Mathis' Group - Outside Beauty Duty.
- MHS: Key Club.
- MHS: Speech and Debate.
- MHS: Gifted and Talented Competition Prep.
- MHS: Work Experience Students and Staff.
- MHS: Silver Cord Volunteer Students.
- MHS: Muskie Senior Football Players.
In celebration of the students reaching their goal to sell 10,000 raffle tickets, Colorado staff got to "enjoy" the dunk tank on a nice, cloudy, chilly fall day. Way to go Colorado Tigers!
And here is kindergarten teacher, Lynn Hines, as she takes a "splash" for the students!
Below are 3rd and 5th graders with their "Franklinsteins." The students drew their "Franklinsteins" then wrote a scary story about them and read their stories to their class.
Miss Harder's kindergarten friends practices using ten frames with a sweet treat!
Ms. Machael’s 3rd grade class is currently learning about the human skeletal system. They are learning bone names and functions of the human skeleton. To begin their investigation they put together a Mr. Bones skeleton puzzle.
Begindergarten students in Miss Dindinger's/Mrs. Minder’s class got to go on a field trip to the Red Barn Pumpkin Farm!
Grant Dolphins all celebrated Mrs. Caffery "s first birthday as their principal!! Grant staff surprised her and insisted that she wear her birthday glasses, tiara, and her Captain Caffery sailor hat!!
Grant Elementary had a tailgate party on Friday, October 14 to sharpen the saw and to promote reading. Families and staff enjoyed food provided by Hy-Vee, games, face painting, dancing and free books and bookmarks! Fun was had by all!!
Students in Mrs. Paul's and Mrs. Doane's 4th grade science classes at Grant observed the life cycle of the mealworm.
Over 50 students and their families attended Jefferson’s Math Build It Night on Wednesday, October 19. In partnership with the Bettendorf Family Museum, students had a chance to explore nine different hands-on activities focusing on two and three dimensional shapes, building structures, spatial reasoning and patterns. Snacks were provided by Hy-Vee Food Stores and Fareway.
Mrs. Reifert's 2nd graders building community awareness through Junior Achievement activities and ...
... working together during morning reading block.
One of the district's many Lego Teams volunteered at Jefferson's Family Math Build It Night. They worked diligently to help Jefferson families create 3D structures made out of newspaper dowels.
Jefferson students in Mr. Loos' 3rd grade class visited Blackhawk State Park and are learning about crayfish in science!
Jefferson families and staff participated in a tailgating party in support of the Muskies! Go Muskies!
Students in Mrs. Godden-Alloway's reading class made sight word "look" glasses along with booklets.
Second graders in Mrs. Wood's class at Madison read stories about gardening and sharing during the week. On Friday they shared vegetable soup and read several versions of the folktale Stone Soup.
First Graders in Mrs. Strouf's class at McKinley got to enjoy an awesome play "Sleeping Beauty" put on by The Windy City Players" from Chicago! Also, many of Mrs. Strouf's first graders met their reading goal for October and are showing off their "Goal Met" necklaces!!
Donut you know...that learning place values are more delicious when you can eat them?! Marissa Lopez does and it was delicious! *Math support with Ms. Story's Deaf and Hard of Hearing class.
Mrs. Welsch, Mrs. Day, Mrs. Trego talk about Growth Mindset to Mulberry students and show their paintings.
DISTRICT-WIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Each middle school had their own Orchestra Masquerade Concerts this week. Students dressed up in costume and played spooky music for family and friends. They all did a wonderful job on their first concert of the year!
CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Sixth graders at Central had the opportunity to attend JA Biztown and tour Muscatine businesses this week. JA BizTown is a 10,000 square foot kid-sized city in Davenport. Several weeks of classroom learning culminates in a day-long visit to this fully-interactive simulated free market lab where students become adults for a day. By working in one of 15 JA BizTown shops, students learn what it takes to run a successful business, manage a checking account and work as a team. Students also had the chance to tour local businesses and meet leaders from CBI Bank & Trust, HON, City Hall, Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA) and Musser Public Library. Thank you to all those who took time out of their busy schedules so that we could learn more about our community.
WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL
Mr. Mathis' homeroom group "Outside Beauty Duty" repainted the four square lines. Different interest groups take place once a week during homeroom time and allows students to pick groups that they are interested in exploring.
MUSCATINE HIGH SCHOOL
On Friday, October 14th, members of MHS Key Club participated in Cardboard Overnight to raise money and awareness for the Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA). Seventeen students listened to MCSA employee Charla Schafer speak about those in need in our community and how MCSA is working to help them. Students (and three advisors) then participated in several different empathy-building activities including sleeping outside overnight in cardboard houses.
MHS Speech and Debate team did great at their recent competition! Novice Abbie Haller took 13th out of 46. Jeremiah Daniels took 14th out of 46. Novices Kevin Aguilar and Madi Anderson was two spots away from breaking to finals. Wyatt Foor was one spot away from breaking to finals. Novice Daniel Salazar was three spots away from breaking to finals. Great job!
GT students, Brian Prussman, Sarah Oyervides, Lauren Lettington and Chloe Finn, begin responding to the first practice problem for the Future Problem Solving competition. They, along with multiple other teams in the district, have been researching and discussing educational disparities for this practice problem.
Seventy-nine students and staff from Muscatine High School took advantage of the beautiful weather last Tuesday, Oct 11th, to clean up trash along Highway 38 north of Muscatine. The MHS Work Experience Program continued the tradition of sponsoring the bi-yearly event to help beautify the northern entrance to our fair city.
After a couple of hours walking and picking up trash in the road ditches, everyone headed to Weed Park. The park has always been a good destination to enjoy a pizza lunch and to spend some time with friends after a vigorous morning of work.
Students and staff then enjoyed a friendly game of kick ball to celebrate a job well done!
We’re glad to report that the amount of trash was lighter this year but we still filled up plenty of trash bags and improved the appearance to northern entrance to Muscatine.
MHS Students earn Silver Cord Hours volunteering at the Clifford the Big Red Dog Family Reading Night at Jefferson Elementary.