THIS WEEK IN OUR SCHOOLS JANUARY 16-JANUARY 20, 2017 | MCSD COMMUNICATIONS

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

Featured this week:

  • Colorado Elementary: Mrs. Hines' Kindergarten Class.
  • Franklin: Ms. Holder's 4th Grade Art Students.
  • Grant Elementary: Mrs. Kulland's 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Phys Ed Students.
  • Jefferson: Mrs. Faye's Music Class - Mrs. Klein's 5th Graders.
  • CMS/WMS: Mrs. Blanchard's Orchestra Students.
  • WMS: Mrs. Hyink's 7th Grade Phys Ed Students.
  • MHS: HyVee Students and Service Leaders of the Quarter.
  • District-Wide Staff: MHS Hy-Vee Staff of the Quarter.

COLORADO ELEMENTARY

Mrs. Hines' kindergarten class enjoyed their daily reading centers. This week, students completed different activities including write the room, read to self, listen to reading, and small group with the teacher. Students rotate through each center.

FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY

Franklin 4th graders in Ms. Holder's art classes used oil pastels to create owls.

GRANT ELEMENTARY

Phys Ed teacher, Mrs. Kulland worked with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to create e-portfolios in Google Classroom to track their fitness goals from year to year.

JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY

In Mrs. Faye's music class, Mrs. Klein's 5th graders worked in small groups to create and perform their own hand-clapping game to accompany the song "Four White Horses."

CMS/WMS

The following CMS & WMS students were selected to participate in the Southeastern Iowa String Teachers Association Honors Orchestra this past Saturday in Bettendorf: Abby Stamler, Victoria Busch, Taylor Stogdill, Hannah Pautz, Zuzu Hartman, and Wayne Joseph. They rehearsed all day and performed a concert that evening. 5 out of 6 of these students placed in the top 5 on their instrument and will go on to perform at the Iowa String Teachers Association Honors Orchestra in February. Way to go!

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL

WMS student Aidan Armstrong helped demonstrate how to perform abdominal thrusts on a choking victim. Monsanto is at West for the week teaching 7th grade PE classes CPR skills to Mrs. Hyink's students.

Mrs. Ortega's and Mrs Plemmons' classes won the Holiday Door Decorating Contest before Christmas. The students decided to donate their winnings to the Jubilee Community Center! The Jubilee Community Center is a local community center that provides a safe gathering place for all ages of individuals to socialize. It is utilized primarily in Muscatine for individuals with disabilities after school hours. The Jubilee Center has many different activities such as games, puzzles, dvd's, computers, cooking, etc.

MUSCATINE HIGH SCHOOL

Students of the Quarter & Service Leaders were recognized at a Recognition Breakfast hosted by Hy-Vee on January 13th. Students are recognized for their outstanding performance or demonstration of significant service to the school throughout the last nine-week period. They are nominated by their teacher for such things as: individual accomplishments in the classroom, standards of excellence, performing in a unique manner, or making exceptional contributions to the class. Congratulations Muskies!

Top (L to R): Gabriella Carrillo and Flor Tapia; Bottom (L to R): Emily Fillmore and Elizabeth Howard
Left to Right: Andrea Cassidy, Alyssa Scholz, and Erika Eller
Top (L to R): Melissa Alvarado and Joel Kemper; Bottom: Rachel Wagner

DISTRICT-WIDE STAFF

Teachers and Support Staff play an important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. Each quarter we recognize outstanding educators at Muscatine High School and highlight her/his achievements. MHS Staff is nominated and selected based on the following criteria: Excellence in the Classroom, Motivation, Leadership, Creativity and Imagination, Dedication, and Communication. Congratulations!

L to R: Marika Krause - Building Aide; Jose Alvidrez - Tech Support: Randy Guerra - Language Arts Teacher

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