The success is attributed to the Community Transition Team, which has worked hard to offer special events for preschoolers and their families. CTT started a TK program that has contributed to the boost to kindergarten enrollment.
The 2nd-5th grade classes released their baby steelhead into the Mad River at the Blue Lake Hatchery. The whole school participated in the Creek Days environmental education day.
The booster club has raised over $12,000 since January.
Whitethorn School reports that the best class configuration for next year would be K/1, 2/3, 4/5, 6/7. During the summer there will be work done at the site which will include the mowing and maintenance that is hard to get to during the school year. Whitethorn School worked hard to achieve high attendance.
Ettersburg School reported that students have visited the Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Weott, watched Romeo and Juliet at Beginnings, performed by the Honeydew School, visited the Mattole River. Parents and students had a great time in San Francisco and Oakland on their field trip.
There was a full house for the Open & Closed House/Promotion Ceremony on the last day of school. The Ettersburg School retirement party was on June 23.
Julie Johansen reported that Redway School partnered with the Rotary Club to raise funds for Rotary’s eradication of polio with a pie fundraiser. Some of the students ate the pies they bought and some of them took the opportunity provided at the event to throw them at the principal. The kids want to do it again next year, Johansen said.