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GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL



_ The annual Greywolf Science Fair was held in conjunction with Family Night on June 3. There were 183 projects entered into the fair this year. Topics ranged from experiments with chemistry to plant sciences. Kindergarten through second grade completed whole-class experiments, third grade focused on small group consumer science projects, fourth-graders partnered up for their experiments, and fifth-graders each completed a project. We are thankful for our science teacher Carla Morton for all her hard work. Several hundred people were able to view the projects and enjoy the evening with friends and family. The PTA gave away hot dogs and held the raffle. It was a huge success!

- Abby Hare, assistant secretary



_ Registration is taking place for the 2010-2011 school year for all students eligible to enter school in the fall. In addition, if your child turns 5 before Aug. 31, 2010, you may register him/her now for kindergarten. Registration packets are available on the school district Web site at www.sequim.k12.wa.us or in the school office during regular school hours.

The fifth-grade breakfast and graduation ceremony is from 8:45-10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 17, in the school gym.

- Tricia Stratton, secretary



HELEN HALLER

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL



_ The graduation ceremony for fifth-graders is at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 17, in the Sequim Community School gym.

- Debbie Buchillo, secretary



_ Eric Danielson's fifth-grade students wrote poems about colors.



Yellow

Yellow looks like fireflies dancing in the moon light,

Yellow feels like a blazing hot sun beating on your face,

Yellow smells like daisies waving in the wind,

Yellow tastes like a sour lemon twisting your face,

Yellow sounds like a buzzing bee searching for flowers.

By Katelyn Wake



Natural Disasters....

Blue looks like a tsunami,

Plunging into the inland of Hawaii.

Brown looks like dust,

From a windy desert in Utah.

White looks like a blizzard,

Ripping through the snowy plains in Antarctica.

Yellow looks like lightning,

Blasting in the heavens.

Silver looks like a twister,

The spinal column twirling down, ripping the vast land.

Grey looks like wind,

Fighting the storm coming close.

Black feels like an earthquake,

Shaking the towns and cities.

Red looks like a volcano,

Spitting up hot sauce.

Dark grey looks like ash,

After a blast from a fiery monster.

Yellow looks like the sun,

After a natural disaster.

By Lilliana Emery



Blue

Blue is the color of the sky

Blue is the color of the splashing ocean

Blue is the color of jeans when you first buy them

But most of all, it is the color of the water that makes up 75 percent of the Earth

Blue is what we need to protect

By Isaiah Whitney



Red

Red is like fire rising up,

Then falling,

Knowing where it's going at all times,

Forever,

It keeps going.

Red can be the eyes,

Of a vampire,

Staring,

They are hypnotizing

You feel fear,

Taking over,

As the eyes stare into you.

Red feels rough,

Hard,

But sometimes soft.

By Madelynn Potts





SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL



Elected by sixth- and seventh-grade students, the 2010-2011 Associated Student Body officers are president Mikey Cobb, vice president Miguel Moroles, secretary Brandon Fulmer, treasurer Victoria Cummins and public relations officer Riesa Sumida, all seventh-graders.

In August the newly elected ASB officers will spend four days in Randall at Leadership Camp. The new regime already is planning activities for the student body for next year.

The Moving On ceremony for eighth-graders is 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, in the gym.

- Caity Karapostoles, ASB advisor/secretary



SEQUIM COMMUNITY SCHOOL



First Teacher activities:

Wednesday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m. - Kids Craft and Drop In

Thursday, June 17, at 10 a.m. - Parent Connection, with Nicole and Raimey Brewer, has its last meeting of the school year. Parent Connection leaders are needed for fall. If you are interested in helping out, contact Brewer at 461-9992.

Friday, June 18, at 10 a.m. - Sequim School District campus security guard Dave Toman demonstrates flute playing on handmade wooden flutes

Monday, June 21, at 10:30 a.m. - Reading Time with guest reader Stephen Rosales from the Sequim Boys & Girls Club and the Sequim Food Bank. Every child attending Reading Time receives a free book. Reading Time continues each Monday at 10:30 a.m. throughout the summer

Tuesday, June 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - WIC (Women, Infants and Children). For more information about the WIC program, contact Pam Walker at 417-2275

Please return First Teacher library books, videos and DVDs by June 17, as we will be conducting a library inventory over the summer

First Teacher is in Sequim Community School at 220 W. Alder St., next to the playground. Drop-in times during the school year are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. There is no charge to visit the room. Parents can check out parenting books and DVDs from the library and children can enjoy the playroom and playground. Sign up to receive the monthly newsletter with parenting tips and information about local resources for families. For more information on the First Teacher program, call 582-3428 or 681-2250.

- Patsene Dashiell, First Teacher events coordinator, and Chase Hill, AmeriCorps volunteer



SEQUIM

HIGH SCHOOL



On June 7, 98 high school seniors gave oral presentations in classrooms throughout the high school and middle school campuses. Topics relating to current societal issues were researched, written up and developed into Power Point presentations that lasted up to 15 minutes, including question and answer time. Presenters were graded by evaluators, teachers and community members.

- Lora Millet, secretary

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