Scroll down to see our students and staff in action This Week in Our Schools - Muskie Homecoming Week!
Featured this week:
- Parents as Teachers: ISU Extension Nutrition Class.
- Colorado: Mrs. Yahn's 3rd Grade Class.
- Colorado: Homecoming 2016!
- Franklin: Miss Clemens' Kindergarteners.
- Franklin: 5th Grade Classes - Big Sand Mound Field Trip.
- Grant: Penny War Fundraiser for Hayden!
- Grant: Homecoming Synergy!
- Grant: Special Guests!
- Grant: Mrs. Doane's 4th Grade Class.
- Jefferson: Playground Opens Today!
- Jefferson: Leadership Assembly.
- Jefferson: Homecoming 2016!
- Jefferson: Leadership Luncheon.
- Jefferson: Mrs. Reifert's 2nd Grade Class.
- Madison: Ms. Lawrence's Kindergarteners.
- Madison: Band and Orchestra Students.
- Madison: Homecoming 2016!
- Madison: Mrs. Poppe's 4th Grade Class.
- Madison: Mr. Weber's 5th Graders and Google Classroom.
- McKinley: Mrs. Strouf's 1st Grade Class.
- McKinley: Mrs. Strouf's Class Learn at the Library!
- Mulberry: Special Visitors - Muskie Marching Band.
- CMS: Mrs. Beale's 7th Grade Science Class.
- CMS: MHS Pom and Students Lead CMS Assembly.
- CMS: Talented and Gifted Award.
- CMS: Homecoming Wacky Hair Day.
- WMS: Mr. Yerington's Science Classes.
- WMS: Students and Staff and Homecoming 2016!
- MHS: Ms. Kramer's Chemistry Class.
- MHS: All Chemistry Students and the Bohr Model.
- MHS: Mighty Muskie Marching Band at Marion, Iowa.
- MHS: Mr. Mayer's Manufacturing I 2nd Period Class.
- MHS: Varsity Boys' Golf.
- MHS: A Taste of Homecoming 2016!
- District Staff: Jefferson Staff Participate in Community Day.
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PARENTS AS TEACHERS
Parents as Teachers staff enjoyed spending time with the littles while the families enjoyed learning about nutrition and healthy habits with Kari from Iowa State University Extension office. This was the first session in the 8 week series.
Kindergarteners in Miss Clemens' class practiced writing sentences together this week and celebrated homecoming spirit week with crazy hair day, jersey day, and Muskie spirit day! We even got a special visit from the Muscatine Dance Team Friday morning.
On Wednesday, fifth graders at Franklin went on a field trip to Big Sand Mound. Students experienced a variety of habitats and hiked up the sand mounds.
Grant had an all school assembly to celebrate the success of our Penny War fundraiser! We synergized to raise over $1800.00 for Hayden and his family!
Grant students and family synergized by coming together to support the Muskies at the homecoming parade! Go Muskies!
Great minds think alike! Mrs. Caffery and Koen representing their favorite decade for Homecoming Spirit Week!
The Grant Staff relived their favorite decades on Tuesday!
Grant special guests: Luke Wichers and Alphonso Soko stopped by Grant School this week to tell about how they are proactive on and off of the football field! The Grant Dolphins really look up to the leaders! AND former Principal at Grant School, Mrs. Wichers, surprised the Grant Dolphins with a special visit during LEAD meeting. The students were so excited to see her!! Hugs all around!
4th Graders at Grant in Mrs. Doane's room enjoying a birthday treat outside!
After almost 3 years without a playground, Jefferson students finally had a chance to play on their new playground on Friday, September 30th! Just look at those smiles! It's GRRRREAT to be a Jefferson Bear!
Jefferson School enjoyed our first leadership assembly of the year, as our 5th Grade classes taught fellow students what it means to "Be Proactive!" Everyone had a great time celebrating the many ways in which Jefferson students and staff are Proactive each day! Go, Bears!
Jefferson had some visitors this week for Homecoming. It was great to have the Muskie Cheerleaders, Poms, Band, Football Team and Homecoming Court visit our school to celebrate pride in our community! Go, Muskies!
Jefferson Elementary held it's first Leadership Luncheon of the year. 20 Jefferson Students were recognized for displaying Habit 1, "Be Proactive" during the first month of school. Students are nominated by their homeroom teacher each month for this special recognition.
