Archive for Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Elementary school celebrates accomplishments

November 14, 2001

As part of National Education Week, students at Basehor Elementary School will participate in numerous activities to salute their school.

"We are celebrating all week long and everyday we have something different going on," BES Principal Teri Holmes said.

There will be a different activity every day for students and staff at the elementary school. Activities include decorating the classrooms, making decorative bookmarks and students and staff wearing hats on Friday, as part of Tip Your Hat to Educators day.

A hallway in the school has also been decorated, identifying the birthplaces of several teachers in the school.

The Parent Teachers Association is also helping the school during the week. PTA members have been bringing in treats and supplies to teachers and students.

Holmes said the week is a way for students, administrators and staff to show pride in their school.

"I want this to be more of a focus on how proud we are of our school and that we enjoy being at school," Holmes said.

Another activity will be students decorating grocery bags from Bichelmeyer's Grocery and then giving them back to the grocery stores for customers to use.

Decorating the bags for the store's customers is one way the school can help strengthen ties with the community, Holmes said.

"We are trying to tie into the community so people know we have a positive outlook on school," she said.

National Education Week has had a long history for educators and students across the country.

The week long event was first started in 1921 by the National Education Association for "the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs."

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