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Schoolyard Watershed Stewardship

Oh, the creatures you’ll find in a creek! Early Childhood Center students shrieked as they discovered the tiny inhabitants of Plaster Creek. “I got something! It’s got legs! It’s got legs!” one squealed as she scooped an insect from a...

Students Embrace their Inner Frog, or Robot

Improv Class Helps Children Loosen Up and Have Fun

School Supply Santa delivers supplies, smiles, to schools

Denise Kooiker was perplexed when a friend, who is a teacher, told her many of her students had no school supplies for their first day of school. ”My heart broke. I thought there was no way a child in...

Students Send Toys, Supplies to Children in Need

Several Lee Middle School students involved in the school's community-service program, Lee Youth Trained to Serve, recently shipped 85 shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to make children's holidays a little brighter. English Language Learner Paraprofessional...
Alana Bracey, a fourth-grader at Southwest Community Campus School, brought the audience to its feet with her powerful voice

‘We’re Living His Dream’

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” -- the Rev. Dr....

Tech Crew Reaches Out to Connect with Community

While Godfrey-Lee students decorated cookies and made crafts, Jodi Brumels walked Veronica Cordova through the process of using a computerized parent portal to view her child’s grades and homework at the recent Rebel U Outreach event. “I never did...

Lessons for STEAM-Y Days

Need simple, open-ended ideas to keep children entertained and engaged this summer? Sarah Wood, technology and media integration specialist for Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, has got you covered...

Up Close with In-Demand Careers

Beginning a career in manufacturing after high school can pay off fast, said industry rep. Angie Huyghe. An apprentice in the toolroom can make a total $160,160 in the first four years after graduating from high school. By that time,...

New School Chief Aims to ‘Build Trust and Relationships’

Superintendent Kevin Polston is greeting people in the neighborhoods, school and local businesses. He's talking to students, letting them see he wants to know each of them, what they like to do, what grade they are in. Reaching out is...

When Learners Become the Teachers

To explain how he learns best, Lee High School sophomore Elijah Kibbe described studying all the ingredients for ice cream treats before he started working at Dairy Queen. “The first day I got there I messed up everything, even though...

How to Reform Education? One District Considers Students’ Needs

Lydia Hernandez took the day off from volunteering at the elementary school to prepare a big meal for visitors from the district's human-centered design team. Around the table, team members interviewed her for 90 minutes about her husband, who...
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