WOW! I have a lot to cover in one blog post.
First Things First: Student-led conferences are this week. Parents made appointments back in January to meet with their DES Student-Leader. On Friday, students took home reminder cards about this very important date!
Begin With the End in Mind: Back in January, 5th graders wrote letters to colleges all across the country explaining how they were learning to set BIG goals now. They requested college admissions information and a pennant representing the college or university to display at DES. This week, the college and universities started responding in BIG ways. They sent information, pennants, bracelets, notebooks, pens, and even book bags. The most touching is that many admissions officers are taking the time to write personal notes of encouragement to our 5th graders!
Public Speaking: Several of our 5th graders participated in the Tallapoosa County 4-H Public Speaking Contest last week. They did a great job! One student left before Mrs. Smith got to snap this great picture! We are proud of you!
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