The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the district boardroom, 503 N. Sequim Ave. The public is invited to attend, and time is set aside for public comment. To view the agenda and minutes of past meetings and click on “School Board,” “Regular Communication” and “Agendas” on the district’s website at www.sequimschools.org.
GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Greywolf Elementary School performed a recorder concert for peers, teachers, office staff and principal Donna Hudson on Feb. 28.
Collectively the students performed 10 pieces, with each small group responsible for two selections. Students were given the responsibility of deciding the music performance order, rehearsing with their group members and practicing on their own in preparation for the performance.
Students performed many popular music pieces, including “Merrily We Roll Along,” “Jingle Bells” and “Lightly Row.” Students also performed classical pieces such as “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah, and a variety of folksongs from around the world such as: “Juba,” “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” and “Aura Lee” from America; “Chinese Song” from China; “Au Claire de la Lune” from France, and “Grand Old Duke of York” and “It’s Raining” from England.
In music we use Recorder Karate, as this resource presents the opportunity for students to “individualize” their instruction and learning experiences. Through the Recorder Karate, students encounter musical concepts learned over their time at Greywolf as would a musician, and they work with collaboratively and individually to master those concepts with the aim of performing each piece with expression, accuracy and for making music for their own joy and the joy of others.
— Casey Lanning, Elementary Music Specialist
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students in Ione Marcy’s first-graders celebrated Read Across America with their own little Cat in the Hat buddies. They also had a chance to listen to Sequim High School students read to them and then help them create lists of rhyming words just like Dr. Seuss used in his books. After reading several of Dr. Seuss’s book, our class created a group acrostic poem with his name. We learned that even though Dr. Seuss is no longer around, his love of words is something we can always enjoy.
D – Drawing pictures
R – Rhyming words
S – Super scriber
E – Expert Reader
U – Uses Sight Words
S – Smart
S – Silly
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Prom tickets are on sale this week for $15 and Junior Prom will be Saturday, March 16, from 8-11 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
JSA/Junior State of America is a new club forming at Sequim High. The club meets each Monday at 8:50 a.m. in Sean O’Mera’s room (H-114). Some topics covered will include how government works, learning civil debate, building leadership skills and strengthening engagement through volunteering and activism.