Congratulations to Addy Fraley, Slade Lawson, Elly Grow, Ryker Taylor, Camden Risher, Hadley Tinkle, Emri Grafton, Harley Mumma, Leah Hartzburg, Taryn Williams, Liam Kluesner, Kaden Bault, Broc Kerns, and Mrs. Lengacher who were selected as May Students/Staff of the Month. The "Mane" Trait for May is "Keep Learning."
Project Based Learning for LCSC Students
During the summer of 2020, Loogootee Community Schools had the opportunity to train all staff members in Project Based Learning. Project Based Learning is a method of teaching where students gain knowledge by working for an extensive amount of time on an authentic problem or challenge and develop a solution to the problem. Each grade level classroom has or will complete a project by the end of the school year. Each week, a PBL project will be highlighted so that you can see what our students are working on and creating!
Pre-K/Kindergarten - Home Safety Kits
With the storms and power outages last spring, we understood that this was a scary time for our students. We discussed their fears during power outages and what we can do to stay safe and be prepared. We spent a week learning about the different types of storms there are and which ones are common in our area. Missy Brothers, from the Daviess-Martin Special Education Cooperative, came and talked to the kids about calming techniques they can use when they are nervous or scared. We were able to zoom in with meteorologist, Jesse Walker, from WTWO Channel 2 News, where he discussed more in depth the safety of storms. We also zoomed with meteorologist, David Siple, from WTHI Channel 10, where he explained how they track storms. Students then designed posters about weather safety to hang in the school and at the businesses that partnered with us.
Students began to brainstorm items they would need to be able to create “Safety Kits” for each student in the classroom. We then began reaching out to different businesses to see if they would be able to provide different items for the students storm kits. Hawkins Healthcare provided bags and Toy’s Auto Parts provided stress balls for all students. REMC was able to present each child with a flashlight to keep in their kits and also showed them the tools and trucks they use to help repair power outages.