|K-6 assemblies celebrating student successes each month|
The arrival this year of a new elementary principal at Chase County Schools, Susie Stewart, has also brought a new event for K-6 students—a monthly school assembly that celebrates student successes. One of the assemblies was held last Friday in the school auditorium, where a number of students were recognized and classrooms gave presentations on what they’ve been learning. Dennis Batterman’s sixth grade class have been “working hard on math,” he said, and have done a total of 17,000 extra math problems to hone their skills. They use a math skills website, ixl.com. Members of the class, above, give a visual display of the site’s address. Taylor Jablonski, at far right, was recognized for mastering 28 math skills, the highest in his classroom.
At left, Guidance Counselor Shannon Waggoner has instituted a new program at the school in which she watches for “good behavior, good choices,” and those other qualities listed on the poster she holds. Students recognized at the assembly for their random acts of kindness and show of respect were fifth grader Sydney Schilke and second grader Faith Hauxwell. Fifth graders in Library Media Specialist Lorain Vires’ class gave a presentation on what they’ve learned using the World Almanac. At left, bottom, Jadyn Wiese and Tristan Ferguson give one of the short renditions on information in the book. Principal Stewart also gave lunchroom awards for respect and manners shown during lunchtime to the kindergarten and fifth grade classes. Other presentations included a “911” song by Lisa Krutsinger’s kindergarten class, a skit on math variable by Virginia Harford’s HAL classes and recognition of students’ Heart Association fundraisers through Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart events. (Republican photos)