The Sequiota Scoop

A weekly glance at what's happening at Sequiota Elementary

February 16th-19th

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SIGN UP FOR EXPLORE SUMMER COURSES NOW-BEFORE CLASSES ARE FULL!!

Explore will offer an exciting, eight week journey of summer learning at Springfield Public Schools. All explorers will be empowered to reach their personalized destinations by mapping individual paths to learning relevant to their unique interests and passions.

From May 26-July29 here are just a few of the things students can look forward to:

  • 44 days of learning and fun
  • Exciting field experiences
  • Mobile devices for grades K-8
  • More options at more schools
  • Free Artworks program
  • Wide variety of seated and online classes for high school students
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Enroll for Explore! Summer Program!!

Registration is now open for all grade levels!!

NOT SURE WHAT EXPLORE HAS TO OFFER? FUN ENGAGING CLASSES ARE LISTED HERE! SIGN UP USING THE LINK ABOVE!

Wonderful Me

Kindergarten
What makes you unique, amazing and wonderful? Explore your talents and showcase them this summer. Gain the skills and confidence you need to start kindergarten!
Available May 26-June 24 at Boyd, Cowden, Delaware, Field, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver, York, Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.


D is for Dinosaurs

Kindergarten
Dig and discover your way through your summer! Become an archeologist and uncover fossils, build a dinosaur museum and tell a dino tale all while preparing to enter kindergarten.
Available June 27-July 29 at at Boyd, Cowden, Delaware, Field, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver, York, Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.


Future Eagle/Bobcat PYP K Prep

Kindergarten

Get ready for kindergarten through an interactive unit focusing on communication, cooperation and discovery skills to prepare for success as a PYP student.
Available May 26-June 24 at Boyd and Field elementary schools.


Superhero Camp

First grade

Not all superheroes wear capes but they are brave, solve problems, and make the world a better place. Students will create comics, videos, and costumes featuring a superhero solving a problem of their choosing.
Available May 26-June 24 at Cowden, Delaware, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver, York, Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.

School of Rock
First grade

Sound check. 1, 2, 3. Come jam out this summer and discover what makes music; pick up a new talent and put on a show!

Available June 27-July 29 at Boyd, Cowden, Delaware, Field, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver, York, Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.


iPicture The World Around Me
First and second grade
Students will take and use iPictures to develop a variety of writing genres. Poetry, descriptive, opinion, narrative, and research writing will all be explored. Students will use their five senses to develop writing pieces with deeper, vivid descriptions. Technology will be integrated using iPads and writing websites.
Available May 26-June 24 at Boyd and Field elementary schools.

Life Lab Science

First, second and third grade

This class will look at life science through a conceptual lens, engaging students in real life, hands-on experiences in the school garden and classroom. Students will use the garden as a laboratory where they can observe plants and insects as well as learning how to plant seedlings and care for the garden. Learning experiences will encourage critical-thinking skills while building mathematical and communication arts skills.
Available May 26-July 29 at Boyd and Field elementary schools.


Into the Wild
Partnership with Dickerson Park Zoo
Second grade, available May 26-July 29

Come explore where the wild things are! Put on your safari hat as we travel to observe animals in their habitats. Students will direct an animated movie, go on virtual field trips and discover ways to help animals.

Available May 26-June 24 at Boyd, Cowden, Delaware, Field, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver and York elementary schools.
Available June 27-July 29 at Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.


Camp Curious
Second grade

Ever wonder how a lightbulb works? What keeps an airplane in the sky? Discover the what, why and how of the world around you. Come to Camp Curious where you can take objects apart and become the next great inventor.
Available May 26-June 24 at Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.
Available June 27-July 29 at Boyd, Cowden, Delaware, Field, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver and York elementary schools.


Live at 9!
Third grade

Reporting live from Springfield! It takes a team to deliver the news, and we need your student! All students will explore interviewing, writing, videography, reporting and web design as they deliver a daily news show for their friends.

