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Life in the WDMCS 1/11/2016

Life in the WDMCS is a weekly feature that highlights what is happening at each of our buildings. If a school is not listed, there was no submission from that building this week.

Clive Learning Academy
Sixth-grade learners at Clive Learning Academy have been meeting with Detective Woods from the Windsor Heights Police Department once a month this school year for a program called Code 411. The program ties into the social studies curriculum about civics. Detective Woods talks to the students about topics including drugs, alcohol, theft, harassment, and law enforcement. Learners have been taking notes and asking her questions to prepare for creating their own PowerPoint presentations this spring. They will graduate from Code 411 at the end of the school year.

Clive Learning Academy third-graders are creating a Clive Museum and timeline as a way to learn about the people who walked the hallways of Clive for the past 60 years, when it was known as Clive Elementary. They recently interviewed former Clive students and teachers to piece together different parts of the school’s history.

Crestview School of Inquiry
Crestview School of Inquiry students completed a reading challenge during Winter Break. Students were asked to read 20 minutes each day during the break. Those who completed the challenge got to start school after the break by having hot chocolate and cookies.

Hillside Elementary
Hillside Elementary kindergarten students started school after the break by furthering their understanding of numbers. They are studying the calendar, calculators, and the hundreds chart to learn more about numbers in the double digits. Students are also continuing their exploration of the clock: reinforcing numbers up to 12, counting in increments of five, and beginning to learn concepts of telling time.

Jordan Creek Elementary
Miss Brittnee’s Tiger Cubs Preschool class recently received the Class of Character Award. The 3- and 4-year-old kids of character were found displaying caring qualities by walking quietly in the halls of their school.