IHS celebrates achievement with picnic

Published 11:02 am Tuesday, May 21, 2019

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Isabella High School preschool and elementary students enjoyed a parade and picnic on May 20 to celebrate all they have accomplished this school year.

Students walked to the football field from the school carrying signs stating the accomplishment that they were most proud of this school year

During the picnic, each student had a binder of papers showing their academic progress during the school year and whether they had reached their goals.

Students explained what each page meant to the family member that had come to the event.

Crystal Baker, a parent attending the event, said she enjoyed getting to see what the students had worked on during the school year.

Math and reading were a main focus of the data.

Students will keep the same data notebook throughout elementary school.

“I think the celebration parade is something really good for the kids,” Baker said.

She said the format gave very child a chance to celebrate, not just those who had made the honor roll.

Baker said the achievements the students wanted to celebrate ranged from completing a year of softball to catching their first fish.

“The kids who can’t make the best grades, they should still have something to be proud of,” Baker said. “I think the leadership team has done a good job with letting all of the students be able to celebrate.”

Student Abril Mendez enjoyed sharing food and playing during the event.

“It’s fun because you get to spend time with your friends,” Mendez said.

Student Sydney Schneider showed her achievement scores and talked about what she needed to improve when showing her data notebook.

She said she enjoyed “having my family come to the school” for the event.

Her dad Thomas Schneider said he enjoys spending time with the students at the event.

Student Lindsey Griffin said she enjoyed being with friends and family at the event.

Student Jedaiah Works and his family were enjoying pizza during the picnic.

Jedaiah said his data notebook included his math, reading and science achievement.

While he missed his reading goal by just a little, Jedaiah said he did meet his goal in math.

Jedaiah’s grandmother Flora Talley Lee said she was “excited and glad for him.”

“He has done pretty good this year,” Talley Lee said.

She said she was also enjoying being outside for the event.