One day, Meadowview Elementary School teacher Sue Williamschen liked a page on Facebook. She even entered a sweepstakes on that page. And now her students are reaping the benefits of that simple action.
One fifth grade class at Akin Road Elementary School is among the top 100 in a nationwide reading competition that included more than 680,000 classrooms. Their good reading habits earned them a free pizza party.
Having a good story to tell is one thing. Being able to tell that story on paper, to other people, is something entirely different.
Learning how to tell a story to others was part of the motivation behind last week’s Young Authors Workshop for Farmington middle school students.
It’s hard to get away from iPads at Farmington High School. Walk into a classroom and they’re propped up on nearly every desk. Stand in the hallway, and you can watch students walk from class to class with their eyes fixed on the glowing screen.
Students participating in the new Minecraft Club at Riverview Elementary School might just think they’re playing a cool game, but without realizing it, they’re also learning elements of reading, math and physics, as well as a few good social skills.
Farmington Area Schools’ annual Kindergarten Roundup is set and families and students are invited in to join in the fun. School registrations will take place in January allowing families a comfortable timeline to plan for their child’s first formal school experience.
Riverview Elementary School fourth grade teacher Chris Caduff was a little surprised when he opened his email one day earlier this month. It turned out, according to the email he’d gotten, that he had been chosen as the Farmington School District’s Teacher of the Year.
’Tis the season for giving, and that was certainly not lost on North Trail Elementary School students.
In just two weeks, the students at North Trail donated 401 toys for Farmington’s Toys for Town drive. Last week alone, they brought in more than 1,600 food items for the Farmington Food Shelf.
Even though a recent fundraiser was based on reading, Meadowview Elementary School students learned a new lesson about giving.
On Friday, MVES principal Lisa Edwards presented a $5,000 check to Kristin Peters of the American Red Cross. The money was raised by students in November to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
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