As Auburn students wind down the first quarter of school, they are excited about the learning that is taking place around the school and with members of their community, and the leadership they are displaying with their choices every day!
Mrs. Stephanie’s Wheeldon’s class celebrated student leaders Bristol Cardwell, Annaleigh Christmas, Lucas Cross, Collin Jackson, Tyler Ramsey, McKynlee Decker, Izzy Dupree, Isaac Farmer, Hunter Stigall, and Jace Coles who made positive behavior choices for the entire month of August, while Mrs. Elizabeth Dye wants to recognize Aidan Hughes, who completed the entire Lexia Core 5 reading program as a fourth grade student! All kindergarten students enjoyed a presentation from Ms. Carole Ann Faulkner of the Logan County Library about being a community helper and the resources available to all community members at the library.
The fourth-grade classes have been working on photosynthesis plays for the last few weeks. All students in the fourth grade were asked to participate, and students created backdrops, costumes, props, and other necessities the students felt were vital for the play to be performed. Third-grade classes were invited to attend in order to learn about elements every plant needs in order to grow and survive. Fourth grade student Reagan Coursey, a member of Mrs. Jamie Metcalfe’s class (and a future journalist), wrote a review of the play and describes the plot as follows: “Young Ira and Irene (ivy plants) leave home and a few photosynthesis ingredients they meet help them figure out how to create their own food”.
All classes have selected a leader of the month for September who demonstrates the quality of Habit One: Be Proactive. Those students are as follows: kindergarten Garrett Vaden, Landon Gregory, and Autumn Anderson; first grade Joshua Law, Kennedy Ross, Ava Kinkade, and Lucas Cross; second grade Briahna Higgins, Lilli Wilkins, Kelby Perdue, and Bayleigh Connelly; third grade Jillian Christmas, Maddie Burgess, Philip Thompson, and Sampson Hightower; fourth grade Emerson McKinnis, Caitlin Watkins, Joshua Clark, and Sage Meguair; fifth grade Emma Jackson, Madison Kempf, and Jacob Haas ; sixth grade McKayla Jolicoeur, Mariah Steward, Brooklyn Warren, and Mariah Steward; seventh grade Hayley Dotson, Cassandra Townsend, Clara Bond, and Conner Roberts ; eighth grade Serenity Metcalfe, Jolynn Hesson, Elizabeth McGinnis, and Ashlynn Canler. Congratulations to all of our student leaders on being proactive and taking charge of their own learning and behavior choices!
Auburn students are displaying their creative talents in multiple ways. The VSA Art Exhibit of Kentucky is currently on display at Auburn School. This year’s exhibit is titled, “A Matter of Perspective”. Artwork created by eighth grade student Olivia Brown was selected to be featured in this exhibit. Three students, sixth graders Madelyn Hughes and Alison Moore, and fourth grader Sydni Blick auditioned and were selected to be part of the first Logan County Children’s Chorus.
In addition to helping students read 26, 174, 996 words and 5,274 books since the beginning of the school year, the Auburn library is full of student creations! First grader Gus Hatton wrote Don’t Dance in the Shower and read it to fellow students, before leaving it in the library for others to enjoy. Third grader Jacob Gregory is displaying his illustration of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck. All students are encouraged to share their creative endeavors in the library.
Is your Auburn student doing something noteworthy? Please send information (photos are also welcome!) to Sarah Hatton at Auburn Elementary School at email@example.com. We would love to recognize as many students as possible in future articles.