Did you know that it is time for monarch butterflies to migrate to Mexico and Southern California before winter?
Paonia Elementary's second graders do!
The art of persuasion led Paonia Elementary second graders on a community outreach journey. In January, the class chose to "persuade" people to support the Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS). Students researched the positive impacts adopting and caring for pets provide for people of all ages.
Paonia Elementary School learned in February that it had received the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award, based on 2016 school year assessment scores in math, science, and English language arts (SLA). While other schools in the district and across the state also earned the distinction, this was the sixth consecutive year PES has demonstrated "exceptional student growth."
During the month of October, local agencies presented Safety Day at Paonia Elementary and Hotchkiss K-8 schools. The events were intended to bring some important messages to students.
The North Fork School of Integrated Studies at Paonia Elementary School invites the public to join it for a cup of coffee at the Rainbow Cafe on the first Wednesday of the month.
Local agencies provided Safety Day at Paonia Elementary and Hotchkiss K-8 during the month of October to bring some very important messages to the students. The mild fall weather was a perfect setting to bring the kids out from their normal class schedules to spend time learning about these vital services in our communities.
Paonia Elementary School second grade teacher Jodi Simpson is passionate about pedagogy. She understands that the important things kids learn in school isn't accomplished through testing, but by experiencing life and all its wonders.
At its end of the year assembly, Paonia Elementary School (PES) recognized staff changes, stellar attendance, and held a sixth grade elementary school graduation. PES also took this opportunity to recognize 2015-2016 school year independent reading and math excellence.
Children have so much to learn during their primary education: Grammar, spelling, arithmetic, history, geography, social skills and music and art. But there's one skill that kids and adults use almost daily, and yet many are ill-prepared for.
For more years than it can count, the staff at Paonia Elementary School (PES) has given dog tags (renamed Eagle tags) to students for advanced achievement and high growth on the state assessments. Last year was the first year for the new state tests in English language arts (ELA) and math, so this year they did not have the multi-year data required to recognize growth.
Paonia students who ride bikes to school now have access to a repair station at both Paonia Elementary and Junior-Senior high schools, thanks to a grant from Action for Healthy Kids.
As part of National Walk To School Day, elementary school students who walked or biked to school Oct. 7, which was also National Walk to School Day, were treated to prizes and other incentives, also courtesy of the grant.
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