Elkhart Elementary School

Week of September 19

EES News for the Week

Remember that CATS after school program runs Monday - Thursday. There will be no CATS on Friday.

September 20th is count day. Unless your child is ill, please make sure to have them in attendance this week.

September 21 - TASN, our educational consultant group, will be in our building.

September 22 - 1st Wildcat store of the year.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 26 - No School (Teacher Inservice)

Sept. 27 - Fire Drill

Sept. 30 - Pre K, Kinder to Pumpkin Patch

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EES Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Morrison

What do you do at EES?

- Teach 2nd Grade.

How many years have you been in education?


How many years have you been at EES?

- My whole career, 2nd and 3rd grades.

Tell us about your background.

- My undergrad degree in education is from Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana. My Master's degree is in Elementary Ed. with an ESL endorsement from Ft. Hays State, Ks.

Kent and I met on a blind date (set up by Winston Urey, Church of God minister) and the rest is history. We were married 6 months later and I moved to Elkhart where Kent was already employed by USD 218. There were so many people applying for teaching jobs, I couldn't even get an interview. I had to sub the first year and then I got a job at EES.

We have two girls, Jorie and Jill. Jorie has a Master's in Social Work, but is currently a stay at home mom. She stays busy chasing our grandson, Dax (2) and selling Modere. Her husband, Blake, is an engineer for L3Harris. They live in Broken Arrow, OK. Jill is a 4-6 ELA teacher and Jr./Sr. High Cheer sponsor for McLean, TX schools. She is married to Andrew, who is an emissions tester for Great Plains Analytical Services, Inc. They love their cattle and country life near Elk City, Ok.

What is something interesting about you?

- Fun fact: I lived in Elkhart when I was 2 years old. My father was the minister at the First Church of God here. My sister married Tony O'Brien, Eva, Ok so we had ties to Elkhart most of our lives. Most long weekends our car is pointed towards Oklahoma since grandson, Dax, is perfectly spoiled by Nan and Pop. I like to use my Circuit machine to create treasures and gifts in my spare time. I love to travel and explore. The Oregon coast is my current favorite!

What is your favorite part about being an EES Wildcat?

- I spent a LOT of time in the gyms as my girls were both Jr./Sr. high cheerleaders. Love the Wildcat SPIRIT AND PRIDE! I enjoy instilling that wildcat passion into my students at a young age.

We do not have a school nurse at this time -

If your child needs medication, please administer that at home as much as possible. If your student has to have medication administered during school hours, or for emergency medications, please contact us at the ES office. We will keep emergency medication in a locked cabinet in the office (please provide a Dr. note with this) and non-emergency meds that need to be administered during school hours will most likely need to be given by a parent.

A Reminder:

With Fall sports starting, we would like to remind parents that when students attend school games they are to be accompanied by parents. Please be sure that your child is under the supervision of an adult while in attendance. Thank you!
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EES Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Shrauner

What do you do at EES?

- I am the K-12 Visual Arts Teacher.

How many Years have you been in education?

- This is my 2nd year.

Tell us a little bit about your background.

- I grew up in Mid-Missouri near the Lake of the Ozarks and attended William Woods University, where I received a BFA in Studio Art.I am currently attending Fort Hays State University and working toward a Master of Education degree. My husband, Reid, and I have three awesome kids - two in middle school and one in high school. Prior to coming to teach at USD 218, I farmed with my husband on his family's 4th-generation farm. Teaching art to students, ages 5-18, is a big change from driving tractors and working cattle, but I really love it. I often say I feel like teaching art is what I was meant to do all along.

What is something interesting about you?

- I enjoy camping and traveling with my family and friends, reading, baking, and anything to do with art or music. I suppose the most interesting thing about me is my three-legged dog, Pajo. With exception to school, he goes nearly everywhere with me, so most of Elkhart has met Pajo and thrown a ball for him at the fair or a rec ballgame. He's incredibly friendly and loves meeting new people.

What is your favorite part about being an EES Wildcat?

- My favorite part of being an EES Wildcat is getting to know so many amazing young people. I have the unique privilege of meeting my students when they are in Kindergarten and teaching them almost every year until graduation. Building relationships and watching these students grow is an unexpected honor.

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-- Benjamin Franklin