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Jumping in Time


Mark Russell

Mark Russell

This year the kids from the area were jumping. Really jumping. No, not with the normal excess energy they seem to possess. In today’s world, where Facebook and video games rule, this was a nice break. They participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart Contest. The national event, sponsored by the American Heart Association, was organized by the physical education teachers.

A total of 421 students from Cedar View and Red Hawk Elementary as well as the Middle School enjoyed the day of jumping and music.

“These kids did a wonderful job raising donations for the event. They were thinking of others and that is something special,” stated PE teacher Mark Schumann.

Schumann, along with Steve Banagis stress wellness and physical activities all year in class.

Mr. Moleski's class

Mr. Moleski’s class

Mr. Moleski’s class of fifth graders really got into the event. His class total donations were $ 1,627, with every single student contributing.

Mark Russell, a seventh grader, raised $250 to lead all kids. The total amount raised this year was $ 7,056.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We save…we score!


Students in the fourth grade classrooms of Mr. Gregory and Mr. Moleski were taught a very valuable lesson in economics. The lesson, titled Save and Score, was presented in mid-February to the eager listeners.  The program is sponsored by the Lake Michigan Credit Union and the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The students learned about the four different ways to save money.  The various ways include:

1) short term investments

2) donations

3) spending

4) long term investments

With inquisitive questions and a keen interest to learn, our students once again exemplified how we use our Habits of Mind at Cedar View.  This was witnessed by the two presenters from LMCU, Ms. Vickie and Ms. Jennifer. They raved at how well the students demonstrated the ability to listen and ask “real life” questions. Before they left, the ladies presented both classrooms with a challenge.

The challenge was for each student to write a personal essay on what they had learned about saving money. The recipient of the strongest essay would win free Griffin’s tickets for their entire class!

After submitting their entries, the students were treated to a special guest appearance by GRIFF (the Grand Rapids Griffin’s mascot). Griff couldn’t decide on the top essay because there were so many quality pieces entered in the contest.  So he declared the essays written by Paige Pierson and Samantha VanSinger as winners.

For their hard work, ALL of the students in both classrooms received two free tickets to the Grand Rapids Griffin’s hockey game on Saturday, March 3rd.

 

 

 

 

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March is reading month


Students in Mr. Moleski’s fourth grade class are showing their team spirit to celebrate March is Reading Month. The students wore red on Tuesday, black on Wednesday, and white on Thursday.
The challenge for these students is to read 20,000 minutes as a class in the month of March.  The students all wear the same color clothes to show unity in their goal; they are like a team and they all must rely on each other. Plus, the students think it looks cool when they walk around the school!

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