Clear Lake’s 4th and 5th grade students interested in volunteering their recess time as part of the school’s Green Team have begun work for the year. In addition to collecting leftover fruit and vegetables from lunch trays- which end up in the compost bin (we composted over 2,000 lbs of material last year)- the team will have guests from Lane Community College teach them about energy efficiency. The team will also spearhead our school recycling program and work at the school moving to the “Merit” level as an Oregon Green School. These kids are dedicated and totally up for their work!
Clear Lake Elementary is powered-up again after an electrical outage forced school to be cancelled Friday.
EWEB crews spent hours dealing with the early morning failure and worked on nearby transformers to restore power.
Clear Lake was the only school impacted by the outage, and it took some time to re-check the school’s fire panel and security system, and restart the heating system.
School at Clear Lake will be back to normal Monday.
Student registration at Clear Lake has started and the countdown is on for the first day of school.
At registration families will receive important material about bus transportation, free and reduced lunch opportunities, school insurance, and the principal’s blog.
We’ll ask parents to fill out some simple forms to confirm contact information, student health, field trips, home language, and Special Services.
Mark your calendars for 4:30 on the 29th for the Clear Lake Open House.
And then comes the big day, the start of school, September 3rd.
This last week we had a focus on students showing excellent line-up behavior. “Shoulder-up, voices off” is a familiar direction the students know. When students are doing exactly this, adults give them a CLASSY ACT slip. Students collect them and the top 2 earners in each class attended a 15 min reward recess on Thursday afternoon. The weather cooperated and a good time was had by all of the Classy Act winners.
Students in Mr. Wiseman’s 5th grade class work on their rubber band powered car during their science lesson. The students have to design, test, and modify their car in order to have it travel as far a possible. They keep track of data and look to see if their is a cause – effect relationship in the car’s performance with varying tension on the band. Best of all the kids LOVE to do it and learn science at the same time.