The Kindergarten-1st grade addition to Prairie Elementary
School is only a couple of weeks away from being completed. It is located
on the north side of the main building, between the main building and the
baseball field. What is shown is the west side of the addition. Secure
Rural Schools money (forest funds) have been used to pay for the project.
Click on the photo for a larger view.
Summer reading continues at the Library with Thia
van Houten and her dog, Mousie, of Cottonwood as guests last week. Mousie
is a two year old Chihuahua and very cute. He did tricks for the kids and
they were allowed to give him treats. They asked a lot of questions about
him. The next Summer Reading session is Thursday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m. Click
on the photo for a larger view.
Super Kids Reading Program K-2: K-2 teachers met for
training on a newly revised Super Kids Reading Program. Many of our
parents remember the program when they were in first grade. The program
has been updated to meet the Common Core Standards and integrates reading,
language and spelling. Kristi Bruegeman, Marlene Forsmann, Cindy
Schumacher, Andrea Brannan, Becky Higgins and Vikki Riener met on June
28 to go through the program and prepare for the upcoming year. On
June 27, Becky Higgins attended an Edustat conference in Boise. The
conference was structured around looking at our education system in a way
that integrates the technology and works with the data to provide 21st
century education practice. Cottonwood School District will be piloting
iPads in the 2nd grade classrooms, will be receiving mobile devices for
all 9-12 educators in September/October, and will be in the first round
of student mobile devices for 9-12 students 2013-2014. Click on the photo
for a larger view.
The Tri-Parish Catholic Vacation Bible School was
held June 25-28 and was a huge success with 76 Kindergarten through 4th
grade participants and 33 teen leaders (5th grade and up) attending VBS.
The upper photo shows the teen leaders while the lower photo shows the
children playing games. Thank you to all the adult and teen volunteers.
The week would not have been a success without you. Click on the photos
for a larger views.
Local Scouts and leaders at Camp Grizzly. Back from
left are Anthony Karel, Jared Coppernoll, Hunter Chaffee, Kevin Tillinghast
and Aleta Coppernoll. Front from left are Shari Chaffee and Carson Schmidt.
Photo provided by Shari Chaffee. See story above left. Click on the photo
for a larger view.
The slogan “Do a good turn daily” came alive when
one of our vehicles got a flat tire on the way home from the Boy Scout
campout at Camp Grizzly. Kevin Tillinghast jumped right in and started
the process of changing the flat tire. Jared Coppernoll, Carson, Schmidt,
Hunter Chaffee and Anthony Karel assisted. “Thank you guys.” Photo by Shari
Chaffee. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Events at a Glance
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