Students holding up hand-drawn pictures with an acrostic poem about Crestview on the left side

Life in the WDMCS 4/27/15

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 Elementary

Clive Elementary has been celebrating National School Library Month. Students in kindergarten through second grade have taken part in activities like making crafts, playing Just Dance, and completing a “lazer maze.” Third-grade students have been working to solve the mystery of who stole the cookies from the library, while the fourth-graders are creating Diamante poems to celebrate Poetry Month. Fifth-grade students have been working with art teacher Alecia Eggers to create a living museum for the library, and sixth-graders have been working through digital citizenship modules online.

Crestview Elementary

Third-grade students at Crestview Elementary have been writing different forms of poetry. This week, they wrote poems about their school and what it means to them.

Jordan Creek Elementary

Jordan Creek Elementary held its Second Annual Rock the Walk fundraiser. Each grade spends 45 minutes on the track, running or walking and trying to complete as many laps as possible. Students also completed different physical activities at four different stations around the track and could participate in a T-shirt design contest. Jordan Creek aimed to raise $40,000.

Western Hills Elementary

The Western Hills Elementary Kids Care Club focused on helping its own school community in April. It helped two local organizations with connections to the school and club members: the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Found (JDRF). The students learned about raising awareness and promised to support both of the organizations’ spring walks. The club also made bird feeders to hang on school grounds and at home for Earth Day.