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HELP STOP THE SPREADING OF GERMS BY WASHING YOUR HANDS

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO LEARN MORE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXLM8hn1HSc


Storytelling from our own Dr. Seuss (Jesse Rice)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO4HVbVN4PU

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Student of the Month for January 2020


Noah S

KSD PRIDE Awards for January 2020

Front row, L-R: Darren (POSITIVE), Elijah (RESPONSIBLE), Toby (EFFORT), Thomas (INDEPENDENT), James S. (EFFORT), Camryn (EFFORT), Camryn (DEMONSTRATE RESPECT). Back row, L-R: Francisco (POSITIVE), Jazmine (POSITIVE), Matthew (RESPONSIBLE), Isaac (INDEPENDENT), Jacob (RESPONSIBLE & EFFORT), Savannah (EFFORT), Noah S. (RESPONSIBLE), James B. (INDEPENDENT & DEMONSTRATE RESPECT).
students walking down the hall cheering students going to the spelling bee
students giving high 5's and cheers to the students going to the spelling bee

State Spelling Bee Send Off

Good Luck Colonels!!

staff and students cheering on students going to the spelling bee
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Cirque Cirque FLIP Fabrique: BLIZZARD

students sitting in the auditorium waiting for the show to start.

The temperature went down outside and inside as the KSD Elementary visited Norton Center for the performance of “Cirque Cirque FLIP Fabrique: BLIZZARD.” The circus actors shared their thoughts about winter with acrobatics, comedy, and drama. These high-flying actors featured tumbling, juggling, and aerialist displays. The students were spellbound as they watched the actors fly through the air.

2 students working on an art project
a student and Mrs. Bolton sitting at a table working on an art project
all the Elem students are sitting in semi circle

On Tuesday, February 18th the Pre-School and Elementary School took a trip to the Art Center of the Bluegrass. There the students viewed the current art exhibit “New Year, New Art.” Students were also able to show off their creative sides by creating their own personal mosaic pieces, using small pieces of colored glass. Before heading back to school, the students got to view the mosaic they created in the Fall.

Jan Bradshaw, retired KSD teacher, represented Delta Kappa Gamma, an organization of active and retired teachers, by presenting books to all the elementary students with the hope that the students would develop a deeper love for reading. The students were very thrilled to receive new books. Thank you, Delta Kappa Gamma!

Our elementary students with their new gift-wrapped books before tearing the wrapping paper off

"I LOVE TO READ" DAY

On Valentine’s Day, KSD Elementary School had “I Love to Read” Day. Carolyn Gulley, retired KSD teacher, read The Kissing Hand by Aubrey Penn to the KSD Elementary students. She was our first guest reader for “I Love to Read” Day in Marshall Hall, a building that is named after her mother Margaret D. Marshall.

Elementary students had to read and follow a recipe to bake chocolate chip cookies for “I Love to Read Day!”

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Mr. Wilson’s Math class celebrated the 100th day of school by doing an activity with M&M’s. Each of the students used a hundred chart to count 100 pieces of M&M candy and tallied the number of pieces for each color (brown, green, yellow, blue, red). The activity culminated with each student producing a colorful bar graph to show the number of M&M pieces for each color.


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The elementary students at KSD celebrated 100 days of school this Monday, February 3rd. The 4th and 5th grade science classes worked on perfecting their skills as engineers! They were given 10 different bags, each bag had 100 items in it. The students then had to work in partners and design something with the 100 items in the bag. Some of the things they worked with were 100 dominoes, 100 pipe cleaners, 100 popsicle sticks, and 100 unifix cubes. It was wonderful to see how their minds worked through the engineering process!

School Counselors Week-Thank You for ALL you do Mr. Harper and Mrs. Sharp!!

Mr. Harper and Mrs. Sharp sitting are sitting at a table enjoying food from Cracker Barrel

Our school counselors enjoyed a wonderful breakfast from Cracker Barrel this morning!

KSD PRIDE Awards for January 2020

Front row, L-R: Toby (INDEPENDENT), Darren (POSITIVE & EFFORT), James S. (EFFORT), Olyvia (INDEPENDENT), Thomas (RESPONSIBLE & DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), Kendall (EFFORT), Camryn (EFFORT), Elijah (DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), Noah S. (EFFORT). Back row, L-R: Francisco (POSITIVE & DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), Matthew (POSITIVE, INDEPENDENT), Jazmine (POSITIVE), James B. (RESPONSIBLE & DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), Savannah (RESPONSIBLE & INDEPENDENT), Jacob (EFFORT), Dakota (EFFORT), Julian (INDEPENDENT & EFFORT), Keagan (EFFORT). NOT PICTURED: Baylee (INDEPENDENT), Emaley (EFFORT), Isaac (EFFORT).

