The Last Day of School is: May 24th
Tag student Crew Howard, won $50 for submitting a poem on "Ethanol", to the Poet Tree Poetry Contest! Winners at the state and national level will be published in the summer 2013 issue of Vital, Poet's quarterly magazine, which has a circulation of 27,000!
Tag student Anna DeGroot received an Honorable Mention award from the Vision of Inventiveness, Inventiveness challenge: "Design a mechanism or device that you can use to rescue someone or something more effectively and without putting yourself or others in greater danger.
Janet Greenwood visited with third graders about a program called Heifer International. The students had a read story called "Beatrice's Goat" about a family in Uganda who received a goat as a gift from Heifer. The family used the milk and money from the milk to feed their family and send Beatrice to school. The third graders were very interested in the families around the world who have been helped by Heifer International. A delegation of third graders spoke with Mrs. Whitham about collecting money in third grade to send to Heifer International.
A Trip to the Farm
Tuesday May 8th the Junior Kindergarten class was excited to load the bus and head over to visit Dammann Farms. The class was invited by Justin and Jen Dammann to come and see how the machine side of the farm operates. His passion and energy for farming was a great way to end our units on planting seeds, parts of a plant, and the water cycle. During the visit to the field the students were able to see up close corn seed, a planter and a tractor. The kids’ favorite was being able to get up in the cab and see the computer and GPS installed for the planting season. A lot of excitement was also for honking the tractor horn. It was a great experience for the class to participate in. The weather cooperated and the age appropriate lessons and hands-on learning was a fantastic opportunity for all the kids. Mrs. Wagoner’s Junior Kindergarten class greatly appreciates the time and efforts put into this field trip. Thank you to Justin and Jen Dammann as well as the whole Dammann family and farm operation for allowing us to continue our learning and motivate students to be involved in agriculture education.
Nodaway Valley Museum
On May 15th the kindergarten classes visited the Nodaway Valley Museum to see the Goldenrod Schoolhouse as a part of the Social Studies unit of Past and Present. Click here to view pictures of their field trip.
Bethesda Recorder Consort
On May 13, the Bethesda Recorder Consort performed for the 4th and 5th graders in the middle school gym. They played several songs, including "Ode to Joy", "America", and "Lord of the Dance". The students were able to see and hear different sized recorders, including the bass, tenor, alto, soprano, sopranino, and garklein. The 4th and 5th graders have been playing recorders in music class and enjoyed listening to the recorder choir.
ISEA Art Decal Winner
Emilee Haffner, 4th grade winner of the ISEA Design-A-Decal sticker.
Author Tim Smith, aka Buck Wilder, visits Garfield Students
Students and teachers enjoyed a fast-paced motivational visit from author and story-teller Tim Smith, who writes under the pen name of Buck Wilder. Smith has written ten books in a series of Buck Wilder adventures as well as full-sized books.
3rd Grade Concert
Brandy Powers from the Public Health, awarded the following Art students from grades 2-4 for their participation in the "Tobacco Free Parks" contest, their art designs will be displayed in our community parks; Riley Hunziker, Keely Boltinghouse, Maddie Sunderman, and Sydney Perina. Congratulations to them for their creativeness and support for Non Smoking in Parks!
1st Grade Concert
The first grade classes performed “A Barnyard Moosical” on April 23 at the High School Auditorium. The musical was about animals that have fun on the farm. Some students had speaking parts and got to act like different farm animals. All the students sang songs about pigs, chickens, cows, and goats, and a few students were featured soloists. Katy Ridge did a great job of directing this “Moosical”
Q and U Wedding