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--Leslie MartinAnthony Burns Elementary Classes are learning about black history through music for Black History Month. Fifth-graders are learning to sing and play "Wade in the Water" on their recorders. They are also learning about the history of the song. Fourth-graders are reading "Follow the Drinking Gourd," a story about Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad. They are also learning to play the song on their recorders as well as singing the song. Second-graders are learning the Martin Luther King Jr. rap "A Kid Like Me." The children listen, discuss, then create an eight-beat movement/dance pattern. Megan Hicks from Porter library will be at the school to read stories about African-American War Heroes and stories about the Civil War.
The winners for the February Math Problem Solving contest are
First place--Katie Dudgeon and Brandon Rodgers.
Second place--Catarina Izzi.
Third place--Alex Holdeman and Alex Radu.
--Jeanne LyonsFalmouth Elementary Falmouth Elementary supports the arts by featuring special artwork each Monday on WFES, the school's TV station. The work of the artist of the week is televised before the morning announcements. The following students have been selected for first semester: Brandon Cook, Princess Thompson, Patrick Matula, Kaylee Feather, Mariah Watters, Rachael Dolliver, David Sisson, Annaliese Graham, Sean Elmlinger, Camryn Salzgaber, Derek Sterns, Alex Walker, Robby Ferrell, Cassandra Robison, David Ghansah, Rachel Nobles and Joseph Kin.
"Jump Rope for Heart" and "Hoops for Heart" were originally scheduled for Feb. 26-March 2. Due to the four missed school days last week, we will move the event to March 5-9. The collection packets are now due March 5.
--Brandie HaydenFerry Farm Elementary Enrichment is back. PTA will sponsor enrichment classes on Thursdays after school throughout March. The first classes will start March 8 from 4 to 5 p.m. Preregistration required.
Class pictures will be taken today. Wear a big smile.
--Janet SmootGarrisonville Elementary Student Council members are sponsoring a drive to collect shower scrubbies for injured service men and women hospitalized in Germany. Send your new scrubbies in to your child's classroom teacher. On each grade level, the class that collects the most scrubbies will win an ice cream celebration.
Kathryn Carpenter is the new assistant principal.