Henry Leavenworth Elementary School

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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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Henry Students Celebrate First Quarter with Hoedown

Henry Leavenworth students celebrated first quarter successes with a good old fashioned hoedown. The "Bee Buck Party" as it is known in the school was offered to students who earned enough bees by meeting common area expectations in the school. Students enjoyed the time participating in line dances and eating popsicles with their classmates.
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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.
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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.
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