April "Go Make A Ripple" Winners

posted May 3, 2018, 1:14 PM by Kim Brackey

As our school year winds down, our "pond" continues to fill up!  There are so many rocks in the pond you can barely see the water!  That's a credit to our remarkable elementary students at St. Ansar Elementary School!  We only have one more month for students to get a chance to get a rock with their name on the back of it on our pond.  Good luck to all students as they strive to continue to spread kindness to all those around them!  Congratulations to this month's "Go Make A Ripple" winners!  Once again, their nominations were much deserved!  Thank you, girls, for working to make our school a kinder place.  The winners are as follows:  Layna Mitchell ~ Preschool, Kenzie Peterson ~ 5th Grade, Harper DeMaris ~ 1st Grade, and Scarlett Sherrard ~ Preschool.  

How Awesome Is This???

posted Apr 16, 2018, 1:39 PM by Kim Brackey

I just couldn't help but share this picture of the kids waiting to either be picked up by someone from the middle school/high school, or those waiting to walk down to the high school after the buses leave.  Claire Nielsen and Raine Squire started the trend by sitting calmly and quietly against the wall as they waited.  As the others arrived from their perspective classrooms, they magically did the same!  I told them that I had to capture this on film~so figured I might as well share with all of you at the same time! We just have some pretty awesome students don't we?!? : )

2017-2018 Student Council

posted Apr 9, 2018, 8:52 AM by Kim Brackey

Our Student Council year is quickly coming to an end for 2017-2018.  We have a couple more "big" projects that we are working on before we wrap things up in mid-May, but I would be remiss if I didn't share a few pictures of this AWESOME group of kids.  When we talk about Student Council members being role models and leaders, this group has exemplified that to the fullest once again!  I have enjoyed having the pleasure of working along side these students as we have planned fun, meaningful, worthwhile activities for our elementary students at St. Ansgar Elementary School!  Oh, and as is clear from the pictures of our Student Council kids ~ as well as the other pictures shared throughout the year ~ we have managed to to have some laughs along the way too!  Thank you, Student Council members, for making 2017-2018 a GREAT year!

Student Council Members are as follows:  
Haley Dieterich ~ 3rd Grade, Justus Sheka ~ 3rd Grade, Hudson Sparrow ~ 3rd Grade, Kolten Buntrock ~ 5th grade, Sophia Urbatsch ~ 5th Grade, Lila Powers ~ 4th Grade, Lanie Hanna ~ 4th Grade

February "Go Make A RIPPLE" Winners

posted Mar 28, 2018, 1:05 PM by Kim Brackey   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 1:06 PM ]

How lucky were we to be able to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day AND our February "Go Make A Ripple" winners on the same day?!?  Some very deserving recipients were chosen again this month, and we're happy to celebrate their accomplishments with them.  Congratulations to the following students for being examples of kindness in our building:  Claire Haugen ~ KDGN, Ella Horgen ~ 2nd Grade, Weston Paulson ~ 5th Grade, and Trey Johanns ~ 2nd Grade.  

March "Go Make A RIPPLE" Winners

posted Mar 28, 2018, 1:02 PM by Kim Brackey

Another incredible month of kind deeds being done here in St. Ansgar Elementary!  Our nomination rocks included words like "integrity" and "persistence" this month!  Wow!  Those are some pretty impressive words to describe the efforts of our elementary students! The pond still seems full ~ so as some rocks are drawn they seem to be quickly replaced with new ones!  That's great to see!  We have two months left to make the most out of our opportunity to spread some kindness in our world!  Keep up the dedicated effort students!  You're making a difference!  Congratulations to this month's winners:  Preschool ~ Caden Mullenbach, KDGN ~ Jarett Mayer, 4th Grade ~ Alexis Frein, and KDGN ~ Ava Trenhaile!

"Dr. Seuss Day" Fun!

posted Mar 1, 2018, 1:30 PM by Kim Brackey

We celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday a little bit early so as not to miss out on the fun!  Guest readers Bryan and Linda McKinley, Lindsey Falk, and Sharon Mackin stopped by to share their love of reading with our kids!  We had a rousing game of Dr. Seuss Charades with our elementary students this morning at R & R!  And, amazingly (wink, wink) we had a tie in our "Cat in the Hat" costume contest ballot vote.  Mr. Baldus and Mrs. Ham were beyond honored to be selected by the student body to wear the Cat in the Hat AND the Grinch costumes for the day! Fun was had by all today... students and staff alike! Enjoy our pictures!

January "Go Make A Ripple" Winners

posted Feb 28, 2018, 6:39 AM by Kim Brackey   [ updated Mar 1, 2018, 9:02 AM ]

Our school year is flying by and our "pond" is filling up with "pebbles!"  Be sure to check it out as you visit for Parent/Teacher conferences this week!  Congratulations to January's "Go Make A Ripple" winners:  Ezra Marzen ~ KDGN, Abbey Muller ~ 5th Grade, Rhett Diedrich ~ 2nd Grade, and Ben Diedrich ~ Preschool.  It's so inspiring to hear all the good things our students at St. Ansgar Elementary School are doing to make our learning environment a kinder place for all.  Keep spreading that kindness kids!

December "Go Make A RIPPLE" Winners

posted Jan 18, 2018, 8:21 AM by Kim Brackey   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 1:09 PM ]

Our December "Go Make A RIPPLE" winners were drawn right before Christmas break during our R & R assembly and were recognized for their efforts to make our elementary a kinder place.  Congratulations to December's winners:  Cormac Merten ~ Preschool, Bradley Giles ~ KDGN, Jaeda Mayer ~ 2nd Grade, and Ava Falk ~ 4th Grade!  Thanks for your all you do to make STA Elementary a great place to learn!  

October/November " Go Make A Ripple" Winners

posted Dec 18, 2017, 7:37 AM by Kim Brackey   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 1:16 PM ]

There was no R & R assembly in October, so "Go Make A Ripple" winners for both October and November were drawn at November's R & R.  The following eight students were recognized for their ripples of kindness and goodness ~ and ALL are much deserving:  Kallesen Sherrard ~ Preschool, Invictus Walsh ~ Preschool, Barrett Morrow ~ PK, Kimberlynn Estrada ~ PK, Claire Nielsen ~ KDGN, Henry Steele ~ 1st Grade, Joe Clevenger ~ 4th Grade, and Aden Franzen ~ 4th Grade.  We've had a great time painting their rocks, but due to all of the busy-ness of the holiday season some of the kids were busy with other commitments and are at different places when it comes to completing their projects.  Please enjoy the picture of some of the students with their painted rocks.  More pictures will follow as the students finish.  Congratulations students!  Keep spreading that kindness as we look ahead to the new year!!!


"Thank-FULL" Food Drive

posted Dec 4, 2017, 7:46 AM by Kim Brackey

Thanks to all of you for your generosity and kindness shown through our "Thank-FULL" food drive held before Thanksgiving.  We are grateful for your support and appreciate each and every one of your donations.  Our Student Council kids sorted, counted, bagged/boxed, and delivered 413 items to the Mitchell County Food Bank on Tuesday, November 21st. It is always fun for the Student Council members to be able to see the Food Bank in action. Leo Chisholm does such a great job explaining things to the kids and truly making them feel appreciated for their efforts as well.  Here are a few pictures from the experience...Enjoy!


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