Thursday, January 27, 2011

Science Fair Week



This picture does not do justice to the number of science fair projects this year. There are over 65 projects entered in this years contest and the projects are top notch.

Students brought their projects in on Monday and judging took place Tuesday - Thursday. We appreciate the judges that came out this week from within our community including staff from the MD Anderson Science Park.

The winning projects that will advance to the Regional Science Fair in Austin will be announced at Monday's Rise & Shine.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

MLK Day Lesson



MLK Day is a holiday for SISD. This holiday recognizes the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Students in Mrs. Schaatt's class studied the "I have A Dream" speech which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made in 1963. 

In the spirit of the speech, students wrote about their dreams for their community, country, and the world. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Benches are in!



Our benches came in for the Outdoor Learning Center and are now ready for use; if the weather would cooperate.

Thank you to Mr. Mixon for building the benches for us this past weekend. The benches are made of recycled material and they weigh around 135 lbs. each. They are a nice addition to our OLC and will be put to good use when the weather allows.

As you can see the Outdoor Learning Center is coming together nicely due in large part to our strong community support.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

For Pete's Sake 5K



As many of you know Pete Luna is a 3rd grader at Smithville Elementary and has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer. We are planning the “For Pete’s Sake” 5K walk/run that will take place on January 23rd with all proceeds going to Pete’s family. The run begins at 8AM. Participants are guaranteed a t-shirt if you register before the 15th. Checks should be made payable to "For Pete's Sake".

Fee: ***To guarantee a T-shirt, register and pay BEFORE January 15, 2011***

Children – ages 10 and under - $8 if registered before 1/15/11 $10 if registered after

Adults – ages 10 and up - $15 if registered before 1/15/11 $20 if registered after

Click here to register at active.

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Coke Rewards sent SES a gift



Tuesday we received a Flip Video Camera from the Coca-Cola Company for participating in their MyCokeRewards Program. We have been collecting coke rewards for almost a year. The points earned have been used to order physical education equipment for our campus. Our students particularly love the parachute that we ordered earlier in the fall semester.

So, thank you to Coca-Cola for their nice surprise gift and thank you to everyone who has collected, donated, and submitted points to Smithville Elementary.

What a great way to start the new year!