THIS WEEK IN OUR SCHOOLS JANUARY 23-27, 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.
  • Colorado Elementary: Mrs. Schumaker's Kindergarten Class.
  • Colorado Elementary: Mrs. Yahn's 3rd Grade Class.
  • Colorado Elementary: Mrs. Truitt's 5th Grade Class.
  • Franklin Elementary: Mrs. Holder's 1st Grade Art Class.
  • Franklin Elementary: Mrs. Hawkins' Classes.
  • Grant Elementary: Miss Dindinger's Begindergarten Class.
  • Grant Elementary: Mrs. Kulland's Kindergarten P.E. Classes.
  • Grant Elementary: Mrs. Morton's 2nd Grade Class.
  • Grant Elementary: 4th Graders Synergize!
  • District-Wide Elementary and Middle School: 5th and 6th Talented and Gifted Students Visit HNI.
  • West Middle School: Mrs. Horton's 7th Grade Digital Literacy Class.
  • West Middle School: Ms. Wiebe's 7th & 8th Grade Ag Classes.
  • Muscatine High School: MHS Pep Bands Welcomed Special Guest Performer!
  • Muscatine High School: MHS Band Major Landers Scholarship Winners!
  • Muscatine High School: Mr. Johnson's Anatomy & Physiology Classes.
  • Muscatine High School: Ag Lab and Shearing Sheep.
  • Muscatine High School: Forestry Class.
  • Muscatine High School: Ag Students Meet with Middle Schoolers.
  • District-Wide Staff: Teresa Chavarria and Amy Justus Awarded Classroom of the Quarter Grant!

COLORADO ELEMENTARY

Mrs. Hines' Kindergarten class is a 100 days smarter! The class wore "100 things" shirts to help celebrate this special day.

Students in K-2nd grade celebrated the 100th day of school traveling from room to room doing fun activities. One of the activities that Mrs. Schumaker's kindergarteners participated in was to illustrate what they would look like when they are 100 years old.

Mrs. Yahn's 3rd graders were busy this week with Twins' Day and Lego building!

Mrs. Truitt's 5th graders also participated in Twins' Day!

FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY

1st Graders in Mrs. Holder's art class worked on self portraits.

Fourth grade students in Mrs. Hawkin's classes brainstormed ideas on what they can have if they have $100. They also competed to write 100 words and read all 100 words written in 2 minutes.

GRANT ELEMENTARY

Miss Dindinger's Begindergarten class at Grant is doing a study on balls. So far they have learned that some balls bounce higher than others, objects with flat sides will NOT roll down a ramp, and how to have a "snowball" fight inside.

Mrs. Kulland and the kindergarten students at Grant completed 100 exercises to celebrate the 100th Day of School!

Students in Mrs. Morton's 2nd grade class play a game to help reinforce the phonics skills from the Journeys curriculum.

Synergy = These 4th graders at Grant are combining efforts to write a story. Together is better!

DISTRICT-WIDE: ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL

On Monday, 5th and 6th graders in the GT program visited HNI's 3D printing shop in Muscatine. Thanks, HNI, for furthering our knowledge about FDM, SLS, and reverse engineering!

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL

Mrs. Horton's 7th grade Digital Literacy classes have been researching various careers in preparation of writing a career speech. Various professionals from the community have come in and spoke to the class about their career. Officer Horton from the Muscatine Police Department spoke to this class.

Ms. Wiebe's West Middle School 7th and 8th grade Ag students learn about goat production hands on at the AG Center and get to handle week old Nigerian Dwarf goat babies.

MUSCATINE HIGH SCHOOL

MHS Bands welcomed a special guest performer with the Pep band on Friday night! "The Tonight Show may have had Doc Severenson, but we have an even better trumpet player - Doc Riibe!” said Heid.

The Muscatine High School band has had 2 students audition for the Major Landers Scholarship for a second year in a row. For the second consecutive year, we have had a student take first place for South East Iowa district honor!

Saturday, January 20th, Adam Spiegel, and Zach Miller interviewed for and won scholarships. Adam won first place and will represent South East Iowa at the State convention in May trying for another state-wide scholarship!

Adam Spiegel pictured left, Zach Miller Pictured right.

Students test their ability to identify bones of the skeleton in Mr. Johnson's Human Anatomy & Physiology classes.

Natalie Trego and Bryson Bohling learn to shear sheep in their Agriculture lab with Mr. Tometich.

Forestry Class visited Midwest Pheasant Farm next to IL City, IL. Students saw over 200,000 pheasants and 500,000 chukkars. The students were preparing for their pheasant taxidermy unit where each student will have the opportunity to skin, preserve and mount a ring neck pheasant rooster. The farm produces over 1,000,000 baby pheasants for all over the world.

This week on Monday and Wednesday high school ag students visited the 8th graders at West and Central to share about opportunities in ag class and FFA available at the high school.

DISTRICT-WIDE STAFF

West Middle School Instructional Coaches Teresa Chavarria and Amy Justus were awarded the Bridgestone Classroom of the Quarter Grant. The money from the grant will be used to purchase a Swivl camera. The Swivl will be used to videotape classroom lessons for students and professional development for staff. Congratulations Teresa and Amy!

Thank you to all who submitted pictures this week!

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