Lawnwood Elementary recently celebrated Spirit Week. Students, faculty, and staff had a blast with the different daily themes. Pictured here are some silly students from Colleen Hawkes’ third grade class on Wacky Day. Bottom row, from left, Nicarus Smith, Jennelius Albury, Ana Cardenas, Orion Hall, and Agustin Sanchez. Top row, from left, Demetra Nicholson, Maria Mendez, Lesli Andaracua, Colleen Hawkes, Nicholyas Reese, and Christopher Cady.
Lawnwood Elementary’s PBS program allows students who have earned 100 in “loot” to be principal of the day. Pictured, from left, are several students who were principal for the day, Charles Weems, Brittany Hernandez, and Graciela Garcia.
Students in Maria Nunez’s fourth grade class at Mariposa Elementary are studying magnetism by exploring the properties of various materials that respond to a magnetic field. As part of their experiment, students were given magnets, a compass, string and paper clips to investigate magnetism. The activity included magnetizing a paperclip by scratching the surface of a magnet, exploring the earth’s magnetic pull by using a compass and watching it point towards the North Pole, then disrupting the needle of the compass by placing a magnet near the device. Students gained insight into what is a magnet and how it works. Pictured are Sasami Bagnall, left, and Kaitlyn Fiske.
Fourth grades students at Mariposa Elementary school held their yearly Wax Museum for parents and students recently. The event was held in the fourth grade classrooms. To prepare for this activity, each student researched a famous person and created a costume to portray their character. Students stand as wax figures until a guest comes up to their booth. Once the visitor is present, the wax figure comes to life and tells a short biography about their life. Pictured in their costumes, from left, are Estefano Livi, Isik Billingslea, Daniel Lincoln, Jacob Mc Crory, Sadia Kouns and Hannah Murphy.