This Week in Our Schools


February 22, 2019

This Week in Our Schools allows parents and the community to take a peek inside our classrooms each week. Scroll down to see our students in action as they learn and grow as a Muskie! (*select an image to enlarge it)

Featured this week:

  • District-Wide Students: Parents as Teachers; Young Musicians Honor Band Participants; Miss Pearl City Visits Students.
  • Colorado Elementary: Mrs. Phillips' Kindergarten Class.
  • Grant Elementary: 4th Grade Penny Wars.
  • Jefferson Elementary: SuperStart; Ms. Story's ASL Class.
  • McKinley Elementary: 4th-5th Grade Yoga Club.
  • Central Middle School: German Exchange Student Visit.
  • West Middle School: MathCounts Champions!; Muskies of the Month!; 7th-8th Grade Orchestra.
  • Muscatine High School: Muscatine FFA.
  • District-Wide Staff: Madison Teachers.


Parents as Teachers

Children in the Parents as Teachers program had fun while learning with the hidden object game and building a hamburger while working on sequencing.
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Young Musician's Honor Band

Maya Simpson, Saxby Stein, Katie Jenson, and Aaron Sparks participated in the Young Musician's Honor Band on Saturday, February 16 at Prairie Middle School in Cedar Rapids.
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Miss Pearl City Visits Students

Miss Pearl City, Gia Dougherty, met with fifth-grade students at various elementary buildings to promote her platform, 'Eat Healthy, Not Less.' Students learned about the types of eating disorders, symptoms, and effects. Gia shared her personal struggle with an eating disorder and how she recovered. Her mission is to help people to love what they see when they look in the mirror every day.


Mrs. Phillips' Kindergarten Class

Students in Mrs. Phillips' kindergarten class are learning while having fun during this crazy winter month of February.
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4th Grade Penny Wars

The 4th graders at Grant held a penny war to raise money for MCSA and the Humane Society. Around $415 was raised by Grant students!

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SuperStart Super Stars

Jefferson students at Super Start showcase their amazing talents and dance moves every morning.

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Ms. Story's ASL Class

Ms. Story's ASL Class at Jefferson has been studying Deaf Culture this quarter. We have done Deaf art, Deaf dance, Deaf storytelling, ABC Stories, and now music. The students in the ASL class have worked hard all week to learn, film and edit their own music video.


4th-5th Grade Yoga Club

McKinley's 4th and 5th Grade Yoga Club learn all about the various poses and how yoga helps reduce stress and promote a positive, healthy lifestyle.


German Foreign Exchange Student Shares Experiences

6th-grade students at Central Middle had the privilege of visiting with Leone Neubert, a foreign exchange student at MHS who is from Germany. She was able to connect her personal experiences with the students' understanding of Europe, the European Union, and other cultural factors they are studying in social studies.


West's MathCounts Team Takes 1st Place!

The West Middle School MathCounts team took first place amongst the teams they competed against today. Congrats also goes out to Garrett for achieving first place individual champion!

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Muskies of the Month!

These are some of our awesome Muskies of the Month at West that we celebrated this week. Pictured are 8th graders Stephanie Magana, Vayda Bryant, Deijah Vasquez, Parker Ellsworth, and Gabriel Jones and 6th graders Tyler Brandt, Autumn Glenn, Mar Y Luna Haskins, Jadyn Enriquez, Madilyn Meeke. (Not pictured are 7th graders Hayden Anderson, Ellee Mergen, Cameron Noah, Jackson Othmer, and Katherine Schlawin.)

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7th and 8th Grade Orchestra

7th and 8th Grade Orchestra held a concert last night for the community. They did a great job!

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Muscatine FFA

The Muscatine FFA started off the 2019 FFA Week with a bang as FFA members competed at Sub-District Contests hosted at North Scott on Monday, February 8th.

In Conducts of Meetings- Ava Daufeldt, Grace Williams, Eve Millage, Riley Webber, Caleb Trosen, Jessie Salazar, Spencer Kilburn. 3rd place Gold, alternate to districts.

In Parliamentary Procedure- Brooke Horton, Andrew VanNice, Jamie Sprague, Sophie Crook, Alexis Moeller. 2nd place gold, advancing to districts.

Creed Speaking- Jaiden Schmelzer. 2nd place Gold advancing to districts.

Prepared Public Speaking- Hannah Spies. 3rd place Gold, advancing to districts.

Extemporaneous Speaking- Hope Reichert. 2nd place Gold, advancing to districts.

Job Interview- Alli Youngbauer. 3rd place Gold, advancing to districts.

Individual Ag Sales- Alley Gray. 2nd place Gold, advancing to districts.

Radio Broadcasting- Jocee Boynton. 1st place Gold, advancing to districts.

Manual Quiz- Belinda Brain. 1st place Gold, advancing to districts.

Greenhand Quiz- Autumn Brunk. Silver.

Chapter Test- Joshaua Robinson. Bronze.

Welding Team- Crew Schleisman, Patrick Pendleton. 1st place Gold, advancing to districts. Patrick 3rd place individual Gold advancing to districts. Crew 4th place individual Gold, alternate to districts.

Congratulations to everyone on a great day and good luck preparing for Districts on March 9th in Lone Tree.

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Madison Elementary

Teachers at Madison love the culture and climate of their building. #Teamworkmakesthedreamwork
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