Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Save and print your registration form today and email as an attachment to email@example.com or send via postal mail to South-Western City Schools Educational Foundation, 3805 Marlane Drive, Grove City, Ohio 43123! See you there!
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Thank you to everyone participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program! Our supporters (37 households) who shopped at Kroger between 2-1-2016 and 4-30-2016 have contributed $559.67 total toward student scholarships and educational grants this quarter.
Kroger is committed to helping us grow and prosper. Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! They do not share your personal information!
Please remember...all funds received go toward student scholarships and educational grant projects for students in the South-Western City School District. Sign up using the following link. https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Thank you for the funds to purchase bouncing ball chairs for our kindergarten class. At the beginning of each class, students were given an opportunity to bounce on the chairs for one minute before instruction, allowing them to release extra energy and get each class started with something fun.
Students who struggled with hyperactivity were given bouncing breaks in the middle of instruction which helped them increase their focus. The chairs were perceived as “cool and fun” and students enjoyed sitting on them. Students from other classrooms often asked if they could come and sit on the “cool” chairs. They became so popular that they were used as a whole class incentive during the school year.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
2015-2016 SWCSEF Grant - From Kindergartener to Scientist: Exploring the Life Cycles of Ducks.
Students observed the life cycle of ducklings from egg to duckling, parts of a duck, and how to take care of them. Each of the five kindergarten classrooms received a different type of duckling. This consisted of Mallards, Cayuga, Swedish, Khaki Campbell, and Buff.
Students were able to experience the hatching, and the transition out of the incubator. Once they were dry enough the students held the ducklings and watched them take their first swim.
The excitement throughout the school was awesome and the kindergartners couldn’t stop talking about their new friends.
Students participated in interactive writing with 4th grade students, sharing knowledge about ducks and wrote informational reports about ducks.
Ducklings stayed in the classroom for about a week and were then sent them to their forever homes. It has been about three weeks and students still ask about their friends and enjoy sharing their learning with anyone new in the building. It was an experience of a lifetime.