Juanita Elementary Affirmation Mirror

Strong kids begin with strong minds. That's why Jordan McClellion at Juanita Elementary is nurturing her students to see the best in themselves through the "affirmation mirror" station.

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.



    Dickinson students participate in Disability Fair to raise awareness about people with disabilities

    Dickinson Disability Awareness Fair


    Students at Emily Dickinson Elementary are now more knowledgeable about the challenges people with disabilities go through every day. The school’s PTSA hosted a Disability Awareness Fair in its gym on October 23, which was also National Unity Day. The gym was set up with six different stations that helped replicate some obstacles associated with common disabilities. Each station included information and an activity that demonstrated what it would be like to have that disability. The different station categories were vision, sensory, motor planning, speech and language, reading and writing, and mobility. For example, the mobility station had a wheelchair and walker, and students were asked to follow a path outlined in tape on the ground. 

    This fair was one way the school honored Disability Awareness Month in October. The Dickinson PTSA was focused on showing ways students can help their friends with disabilities feel more accepted and understood. They reminded students that a disability is only a part of who a person is, not the whole person.