Henry Leavenworth Elementary School

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Henry Leavenworth Elementary Kicks Off Pioneer Pals Program

Henry Leavenworth Elementary recently kicked off its Pioneer Pals Volunteer Program which pairs members of the community who have volunteered time to mentor students and assist them in building social skills and tutoring in reading and/or math. Pictured: one of the first Pioneer Pals volunteers, Jack Johnson, volunteers time working with a Henry student. For more information about the Pioneer Pals program, click here.
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Henry STEAM Club Members Show Off Their Creations

Henry Leavenworth Elementary fourth and fifth graders in the school's STEAM Club competed at a recent assembly with their wind racers. The challenge during STEAM Club meetings was to develop a wind racer that would travel at least 9 meters with the power of a box fan. Hunter Phillips and Jaylee Gross tied for first place at the final race, both reaching a maximum distance of 16.5 meters.
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Henry Classes Compete in Door Decorating Contest

Classes at Henry Leavenworth Elementary had a friendly holiday competition in the form of a door decorating contest. Each class was tasked with decorating their classroom door with a holiday theme. The winning class, Courtney Hardeman's fifth graders, won the competition with their outstanding "Grinch" themed door. They will receive hot cocoa and donuts as their prize.
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Henry First Graders Participate in Photo Booth

First graders in Michelle Foster's class at Henry Leavenworth wrapped up their week before Thanksgiving Break by participating in a fun Thanksgiving-themed photo booth. Mrs. Foster provided Thanksgiving props including pilgrim hats, Native American headbands, pumpkin pie and turkey legs for the students to use in the photo booth.
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Henry STEAM Club Shows Off Creations at School-Wide Assembly

The STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics) Club at Henry Leavenworth Elementary celebrated the end of their first session by hosting a school-wide assembly to demonstrate potential energy converted to kinetic energy. They built vegetable racers and competed for most distance. Naomi Alau thrilled the crowd with a run that went all the way across the stage and rammed into the wall at the other end. Naomi also developed a racer during the course of the session that went farther than all of her teammates with a distance of 11.73 meters. Way to go Naomi! You are an Engineer in the making.
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Henry Students Participate in Classroom Elections

Students at Henry Leavenworth Elementary did their part to participate in Election Day. Second graders in Angie Schwalm's class and third graders in Ann Broeker's class held their own presidential elections. Students completed a voter registration card and cast their ballot for the candidate of their choice.
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Henry Second Graders Enjoy Science Day Demonstrations

Second graders at Henry Leavenworth Elementary recently enjoyed an afternoon filled with science. Teachers planned a variety of demonstrations for students including constructing a tornado in a bottle and a volcano. Students enjoyed these visual representations of the science concepts they have been learning.
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Henry STEM Club Experiments with Energy

Members of the Henry Leavenworth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Club have been experimenting with potential and kinetic energy. Students built and tested racers for distance. Variables included modifications to the design of the racer and the height of the ramp. The goal was to create a racer that would travel 6 meters or more using only potential energy converted to kinetic energy from the top of the ramp.
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