At Downtown School, summer means saying goodbye to good friends, great teachers and “the best principal ever!” Staff and students celebrated the last day with a big sendoff for retiring Principal John Johnson and nurse Jean Smith. The assembly included dancing, singing, tear-jerking videos and a rock band! To see more pictures, click on the image.
Elementary Registration Day for 2015-16 Although the district is providing an opportunity for on-line registration this year, we will still have “Registration Day” activities from 1:00-7:00pm on Thursday, July 30. Class lists will be posted that day and Suggested Supply Lists will be available. These options will also be available… · Register … Read more »
It’s summer break for most students … but not all as The Downtown School and Edmunds Elementary continue to be in session for another week or two. But it’s not too early to have a little outdoor fun. DTS students gathered today at Brody Middle School for relay races, hula hooping and more as part of the school’s annual Field Day. Enjoy photos by clicking on the image.
Molly Sweeney co-authored “Transforming the Task with Number Choice”, published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Sweeney has a Masters of Elementary Education from Viterbo University. She teaches 9-10 year-olds and is involved with mathematics development for all grades at DTS. To read more about her work, click on the headline.
We’re in the final countdown to the end of the school year, June 22. It’s been a fantastic year with many good things happening in our classrooms. Please click on the headline to read the latest Downtown School Dispatch from Principal John Johnson.
The PTA would like to say ‘thank you’ to all of the parents who turned out for the 2015 Downtown School Auction, “Bids for the Kids”, and to everyone who donated items to auction. The PTA raised more than $15,000 through live and silent auctions. There were many generous spirits at the event! The money will be used for library, playground and garden improvements.
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