South Elementary first graders attended a virtual field trip in the South Library. In the humorous book, “Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?,” by Jerry Pollatta, Mrs. Claus read to South Elementary first graders. Children learned in the book that Santa attempts to use various animals to guide and pull his sleigh. He tried tigers, mice, penguins, dolphins, giraffes, skunks, and kangaroos before he finally settles on the traditional reindeer. Mrs. Claus interacted with the South first graders as she read along. Kudos to Mike Sapia and Sandy Bridges for helping get all the technology set up for the event. Shown watching Mrs. Claus read “Who Will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?” are South Elementary first graders: Tea Johnson, Nathan Ledbetter, Carly Coker, Adan Bihl, Ethan Parkinson, Addisen Campbell, Emily Hogue, Janessa Hiracheta, Logan Rodriguez, Giselle Trevino, Makiyah Hood, Devin Williams, Ben Reynolds, Ariana Lopez, Gabby Pesqueda, Saydi Mendez, Ricky Rodriquez, Amy Cervantes, Max Chapa, Pete Esparza, Emma Pugh, Carter Quintero and Gage Campos.
South Elementary 3rd graders performed “A Bear-y Merry Holiday: A Winter Musical for Young Singers,” by John Jacobson & John Higgins under the direction of South Music Teacher Dixie Marcades.
South Elementary first graders Shandon Whitfield and Andrew Ayala were seen putting Ms. Hodge’s collected cans under the Christmas Giving Tree at South. The entire school is competing against Capitol and LIS in a competition to bring the most cans for a Christmas Canned Food Drive. The food drive is to help the less fortunate in Levelland and Hockley County. South students have really done well on bringing cans to help out, while they have learned the true meaning of “giving” for Christmas. Good luck to South students on winning this competition!
Students and parents from Capitol Elementary really enjoyed having Thanksgiving lunch together.
Mrs. Dobson’s class loved having Thanksgiving lunch with their families at Capitol Elementary.
First graders at Capitol Elementary decorated their hallway with turkey spirtit!
South Elementary Principal Raemi Thompson recently hosted an AR Challenge Party. Mrs. Thompson gave a challenge to each grade level to read books and pass AR tests in a nine day period of time from October 14th to October 24th. First graders had to earn six more points, second graders had to earn eight more points, and third graders were challenged to earn ten more points. Students meeting this goal attended an AR Reward Party. Shown eating in “dirt” to find “worms”, one of Mrs. Thompson’s fun activities planned at the party, are South students Matthew Bautista, Xavier Flores and Drew Coker. This is the first challenge of the year and Mrs. Thompson will be creating more exciting challenges for students throughout the year.
The dental team from Covenant Health Community Outreach Dental Program recently visited South Elementary to perform free dental screenings and dental sealants on South third grade students. This procedure helps prevent decay and bacteria. Shown having his screening is South third grader Jacob G, with David Lovett, DSS Covenant Hospital.