Second graders in Mrs. Reifert's class cozied up reading in the library on pajama day and also participated in small group reading with their new Journey's curriculum!
Madison School celebrated MHS Homecoming by dressing 50's style! We also enjoyed visits from the MHS Pom Pom Squad and the 2016 Homecoming Court during our morning opening.
Students created a class anchor chart in Ms. Poppe's 4th grade class.
Madison 5th graders in Mr. Weber's class learning with Google Classroom.
Mrs. Strouf's first graders enjoyed taste testing apples while working on adjectives. Kids then voted for their favorite apple (red, yellow, or green)!!!!
Teacher Librarian Mrs. Bloomquist taught Mrs. Strouf's first graders about parts of a book. Then they placed a super fun game checking their understanding on the different parts!!!
The Mighty Muskie Marching Band marched to Mulberry on Thursday for their morning announcements. The band played the Muskie Fight Song, the School Song, and Cuban Shuffle. All of the great music was a perfect addition to Homecoming week!
CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
7th graders in Mrs. Beale's science class at CMS discovered cells!
High school students and Muskie Pom led a Central Middle School assembly on Thursday afternoon. In an effort to create more unity between the high school and other buildings in the district, high school Peer Mentoring students met with leaders from Central Middle School to teach middle school students Muskie Football cheers. Students in middle school will stand closer to the high school student section for the Homecoming game tonight and will be cheering along with older students in the district. Go Muskies!
Student, Noah Miller, and GT Specialist, Becky Stogdill, were recognized for Academic Excellence in Education by the Belin Blank Center for Gifted Learners at the University of Iowa on Sunday, September, 25.
Students and staff participated in Wacky Hair day at CMS as part of Homecoming 2016!
WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL
Students in Mr. Yerington’s 6th grade science classes are learning about radiation by monitoring the temperature of soil and water every two minutes for 20 minutes in the sun, then the shade. They are finding that it takes MUCH more heat energy to raise the temperature of the water!
West Middle School students and staff participated in Spirit Week on Thursdays' Wacky Hair/Hat day.
MUSCATINE HIGH SCHOOL
Greasers, hippies, glam girls, and Michael Jackson oh my! #kramerchemistry #throwbackthursday Class enjoying homecoming themes and making atomic structure video games.
The high school chemistry students (of all chemistry teachers) are learning about atomic structure. We have spent some time outside building models of the atom using hula hoops and different sizes/colors of balls. In the classroom our students also worked with Bohr Model kits (made by the Chem PLC team). These activities have helped them learn about how many protons and neutrons belong in the nucleus and how many electrons belong in the different energy levels of atoms.
The Mighty Muskie Marching Band placed second in the Marion, IA, marching invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24. From left - Katherine Hurlbut, color guard co-captain, drum majors Chris Kenefick, Kaleb Drawbaugh, Molly Matkovich, and Breanna Osborn, color guard co-captain.
Students Reggie Krogman and Derrick Lauterwasser in their Manufacturing 1 class with Mr. Mayer, were pouring their sand casting molds that they made themselves. Reggie poured a JFK medallion while Derrick poured an Eagle wall hanger. This was the second time that students poured in this class this term.
Boys Varsity Golf took 2nd at the MAC over the weekend. The two-day tournament at Kewanee Dunes, Kewanee IL had the Muskies in the lead over Assumption and Bettendorf by 6 strokes and 4 strokes, respectively, after shooting a 309 to end Round One. Day Two still had the Muskies posting some great scores for a 316, but it wasn’t enough to beat Assumption who posted 308 to win the MAC by 2 strokes. Muscatine’s total two-day score of 625 is 32 strokes better than their 4th place finish last year! Muskies lead scorers were Bryce Howard who finished 7th overall shooting 79/77 = 156 followed by Josh Hutton and Ben Linderman who finished tied for 8th with a two-day total of 76/81 = 157. Muskies compete for District next Monday, October 3rd at Palmer Hills in Bettendorf. Congrats Muskies and good luck at District.
Here is a sample of Muskie Homecoming 2016! Go Muskies!
Jefferson Elementary Staff held our first "Community Day," heading over to MCSA to help with some light cleaning after school this week. We cleaned chairs and cabinets in the kitchen to help prepare for the painting being done as part of the Annie Sloan Chalk-Painting project taking place at MCSA during the month of October. It was great to visit with Maggie Curry and the rest of the MCSA Staff to hear about all the wonderful things taking place at MCSA!