Wholly Smokes! As much as I was surprised how fast 2008 flew by - I cannot even believe we are at the end of another school year. Time goes by so fast and now I feel it's time to slow down.
In my ‘Welcome to 2009' blog - I shared what we had done from the start of school through December. Now I will fill you in on what we did the rest of the year.
1st and 2nd Grade - Retzer Center, Story Time Hike and the Planetarium - Our Place in Space and to the Super Scientific Play in Whitewater.
3rd Grade - Boat Trip around Eagle Springs Lake and to Lake Lulu, "Around the World Day" - trip to see our pen pals
4th Grade - Annual trip to the Capital
4th and 5th Grade - Disney "Earth" movie
5th and 6th Grade - Retzer Center to learn the basics of using GPS Units
6th Grade - Lutherdale for teambuilding, low and high ropes
All School Field Trip - Adventure Rock climbing and a picnic/hike at Lapham Peak State Park
Community Service Products:
- We raised $806.03 for Pennies for Patients. EV ranked #8 out of the top ten schools with fewer than 200 students on funds raised.
- We raised $500.00 for the MACC Fund
- We raised $3775.00 during Jump Rope for Heart
- We recently donated Hair towards the Locks of Love (the teachers and students that participated did a great job)
If that's not enough - I have more events that occurred since December:
- January - Chili Dinner/ Book Fair and Science Fair
- February - Community Open House, Celebrated Random Acts of Kindness
- March - Grandparent Lunch Week, Family Dance, Variety Show
- April - Each class did something for Earth Month, Assembly with David Stokes, Clean Sweep Day, Visit from Waukesha County Land Use Recycling Center for teacher (4) R's
- May - Favorite Man Breakfast, Celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week, Olympic Day and All School Field Trip, 6th Grade used their basket making skills from Baskets of Love to make Mother's Day baskets.
Awards / Ranking
- EV received the Youth Award for our float in the Midnight Magic Parade
- 5th & 6th Grade Girls took 2nd Place in the District Basketball tournament
- 6th Grade Boys received the traveling Sportsmanship Award in the District Basketball tournament
- EV ranked in the top 4% out of 1000 schools for WKCE scores
Now some personal words from me -
It's a bittersweet moment for me to say that my son is now transitioning out of the elementary years to the middle school next year. As much as I'm proud of him, I'm sad to see him grow up. I put a DVD together for the class for the K5 through 6th grade years and it's amazing to see the changes over the years. It really tugs on those heart strings. Putting the disk together was not a problem, watching the finished piece with music is what hit me. I hope everyone enjoys the DVD.
Besides my son moving on, I will also be moving on. This is my last blog and my term is now over for the Eagleville Governance Team. This is also hard for me. Eagleville is such a great school with so much character, I feel everyone should come to this school to experience what we have over the past six years, I can honestly say that over six years - my son has "never" woke up and complained about going to school. The teachers, although being fairly new, are great, eager and willing to take Eagleville to new places and directions while keeping the history and traditions alive.
*Thank you to all the parent volunteers over the past six years.
*Thank you to all the Eagleville families for your support of the school.
*Thank you to the current and past Parent/Governance Team Members for all the time and effort.
*Thank you to the following Eagleville teachers (past and present) who have helped our children grow and be who they are today: Mrs. Gebhard, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Struve, Mrs. Budzynski, Mr. Sturm, Mrs. Chapman,
And we can't forget Mrs. Kujawa, Mrs. Alger, Mr. Steib, Mrs.Wilson, Mrs. Raduenz, and Mrs. Hein - you have all played a role in our children's lives.
