There is a current need for 15 new computers for K-8 because the computers are too old to update. The school needs to raise at least $10,000 to the purchase them. So far about $5,000 has been raised over the last two years. In today’s economy it’s difficult (if not impossible) to budget them into a school budget. The new computers will help with new testing that students will be taking on computer for Federal Common Core Curriculum that states are now adopting. The Common Core Curriculum will help states be unified and raise standards of what is taught across the United States. The new testing will replace STAR testing in the future.
Ms. Phillips’ 2nd-3rd and Ms. Wilson’s K-1classes went on a field trip to The Pumpkin Patch in Arcata. The students loaded up on the bus at 8:30 a.m. with two chaperones, two teachers, and 21 students, then headed out for the pumpkin fields to catch the elusive best-ever pumpkin. The Patch,
When the students arrived at their destination, teachers and chaperones alike agreed that their hunt for pumpkins resembled an Easter Egg Hunt. Some of the pumpkins had started to rot, so students went racing from pumpkin to pumpkin trying to find the perfect un-rotten pumpkin. Braydon Manus corralled the biggest and Milla Meinecke wrangled the smallest.
The students also went through a corn maze, which provided much entertainment with screams from many of the students as they tried to find each other in the maze. Everyone agreed that Ruby Rosenthal had the highest pitched scream of anyone. At the end of the afternoon, 28 pumpkins were stashed on the bus as tired students, teachers, and chaperones headed home.
Speaking of Halloween, the traditional Halloween Carnival is around the corner.
This year looks to be a spooky one. This year there will be some new games at the carnival. Jackee Allen will still have the apple-dunking contest. Jeff Allen will also have a spin art booth. Although other people will also be helping the carnival is being spearheaded by Stephanie Van Steen.
Winners of all games will be given tickets to spend on prizes at the Halloween stores to get the prize they wish. The haunted house will be guaranteed to scare the sturdiest of carnival goers. For adults there is a new pumpkin-carving contest. Just bring in your pumpkin by 5 p.m. on Halloween night and let the judges decide. For the kids there will be a spider and eyeball-guessing contest.
There is still a need for volunteers to setup, take down, and for baked goods. So to volunteer even a small amount of time, call Stephanie at 272-1768.
1. Ruby Rosenthal
2. Carmen Hunt, Aliya Burns and Bailey Wilson in the pumpkin patch.