Student of the Month for January 2020

Matthew

Jump Rope for Heart

(Please look for information that came home last week)

2 students jump roping
father and son holding hands jump roping together
teacher assisting student bouncing on a ball
picture of playground, kids are running around.

WE LOVE OUR NEW PLAYGROUND!!

*Check out more pictures on the photo page
4 students holding certificate and money for award

2nd Quarter Honor Roll

A’s and B’s: L-R: Francisco Alonzo-Gomez, James Baker, Savannah Brock, Matthew Colbert.

student holding certificate and money for award

Students of the Month for December 2019

Elijah. NOT PICTURED: Jordan.

3 students holding certificate for award

Perfect Attendance, 1st and 2nd Quarters (Aug. 12-Dec. 20):

L-R: Bailey, Francisco, Dakota.

NO SCHOOL JANUARY 20-24

Rec. Basketball Game Schedule

2nd/3rd Grade games- Toliver Elementary School

4th/5th Grade games- Jennie Rogers Elementary School

ALL games will be on Wednesdays at 6:00

Jan. 15-6:00 Feb. 19-6:00

Jan. 22-NO SCHOOL Feb. 26-6:00

Jan. 29-6:00 March 4- 6:00

Feb. 5-6:00

Feb. 12-6:00

SANTA CAME THIS MORNING!!!!!

SANTA CAME

ON HIS HARLEY!!

Santa's Workshop

students painting
student is painting a pine cone
student is painting a pine cone
group of Elem sitting with presents in their lap waiting to open presents

The students were so EXCITED to open presents!!

The elementary instructional department celebrated Deaf Heritage Week (Dec. 8-14) which honors Thomas Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc who helped establish Deaf education in America a little more than 200 years ago. Many of the elementary students did writing activities related to Deaf Heritage Week.

Pre-school class

2nd grade class

3rd grade

3rd grade

Deaf Plus Class

4th/5th grade

4th/5th grade

4th/5th grade

Elem students with stocking with their stockings from VFW

On December 12, our friends from the local VFW Post gave our elementary students a Christmas party. Each of the students received a T-shirt with a ‘I Love You’ sign, with the American flag inside the handshape, and Christmas treats.

Elem students with stocking with their stockings from VFW

Thank you, VFW Post 3634.

The winners of the Regional Deaf and Hard of Hearing Spelling Bee for 5th and 6th grades.

These students worked very hard preparing for this competition and will compete at the state level in March. Congratulations!

L to R: Matthew Colbert 1st place, James Baker 2nd place, Julian Zareen 3rd place

KSD PRIDE Awards for November 2019

Front row, L-R: Elijah (POSITIVE), Olyvia (RESPONSIBLE), Toby (INDEPENDENT), Thomas (DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), James S. (EFFORT). Back row, L-R: Francisco (POSITIVE, INDEPENDENT & DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), Jazmine (RESPONSIBLE), Tristan (RESPONSIBLE & INDEPENDENT), Jacob (RESPONSIBLE & INDEPENDENT), Isaac (EFFORT), Noah (EFFORT). NOT PICTURED: Darren (POSITIVE).

Golden Behavior Award for November 2019

Sawyer for being on ‘GOLD’ on our departmental behavior color strip EVERY DAY throughout November. That had never happened since ‘GOLD’ was added to our behavior color strip several years ago. Way to show your KSD PRIDE, Sawyer!

Student of the Month for November 2019

Congratulations Serenity!!!

The fifth grade students enjoyed shopping and making wish lists at the book fair today!

DHH Regional Spelling Bee

Link to the videos (for all grade levels) of signs for spelling bee words for the DHH Regional Spelling Bee which will take place at KSD on December 5:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZftUZ4QI4sl7FX3H_3ElhOP3c7loUVai


In Honor of our VFW Veteran's! Thank you for your service and Sacrifices!

Mrs. Bolton's class made ornaments for the Veterans

Cameron is passing out a craft he made in class to a Veteran

A Veteran is signing "thank you" for his craft.

Mrs. Fisher's class made a craft for the Veterans

KSD PRIDE Awards for October

Front row, L-R: Toby (POSITIVE, RESPONSIBLE, INDEPENDENT, DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), James S. (POSITIVE, INDEPENDENT), Sawyer (POSITIVE, RESPONSIBLE, INDEPENDENT, DEMONSTRATE RESPECT, EFFORT), Elijah (INDEPENDENT), Blake (EFFORT), Baylee (EFFORT), Olyvia (EFFORT), Camryn (EFFORT).

Back row, L-R: Francisco (RESPONSIBLE), Noah S. (INDEPENDENT), Dakota (INDEPENDENT), Savannah B. (INDEPENDENT), Thomas (EFFORT), Keagan (EFFORT).

Student of the Month for October

Toby Mills!

L-R: Isaac Sparks, Matthew Colbert, Francisco Alonzo-Gomez, Jacob Collins, James Baker, Savannah Vickery.