Available May 26-June 24 at Boyd, Cowden, Delaware, Field, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver and York elementary schools.
Available June 27-July 29 at Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.


Splash!
Partnership with Springfield Watershed
Third grade

Did you know 71% of our Earth is covered in water? Where does the water you drink come from? Trace a drop of water from the clouds to your glass and experience the role of a water conservationist in the great outdoors.
Available May 26-June 24 at Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.
Available June 27-July 29 at Boyd, Cowden, Delaware, Field, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver and York elementary schools.


Lights, Camera, Action!

Third, fourth and fifth grade
Students will learn basic acting, singing and choreography skills. Their talents and skills will be showcased in a musical production performed on the last day of class. Along with performance preparation and experience, students will also develop visual art skills as they make sets, props and costume items for thei performance.
Available May 26-June 24 at Boyd and Field elementary schools.


Survivor
Partnership with Dogwood Canyon and local conservation areas
Fourth grade

Survival in the wilderness requires will and skill! In order to survive, you must find food and water, build a shelter, and navigate your way. Do you have what it takes to survive, thrive andmake it back to civilization?
Available May 26-June 24 at Boyd, Cowden, Delaware, Field, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver and York elementary schools.

Available June 27-July 29 at Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.


BotBuilder
Fourth grade

Have you ever wanted to build a robot to help you clean your room? What about a robot to clean the environment? Explore how robots are used in today’s world, design a robot to solve a problem, then build and test your very own.
Available May 26-June 24 at Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.

Available June 27-July 29 at Boyd, Cowden, Delaware, Field, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver and York.


Around the World

Fifth grade
Pack your bags for adventure as we travel around the world! Experience 20 stops in 20 days. We will learn about other cultures through food, song, and virtual field trips.
Available May 26-June 24 at Boyd, Cowden, Delaware, Field, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver and York elementary schools.
Available June 27-July 29 at Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.


Night at the Museum
Partnership with The Discovery Center
Fifth grade, availably May 26-July 29

By pushing, pulling, pedaling, jumping, climbing, bouncing and exploring this class will create an interactive exhibit for use at the Discovery Center. Students will construct and test their prototypes. The result? One exciting summer.
Available May 26-June 24 at Bowerman, Campbell, Hickory Hills, Jeffries, Mann, McGregor, Pittman, Portland, Sherwood, Watkins and Williams elementary schools.

Available June 27-July 29 at Boyd, Cowden, Delaware, Field, Gray, Harrison, Holland, Pershing, Truman, Weaver and York elementary schools.

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Sequiota Sock Hop!! THIS FRIDAY!!

Friday, Feb. 19th, 6pm

Sequiota Elementary School, Springfield, MO, United States

Springfield, MO

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What's Happening @ Sequiota This Week? Read Below!

Tuesday:

  • Happy Birthday Connie Ducker, Lead Cook!
  • Student of the Month Breakfast @ 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday:

  • PTA Board Meeting @ 4:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons

Thursday:
  • Civility Assembly
  • Technology Presentations for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade studenst
Friday:
  • Hat Day!
  • Sequiota Spirit Day! Wear your Sequiota Spirit Wear!
  • Sequiota Sock Hop @ 6:00 p.m.
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Sequiota is a hidden treasure on the southeast side of Springfield! Over the last 50 years, Sequiota has changed in appearance but the values remain the same. We recently gathered to celebrate 50 years of education, success, community and family! Sequiota is a school where students come first and are at the heart of every decision made. Sequiota is home to some of the BEST families in Springfield! Sequiota would not have the ability to do all that it does without the support of our PTA. The Sequiota PTA truly has the students best interest at heart and serves as a huge foundation of Sequiota Elementary School. If you are looking for a school with a small community feel, you have come to the right place. At Sequiota, we are not just a school, we are a family that supports one another and collaborates to provide the BEST education possible for our students.