For the past several years our staff has put on a “Finals Breakfast” each day of finals week. Not only is this a great start to a day, it is also a time for students to ask any last minutes questions they may have before they take their semester tests. Good luck Junior High and High School students!
The Maintenance and Operations (M & O) Levy provides a school district with funds to bridge the difference between the money it receives from the state and the actual cost of operating the school. Levies pay for day-to-day operations of our school. They are a way for local communities to supplement state funding, which falls short of providing for all that is required. Our district has traditionally asked for approval of levy funding from the voters every year, allowing the flexibility to adjust the levy amount to the lowest possible for our constituents. The current levy, passed in February 2015, expires in December 2016. The February 2016 levy would replace it beginning in the spring of 2017.
Please see our levy flyer below for more information.
Grades 1 and 2 turned a geometry lesson into a fun art project! Coordinated by Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, artist Carolyn Berman led the class in a discussion of two dimensional geometrical shapes and three dimensional geometrical shapes. She provided each student a rectangle of green cardboard to be used as a yard for paper structures they would cut out from patterns, decorate, fold and glue them into 3D forms, then arrange the forms and glue them to the green base. The first series of photos show the step-by-step process and the last shows the completed projects.
Luke Moore was selected as the Washington State FFA State Star Farmer. The State Star Farmer is the highest award one can win in the Entrepreneurship Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). The SAE is a required component of a total agricultural education program and intended for every student. Through their involvement in the SAE program, students are able to consider multiple careers and occupations, learn expected workplace behavior, develop specific skills within an industry, and are given opportunities to apply academic and occupational skills in the workplace or a simulated workplace environment. Through these strategies, students learn how to apply what they are learning in the classroom as they prepare to transition into the world of college and career opportunities.
The Colton FFA won the 2015 Washington State FFA Nutrients for Life Helping Communities Grow Grant in the amount of $3,000 at the Washington State FFA Convention. This grant was completed in conjunction with Lane Moore’s senior project where he planned and with the assistance of FFA members put on an Elementary Agricultural Experience day for Colton elementary students grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Aside from the experience day, an application had to be submitted and scored by the Nutrients for Life Foundation. Money won from this activity will help fund FFA activities throughout the year.