Choir students from nine elementary schools performed at the District 49 Music Festival on May 3.
"I feel like he's a human calculator because he knows all the answers," said Karsyn McCune, MRES fifth-grader about retired former teacher and volunteer Douglas Downey.
"It shows how well our district works together," said Lori Hall, Springs Studio for Academic Excellence. "Although we're at different schools, we really aren't different. We can learn, work and have fun together."
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The Stetson Raider Choir, led by Becca Garner, performs 'Pizza Love' April 27. Fifth-grader Shawn Escobar grabs the microphone at the end of the song an outro solo. Students attending the event went wild for Escobar. Before the performance, Escobar wanted to give the part to someone else, but encouragement from Ms. Garner was successful. The Elementary Choir Festival, an annual tradition in District 49, was held at Woodmen Hills Elementary.
A child speaks with Santa Claus, played by retired firefighter Jim DeGeorge, after shopping for his family Dec. 6 during Santa’s Toy Express at the transportation department in District 49. Fifty-one students, most 4-8 years old, received a call this year from the “elves” of Santa’s Toy Express.
Second and fifth grade students, reading the most minutes over Fall break, earned the opportunity to duct tape the school leader of their choice to a wall.
When kindergarten teacher Ashley Mullins announced March 18 that a special guest had arrived for story time, her classroom energized with speculation.