Saturday, January 16, 2016
The Randall Elementary School girls basketball team may have finished 0-6 this season, but they had fun and showed determination and hard work under Coach John Cahalan.
The team thanked Mr. Cahalan at their end-of-the-season party.
The girls played from November 2–December 7.
The fifth game of the season, played against Blair Moody, was a heartbreaker. Tied into the second overtime, free throws decided the game. The Randall girls ended up losing the game by just 1 point.
During the season five girls scored: Isabel S. (14 points), Janiah W. (eight), Alyssa W. (eighth), Rebecca W. (two) and DeAriah A. (two).
The staff and students are proud of the team and wish them the best next year.
The Sixth Grade Academy bands, under the direction of Mrs. Plaza, performed their Winter Concert on January 14. They did two performances during the day for students and staff and performed again in the evening for parents.
Everyone attending enjoyed a variety of songs featuring the different types of instruments as well as a wonderful selection of ensemble pieces.
Thank you Mrs. Plaza and the band for a job well done.
Mrs. Michaelis' second graders at Blair Moody Elementary School learned about Martin Luther King all week.
Wyandotte Clayworks came to Johnson Early Childhood Center recently. The children molded and shaped the clay and created their own masterpieces. In two weeks Pete Bovee from Clayworks will return with the baked creations so that the children can paint and glaze them.
McDowell Elementary School kindergartners are the lucky recipients of a beautiful rug from the Donors Choose Program.
Students are reading and enjoying their new space on the carpet. One little boy said as he curled up with a good book that he even forgot that he was at school.
Ms. Bochenek always tells them, "Books take you places!" They sure are going to enjoy their new carpet.
Students at the Sixth Grade Academy attended a presentation given by Mrs. Jodi Speck from the Michigan Attorney General's office called “OK2SAY.”
“OK2SAY” is a program designed to encourage Michigan students to share and respond to anything that threatens their safety or the safety of others. With support from Attorney General Bill Schuette, the Michigan State Police, local law enforcement, schools, the health community and many others, there are processes in place that help students submit confidential tips regarding criminal activities or harmful behavior.
Students can confidentially submit tips 24/7 via mobile app, online at www.ok2say.com, by texting 652729 (OK2SAY), or by calling 855-565-2729.
During the 2014-15 school year, the first year of “OK2SAY,” more than 1,400 tips were submitted. “OK2SAY” is making a difference for Michigan’s greatest resource – its students.
Eureka Heights Elementary School students recently attended a Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative Assembly.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Randall Elementary School’s Student Council set up the last week before break with some fun days. .
Monday was “Crazy Hair Day.” Then Tuesday was “Dress as Your Favorite Christmas Character.”
Wednesday was “Pajama Day” and Thursday was “Snow Day.”
Finally, with Friday came “Wear Red, Green & White” day.
Wednesday was also the day the PTA had a movie and popcorn event for the students, who sold items in the school fundraiser. Students brought their blankets to lay on and were already wearing pajamas to watch the “Minion Movie.”