Written by Laurie Beaton, Guidance Counselor Friday, 04 November 2005 08:30
| ||Medart Elementary School Newsletter|
Laurie Beaton, Guidance Counselor
Goals was the word of the month at the Mustang Corral in October. In guidance classes, students practiced setting and writing their own personal goals for success during this school year. Not surprisingly, most of them had to do with scoring well on the FCAT!
Goals were achieved in many areas at Medart Elementary. We earned the title of a Project Learning Tree school when 79% of our faculty and staff were trained during inservice last school year (only 50% was necessary to qualify). As a result, Medart Elementary hosted its first Project Learning Tree Week on October 24th through 28th. Primary and intermediate classes participated in environmental study activities presented by staff members and community resource personnel. The theme for PLT week was â€œWet and Wild Ecosystems in Florida.â€ Cross-curriculum activities related to the Sunshine State Standards were taught in connection with these activities.
|Students meet at alligator up close!||Casanova the Siberian Tiger |
Mrs. Leckingerâ€™s and Mrs. Lathamâ€™s class set the goal of remembering their lines and keeping away from the big bad wolf in their play, â€œThe Three Little Pigs.â€ They did a fantastic job! Thank you to all of the parents for showing such great support for your children. It was a full house!
Our media center met its fundraising goal during its annual Scholastic Book Fair, held during the week of October 3rd through the 7th. Geronimo Stilton, a very intelligent mouse, visited the students with words of encouragement towards reading. The student library club assisted with sales, delivery, special orders, and organization. The library club members are: Lance Barwick, Dakota Poitevint, Leah Kennedy, Tylher Tillman, and Dalton Barteld. A big thank you goes out to all of the parent volunteers who donated their time to help out as well.
On October 14th, students enjoyed a day off while teachers achieved their goals of enhancing their teaching skills. All Wakulla County faculty members participated in staff development workshops to find out about the latest educational innovations and teaching strategies.
With the goal of educating our students of the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and smoking, Student Council planned some exciting activities for Red Ribbon Week which was celebrated at Medart October 31st through November 4th. The theme this year was â€œItâ€™s Up to Me to Be Drug Free.â€ Through guidance lessons and activities such as â€œDrugs Won't Find Meâ€ day, the Mustangs pledged to â€œJust Say Noâ€ to drugs.
|Drugs Won't Find Me!||Sweet Dreams, Not Drugs! |
At Medart Elementary, it is always our goal to give our students the best education possible. With the additional help and support we receive from our parents and community, we can always achieve that goal. Remember, you're always welcome to stop on by the olâ€™ corral anytime. We hope to see you soon!
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