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November 2019 Events in Our Schools
cople elementary school
Cople Students and staff purchased raffle tickets to win an opportunity to give a teacher and a student a haircut. That's right, students, staff, and teachers donated $1.00 to win a chance to cut the hair of Lezlee Velasquez, Fourth Grade Student or Mrs. Maria Hutt, Pre-K Teacher.
The haircuts and drawing were all for a worthy cause. Each year Cople Elementary hosts a "Haircut" raffle in support of "Children With Hair Loss" and Relay for Life. "Children With Hair Loss" is an organization that creates wigs for children who have lost their hair due to medical treatments. All of the proceeds from the raffle go to Relay for Life-Northern Neck.
There will be a few more children who will receive wigs thanks to Lezlee and Mrs. Hutt. Also, Relay for Life - Northern Neck will receive a $108.00 donation thanks to the students and staff of Cople Elementary. Way to go, Cople Eagles!
A very special "Thank You" to Mrs. Morgan King for coordinating this event.
Over the last month, a few fourth and fifth-grade students have been working hard to open a business called Cople Cafe. This student-run business is a mobile food cart that sells breakfast items to Cople staff. Students in both grade levels researched the importance of breakfast and made flyers to hang around the school. Earlier this week, fourth-grade students read a sales pitch, and fifth-grade students shared the menu they created with PBL leadership teams. Cople Cafe had a very successful grand opening today! Cople Cafe plans to open the first Friday of every month for Cople staff.
Montross middle school
Ms. Juhee Jain spoke with Ms. Vernon's 3rd block students as a part of a PBL on resiliency. Students are looking at the many ways they can define resiliency. Ms. Jain is an immigrant and an entrepreneur. She has started a business that connects people struggling with mental health illnesses to counselors. Students asked her questions and spoke to her about how she’s been resilient being an immigrant and a business owner!
8th grade students solving and graphing multistep inequalities.
7th grade Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Tanya Caruthers, goes into character to launch her latest PBL project - "The Mining Disaster." Students have been focusing on the theme of resiliency. To explore the concept further, her students began to investigate the devastating coal mining disaster of 1909 in Cherry, Illinois, which claimed the lives of 259 men and boys.
washington district elementary