The learning continues at WNP - even in the great outdoors. Some students were able to take the 'classroom outside' and experience their instruction from a different perspective.
First graders were pleased to have a demonstration on Scuba Diving by WNSC's Resource Officer, Buck Leamon. Students were able to see the scuba gear up-close and ask a variety of questions.
WNP held it's annual Spring Picnic on Thursday, May 15th. The cool temperatures and rainy weather did not dampen our turnout. The building was full of parents, students, siblings, community members and staff. Kids and adults were able to enjoy great food and fun activities. We had ice cream, popcorn, Heavenly Sno-balls, Walking Tacos, Hot Dogs, and a Bake Sale. Kids could enjoy face painting, balloon animals, photo ops, and bouncy games. Mr. Martin hosted a parent meeting in the ELA for incoming kindergarten students. Mr. Rojas joined him to translate the details of the packet being presented. Thank you to all of you that came out to join us for a fun-filled evening and walk the halls of WNP! We sincerely appreciate your support!
WNP hosted a pancake/sausage breakfast for our bus drivers, substitute teachers, and our crossing guards. It was just a small way of showing our appreciation and gratitude for their hard work and dedication.
April 29 found many WNP students participating in a Reading Fair. Students competed in Fiction and Non-Fiction categories. Judges included; Dr. VanDuyne, Mrs. Holbrook, Mrs. Garner, and Mrs. Peterson.
Several WNP Staff participated in the DeKalb Dash 5K Corporate Challenge. Listed below are staff and times.
The first grade red team presented their Spring Music Program on Tuesday, April 22. The red team includes the classrooms of Mrs. Byers, Mrs. Hicks, Mr. Risser, Mr. Rojas, and Miss Tower.
West Noble Primary students and staff gathered in the cafeteria on Friday, April 4th to share in a special treat given by Mrs. Rohrer and Nurse Denise. Everyone enjoyed a Klondike Ice Cream Bar to launch our celebration of Spring! "What would you do for a Klondike Bar!?"
Later, students and staff gathered in the gymnasium for some student vs staff activities hosted by our gym teacher, Mrs. Yoder.
WNPS was pleased to have Winners Drink Milk Program Coordinator, DeDe Hausmann, join us in our festivities. Winners Drink Milk help fund our Fuel Up to Play 60 and Growing Healthy program. It was through these funds that the ladies were able to purchase Klondike Bars and Hawaiian Leis for all WNP students and staff.
Thank you to Mrs. Rohrer, Nurse Denise, Mrs. Yoder and especially Winners Drink Milk!!! It was a fun-filled celebration!
Miss Clore's students working on and publishing their research pieces in the computer lab.
Miss Clore made a template and printed a hard copy for students to write down their sentences and information before coming to the lab. They then brought their work to the computer lab and typed their information on an electronic copy of the template. Those were then printed and then students had to illustrate each page by hand.
Depending on what stage of the process the students were in determined where they would be while in the lab each morning. Some students were on the floor still writing/researching, others were on the computer typing, and those that had their printed writing then illustrated at the table in the lab!
Great job, Miss Clore!
Mrs. Yoder is having students race against each other to see who can put the plastic food items in the correct hoola-hoops lying on the gym floor.
Students were divided into to teams, food was scattered across the gym, and hoola-hoops were designated as particular food groups. Students then raced to place the correct items in the correct hoops in the fastest time.
A great lesson in growiong healthy!
Think Spring Races were held this weekend with a 5K, One Mile and 1/2 Mile Challenge. Runners did not seem to be hampered by the snow that fell on Saturday's event!
In celebration of Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' upcoming birthday, WNP is holding the following activities March 3-7:
- Monday - "Fox in Socks" CRAZY SOCK DAY!
- Tuesday - "Cat in the Hat" HAT DAY!
- Wednesday - "Wacky Wednesday" DRESS WACKY!
- Thursday - "Oh the Places You Will Go" WHAT YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP!
- Friday - "Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss" DRESS AS A WHO!
Mrs. Sitts, Mrs. Deel, and Mrs. Garner embraced Wacky Wednesday with a splash of FUN!
WNP celebrated National Strawberry Day (February 27th), on February 28th due to school cancellation.
Approximately 500 WNP students and staff gathered in the cafeteria to enjoy their very own small strawberry pie with sprinkles and whipped cream! Mr. Shepherd did an official countdown and everyone took their first bite at the same time! WNP strives on being a team and doing things "together"!
WNP's school counselor, Alyssa Juday, devoted her time and effort in baking over 550 mini-pies for this sweet occasion!
West Noble's PTO held their second annual Winter Blast on February 23rd. We were pleased to see so many faces from the community and would like to extend a warm thank you to each of you that came out to show your support and join us for the festivities!
We would also like to thank everyone that volunteered to help with this event. Your efforts were much appreciated.
A Thanksgiving Feast was held today, November 26th, with Miss Clore, Mrs. Custer, Mrs. Deel and Miss Hanna's kindergarten students attending. Students were dressed for the occasion and enjoyed a meal provided by our awesome cooks which included: Turkey Gravy w/mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches, pumpkin bars and milk.
Mr. Anders from the American Legion here in Ligonier dropped by to pass out flags to our students at WNP.
Students from a variety of first grade classrooms then presented Mr. Anders with some letters they had written to be taken back to the Legion for other Veterans. Mr. Anders will then take any other letters that students write this week and pass them out at the Veterans Hospital.
Thank you, Mr. Anders, for your time and thoughtfulness and thank you for your service from all of us here at West Noble Primary.
Happy Veterans Day to all whom have served and are currently serving.
First Grading Period 2013-14 Life Skill Leader Recipients
Left Picture - Kindergartners
Left to Right -
Front Row: Antonio Contreras, Aiden Adams, Selene Medina, Yuridia Silva, Kate Gensch, Natalie Martinez, Conner Fish, Alison Diaz, Lucas Conway, and Mikel Riegsecker.
Back Row: Bill Wu, Kristina Troyer, Gavin Keene, Stephen Flores, Konner Duesler, Mason Taylor, Savanna Davis, Andrew Miller, Kaylie Ratliff, and Sydnee Thompson.
Right Picture - 1st Graders
Left to Right -
Front Row: Kali Koontz, Andrew Deel, Adamari Lopez, Stefany Dominguez, Nick Stoops, Andrew Doege, Lukas Clark, Esmeralda Reyes, Eddy Macias, and Ava Bish.
Back Row: Jordi Reyes, Destiny Brown, Adonai Rodriguez, Marcella Storms, Alex Mojica Flores, Landyn Champion, Deandre Herrera, Payton Sizemore, Brody Morgan, and Diana Zamarripa.
WNP held its annual Costume Parade October 23rd. The parade was students and staffs way to end our Red Ribbon Week. The theme this year for Red Ribbon week was "Have the Heart of a Hero, Don't Use Drugs!"
Monday students and staff wore slippers and/or crazy socks and wild hair stating "From Head to Toe, I'm Drug Free!"
Tuesday was "Be a SuperHero...Have the Power to Say NO to Drugs". Students and staff could dress like a super hero.
Students and staff celebrated with a costume parade on Wednesday with a theme "Say Boo to Drugs".
A perfect example of "Doing the Right Thing" and setting a "caring example" for everyone at WNP!
A beautiful rainbow welcomes students this morning.
Miss Clore and Mrs. Kiser's classes visit Kercher's Apple Orchard.
Small group time.
Kindergarten Tier Time has begun! Check out these pictures that have captured West Noble's newest students engaged in math learning!
First Student Day