Bethany Meyer, Horizon Middle School choir director, leads sixth grade students in a performance during the school's Fine Arts Gala March 16.
"I'm excited about doing all the songs and having fun on the 'Green Eggs and Ham,'" said Alyssa Lujan, 6, ahead of a performance of "Seussical Jr." at Remington Elementary School March 15.
“Don’t judge something by its cover,” said Hayden Newberg, 9, Odyssey Elementary School fourth-grader. “Something may look mean, but if you get to know it, it may be nice. That applies to people too.”
Kindergartner Izabella Lane, 6, cuts out an outline of her hand March 14 at Woodmen Hills Elementary School in District 49. The leprechaun project, ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, called for cooperation to achieve a goal, rather than copy a template.
Eighth-grader Drew Smith 14, stars as Horton the Elephant in the musical, Seussical, March 9 at Sand Creek High School.
Wendi Sidney, learning services administrative assistant, is honored during "Fantastic 49" recognition March 9, ahead of a Board of Education meeting in District 49. “I’m honored to be a part of this team and come to work every day,” said Sidney. “It’s very fulfilling to help our students and families.”
"The parental support today gives the kids an extra boost to keep going and shows the kids so much love," said Amanda Rhea, a parent of three Remington Elementary School students.
Stetson Elementary School 21st century skills teacher Laurie Hildebrand has been providing maker spaces and other hands-on learning opportunities for her students as part of the school's technology curriculum. "Hands-on activities are very valuable. Our kids crave it and there is something organic about it."
Each classroom creates a themed basket of donated items for the silent auction. "We've raised nearly three thousand dollars tonight," said Meridian Ranch Elementary School Parent Teacher Association treasurer Jo Behrens, "but when the kids scream for how much each basket gets, that's what it's all about."
Theresa Ritz, principal, reads to third grade students during the National Education Association's “Read Across America Day,” Mar 2 at Ridgeview Elementary School.
"They get to see us in a different light," said Springs Ranch Elementary School third grade teacher Brian Hepperle. "We get to tie in the fun with the academics and it's a good way to freshen up what's important."