Weekly Warrior by Rosendo Marquez 11/15/17

Welcome back to the Downieville School news. This week in Mrs. Bosworth’s classes of K-3rd grade her students had science stations where they had to identify smells, sounds, and touch objects; they also practiced games with their sight. Many students in those classes have passed Lexia Reading Levels. The kids are also learning about Kandinsky art and even created their replicas of his circle of art. They also made autumn tree art with arm/hand outlines + pointillism (check it out on the elementary side hallway). Ms. Maire’s classes 4-6th grade presented slideshows about their trip to Goodyears Bar Museum. They are studying about cells and U.S geography. Also they are starting play rehearsals for The Christmas Carol, which will be performed on December 2nd. The high school drama class will be making sets for them to use on their performance.
On the high school side Ms. Bolle took all grades 7-12th on a fieldtrip to the Caltrans station where they got to learn about working for Caltrans through Steve Folsom and the members of his crew. The crew showed the students the trucks and tractors they use to do their work. They gave the kids a brief instruction about the machines with endless controls (too many to actually remember which led to nodding and pretending like you understood it all when they asked). All the kids had lots of fun and learned a lot about all the hard work it takes to keep our roads in shape and about other branches of working for Caltrans.
Later that week the drama class helped out with the community play, Cafe Murder. The play was amazing! It was a full house both nights, October 20th and 21st. Both the hilarious antics of the play and the short dialogues done by the students were flawless. Overall it was a great success!
On Friday October 27 the high school students put on the annual Halloween Carnival in the school gym and PTO put on a dinner right before the opening of the Carnival. Both were a success, and thanks to all who could support and bring their kids to have some fun and take some candy and goldfish off our hands.
Basketball season is officially underway. All November is practice and December we will start to have some tournaments and games.
Announcements: Report cards for the first quarter grades will be coming out sometime this week. Holiday Friday November 10 in observation of Veteran’s Day. Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for November 15,16, and 17th. Please call the school office to schedule a conference—289-3473. NOTE: all three of those conference days will be minimum days, including Wed. Nov 15. School will dismiss at noon, with corresponding early busses.
As always, thanks for reading and till next week!

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