Henry Leavenworth Elementary School

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Henry Leavenworth Elementary! We have been diligently preparing for the arrival of your child/children and believe that this year will be a great educational experience. Each year our faculty and staff strives to provide high-quality instruction in a positive and productive learning environment, and we will maintain that tradition.

We believe that the partnership between home and school is vital to the success of your child/children. Therefore, we make every effort to keep you informed on your child/children’s progress throughout the year and welcome your participation in school activities. Therefore, your child's teacher, Mrs. Santos, and I have worked all summer to carefully prepare organizational systems and high-impact instructional initiatives that will set the stage for academic achievement and character development.

This year, we will continue to encourage students to be “SUPER ” at Henry Leavenworth by following the three B’s: Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful. Our positive behavior initiative will highlight students who model this character. Our school theme this year is "Super Henry Leavenworth Elementary!" Additionally, you may hear your child discuss earning Super B Bucks. These are small cards students receive for following our school's three B's.

Furthermore, please notice that our regular school hours have changed to:

New Hours 8:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
New Breakfast Hours 7:45 a.m.-8:05 a.m.

We will have days throughout the year that are designated as Late Start Days for teacher training (please see the district calendar on the Leavenworth USD 453 website). On these days the school hours are as follows:

Late Start Hours 9:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Late Start Breakfast Hours 9:15 a.m.-9:35 a.m.

Thank you, in advance, for your help in bringing your child/children to school on time each day. If there is anything I can do to help your child/children have a fantastic school year, please do not hesitate to call me.

Lastly, our arrival and dismissal procedures will be discussed at Back-to-School night on August 17th from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you all at Henry Leavenworth!

Mr. Kevin Lunsford
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News and Announcements

Henry Third Graders Create Next Great Inventions

Third graders in Ann Broeker's class at Henry Leavenworth Elementary are becoming the next great inventors. As part of their reading series, students have been learning about inventions. Mrs. Broeker assigned her students the job of coming up with a new invention to solve a problem. The results were outstanding and quite genius. Some of the standouts included defogging glasses, sister repellent, and a voice activated microwave. It's no doubt some of Mrs. Broeker's students may have lucrative careers as inventors in their future.

Henry Fourth Graders Assemble Solar Cookers

Fourth graders at Henry Leavenworth Elementary recently got to take part in the much-loved solar cooker activity.To demonstrate the power of the sun, teachers helped students build solar cookers from Styrofoam boxes and aluminum foil. They placed hot dogs in the cookers and set them in the sun to cook. The hot dogs were piping hot and ready to eat by the end of the school day. Students also assembled s’mores and placed them on cookie sheets in their teachers’ cars. It didn't take much time inside the hot cars for students to have ooey-gooey treats on their hands. Fourth graders enjoyed the tasty fruits of their learning at the end of the lesson.

Fourth Graders Build Catapults

Fourth graders in Patty Nicholson's class at Henry Leavenworth Elementary have been reading The Gadget War, which is about a girl who invents gadgets to solve problems. One of her gadgets is a food fight catapult. For their Fun Friday activity recently, the members of Mrs. Nicholson's class had the opportunity to build catapults of their own and test whose gadget could launch a bag the farthest. Congratulations to Jamarcus Crawford (1st place), Carissa Lyle (2nd place), and Harvey Gillip (3rd place).

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