Friday, March 4, 2016

This Week in Our Schools - 2/29 - 3/5

Scroll down to view pictures of students and staff engaged in learning this past week throughout our district! We have a lot of exciting learning opportunities happening district-wide!

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Students in Mrs. Yahn's 3rd grade class celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday this week!

Ms. Dalbey's 4th grade class also celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday!


Students in Miss Harder's kindergarten class love library time and exploring new books!

... and worked on creating truffula trees after reading The Lorax to celebrate Dr. Suess day! 


Jefferson students celebrated Read Across America with guest readers and our "And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street (Avenue)" parade.

Reading, writing and arithmetic too!  2nd graders in Mrs. Reifert's class are amazing!

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Mr. Spies, Jefferson's principal, co-taught in Mrs. Noel's 5th grade class!


Miss Brisker's 1st grade class celebrated Dr. Suess' birthday!

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Ms. Pedersen's 2nd graders wrote "How to Make S'Mores." After writing about them, then, of course, they had to make them!

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Students in Mrs. Hepker's class practiced yoga for its calming and stress relieving benefits!


Washington students received a free book as part of Read Across America day!

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Mrs. Roelfs' 1st graders celebrated Dr. Suess' birthday and celebrated Read Across America day!

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Miss Haight and Ms. Shepherd's 8th grade students spent Thursday donating fleece blankets to the U of I Children's Hospital, attending U of I STEM activities, and ice skating.  We held real human organs, casted our fingers, and fell a lot!!!  All in all, a great day!

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Mrs. Hillman's 8th grade ELA students and Ms. Matteson's 6th grade ELA students celebrated Read Across America together. 

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East Campus students presented to Iowa's CBE Collaborative. Their work with Franklin Elementary students was highlighted. These high school students showed such passion in their learning and teaching as they presented eloquently to the state team of 10 districts and higher ed. Lead teacher, Holly Hanna, along with teachers Lee Falkena and Dani Reagle also shared how they supported these students in working with Franklin students using human-centered design.

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Western Illinois University's Symphony Orchestra performed for MHS band and orchestra kids during the day Wednesday. The kids were treated to a full symphony performance as well as information regarding continuing their music education in college.

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Governor Branstad visited Muscatine High School this morning. He heard presentations from students, staff, and administration on the high school's Advanced Placement program, STEM classes, Success Center, 9th Grade Academy, Attendance, and other great learning opportunities our students get to participate in as part of ‪#‎muskienation‬ ! See the article in the Journal. 


District Kindergarten, First, Second Grade and Title I Reading teachers worked with students to grow together by learning together with the district's new 95% curriculum. 

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