Fourth-grade student Adrien Hart and fifth-grade student Zamari Moore, both of West Des Moines, concentrate on their crochet work.

Life in the WDMCS 2/22/2016

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
Clive Learning Academy sixth-grade students attended Junior Achievement BizTown on Feb. 18. Students learned about the community and economy, financial literacy, and business planning prior to their visit. They also had the opportunity to apply and interview for jobs with a panel of guest teachers. On the day of the visit, each business produced a good or service, and worked to create a profit and pay off a business loan. They balanced their own checkbooks after each paycheck and visited other business as consumers during breaks. All businesses successfully paid off their loans during this year’s BizTown real-world learning experience.

Hillside Elementary
Students at Hillside Elementary have been having fun in the school’s Knit and Crochet Club. Beginning students are working with experienced volunteers, while others have knitting or crocheting experience. Knit and Crochet Club meets every week after school, and all materials are free to the students.

Jordan Creek Elementary
First-graders at Jordan Creek Elementary participated in Cultural Day on Friday, Feb. 12. They took a musical tour of Mexico, learned Kenyan beading, practiced dances from India, and played different Chinese children’s games.