Signs of spring were starting to pop up all around at Eagleville and 6th graders wrote poetry in the form of haikus to express their observations.People dancing inGreen forests of bright colorsUntil the sunrise Dillon Steiner Muddy wet gardensFilled with wet springy flowersOf colors so bright Colleen Krueger Picnics by the lakeWatching the kids fly their kitesKids playing in mud Gabi Baumann Big deer battlingUnder a dead maple treeFor the doe they like Zachary Henderson Smelling the cut grassWhile running in the quick windAnd playing in trees Nikolai Fedenia Spring is filled withColors, playing, fishing – Shout!For spring joy is here Kayla Buttitta Smack! Out of the parkInto the trees and bushesBalls float gracefully Mikey Breber Turkeys gobblingIn the Great thickness of woodsCalling for their mates Mathew Pasterski Flowers of pink and Yellow blossom in the green Grass under the sun Levi Krohn The small children playIn large crisp puddles and getVery soaking wet Mara Schumacher The beautiful foxFeasts off the abundant foodEarly in the eve
I did not like the beginning of the story because he did like Green eggs and ham. I like the story because I like the author.
I liked the story Green Eggs and Ham because I like all of the rhyming words because rhyming words are fun. You just put a letter in front of another word and it just makes another word.
I like the story because at the end he tried them.
I like the story because it had lots of rhyming.
I liked the part when the bigger guy tries the green eggs and ham and he likes them. I did not like that the bigger guy said he didn’t like green eggs and ham and then he turned out loving them.
I liked it because it had a blue and red and white boat…????? There were rhyming words.
I liked it because it has color and it has rhyming words. I didn’t like it because it always said at the end, “I don’t like them Sam I am.”
Yes because I like reading because Cat in the Hat has bunny books.
I liked it because they went on all kinds of moving things.
I liked it because I like rhyming words and I like books that have a lot of pages like Green Eggs and Ham. It is also my favorite book because it’s by Dr. Seuss. And I like to eat green eggs and ham because it is very good.
I like it because I like how Sam I am is trying to make the other person eat them.
I liked it because it rhymed and my friend Sam’s name is in it. Also it was funny.
I like the story because it goes with our school going GREEN.
I like when he tries the eggs and he says he will eat them in a house with a mouse.
I liked it because he made Sam stop bothering him by just trying the green eggs and ham. I didn’t like it when he kept yelling at Sam all the time.
I liked it because I like all the rhyming words.
I like green eggs and ham because it is the most realistic thing in the world.
I like green eggs and ham because of the rhyming words.
I like the story because I have a friend named Sam and there is a Sam in the story.
I love the story because it has good adjectives. Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?
I like Green Eggs and Ham because Sam does not like green eggs and ham.
I liked it because it has a blue, red and white boat sinking. There were also rhyming words.
Eagleville Elementary Charter School celebrated Dr.Seuss' birthday and Read Across America with an all school morning read & pj day. The day ended with students 1st-6th gathering to listen to Dr. Paul Strobel read Green Eggs & Ham with the Spanish version, Juevos Verdes con Jamon, echoed read by the second grade teacher. Students quickly made the connection between the book title and the school's Green focus. It was an exciting time for all involved.
First grade is an exciting year and even more exciting at Eagleville! There are so many great opportunities that this school offers and the children here are lucky to be a part of that. Reading, writing and math are huge parts of first grade and can be challenging. The enviromental and spanish enhancements that Eagleville offers, enhances student learning and adds excitment to our everyday activities. I hope you enjoy reading what the first graders have to say about their year at Eagleville.
First grade at Eagleville is a blast because I have the best teacher in the whole universe. I love this school!
In first grade we have three recesses and somtimes we have indoor recess when we clean our desks. Mine is messy. Also, we learn a lot of math and reading. Also, we made a chain with "ch" words.
First grade at Eagleville is fantastic! I hope that you come here next year. Do you know why? Because we have fun at recess.
First grade at Eagleville if fun because at school you do lots of projects. It is awesome at recess because you can play with anyone! In art class you get to do clay projects.
First grade at Eagleville is fun because of math and reading. Also, I like red words and jobs. I like my teacher. She is the best teacher ever. My teacher does a lot of cool things. Also, I like centers because you get to read and write around the room.
First grade is fun because I like math and recess!!!
In first grade at Eagleville we have fun. It is a blast. We work hard at Eagleville. We have Smart boards and we use them a lot.
In Eagleville there is lots of things, it is very fun. The math is very fun but there is 3 better things, 3 reccess.
In first grade you get 3 recesses, it is cool! You should go to Eagleville!
