School Matters

Published 11:50 am Saturday, February 12, 2011

Southwest announces Student of the Week

Each week in Jessica Bremer’s art class seventh- and eighth-grade students are chosen as Student of the Week. The students are selected based on how ready they are for class, if they’re respectful and if they’re responsible. Each Friday the students are chosen and their names are displayed on a bulletin board. The students are also given an award, five points extra credit and a Southwest Middle School pencil.

For the week of Jan. 5, seventh-graders Chasity Stenseth and Maddy Kirsh were chosen. Eighth-graders Haley Harms and Triston Westerlund were chosen.

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For the week of Jan. 14, seventh-graders Alec Edwards and Lilliana Duran were chosen. Eighth-graders Alex Claussen and Olivia Sanchez were chosen.

For the week of Jan. 28, seventh-graders Zack Pulley and Nate Hensche were chosen. Eighth-grader Megan Lindley was also chosen.

Sibley revs up their readers

Sibley Elementary School is participating in “I Love to Read Month.” On Feb. 9 all students met in the gym at 2:30 p.m. and the first- and sixth-grade buddies led the school in a reading chant to promote reading. From Feb. 1 to 4 a poster was made where students could write their favorite book.

Students met in the gym at Sibley Elementary School this week to kick of a month of promoting reading. -- Submitted photo

From Feb. 7 to 11 classroom activities to promote reading took place. Students designed their own badges that will be worn March 2 during the “Community Leaders are Sibley Readers” event in conjunction with Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Linda Bottelson, the Reading Corps volunteer coordinator, will get reading volunteers for each class to read. Community leaders will meet in the library at 8:15 a.m. to pick up reading materials and room assignments.

From Feb. 14 to 18 every time students hear a ROAR (Reach Out And Read) over the loudspeaker they will read for 10 minutes.

Feb. 21 to 25 classroom activities to promote reading will take place.