Third Grade Students Explore Lightning Rods

Students in Mrs. Metcalfe’s third grade learned how the lightning rod that Ben Franklin invented will keep structures safe during a lightning storm. In each class small groups built a structure that used a lightning rod and were able to explain how the rod kept it safe. In the end they wrote letters for our Senators to consider passing a law for tall buildings to have lightning rods.  

students use their senses to explore a tortilla

Second Graders Experience Tortillas in a New Way

After reading the legend “The First Tortilla,” students in Mrs. Jenna Smith’s 2nd grade class got to use their senses to explore a real life tortilla.  They had a lot of great describing words about the feel, smell, and taste of the tortilla! Who knew reading could be so much fun?


Fifth Graders are Hard at Work at WCES!

Fifth grade students are hard at work during writer’s workshop.  The students took turns reading their writing.  As one student read, the remaining group members made notes of things the writer did really well, items that could be improved, and questions they still had after hearing the entire piece.  They did a fantastic job providing their peers with constructive feedback!  As part of International Women’s Day, the fifth grade also…


Family Literacy Night for 3rd-5th Grades

Date:  Monday, March 13 Time:  5:30-6:30 p.m. Place:  WCES WHO:  3rd-5th Grade Event:  Learning Basic Survival and Safety Skills for the Outdoors WCES will be hosting a Title1 Literacy Night.  We will have a “Outdoor Survival and Safety” theme, books, and activities for all children.  Students will be able to make their own survival hiking kit plus learn about outdoor skills.  Parents can meet with their student’s teacher about the…

Multi ethnic kids having a great time playing together.

Important Information About Kindergarten Registration 2017-18

Kindergarten registration for Washington County Elementary School was held on Friday, February 24.  If your child will be attending WCES in the fall and you missed registration, please stop by the school office to complete a packet as soon as possible.  Planning for next year has already begun, so it is very important to come and register your child as soon as possible.  The school office is open Monday –…

Dr Seuss Quote: You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book andd read to a child

SEUSS WEEK School-Wide Spirit Days February 27-March 2

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, so we are celebrating his books all week!Get into the Seuss Spirit by dressing up each day this week. Monday: Green Eggs and Clothes Day! – Wear something green! Tuesday: Fox in Socks Day! – Wear CRAZY socks! Wednesday: Dr. Seuss’s birthday is tomorrow – he’d be 113 years old.  Dress up like you are 113 years old today!!! Thursday: Oh, the Places You’ll…

Students study the effects of erosion on a glacier.

Fourth Grade Studies the Effects of Erosion

Fourth grade students in Mrs. Metcalfe’s science class have been learning about glaciers.  They took advantage of the warm weather last week to go outside and work with a model of mini glaciers. They investigated to see how erosion slowly changes the mini glacier as it is moved over the concrete surface.