In first grade at Eagleville we learn math. It is fun! We learn subtraction. I have lots of friends here.
In first grade at Eagleville, we do all kinds of things like math recess, and centers! All awesome stuff!! We have snack, reading, lunch, calendar and go home.
First grade at Eagleville is fun and cool. The best part is my teacher and Everyday Math.
First grade at Eagleville is doing math, reading, spelli9ng and we do calendar. On Monday we have art.
First grade is fun because I like to play.
First grade is cool because Mrs. Kujawa is cool. Recess is cool and fun.
At Eagleville we work hard and have recess everyday.
In first grade, we learn math, play and have fun in the classroom.
In first grade at Eagleville I play in the snow.
First grade at Eagleville has very good work students but there's one problem, everyone is noisey except me.
At recess I like to jump rope at Eagleville.
First grade at Eagleville is fun because you learn stuff and you get to play!
As we say goodbye to 2008 and welcome 2009, I'd like to share some things with you that we've done (besides what has been posted already) since the school year has started
◦ First and Second Grade have taken a field trip to the Havenwoods Environmental Center in Milwaukee and the Betty Brinn Museum.
◦ Fourth Grade, Fifth and Sixth Grade went to the Milwaukee Public Museum for a day to see the Titanic Exhibit as well as everything else the Museum has to offer.
◦ Fifth Grade also took their week long yearly field trip to the Nature's Classroom in September - what an experience for the students!
◦ Fifth and Sixth Grade went to the Milwaukee Symphony
◦ All Students took a trip to the Eagle Fire Dept. during Fire Prevention Week
◦ All Students visited the Mukwonago High School to see the Nutcracker
Guest Speakers at the school:
◦ Bart Adrian from Fox 6 came and spoke to the Fifth Grade
◦ Retzner Center in Waukesha came and spoke to all students on Composting
◦ "Trash Time" Elementary School Educational Assembly by Walworth County came and spoke about the 3-R's.
Community Service Projects:
◦ The entire school had a food drive. We collected 1078 items for the Waukesha Food Pantry
◦ We sponsored (6) families from the Waukesha Christmas Clearing Council. (Each grade had a family).
◦ Sixth Grade teamed up with East Troy Basketry to weave baskets and fill with items to be delivered to the elderly who are unable to get around.
◦ We had Parent Lunch week - parents pick a day to come in during the week to have lunch with their child(ren).
◦ World Kindness Week
◦ Holiday Gift shop - students bring in money and have the opportunity to buy Christmas presents.
◦ First Lego League (http://firstlegoleague.org/ or http://www.usfirst.org/) - Our Eaglebots team competed in the Regional Tournament in November and qualified for the State Tournament, which was held in December.
◦ Brewers Holiday Card Contest - for the second year in a row we had a student from our school win the contest. Besides the winning students having personalized Holiday cards, the school received $500.00 from the Brewers.
◦ Spanish - Mrs. Alger, Second Grade, goes to each class on Fridays to teach Spanish. While she is in a particular class, that teacher goes to Second Grade to teach them. The kids love it. During the week each class also has a Spanish video lesson.
◦ Chili Dinner / Book Fair and Science Fair on January 21st
◦ Eagleville's Open House on February 4th
◦ Eagleville's Variety Show in March
◦ Grandparent Lunch Week
◦ Friendship Week/Random Acts of Kindness
◦ So much more.................Stay Tuned.
Hello, Blog Readers! I am John Steib, the 3rd grade teacher at Eagleville Elementary Charter School. We, like most of you, are very busy during the month of December. While we try to stay warm and dry, our thoughts are filled with holiday plans and all the fun of Christmas. I'd like to turn it over to my students who wanted to share with you some of what happened in December at Eagleville!
