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September 27, 2012

ACROSS THE WABASH VALLEY: Sept. 27, 2012

Consolidated

The Sugar Creek Consolidated fifth grade class is off to a great start. Students are working hard to reach Reading Counts Quiz goals and they are progressing through Rocket Math challenges. Last week, they took their learning off campus to attend the Soil and Water Conservation Field Day at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. The students had a wonderful time listening to all 20 presenters on topics ranging from turkey, beef cattle, and dairy cattle farming to bat facts. They also enjoyed learning about water quality, conservation officer careers, agriculture history, weather, city planning, recycling, tree farming and more.

— Teresa Stuckey and Tammy Brown

Fayette

We have had a rockin’ and rollin’ start to the school year at Fayette. The month of September has been packed with so many cool activities.

Our school has been honored to take part in two of the Vigo County School Corp. initiatives this year. First, we are taking part in the Backpack Program. At the end of each week, backpacks are filled with food items and the families in our community get to take them home and have what they need to eat for the weekend. We have also been taking part in raising funds for the Shoe Bus program, but this year, we are also fundraising to provide socks for those that need them.

Many grandparents joined us for grandparent’s breakfast and the Scholastic Book Fair. It was a huge success. The Book Fair helps us to raise money to buy books and supplies for our school. Many also participated in the “McFayette” event, also a big success.

We are pleased to welcome a new member to the Fayette Family. Laura Stephens is the newest addition to the cafeteria team.

— Shara Enyeart

Franklin

Franklin Elementary has already had its first Mayor’s Character Award winner for this school year. The character trait for September was “cooperation.” The following students were nominated by their classroom teachers for this honor: Ellah Maze, Max Farner III, Trinity Jones, Kylie Alkire, Tyler Hernandez, Elizabeth “Grace” Delp, Patrick Sowards, Alyssa Gibbs, Marissa Varvel, Avanta Carson, Sally Hiett, Presseley Burke, Jaylin Tompkins, Hannah Sowards, Jaylyn Horne, Alexis Cummins and R.J. Wilkie.

The winner for September’s Mayor Character Award was fifth grader Cheradyn Jeffrey. Jeffrey was nominated for this award by Mrs. McKillop who says, “Cheradyn is always willing to work with students and staff members to get things accomplished. She is quick to volunteer to be a part of all events and projects at school and in the community. She is an active member of the Girl Scouts and always follows the motto: Leave things a little better than you found it. Cheradyn supports our kindergarten students in respectful and ‘motherly’ways. She is kind and helps them solve simple problems during the breakfast and recess rush. Cheradyn never questions why or why me … she just does what needs to be done with a smile and cooperative attitude.”

The following students have been chosen to be patrols for the first semester of this school year: Aaron Whitecotton, Leighann Snavely, Jaylyn Horne, Michael Whitney, Skye Bennett, Hayley Bennett, Dylan Corby and Peyton Walters. Patrols are school leaders who are responsible, reliable, have good attendance and good behavior in school.

Franklin Falcons have been enjoying fresh fruit snacks during our school day through a grant written by Tom Lentes to Del Monte. What fresh fruit snack did you have this week? Have you ever eaten that fruit before? What is your favorite fruit snack?

Remember to check Franklin’s website for calendar items and be sure to also check out teachers’ individual websites for news about classrooms. Simply go to www.vigoschools.org and follow the links to Ben Franklin’s site. Mrs. Williams keeps our site constantly updated so check it out today.

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 by school staff

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