Wednesday, December 4, 2013
What's Right in Education!
Craig High School
Football players Joey Spoden (#31), Chris Cabelka (#2), Grey Riemer (#62), Cole Scieszinski (#33), Travis Schleisner (#68) and Charlie Murillo (#44) raised over $500.00 for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.
Marshall Middle School
As a fundraiser for the Bags of Hope Food Drive, 16 Marshall staff members (not all pictured) prepared their favorite soup or stew recipes. There were two different soups twice a week during October and part of November. Each cook made the soup as their contribution and staff members were able to enjoy a home cooked lunch for $5.00. $543.00 has been raised at this time. A perfect way to showcase the many great cooks we have at Marshall, and a great idea for a fundraiser.
In mid-October, a group of fifth grade students participated in a local Sumdog math competition. Harrison won first place as school, and 7 individual students ranked in the top 10 overall scores. There were 501 students that participated in this contest from Rock and Green Counties. Thank you to Kayley, Sami, Josh, Teaghan, Ben, Mae, Ethan, Sage, Connor, Abby, Zoe, Gabe, Meghan, Jasmine, Kayce, and Emily for participating.
We have had some very special opportunities at Jackson School over the past month. Our WKCE kickoff with a hot air balloon was an important event this month. Each class grades P4J/EC through 2nd grade sent special wishes and words of encouragement to our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms for WKCE test success. A special thank you to the Janesville Hot Air Balloon Company for bringing their hot air balloon to Jackson Elementary School for this event.
In Monroe School's SAP program (Student Adult Partnerships), 18 students and their mentors were able to experience a karate demonstration together. The students learned how to block themselves for protection, kick through boards, and were flipped by the instructor! They also had an interactive lesson about using these skills appropriately and never using them at school or at home. The instructor taught them how to show respect for adults and for themselves while being energized. It was a wonderful time to enjoy the students and their mentors learning and having fun together.