Students Learn About Mileage Club, Exercise Cycles, and Mindfulness

There is so much happening in Mrs. Leigh Castle, Mr. John Howanski and Mrs. Kelly Hainsey’s health classes!

Everyone is setting goals and running laps during Mileage Club. And, students in Mrs. Hainsey’s class are using a new scanning system funded by an Innovated Grant from The Kennett Education Foundation, called EZ Scan. Inside the classroom, Mrs. Castle incorporates an exercise of the cycle, like “Wacky Jacks,” with her students, while Mr. Howanski is practicing mindfulness activities! We’re keeping our bodies and minds healthy this year in D1!

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Library is Ready for the Read for the Gold Reading Incentive

Bancroft Elementary School’s library media center is ready to begin its 8th annual Read for the Gold school-wide reading incentive program this week. Students have been trained in the Accelerated Reader online quiz program and are ready to earn comprehension points for each book read and quiz passed. Classes will earn points and they will be tracked on the school’s ‘Reader’s Up’ baseball display in the library media center. Each week Mr. David Livergood, the school’s library media specialist, will update class points on the display. Beginning in October, classes, with the most comprehension points by grade level, will earn the reading trophy for their class monthly. Readers up!!

baseball field

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Miss Garvin’s Class Learns About Civil Right Movements

Miss Rachel Garvin’s fifth grade class has been learning about the civil rights movement. Students are reading about different events that helped secure rights for African Americans such as the bus boycotts and Brown v. the Board of Education. After reading about specific events, each student created a pie piece to represent their learning!

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Mrs. Smith’s Class Learns About Brave Activists

Mrs. Smith’s class has been reading about how one person can change the world. Each student read a biography on brave activist from history and  today. After reading the biography, each student created a portrait and described their awesome activist by listing their character traits.

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School Nurse is Ready for a Great Year

Our school nurse, Mrs. Orlando, is excited for the new school year! She is taking advantage of the school’s sneak-a-peek to meet with parents and students to discuss emergency forms and update any individual student’s medical concerns.

School nurse with students and parents

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