We had Midnight Magic. It was Eagleville’s first time. – SH
We went to the Nutcracker play. It was very good. Three of our students are in it. –JS
In December, we had a Christmas party. It was lots of fun. –LZ
We have 5th Grade Buddies. We had an ice cream party. –JC
We had a field trip to the Nutcracker play. I was in the play along with two of my classmates. –KL
We had a Christmas party and it was fun. –BS
We wrote pen pal letters. My pen pal is a 3rd grader from Rolling Hills Elementary. –KS
We had fifth grade buddies. And we just finished lowercase letters in cursive! –SV
We had the Trash Time assembly. Also we went to the 5th grade Explorer Extravaganza. –LH
We had a really fun Christmas party. We also had an amazing turnout for Adopt-A-Family. –MR
We went to the Nutcracker. –ZB
We had a Christmas party and it was fun!!! We also had an ice cream party. The ice cream was good! -KH
We had Christmas break and we went to the Nutcracker. –BA
On Christmas break, I am going to my Grandma and Grandpa’s house. –SB
On Monday, December 22nd, we had the school Christmas program. Yay Christmas program! -AP
We did the float! It won first place! -JB
We had a Christmas party. It was fun. –LL
We had a Christmas party. It was the best! We also had a Christmas concert. That’s December. –BB
At Eagleville, we had a party. We made decorations for the animals outside. –PG
As you can see, we had a very busy December. Thanks for reading and have a great holiday season!! - Mr. Steib
Wow!! What a day…today started off with a Walk-A-Thon. This is our primary fundraiser this year and because we are a Certified Green and Healthy School, it was only fitting to have a Walk-A-Thon. All students participated and walked their goal of 20 laps. Some students kept walking after they met their goal just for fun. A course was set up around the school and was staffed by parent volunteers to track their laps, hand out water and “healthy” snacks and most of all kept them motivated and energized.
The kids went off to lunch and their sorting / composting duties. The students all take turns along with parent volunteers to help sort the food and compost. We will also be switching over to biodegradable, bio-compostable plates and utensils. No more styrofoam!
The day ended with the 159th birthday celebration for Eagleville. Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Steib worked very hard on organizing this event, which was also open to families to attend. They started with an assembly in the gym with a history lesson of the school featured by a slide show as the visual aid. Then we proceeded outside to sing Happy Birthday. The 6th grade students each took a turn at ringing the bell – once for every decade. They love that bell. They also practiced their Spanish numbers (1-15) while outside to coincide with the bell ringing. The children were all directed back inside for cake while a few spoke of the favorite Eagleville memories.
Just like that, the buses came and the day was over.
If you’d like more information on our school, please visit: www.mukwonago.k12.wi.us/eves
Welcome to the first student postings on the Eagleville Elementary Charter School blog. In the following entries, Mrs. Chapman's 6th grade students share some of their favorite memories of their time at the school. For more information about Eagleville and its charter enhancements, please visit our home page and browse through the site.
My favorite Eagleville memory is Nature's Classroom. Nature's Classroom is a camp you stay at for a week. We went to learn about the environment. You do fun activities every day, and the food was great. Nature's Classroom is in Walworth County. You also share a room with your friends. My friends Dillon and Billy had to go in different rooms because two people couldn't find a room. That is why I liked Natures Classroom. ~ MB
Hi I am a student from Eagleville! I am in six grade in Mrs. Chapman's class. I am learning a lot, but my favorite day at Eagleville is on a Thursday December 18th 2004 to be exact. That was the day I was turning seven and I was in first grade. Well, anyway... we set up our chairs train style and watched Polar Express. We munched on cookies and sipped on hot cocoa. After our movie Santa came in and gave us books with candy canes on top! My class, including, Santa sang Happy Birthday to me! Santa hugged me and said, "Happy Seventh Birthday", and yes all of this excitement happened at Eagleville Elementary Charter School or, for short, EVECS! As you can see this amazing little school makes every birthday special and one you will never forget! This is my favorite Eagleville memory! ~ EB
One of my favorite memories at Eagleville is when I was in first grade. It was my first year of Olympic Day. I was so excited that I made sure that I woke up early! I couldn't wait to get on the bus and go to school! Everybody on the bus was excited, too. I could tell because everyone was signing shirts. As soon as I got off the bus I ran as fast as could to the first grade line.
