Sedan to Sedan: A Big Thank You I would like to take a moment to thank everyone that helped make the "Sedan to Sedan" trip a success. Hosting our friends from Sedan, France was a wonderful experience for our school and our students. Meeting and collaborating with the French students provided our students with the opportunity to understand both the differences and similarities of the two cultures. Our students have gained a better understanding of the French culture and have made life-long friends. This experience would not have been possible without the hard work of so many dedicated people. Thank you to Linda Mays and the Re-imagine Sedan students for coordinating and planning this event, as well as serving as ambassadors for our school. Thank you to the USD286 BOE for approving and supporting the project. Thank you to Mrs. Hill for going the extra mile to make sure all our visitors were welcome in our school and for providing them an opportunity to engage in authentic classroom experiences. Thank you to the host families for opening your homes and giving your time, energy and support to our new friends. Thank you to our caring community for your support. A special thanks to Reta Pipher for hosting the students at her ranch, Nita Jones for proving an excellent tour of Sedan, Mary Kurtis for allowing the students to explore and experience Red Buffalo Ranch, the Sedan Chamber of Commerce for providing lunch and the Chautauqua Baptist Church for hosting dinner. In addition, thank you to everyone who hosted, attended and helped with impromptu gatherings and social events. Thank you to our dedicated faculty, who provided our visitors with excellent classroom experiences and to our students who welcomed our visitors with open arms and open minds. In addition, I would like to thank Mrs. Malvy, Mr. Ibanez and Headmaster Michnik, as well as the 19 French students who worked so hard and traveled so far to visit. These individuals were gracious guest who represented their school, community and country with the upmost class and dignity. We are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to meet you. Until next time, Au Revoir Nathan Hinrichs Superintendent of Schools Chautauqua Co, USD 286
Sedan Elementary has been provided the unique opportunity to purchase a t-shirt
and water bottle package for $5 per student. The t-shirt will be a different color
based on grade level. We will be using these for school wide activities including
field day and class field trips! Please fill out the form below and return to your
teacher with $5 no later than April 13, 2017. This will help teachers and other
faculty identify your students easier and be able to supervise their class better.
Sedan Elementary has hosted 2 family nights. The first was Math Night in January. This event was well attended by parents and students. The night featured all different types of math games set up at tables in the Makerspace room. Students and their families moved through each table to try all the different math games. Our 5th grade students were helpers and they did an incredible job teaching everyone how to play the games. Door prizes and snacks were provided. Mrs. Warren planned the night and we had appropriately 60 people in attendance.
In February we hosted Literacy Night. This night followed the same format with all types of reading and literacy games at each table. Our 4th grade students were helpers this evening and they did a wonderful job of helping everyone learn the games. The Sedan Elementary PTO provided door prizes and snacks. A special thank you to the PTO for their kind donation. Mrs. Warren also planned this event. Stayed turned in March for another family night. STEM activities will be our focus. We will hope to see you there!
At USD 286 we want to inspire, encourage and prepare students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, & mathematics) and careers! The Greenbush STEM Mobile Learning Lab recently visited the elementary and JR-SR high. Students enjoyed learning about robots, virtual reality, and 3D printing. Students were able to explore, invent, and discover in the Greenbush STEM Lab. The STEM lab was here for a week and all students K-12 spent time in the lab.