Grandparents invited into Valley Falls classrooms
Joe and Lucy Poole, Hedley, Texas, made the nearly nine-hour drive to be with their granddaughter, Cheyenne Ingraham, at Grandparents’ Day at Valley Falls Middle and Elementary school.
Photo and story by Clarke Davis
Valley Falls students and their grandparents were told their school was the academically highest district in Jefferson County by elementary principal Susan Grey.
The annual grandparents day attracted the usual large crowd to a morning assembly followed by the grandparents joining their students in the classroom.
Grey told the number of Standards of Excellence that were obtained by each grade and that a Standard of Excellence was awarded to the entire building.
She said that while the target was in the low 80 percentile, classes all tested out above 95 percent and the building ranked 100 percent in science.
The students will soon begin another round of testing in a few days.
Teachers Cheryl Brosa and Angela Seymour put the sixth-graders together for a session with grandparents. They had the students bring photos of themselves with their grandparents and then presented a slide show.
Todd Gish’s third-grade classroom was typical of the popularity of the day and the lengths grandparents will go to get here. Cheyenne Ingraham’s grandparents, Joe and Lucy Poole, drove from Hedley, Texas, to be here. Lois and Jerry Brinker came from Abilene to be with the granddaughter, Jaci Brinker. Kathy Miller came from Holton to spend the day with Tucker Rice.
Teacher Jeff Schneider and several junior high students entertained the the assembly with a skit of Kansas facts they created for Kansas Day in January.
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