Then we got inside and did our daily work. Then, at about 9:05, Mrs.Gebhard told us to sit on the rug. After that she told us the events we were going to participate in. As soon as that was over we got our chairs and brought them out to the park where the running events would take place. We sang the ‘Star Spangled Banner'. Then, the races began and the heat was on. Suddenly, I heard the announcer say my name. I augustly stood up and walk over to the starting line. I looked up at who I was racing and surprisingly it was three third graders up against one little first grader. This.... sadly was me. Then I heard on your mark, get set, go!! I paced my self as fast as could go. I got fourth place but I realized that I was up against older kids and did the best I could and that's all that mattered to me. To myself, I was a winner.
Then the end of the day we all met by the outside stairs for the ribbon ceremony. I won 2 ribbons. The first ribbon I won was in the shuttle run, I got 2nd place. The second ribbon I won was in the relay race and my team and I took 3rd place. I was so proud that day. This is one of my favorite Eagleville memories. ~ KB
I will be talking about Eagleville's Olympic Day. In the morning we do the running events. You can run the 50, 100, or 300. These are my favorite events. I like the 300 the best. Then we eat lunch. You can have hot dog or sub. Next we have the field events. The field events are long jump, free throw, bean bag toss, jump rope, or crab walk. Long jump is my favorite. The award ceremonies are last. This is Eagleville's Olympic Day. ~ NF
Olympic Day is my favorite memory at Eagleville. There are a variety of events to choose from like field events and shooting free throws. Every single event is great. The weather was beautiful and both my parents were there. All the events are organized by age and ability. The lunches are pretty good. But I would pack or buy a lunch from Engine. Co 56! Oh, by the way, everything is fun and easy so come and join or help out in our school fun. ~ KF
My favorite Eagleville memory was at the Domes. I like the Domes because they are filled with tons of flowers and trees. There was a jungle Dome, desert Dome, and a Christmas Dome. My favorite Dome was the desert Dome because I like plants that grow in dry sandy places. Going to the Domes was a fun field trip. ~ KG
My favorite memory in the six years I have been at Eagleville was when 5th grade went canoeing down the Mukwonago River. Before we went we had a cookout at Mr. Gillette's house. It was really funny because the girls screamed at the spiders! We also got to swim. We stopped canoeing at Highway I. Then chaperones took us back to school. The best part was that my dad came! The next day we ate ice cream! That's my favorite Eagleville memory. ~ ZH
The greatest thing about Eagleville is it's so environmental. I think everyone who will come to Eagleville should get to see the great plants and animals that everyone else sees. And Eagleville composts. Composting reduces the amount of waste there is on Earth. That will help with our dirt, too. When the uneaten food is composted, Eagleville will have very rich soil, which is very good for the Earth.
Eagleville going green is great! Eagleville is a very small school, but a very BIG part of our environment. Why shouldn't the whole world go green?! ~ KK
My favorite Eagleville memory is when Outdoor Wisconsin came to our school. I was in third grade. Throughout the week, we had been doing this activity in the woods. We had to find animal tracks and be able to tell what animal they were from, in the snow. Sometimes they were from a stamp and sometimes they were from actual animals. Once we actually did find animal tracks. Then on Friday, the cameras came and started filming. After a few weeks, I saw it on TV. That is my favorite Eagleville memory. ~ LK
My greatest memory of Eagleville is the amazing running events on Olympic day. I remember I was sitting by my class in second grade. We were outside in the grass. The whole school was together including the one hundred parents and family. I was so nervous when all of a sudden I heard my name on the loud speaker. It was time to race.
