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. 



    Newbery winning author visits with students at Juanita Elementary

    Juanita Elementary visit from Kirby Larson

    It is not every day you get an award-winning author to visit your elementary school. Students at Juanita Elementary School were lucky enough to meet with Kirby Larson on November 7. Larson has written more than 20 children’s books. One of those includes “Hattie Big Sky,” a book Larson won the Newbery Honor Award for writing. Larson spent the morning talking with students about her book from 2009 titled “Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle.” The book is about an Iraqi war dog who was raised in the wild whose life changed when he met a marine. She talked about how she came up with the idea to write the book and the process of storytelling. Some lucky students even got their books signed by Larson.