Rockwell Elementary Earth Day

On Earth Day, fourth graders at Norman Rockwell Elementary School learned how soil and water are connected during a virtual presentation that introduces students to creatures that live in the soil.

Rosa Parks Elementary Earth Day 2021

Make that Friday-night pizza delicious and nutritious with fresh, home-grown vegetables. As part of Earth Week, the Rosa Parks Elementary PTSA distributed seeds and soil for students to plant at home.

Audubon Elementary Earth Day 2021

The Green Team at John James Audubon Elementary shared videos on FlipGrid about how they celebrate Earth Day. Some of their ideas included using sunlight instead of electricity, planting trees, recycling, drawing pictures and picking up litter.



    Ben Rush Elementary hosts “PJ Read-in Night” to promote reading

    Rush PJ Story Night

    Ben Rush Elementary hosted its annual Read-A-Thon from October 21 - November 8. The campaign encourages students to develop good reading habits. It’s also part of a fundraiser sponsored by Rush’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). One of the events during the campaign is the “PJ Read-in Night.” Students showed up in their pajamas and brought their blankets, stuffed animals and flashlights. Mrs. Schroeder, Rush’s librarian, and Ms. Vacknitz, a third-grade teacher, took turns reading stories to the children. They read “The Sunflower Sword” and “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” 

    For three weeks, students and staff members participated in a “School Read-In.” Classes spent 20 minutes reading each day. On “Literacy Character Dress Up Day,” students dressed up as their favorite book character, including Harry Potter, The Cat in the Hat and more.