Thursday, May 14, 2009

Third Grade Spring Performance

Third Grade students at Sioux Trail had to stay after school! But it was for a wonderful reason - Our third grade students performed their spring music program this afternoon. They did an outstanding job and we had a fantastic audience. In addition to singing songs they had rehearsed with Mrs. Willemssen they also sang the Birthday Rap to her, which was a complete surprise to her. It was, of course, Mrs. Willemssen's birthday today!
Mrs. Willemssen has been hosting music programs for every grade throughout April and May. The programs provide an authentic opportunity for parents to observe music instruction, and witness the results of all the hard work that the students and teachers engage in.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Jump Rope for Health

On Thursday, May 7 all Sioux Trail students had the opportunity to participate in Jump Rope for Health, a program through the American Heart Association. There is a fund raiser as part of the event and students can win prizes, but the important part of the event is jumping! Our Physical Education teacher, Mike Sweeney, organized the event with staff from the American Heart Association. On Thursday students had the opportunity to show of the jump roping skills and some won prizes like jump ropes and water bottles.

In the background of the photo you can see that there have been some changes in our gym. Mr. Sweeney and Mr. Glende (our custodian) did a makeover of the gym during spring break. They added some sharp looking red and black stripes along with some adjectives that describe successful people. The adjectives are a result of some brainstorming that student did with Mr. Sweeney in Physical Education class and the final product really brightens up the gym , recognizes the type of people we want to be.