Nothing seems to slow this team down! The lady Lynx basketball team ~ elementary team, that is ~ recently won the Harrisburg tournament. They played teams from Canton, Lennox, and 2 teams from Harrisburg. This team outscored their opponents 157 - 19. Representing Fred Assam Elementary ~ Danica & Samantha!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Representing K - 1st grade: 1st place ~ Joey; 2nd place ~ tie between Chance and Tristan; 3rd place ~ Reghan.
Representing 2nd - 3rd grade: 1st place ~ Caleb and Cole "What Wrinkles Your Hands the Fastest?"; 2nd place ~ tie between Kaleb & Victoria with "Bouncing Eggs" and Jackson and his experiment on the "Ping Pong ball catapult";
3rd place ~ Avery, Madison & Hope and "The Smoking Volcano".
4th and 5th grade: 1st place ~ Emily & Danica "Electricity, Conduets and Insulators" tied with Erica and her project "How a PET bottle is Made"; 2nd place ~ tie between Sydney "How 3D Works" and Alex - "Solar Powered Boat"; 3rd place ~ Sierra and Carly "Age in Space".
Super Science experiments and fun was had by everyone involved!
What an awesome experience for these three Fred Assam Elementary students and other students from the Brandon Valley School District! 195 students from numerous schools across South Dakota auditioned and participated in the Elementary Honors Choir.
The students tell me it was a wonderful experience! Emily, Courtney, and Alex were a part of that experience. The students practiced all day and gave their performance late in the afternoon. Many parents, grandparents, teachers, and - principal - were there to listen to the beautiful voices. Their performance was held in the Performing Arts Center on the campus of SDSU.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The Polar Plunge lived up to its name! The water in the dumpster was frigid and the air temperature was about 20 degrees with light snow falling. Representing Fred Assam Elementary School ~ Mr. Woodle, Mr. Peters, Mrs. Leenderts, & Ms. Foster. We were dressed in our 80's clothing along with many other "plungers" from the other Brandon Valley schools. 93 jumpers plunged into the water that day ~ raising over $22,000 for Special Olympics.
I had no idea what a Penny War was ~ but the staff & students sure did! With a little fun competition, over $1800 came in to support Special Olympics! As students planned their strategies and plotted against other grade levels, it was 5th grade that came out on top by Friday's end. Congratulations to all of the Fred Assam Elementary students & staff for their donations and excitement! The entire week was filled with fun!