News, Events, and Announcements
Members of the Quad-City Mallards professional hockey team volunteered here at Eisenhower on Tuesday, January 21. The players worked with the students on their math skills, social studies content, and emphasized the importance of developing a strong set of life skills, such as a good work ethic. As a motivational strategy, the students were able to use a hockey stick to make a goal if they answered a math question correctly. We are very thankful to the Mallards for taking time out of their schedule to visit our school and work with our students.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped us to install the Kent Naae Memorial Health and Fitness Equipment last week! Thanks to the hard work of everyone, we were able to get the project done in just 24 hours! A BIG thank you goes out to the following companies and individuals who led the way! There were many other volunteers, but these were the ones who showed up at 6:30 AM and stayed until past dark each day.
McCarthy Improvement – Led by Nate Loss
Builders Sand and Cement
Logan Contractors Supply
On Thursday, October 31, 2013, 87 Eisenhower Fifth Graders participated in our annual Red Wagon Food Drive to help “Bag Hunger” in the Quad Cities! Prior to the event,Central High School student council members handed out brown bags throughout the Eisenhower neighborhood notifying neighbors that we would be collecting non-perishable food items on Thursday morning. Twelve groups of students and parent/grandparent volunteers walked the neighborhoods with red wagons collecting the bags. Upon returning to Eisenhower, fifth graders, their teachers, parents, and support staff boxed up the contributions and donated over 75 boxes of food!
We are excited to announce a “Kids’ Spot” in the October newsletter. Students in all grades are able to submit articles to Mrs. Easton after their teacher has reviewed them. The articles will be about things happening in and around school. Mrs. Easton will select two articles per grade level to be included in each newsletter. We kicked off “Kids’ Spot” during an assembly with News Channel Six reporter Amber O’Brien. During the assembly, Amber discussed different types of reporting, the duties of a reporter, and some ideas students may use in their reporting.
Last Wednesday, September 4th, Eisenhower Elementary School began Walk to School Wednesdays. This is a program that was piloted last year and was a great success. This year two “Walking School Buses” will be picking up students and walking them to school every Wednesday. We have a north route and a south route. The “Walking School Bus Drivers” are parents who have cleared a district background check. These routes pick up students as specified locations and students, led by the adult volunteer (and any other parents that wish to join us), all walk to school together. Parents have only said positive things about this program. It provides a healthy way for students to start their day and
Superhero Steve presented an impressive bullying prevention message to our Eisenhower students. Steve used songs to engage the students in an interactive program focusing on different ways to handle bullying situations, including using empathy with one other and acting like a superhero to stop bullying. It was a wonderful program to include at the beginning of the school year.
Mr. Locke is a world renowned Native American story teller, dancer, and flute player. During his performance he taught the students traditional Native American signs and dance. He engaged the students with storytelling through dance and emphasized the importance of having a positive attitude.
Click here for more information: Kevin Locke