The Journey Ends

What a ride! I always have mixed feelings about the end of a school year. Everyone (including myself) looks forward to summer-time and some rest and relaxation away from school. But it also reminds us of the fact that time is always moving forward and the children we have had the opportunity to get to know over the last 9 months are growing up and will soon be adults themselves. This has been a great group of students and they will be missed.

Thanks to everyone for making this school year so enjoyable and we will see about half of you back here again in August. Have a safe and wonderful summer!!

Teacher Sundaes

WIS celebrated the success of our spring fund-raiser today with ice cream and a special assembly in which four of our teachers were turned into human sundaes.  Mr. Hayes, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Atkinson, and Mr. Gann all “earned” this special honor as their classes raised the most money in their respective grade.  It was sticky and sweet and we appreciate these teachers being such good sports!  All of the proceeds from this fund-raiser were used to fund our spring field trips at each grade level.  Thanks to everyone for their support!

As the year comes to an end …..

What a busy week at WIS!  It seems like everyone in the building was involved in something special going on.  Our teachers spent Monday and Tuesday finishing up their MRI (Missouri Reading Initiative) training for the year.  We have already seen significant improvement in the reading levels of our students and we know that this will translate into gains in all of their academic areas in the future.  Tuesday also saw the that iChoose assembly of the year.  10 students earned a trip to Springfield next week for some ice cream and fun.  Thanks to everyone that made this program a success for our students!  Wednesday started out with our district transition day where each grade level got to spend some time in the classrooms of the teachers they will be with next school year.  It was especially exciting to see all the current 4th graders in the building.  We look forward to seeing them again in the Fall.  The afternoon was spent in our first ever “World Travel” day.  In conjunction with our theme this year, we had over 25 guests in the building sharing their personal experiences about visiting or living in a foreign country.  Each student was given the opportunity to hear from 4 guest speakers and in some cases experience the food, language, or traditions first hand.  The presenters were awesome and we greatly appreciate their time and efforts!  Our 5th grade class made the trip to Branson to see the Dixie Stampede show on Thursday.  Everyone had a great time enjoying the food and entertainment.  a special thanks to our PTO for making this trip possible.  Thursday evening had most of our 6th grade class in the building a little later than normal.  We celebrated the end of the year and the completion of another milestone in their educational journey with them at our 6th grade going away party.  Food, music, dancing, and fun was enjoyed by all.  Thanks to everyone that worked so hard to make this night special and a special thanks to the students for the great behavior.  You guys will be missed next year!

SDC ichoose Field Trip

I had the pleasure of accompanying 45 students from our school on a reward field trip to Silver Dollar City in Branson today.   These students earned this trip by being the top collectors of passport stamps in one the academic quarters this school year.  These stamps are awarded to students when they exemplify a positive behavior that is noticed by staff member.  Needless to say I did not witness any behavior problems on this trip!  The weather was perfect and I know the students enjoyed the rides, food, and time away from school.  If your student was one of the members of this group please let them know how proud you are of them. 

Mr. Davis