Washington Schools - December 2018
Community and Service at Lena Dunn Elementary
The staff and students at Lena Dunn, through Kids at Hope, encourage students to focus on their future by envisioning themselves being successful in life's Destinations.
The Destination for this nine weeks is Community & Service. Sixth-grade students served a breakfast for law enforcement officers to show their gratitude the day before Thanksgiving. Younger students made cards and wrote letters to show their appreciation for their service to our community.
Thank you to Dr. Stephen Gregory for giving free vision screenings for Washington students!
Investing in Project-Based Learning at North Elementary
Lacey Higgins, who teaches math at North Elementary to 5th and 6th-grade students, is taking the skills she has learned as a part of the Regional Opportunities Initiative Project-Based Learning course and applying it to her classroom. Her class will be learning about the investing and careers in finance with a Stock Market project.
Edward Jones financial advisors Sara Browning and Tara Brower visited the class and shared information with students about their career, the stock market, and how they best serve their clients.
Connor Prairie visits Lena Dunn 3rd Grade to teach Students to make an Electrical Circuit and about Farming Cooperatives.
Star Student Breakfast at Washington Jr. High
Health Students at Washington High School Learn Life Saving Skills
All students taking Health classes across the state of Indiana receive CPR and AED training and can become CPR certified. Training includes CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, for infants, children, and adults. They also learn how to safely use an AED, an automated external defibrillator. Procedures for choking victims were also covered. Students had the opportunity to practice their skills on CPR manikins.
Learning CPR is a simple way to save a life. It offers immediate emergency assistance during the critical first few minutes after breathing has ceased. Just by administering CPR, one can prevent brain damage due to lack of oxygen until help arrives, possibly ensuring not only the survival of the victim but their return to a normal life.
Christmas Around the World
Robotics Club at Veale and North Elementary Schools
This is the first year for robotics at North Elementary. Sponsors Michelle Baxter and Alicia Reister had a lot of students express interest, and staff filled out a student evaluation which was used to select students. They hope to continue to grow the Robotics Club at North and are excited to attend their first competition at Princeton Middle School.