Congratulations to the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from Highland, State Street, and Economy Elementary that made the semi-finals of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest in Rochester. A special congratulations goes out to Kinsley Aswani, Economy, 2nd place in the 4th Grade division, Elizabeth Baronio, Economy, 1st place in the 5th Grade division, Dinah Bailey, Economy, 2nd place in the 5th Grade division, and Jacob Levato, State Street, 2nd place in the 6th Grade division.
We sold butterfies and thumbprints in memory of a loved one. We wore blue to support those that lost someone close and sold blue slushies to help defray costs for ourcommunity families to use The caring Place in Warrendale. We raised $468.
visits 5th and 6th grade students for Veteran’s Day
In conjunction with Veteran’s Day, Staff Sergeant Matt Montell of Baden visited the fifth and sixth graders at State Street Elementary. Matt has been in the military for thirteen years. He had a peace keeping deployment to Kosovo for nine months. He had a twelve month tour to Iraq, a fifteen month tour to Afghanistan, a five year tour in Germany, and a three year tour in Italy. He is currently in the Reserves.
Matt attended State Street as a child and currently has a third grader, Anthony, in Mrs. Peter’s room. Matt is the son of Bernard and Judith Montell of Baden. A special thank you to Mrs. Marie Buck for all of her help in arranging Staff Sergeant Matt Montell’s visit.
The 5th Grade Students at State Street were privileged to have a famous Australian author visit their class! Norman Jorgensen, author of In Flander's Field, One Fine Mess, and many other picture books and children's novels spoke to the students about creative writing and his writing process. During the presentation, Mr. Jorgensen focused on how he wrote In Flander's Field, which won Australian Picture Book of the Year. Using our Epson Projector, he showed the students pictures of scenes that inspired his book as well as the 1st of 23 drafts of the book. The students received many fantastic tips to help in their own writing. Because of the visit, several students were inspired to now keep their own personal writing journals.
The sixth graders at State Street Elementary celebrated Constitution Day by providing an informational program with facts about the constitution. The student body proudly wore patriotic colors to show their American Pride. At the close of the program, the students were given a chance to answer questions about what they learned and had the opportunity to win prizes. Honored guests were: Mr. Sam Gagliardi, Mayor of Baden, Mr. Jack Romigh and Mr. Gerald States, veterans from the US Marine Corp. Great job sixth grade!!!