Memorial School Spotlight


 

Memorial School Spotlight

PRINCETON, WV, October 11, 2015   
Last week students at Memorial School (K-2) auditioned for parts in the December school play entitled The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.  Over the past few weeks, this is just one of the many events Memorial students have had the opportunity in which to participate.

Prior to the opening of school for the 2015 -2016 year, Memorial student Anne Goldsworthy, a first grade student in Ms. Tonya Rowe’s classroom, had her previous year’s artwork entered into the Mercer County Fair.  She won second place in the Class One Elementary Art category.  This was no small feat for this youngster considering Ms. Goldsworthy was only in Kindergarten when she completed her drawing.  

For October, the school is focusing on the fairy tale genre.  On October 5, 2015, first and second grade students traveled to the Summit Players Theatre to see the Barter Theatre presentation of Jack and The Beanstalk.  By participating in this event, students were able to connect text to theatre as well as see the elements of a story come to life.  Kindergarten students will have the opportunity to connect text to theatre when they travel to the Chuck Mathena Center on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, to see Madeline.  

Every classroom at Memorial is featuring a fairy tale during the month of October.  The PTO Fall Festival which will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. on October 17th will also continue with the theme of Fairy Tales and Folklore.  Each teacher will have a table with games which features a different fairy tale.  Students are excited about this year’s festival because they will be able to visit the lands of The Three Little Pigs, Frozen, and The Gingerbread Man.  Additional fairy tales will also be highlighted at the festival.  Additionally, during Media class, students are comparing and contrasting different versions of various fairy tales.  All of these activities are being held to ensure students at Memorial School meet required Next Generations Standards and are better prepared to meet future literacy demands.  

The Mercer County Board of Education, Dr. Deborah Akers – Superintendent, and Rebecca Peery would all like to thank teachers and students for creating and/or participating in projects which further educational opportunities as well as assist with community projects.  

Memorial School Spotlight