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Angry Bird Catapults

Students constructed catapults to help reinforce math and science concepts before MAP testing begin next week. This math and science project turned STEM activity required students to build a catapult using only 10 popsicle sticks and 3 to 4 rubber bands. Students got to decorate a marshmallow, which represented an Angry Bird, launching it in the air to see the total distance traveled. Students were allowed to make modification, changing the angles and point of release on their catapult. It was such a fun project!

Next Year

It is both with excitement and sadness that I share with you that I will be moving schools at the end of this academic year. I have taken a position as a fourth grade teacher at the new Shawnee Mission innovative school, Apache IS.

Santa Fe Trail has been my home away from home for the past six years and it has not only shaped who I am as an educator, but has also shaped who I am as an individual. The students at SFT, but specifically this group of SFT students, have been an outstanding bunch. I feel so fortunate to have had each and every one of these kids in my classroom this year. They have all taught me something about myself and have pushed me to be a better teacher, challenging me to think outside the box.

I can't thank you all enough for all the support you have given me this year in terms of donated items and volunteered time. I said it before and I'll say it again, this group of students is truly magical, and I can't think of a better group to end my time with at Santa Fe Trail. I have no doubt these students are bound for great things. I will miss all of you dearly.

Seesaw Spotlight

Seesaw is an educational app that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. Students can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. There is also an option for students to also comment and like on other student's work. Ask your student to show you their online portfolio.


Friday, April 29th, 5:30-8:30pm

Santa Fe Trail Elementary School, Overland Park, KS, United States

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Early Dismissal

Thursday, May 5th, 12:30pm

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No School - Professional Development Day

Friday, May 6th, 8am

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Overland Park, KS

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