This Week in Our Schools December 4 - 8, 2017

Scroll down to see what our students and staff have been doing This Week in Our Schools!

Featured this week:

  • District-wide Students: CMS and WMS Rock Orchestra Students.
  • Parents as Teachers: Snow Globes and Bell Ringing.
  • Colorado Elementary: Mrs. Yahn's 3rd Grade Class.
  • Grant Elementary: Read by 3 Program.
  • Grant Elementary: Leadership Lab.
  • Grant Elementary: Preschool Students Rehearse for Holiday Performance.
  • Grant Elementary: Miss Dindinger's Begindergarten Class.
  • Grant Elementary: Grant's 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop.
  • Grant Elementary: Student Leadership Team Fundraiser.
  • Jefferson Elementary: Mr. Loos' 3rd Grade Science Classes.
  • Jefferson Elementary: Mrs. Klein's 5th Grade Math Class.
  • Jefferson Elementary: Jefferson's Holiday Concert Finale!
  • Madison Elementary: Freezing for Food Drive.
  • Madison Elementary: Student Leadership Team Helps Others in Need.
  • Madison Elementary: Ms. Holder's 2nd Grade Art Students.
  • Madison Elementary: Mrs. Poppe's 4th Grade Class.
  • Mulberry Elementary: Mrs. Evans' Kindergarten Class.
  • Central Middle School: Superhero 6th Graders!
  • Central Middle School: Ms. Mulliken's eLEMONaters.
  • West Middle School: Students Visit Capri College.
  • West Middle School: Mr. Yerington's 6th Grade Science Class.
  • Muscatine High School: MHS Choir Students.
  • Muscatine High School: MHS Orchestra Students.
  • Muscatine High School: Key Club Coat Drive.
  • Muscatine High School: Welding Career Academy.


Last Friday at the Holiday Stroll CMS & WMS Rock Orchestra Students performed at Carver Trust. Also performing was the MHS Symphony string members.


This week, Parents as Teachers made snow globes at the Art Center and rang the bells at Hy-Vee.


Dr. Suneel visited students in Mrs. Yahn's 3rd Grade Class to answer some questions students had after studying the Human Body in Science Class. Thank you Dr. Suneel!


Students have fun reading in Grant's Read by 3 before school reading enrichment program with reading teacher Mrs. Allison.


Grant students have been having all sorts of fun the past two weeks in Leadership Lab including needlework, physical fitness relays, mixtures and solutions, creating works of art, yoga poses, and studying reptiles and amphibians!


Grant's preschool students synergize as they get ready to rehearse for their holiday concert!


Miss Dindinger’s Begindergarten class at Grant earned enough brownie points to have a brownie party! They are also working on writing their first AND last names.


Thank you to Grant Elementary's 3rd-Grade Girl Scout Troop for organizing a toy and supply drive for the U of I Children's Hospital in memory of fellow Grant Dolphin, Hayden Daufeldt. Hayden's mother, Kendra, came on Thursday to accept the donations!


Members of Grant's Student Leadership Team worked hard during Grant's fundraiser at Pizza Ranch, "Christmas at the Ranch!"


Students in Mr. Loos's third grade science classes are learning about how water impacts their daily lives. This week they collected Earth materials to see what happened when droplets of water were placed on them. Students were surprised to see some materials absorbing the water droplets while the water beaded up on other materials.


Students in Mrs. Klein's fifth grade math class had the opportunity to collaborate to solve a challenging math scenario. They worked together to discover patterns using volumes of different sized cubes.


Fifth graders lit up the dark during the finale of the Jefferson Holiday Concert this Tuesday afternoon. Students and parents took a ride on the Polar Express, complete with sleigh bells, carols and hot cocoa. Special thanks go out to our fantastic students, parents and our incredible Music Teacher Miss Lindsey. What a show!​


Madison Elementary collected 667 items for the Freezing for Food drive! Thanks to all who donated to help those in need in our community have food this holiday season!


Madison delivered boxes of books (694 books!) collected during its book drive for Franklin Elementary's (in Moline, Illinois) library after their fire. Pictured below is Madison's Student Leadership Team and Moline's Franklin Elementary's student council.


Second graders in Ms. Holder's art classes at Madison painted their clay creations this week!


Mrs. Poppe's fourth graders at Madison are learning about chemical and physical weathering in science class this week.


Kindergarteners in Mrs. Evans' class drew gingerbread people and they ran away! They left the students a message and the students drew them a house. Mrs. Evans' students went with Mrs. Green’s class to look for them. The gingerbread people were in their classroom when they got back!


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


CMS students in Ms. Mullikin's eLEMONators went over to Jefferson 5th grade to teach a STEM lesson - building catapults. It was tons of fun!


Eighth grade students at West Middle School visited Capri College last week.


One of Mr. Yerington’s 6th grade science students taught the class Wednesday as a good behavior reward (students earn SPEAR awards and can redeem them for various rewards). Great job!


MHS Choir students shopped for four Muscatine senior citizens in need this holiday season. Working with Senior Resources, the four curricular choirs--Freshman, Concert, Treble, and A Cappella--all sponsored one senior in the community. They formed committees who shopped for, wrapped, and presented a basket of gifts to each senior on Thursday, December 7th. Items included things like bath and dish towels, toilet paper, gloves, hats, cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent to help these community members ease their financial burden.

A slideshow of pictures and videos of this Senior Sponsor Project, as we like to call it, will be featured at the MHS Holiday Choir Concert on Monday, December 11th at 7:30PM in the MHS Auditorium. We hope to see you there!​


Seven members of the MHS orchestra program performed with the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Dec. 2nd. The students were Kali Lange, Bria Holthe, Jack Eichelberger, Anahi Gonzalez, Lauren Kundel, Alex Sichterman and Ryan Simester.

The MHS Orchestra put on an amazing show this week at their Holiday Concert!


Do you have an extra coat or two? Donate it! MHS Key Club is holding a coat drive and collecting clean, gently worn coats of all types and sizes. Donations will be accepted in the MHS Library now through Thursday, December 14th. Donated coats will be distributed to the Muskie Lockers and our local community.


AWESOME turnout yesterday for students interested in Muscatine High School's new Welding Career Academy!! The Welding Academy is one of four career academy options MHS students will have next year.


Mrs. Rauenbuehler's 5th and 6th period English 9 classes practiced their TED Talks all at the same time!

A BIG shout out to all who contributed to this week's edition of This Week in Our Schools!

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