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).
Students at Henry Leavenworth Elementary had a visit from Professor Cranium (also known as Henry counselor, Cindy Scircle) to introduce them to the parts of the brain and their functions to begin their "Train Your Brain" lessons. Professor Cranium discussed the pre-frontal cortex (wise brain), Hippocampus (memory saver) and amygdala (security guard-fight or flight). This is the beginning of a year-long process of learning how to use these parts of the brain to ensure students' best attitudes, behaviors, and academic performance.
Students at Henry Leavenworth Elementary were treated to an evening of fun, food, and family as the school hosted its annual Title I Information and Family Fun Night. Families were invited to enjoy food, prepared by the Child Nutrition Department, as well as a number of activities coordinated by staff members, including face painting and bounce houses. A special thank you to the Henry Leavenworth PTO for providing ice cream!