Chisum Elementary hosts annual science fair

2014 Science Fair WinnersChisum Elementary recently hosted its annual science fair. The top 3 placing students will represent Chisum at the Region VIII science fair on February 11 in Pittsburg, Texas.

Those students were Summer Newsom, Jordan Leverett, and George Gribble.

Guest reader for Veterans Day at Chisum Elementary

chisumTo celebrate Veterans Day at Chisum Elementary, former student and parent volunteer Shawntel Golden read America’s White Table to first and fourth grade students.

Both of Shawntel’s children attend Chisum Elementary and her mother-in-law and siste- in-law are both employed by the district.

Mrs. Golden was reading at Chisum as a member of Kiwanis.  This is the second year that she has chosen to spend Veteran’s Day reading to fourth graders.

The students enjoyed looking at and asking questions about the white table she had as a visual display.

The book, America’s White Table is set in many mess halls as a symbol for and remembrance to service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty.  Solitary and solemn, is the table where no one will ever sit.

Chisum students pay to wear hats at school in support of breast cancer research

IMG_7389Chisum third grade students Payden Erwin and Julia Marrero pay $1 and get their hand stamped by 4th grade PAL Ian Shurbet, while Peyton Holland and Madison Jones do the same with 4th grade PAL Kristen Parson.

Students paid $156 to wear hats all day.

Funds will go to breast cancer research.

OfficeMax honors Chisum 3rd grade instructor as outstanding teacher

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Pictured (from left) is Mitchell Whitaker, Jr., Kaitlyn McCormach, Jennifer Sikes, Donna Conrad, Brittany Boswell, and Sarah Settle. (Submitted photo)

Jennifer Sikes, 3rd grade language arts instructor at Chisum Elementary, was honored as an outstanding teacher as part of the 7th annual A Day Made Better.

OfficeMax and AdoptAClassroom.org rewarded exemplary instructors across the nation on October 1, surprising 1,000 teachers across the country with over $1,000 in classroom supplies.

Jennifer received a Kindle Fire HD, a digital camera, and many more tools to use in her classroom.

“Congratulations Jennifer and a huge thank you to Office Max for their generosity,” Chisum Elementary principal Wendy Ruthart said.

Chisum elementary students make donations to the ‘Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive’

IMG_6656Postal employee Ed Johnson picked up donations from Chisum Elementary Kindergarten students, Daltry Barker and Tatiana Patt.

Chisum students brought non-perishable food items all week to donate to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.