Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!
Scroll down to view students engaged in learning this past week throughout our district!
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Featured this week:
- Colorado Elementary: Grades K-5
- Colorado Elementary: Mrs. Hines' Kindergarteners
- Franklin Elementary: Miss Harder's Kindergarteners
- Franklin Elementary: Miss Week's 5th Graders
- Jefferson Elementary: Principal Spies and a New Jefferson Bear
- McKinley Elementary: Mrs. Baars' and Mrs. Axtell's Classes
- CMS 6th Grade New Muskie Day
- CMS: Mrs. Randleman's Art Class
- WMS: Ms. Bezdek's ELA Class
- WMS: Ms. Matteson's 6th Grade ELA Class
- East Campus: Mr. Falkena's Class
- East Campus: Ms. Shepherd's Class
- MHS: Marching Band at the Fall Kickoff
- MHS: Recycling Crew
- MHS: FFA - State Fair Students
This week is all about setting expectations and establishing routines at Colorado School!
Mrs. Hines Kindergarten class at Colorado Elementary started school this week! We are so excited to be in Kindergarten! It is going to be a great year!
Miss Harder's kindergarteners on their first day of school (left), and a kindergartener enjoying their new playground equipment!
5th grade students in Ms. Week's class at Franklin are learning about STEM. This week they completed a cup moving challenge and had to build a structure (out of one piece of paper and a small amount of paint) that would support a dictionary.
Principal Spies welcomes a new Jefferson Bear to the 2016-17 school year.
Mrs. Baars' and Mrs. Axtell's Third Grade classes participated in the Marshmallow Challenge and Saving Sam STEM activities. These activities required students to use certain materials to create a structure and test possible solutions to a problem. The students had to rely on teamwork and learn how to devise a plan all while having a blast learning their first few days of school!
CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
New Muskie Day
Pictured are CMS student winners of the tallest noodle & marshmallow sculpture in Mrs. Randleman's art class.
WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL
Mrs. Bezdek's ELA classes worked on their critical thinking skills during a bridge building competition. Students started by reading informational text about four different bridge types. Students then used the facts they learned and provided materials (notecards, popsicle sticks, paper clips, etc.) to attempt to build the sturdiest bridge in the class. It was a successful day with only one bridge collapse!
Sixth graders in Ms. Matteson's 6th grade ELA classes are excited to read after a summer away from school. All week, they have asked to check out books from the library, and today they have been rewarded with reading time. Their love of reading has made Ms. Matteson's heart very happy!
East Campus science students in Mr. Falkena's class are beginning to settle into their new surroundings at MCC by exploring the native prairie restoration at the Bridgestone-Bandag Learning Center. Students are cataloguing the species they are able to observe through photographs and descriptions. This is the first step in conducting several investigations over the course of the fall semester dealing with species interdependency and populations in a restoration area.
Ms. Shepherd's East Campus students are excited about their new campus (left) and volunteered to help MCC get ready for the college kids (right)!
MUSCATINE HIGH SCHOOL
The Mighty Muskie Marching Band performed at the Fall Kickoff.
NEW MUSKIE DAY: Monday, August 22 was the first day of school for 390 students in the Class of 2020 at MHS. Student Council led a session to inform the freshman on the do's and don't at MHS and how to get involved in the many sports and clubs. The MHS Pep Band played as the New Muskies entered the building for the start of their day.