2017-2018 School Year... a SUPER year!
(year in review and a few summer updates)
This year’s theme was to have students: Discover their Superpower! Students were to push themselves to be extraordinary. Many times this year, you could walk the halls and see students wearing their Superhero capes because they went “above and beyond,” just like Superheros do! Students earned these capes as they sought to discover their talents and do their best to follow our “5Rs” on a daily basis.
A few highlights from this year included additions to our Makerspace, a library green screen for video announcements and a Lego wall. This year’s theme of Superheros was fitting in so many ways. In the Fall, we hosted our annual Fall Fest where students learned about the heroes of the past through history lessons and with partnering with the local Wolcott House. In November, our students and staff helped to fill and package 217, 728 meals for the Feed My Starving Children event. This was the most notable and memorable SUPER service accomplishment of this year as over 850 volunteers from the school and community came together to pack 1,008 boxes, which feeds 596 kids in high poverty countries all over the world.In December, students learned how sports, especially hockey, relate to school. This Hockey Week was even capped off with a visit to a Walleye game, where our school was awarded a $1,000 grant! We also turned a day "off" into a day "on", when nearly 40 students volunteered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January. These students volunteered at senior care facility, stocked a local food pantry and assisted residents at Sunshine Community Center. In February, we collected close $800 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma society with our hat day. In March, students participated in Diversity Week where students learned about embracing their differences and similarities and what it means to come together as one.
Students were also engaged in the quarterly PBIS (positive behavior intervention and support) rewards, where they got mesmerized by a magician, came up close to a variety of exotic animals, jumped in bounce houses (with the addition of jousting) and participated in homeroom challenges or an art project on Friday, May 18. It was a SUPER year to say the least!
A reminder that the PTP group is sponsoring a FREE Wayne Trail Pool Party from 7:30-9:30pm on Friday, June 15 at Rolf park to celebrate the end of a successful year. Also, back-to-school registration day is Wednesday, August 8 from 7:30am-6:30pm at the high school PAC. Wayne Trail open house is August 13 from 5:30pm-7:00pm and the first day of school is August 15!
Don't forget if you are a 4th grade (going into 5th) parent, please encourage your child to read online at myON. We have cool technology prizes for winners when we return back in August!
Have safe and enjoyable summer!
Dr. Nick Neiderhouse
Wayne Trail Elementary