May 29, 2012

Lessons Through Picture Books 

Rankin Elementary author visit

When Chris Soentpiet paid a visit to Farrell and Rankin elementaries, the students met more than just the children's book illustrator of More Than Anything Else, My Brother Martin and Something Beautiful. | Illustrator Chris Soentpiet sketches Rankin fourth grader Monica M.

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Bailey's Very Special Guest   

Bailey Holocaust speaker

Seated on a stage in a big leather chair, Jack Repp talked for nearly an hour to the eighth-grade class of Bailey Junior High. What he said had most of the students stone faced and astonished. | Bailey eighth graders Briallan M., Yonatan Z. and Luis M. learned a great deal from speaker Jack Repp's presentation.

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History Buffs 

Martin National History Day competitors

Over the years, history teacher Juliann Warner has watched her Martin High School students make it to the state finals of National History Day, seeing them win as high as third place. But the collective triumph attached to this year's contingent of history buffs is quite unprecedented. | Eight Martin High School students will compete in the National History Day competition June 10-14.  

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News Briefs
Early Dismissal
Students will be dismissed early Wednesday and Thursday, May 30 and 31. High schools are released at 11:35 a.m., junior highs at 11:50 a.m., and elementaries at 1:40 p.m.
Jefferson Dental Clinics
Upcoming Events
May 30: Exam day (JH & HS); Early dismissal
May 31: Exam day (JH & HS); Early dismissal; Last day of classes; Report cards distributed, PK-6
June 1: Teacher work day
June 2: SAT
June 6: Report cards mailed, 7-12
June 7: School board meeting
June 9: ACT
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