Learners thank veterans at the Clive Learning Academy Veterans Day assembly.

Life in the WDMCS 11/9/2015

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

Fifth-graders at Clive Learning Academy have been studying and asking the question “What is the value of freedom?” After interviewing a panel of refugees in the community, hosting a veteran’s luncheon, and researching the nation’s past struggles with freedom, students decided that it was important to present this information to their peers and community members. Their goal was to help others understand and appreciate the freedoms citizens have and the sacrifices that have been made to protect these freedoms. The learners organized informational booths and planned a Veterans Day Assembly for Friday, Nov. 6. Veterans in our community were invited so they could be recognized and honored.

Jordan Creek Elementary

Jordan Creek Elementary fourth-grade students have been learning about the bones of the body, how the skeleton works, and what bones look like inside and out. They dissected an owl pellet and investigated different small animal bones the owl digested. The students also had an opportunity to compare and contrast human and animal skeletal anatomy with a veterinarian guest speaker.