I ran down to the starting where some of the parent volunteers told my friends and I what to do. All the people were watching when we heard "On your marks, get set, GO." We were off. I was running like the wind when I realized that I had won! I was so happy. It was the first time I had ever got first. It was my greatest memory at Eagleville. ~ CK
Last school year we went on a canoe trip. The first thing we did was have a cookout. After that we walked around a pond. Then, after that, we got in our canoes and went down the Mukwonago River. In the middle of the trip, we went swimming. When we were done swimming, we went canoeing for another 45 minutes. We were at the end of the trip and I jumped off the canoe into a foot of muck. It felt weird. Then we left and went back to school. ~ MP
One of my favorite Eagleville memories is when I went to Nature's Classroom. I shared a room with some of my best friends. There were three bunks, and I shared one with my best friend. The first day was somewhat dull and rainy, but the rest of the week we had perfect weather. Each day we had at least one class. Some of my favorites were making bread, learning about bugs, and making small campfires. Between each activity we had fifteen minutes of rest. Every time that I laid down I felt like going to sleep. I knew that I couldn't because I would have to do another activity soon. Each night we had an awesome simulation. My favorite was the Underground Railroad. We pretended that we were slaves who were escaping. I felt like I was actually trying to escape! It was sort of scary but I knew it wasn't real. We were constantly kept busy. Every day we woke up at 7:00 AM, ate breakfast, did an activity, ate lunch, did two more activities, ate dinner, did a simulation, ate a cookie, showered, and by the time we went to bed it was 10:00 PM! Nature's Classroom was such a great experience! It will forever be an Eagleville memory. ~ MS
My favorite memory, of my Eagleville experience, was last year when our class went canoeing down the Mukwonago River. I was in my canoe with Kayla. Our first obstacle was a downed tree. My teacher had to hop out of his kayak and help us threw. We were in front of the group and there was a Y intersection and went the wrong way! But, we found our way back safely. We kept running into downed trees. About half way through the expedition we stopped at a spot where it was about two feet deep and sandy and everyone jumped out in their clothes and started swimming. We had to go in some rapids to get to our final destination where we waited for our parents and chaperones to pick us and the canoes up. Finally, after waiting for 1 long hour they got there. The next day we went to Gillette's, the gas station that is about a block away from our school to get some cold as snow ice cream. That was my favorite Eagleville memory. ~ AS
My favorite Eagleville memory is when our school went on all school field trip to a Brewer game. I couldn't sleep that night because I was so excited to go to a Brewer game! That morning I ate really quickly, got dressed, brushed my teeth, and ran outside to the bus stop. When I got on the bus and sat next to my best friend. She was excited to. Once we got to school we did our morning work. For lunch we had a tailgate party with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and watermelon. It was great! Once we got to the Brewer stadium we got out of the bus and waited in line. It was a long walk up to our seats but, we had a great view of the game. The teachers and chaperones had put together snack bags with candy and peanuts. The whole stadium did The Wave (or tried to)! It was really exciting. We left before the game was over because it was hot and we had to get back to school to get on the bus and go home. I hope our school has another great field trip like this again! ~ GB
My favorite Eagleville memory was when we went to Nature's Classroom. Mikey Billy and I were supposed to share a room. We couldn't, so Billy and I made the best of it. We met this girl named Owe who was a Japanese girl, and gave us translations. Owe is from Tokyo Japan. She had a very good personality she liked many American foods like pizza, tomato soup and chicken. Billy and I made many traditions at Nature's Classroom. Like always talk to Owe. Owe took a lot of pictures of Billy and I to remember us. That is why nature's classroom was my favorite Eagleville memory. ~ DS
Hello and Welcome to our Blog.
We would like to give you a little bit of history for our school. In 1849, James Polk was president of the United States soon to be replaced by Zachary Taylor. The Eagleville area with its bustling mill, post office, stores and marshland was the metropolis of the township. Then the time came to add a school to the community. Many people of the community had conflicting opinions as to whether this school should be built below the big hill or at the top of the hill. Well, it was operating at the top of the hill until 1869. At that time the school needed repairs and the building was moved to a site below the hill where Eagleville Elementary Charter School stands today. We are now going to be celebrating Eagleville’s 159th birthday on September 24th, and are also beginning our fifth year as Waukesha County’s first Charter school.
Last year we had a great year and this year will be even better. The teachers have developed our theme for the year: EGG – Eagleville Goes Green. This will enhance our certification as a Green School and a Charter School. We will be composting, reusing, recycling and reducing our energy usage. It will be an exciting year.
Each month you will see blogs by each individual class. This blog is a whole school blog.Stay Tuned!! We are very excited to share our experiences with you throughout this school year. Eagleville Governance/Parent Team
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