What a busy fall for the Elkton School District! We had High School and Middle School sports and activities with great participation. We had conferences and early homecoming celebration. We also had a performance of Peter and Wendy brought to us by the EEAR and the Ethos music project. Oh, and we squeezed 6th grade outdoor school into the mix somehow! Our fall sports wrapped up their seasons. I am constantly reminded of how lucky we are to have student athletes that are dedicated to their activities. Although the seasons may not have gone exactly as they would have liked, they learned valuable skills and lessons that will serve them well.

Peter and Wendy was a huge success. We were able to pull together a performance featuring students of all ages in four days. From auditions through the performance, things were well organized and well planned. We owe a special thanks to the sponsors of the event, as well as to Mr. Arriaga for helping. Patty Wilgus handled the accompaniment, and multiple other people lent time and effort to the project. This includes all of you in the community that hosted the folks from Missoula with dinners and lodging. None of this would have been possible without the vision of Mrs. Peters, our 2nd grade teacher. She brought the idea up last spring and ran with it. This experience was awesome for our students and we hope to do it again in future years.

Our sixth graders travelled to the Hancock Field Station near Fossil, Oregon at the end of October. I had the chance to go along to see what this experience would be like. It was amazing! The students spent four days exploring the surroundings. They learned about Geology, Survival skills and many other things. The days were full of hiking and learning. All of this fit nicely with our natural resources curriculum here at the school. I was proud of our students who were well behaved and engaged throughout their stay. We look to make this a yearly trip for the 6th grade class!

As we head into our Holiday Season remember to check the school website for events and activities. Perhaps it would be a good time to take in a basketball game in the gym that just received a new heating and air conditioning system!  As always, please call if you have questions or concerns. My number is listed below.

Thanks

 

Andy Boe

541-584-2228 ext. 202