First-graders at Alton Darby elementary are learning about plants and animals found in a wetland habitat. Bradley high school biology students set up stations and taught our first graders about life cycles of different animals, experiments they conducted, allowed children to make muskrat dens. This opportunity gave the older students the chance to demonstrate their understanding of the curriculum to the younger students.
The 4th and 5th grade students at Norwich Elementary participated in the first ever Norwich Games on Thursday, May 19th. This multi-dimensional event was a way to create Olympic Spirit at Norwich through art, music, and athletic events. Student art exhibits were based on design elements of Greek history. Read More
Brown Elementary students had the opportunity to work with local fashion designer, Kelli Martin, of Project Runway fame. This was made possible through a grant from The Tween Brands. She taught students about her background in fashion, what inspires her work, and how being unique helps her to create one-of-a-kind looks. She worked with art teacher Rachel Murdock and students to make designs for custom Brown Elementary t-shirts. She was able to help them combine everything into three unique designs. Students were involved hands-on from start to finish, choosing shirt and ink colors, and even printing their own shirts. Seeing a project through, from design to production, gives these students a true authentic opportunity to learn about art and design.
Teaching students about wellness can be tough in the younger grades. The first grade teachers at Crossing partnered with the local owners of Jimmy John’s in order to bring a curriculum standard to real life. In order to demonstrate the basic skill of health and nutrition, the students walked to the restaurant and had lunch. They were taught about making healthy choices while eating out. The owner graciously donated lunch for each student in first grade saying he really wants to support students and teachers in our community. Partnerships such as these are why Hilliard students get real world opportunities as they prepare to be Ready for Tomorrow.
Students in the New Horizon after school program took a chance at creating a commercial to help promote an outdoor classroom and performance stage. Students used iPads and computers to design and present their ideas, and then a second group of students helped stain, paint, plant, and create this promotional and informative video.
The students worked with Mr. D’Andrea and local Landscape Designer Michael Creath after school to create the outdoor stage. This was truly an opportunity for students to work with our business community partners on a project that will last for many years to come.
The Tolles staff honored 41 students during the district’s second annual Lift Awards, sponsored by the Tolles Parent Advisory Board. The award was started to honor students who go above and beyond to help others, approach school with a good attitude, are passionate about their program, show respect to staff and students, or those who have “lifted” themselves during their time at Tolles. Students were nominated by staff members and honored during a special reception.
We want to congratulate these Hilliard students for being recognized: Read More