PTO: Pathway to Involvement

PTO: Pathway to Involvement At each of the elementary schools at ECS, you’ll find a hardworking, dedicated group of adults who are committed to supporting the partnership between families and schools, through PTOs (parent teacher organizations, also referred to as PTAs: parent teacher association, or PACs: parent activity council). Each of them shares the [...]

PTO: Pathway to Involvement2018-11-21T14:49:19+00:00

PTO: The Power of PTOs

PTO: The Power of PTOs Earlier this month, Mary Feeser PTO president Julie Tyrakowski had an idea. Every December, at Mary Feeser, and at many schools throughout the district, students collect items like non-perishable food and toiletries to help other ECS schools in need. “The student council at Mary Feeser usually coordinates a food [...]

PTO: The Power of PTOs2018-11-21T15:16:24+00:00

Designing a Corn Maze

Designing a Corn Maze Since the beginning of this school year, students in Britney Goff’s and Gio Ponciano’s fourth grade classroom have been using technology to re-imagine and redesign the corn maze at Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards. “As a Project Based Learning activity, our students have the task of redesigning the Kercher’s corn maze,” said [...]

Designing a Corn Maze2018-10-17T10:44:54+00:00

District Spelling Bee

District Spelling Bee On May 21, students from around the district participated in the first district-wide spelling bee. Coming out on top in the individual competition were: Maya Ballinger, Mary Feeser Erick Becerra Valdes, Mary Feeser Christian Bloch, Roosevelt Leading the team competition were: Mary Feeser Pinewood Roosevelt STEAM Academy Each elementary school in [...]

District Spelling Bee2018-05-31T14:52:57+00:00

Cleveland Elementary school: Dreams for Riley’s

Cleveland Elementary school: Dreams for Riley’s What started as conversation between friends about the possibilities of making money with a lemonade stand quickly turned into a successful fourth grade service project. Three young friends, Autumn Cannon, Grace Towne and Camryn Clairday, while passing the time making bracelets on a rainbow loom, brainstormed ideas to [...]

Cleveland Elementary school: Dreams for Riley’s2018-05-16T07:59:40+00:00

Pinewood’s Cheryl Gough and her Jump Rope for Heart Success

Pinewood’s Cheryl Gough and her Jump Rope for Heart Success Pinewood’s Physical Education teacher Cheryl Gough has been teaching at Pinewood for 19 years, her dedication and passion reflected in her many endeavors, though most noticeably her efforts in leading her students in the nationwide educational and fundraising program, Jump Rope for Heart, led [...]

Pinewood’s Cheryl Gough and her Jump Rope for Heart Success2018-05-16T08:01:00+00:00

One School, One Book

One School, One Book On January 16, Cleveland students finally got to open two large wrapped boxes that they’d been walking by every day for almost a month. The contents? Over 650 copies of “The World According to Humphrey” by Betty G. Birney were presented to students, one for each student to take home [...]

One School, One Book2018-02-02T11:15:58+00:00

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC Last December, Bristol PE Teacher Mike Pflugner came across some old ribbons with the words “Rudolph Romp” on them. The staff at Bristol did some research and found that the Rudolph Romp was an old tradition at Bristol, where the students would participate in reindeer races [...]

Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC2017-12-21T13:50:46+00:00

Riverview students team up to help Pet Refuge

Riverview students team up to help Pet Refuge A few weeks ago, Riverview Elementary third graders, headed by third-grade teacher Kerry Mullet, took a field trip the local pet care and adoption center Pet Refuge where students toured the facilities, learned more about the animal shelters, and ultimately were inspired to begin a school-wide [...]

Riverview students team up to help Pet Refuge2017-12-21T13:45:34+00:00