1st Quarter Honor Roll!!

L-R: Isaac Sparks, Matthew Colbert, Francisco Alonzo-Gomez, Jacob Collins, James Baker, Savannah Vickery.

Trick or Tricking! Happy Halloween from our ScAry students

3 students standing in their Halloween costumes
one student knocking at a door for trick or treating


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Devine's Pumpkin Patch

On October 23rd, the elementary school enjoyed a field trip to Devine's Pumpkin Patch. Students got to pick out their own pumpkin to take home and carve or paint. While there, the students met lots of sweet animals, bounced on inflatables, played water table games, and so much more. Before departing, students went through a corn maze, taking turns leading their classmates, hoping to find the exit. We had a BLAST!

2 students sitting at the table eating a bowl of ice cream
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Colonel Club Ice Cream Party

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!! October 17th was our first Colonel Club celebration. All students with 90% gold and/or green level behaviors since the beginning of school won the chance to participate. What better way to celebrate than ice cream! We decorated our ice cream with bananas, chocolate chips, M&Ms, drizzled it with chocolate, caramel, strawberry syrup and topped it all with whipped cream and sprinkles. (All celebrations should enjoy sprinkles!) Yeah students showing KSD Pride!

2 students standing holding a certificate for earning the "Student of the Month Award"

Students of the Month for September

A BIG congratulations to

Baylee Gilpin and Sawyer Roberts

6 students standing in a roll being recognized for having KSD PRIDE

KSD PRIDE Awards for September

L-R: Camryn (POSITIVE), Tristan (INDEPENDENT), James (DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), Elijah (DEMONSTRATE RESPECT), Noah (EFFORT), Keagan (EFFORT)

a group picture of the Elementary students in our cafeteria sitting on their new cafeteria tables while holding both hands in the air signing "I love You."

First day eating in our NEW cafeteria on our NEW tables!!

Everyone was EXCITED!! We LOVE them!

*see our tables on the News page
A student wrote "I Love You" with sidewalk chalk on the sidewalk
*see more pictures on the photo page

Inspire Kindness

We spent the day learning about how to be kind. We did different activities such as face painting, writing positive words with chalk outside, and writing how to be kind for the Kindness Tree.

teacher is signing to students sitting in semi circle

2019 International Day of Reading--FRANCE

Bonjour! Yes, that means “Hello!” in French. Marshall Elementary School students took a “trip” to France for the 2019 International Reading Day. France was chosen because our namesake’s (Marshall) family originated in France. Learning about Carolyn Gulley’s family and seeing their pictures was amazing! Students and staff enjoyed learning about French culture, language, dress, and flag. We had a glimpse of French holidays through the story of Madeline’s Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans as it was read and signed to the students. We also watched a video of an American fingerspelling the alphabet in ASL and a Frenchman fingerspelling the alphabet in French Sign Language (LSF) simultaneously. Yes, they are DIFFERENT! In fact, many things are different in France. However, all people enjoy eating! Right? We sure did as we shared in a French dessert called crepes filled with fruit, whipped cream, and chocolate topping! Sadly at the end of the day we had to say, “Au revoir!” (Goodbye) to France.
Mosaic Artist, Tracy Pennington is showing students a mosaic piece

Community Service Art Project

Mosaic—A piece of art or image made from the assembling of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials.Mural—A painting or other work of art executed directly on a wall. “Mosaic” and “mural” are just two of the new vocabulary words that we have enjoyed learning as we play a part in the Community Service Art Project. Mosaic Artist Tracy Pennington has graced us with her talent and love for art as she collaborates with EVERY student at KSD to develop a mural that will be displayed in downtown Danville. During our first meeting with the artist, students met with Ms. Pennington to learn about the small pieces of glass tile that would be used. Of course, before working we had to plan! Students teamed up to share their thoughts and feelings about KSD! These ideas were transformed into colors and patterns to share with Danville. During our second visit with Ms. Pennington, she taught us how to choose tiles and glue them onto a prepared circle form that would be used to make the wall. Different colors and patterns were used as we watched students share their creativity in their designs and patterns. Cooperation and team work truly demonstrated KSD PRIDE. Of course, the next question….”Is it finished?” No, not yet. There’s still plenty of work to be done first. We will let you know when the “unveiling” is scheduled! In the meantime, know that KSD PRIDE will be shared with all of Danville as we make our mark of art in the community.
students signed their name on a pretend copy of the Constitution with a feather and ink in Social Studies class

Constitution Day, September 17


Mr. Wilson’s Social Studies class was introduced to the U.S. Constitution by viewing a short animated video to help them understand what the U.S. Constitution is about. Then they used a feather and ink to sign their names on a pretend copy of the U.S. Constitution.

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Science Experiment in Mrs. Pater's Class

Elephant Toothpaste