Norman Rockwell Elementary received a signed copy of the “Freedom From Want” painting from Danny Galieote, a prominent artist who re-created Norman Rockwell paintings to represent the current cultural and social transformation in America today.

Belen Mendoza Molina Mann Elementary

Belen Mendoza Molina had the best all-around score in the nation for her age group in competitive sport stacking. A student from Horace Mann Elementary, she ranked number one in the nation overall at the live-streamed competition and ranked seventh in the nation for all age groups in the all-around female division.

Thoreau third grade book project

In this time of remote learning, Thoreau Elementary teacher Caroline Amundsen inspired her third-grade class to explore their creativity and hone their writing skills. Over the course of the fall, the students learned the fundamentals of writing and spent weeks drafting, revising, editing and illustrating their stories. 



    Kirk Elementary fourth graders get hands-on experience running a town

    Kirk 4th graders visit JA Biztown

    Fourth graders at Kirk Elementary capped off a year-long study of civics and finance with a fun and educational trip to JA (Junior Achievement) BizTown in Auburn. The field trip was the students’ chance to put into practice the lessons they learned throughout the year about banking, operating a business and saving for college.

    On Kirk’s trip to JA BizTown, students were placed in companies and sent to “work” for the day where they created payroll, operated their business, took out loans and created advertisements. Fourth-grade teacher Annette Bovey enthused, “They had a great time seeing everything that goes into running a business.”