Sun, Feb. 23

C-OC Special Ed team learning Assistive Technology

The Special Education teams for Oak Creek, Mountain View Preparatory and Cottonwood Elementary schools are receiving professional development through a grant from the Arizona Department of Education. Lucy Schwill and Mary Sanders, special education teachers, along with LaToya Lewy, a classroom teacher, are learning to use assistive technology (AT). Assistive technology is used to improve functional abilities of students with special needs.

MVP students collected canned goods at Fry's Grocery Store in Cottonwood to deliver to the Old Town Mission. Parents and volunteers from the mission joined the students. After delivering the food back to the mission, the students assembled bags for families.

MVP students in Ms. Rose's class are working on watershed models for an exchange of watersheds with students in New Mexico.

The CMS Robotic Team won second place for design function at a recent robotics competition.

Eighth grade social studies students at CMS have been holding team discussions, presentations and debates on topics such on standardized testing and the death penalty. The teams were scored all semester for their performance in debates on the topics.

CES fourth graders traveled to Bisbee to the Copper Queen Mine. After visiting the mine, the field trip continued to Kartchner Caverns.

OCS Parent Teacher Organization entered a float in the Christmas parade.

Second graders in Ms. Grondin's class have been learning how to make paper. The students learned that by putting certain ingredients into a blender with cornmeal, and then pouring it onto a screen to dry, they ended up with paper they could actually use.

-Philip Wright

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