Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What's Right in the School District of Janesville

What’s Right in the School District of Janesville (SDJ) is a forum to recognize outstanding performances and achievements by SDJ employees, students and schools. Each week, between now and the end of the school year, SDJ will focus on positive achievements from a specific school.

Marshall Teacher Nominated for Award

Dan Emerson has been nominated for Music Educator for the third annual Janesville Area Creativity Awards.  He is in a category with 4 other nominees. 

Janesville Graduate presents to Life Science Students

On January 15, 8th grade science teacher, Jennifer Williams and former student, Kyle Knopes, did a presentation on Stem Cells. Kyle also spoke about the stem cell treatment he received in China and his genetic disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  This is the 4th year that Kyle has come back to present to Mrs. Williams’ 8th grade Life Science students at Marshall.

Marshall Orchestra Student to Attend National Conference

Hailee Christianson, a 6th grade orchestra student, was selected to attend "The Junior National Young Leaders Conference” in Washington D.C.  To be nominated, you must be a high achieving student in all areas of education.  Marshall Orchestra Teacher Ruth Banwell nominated Hailee.  She will be attending this conference over spring break this year.

Marshall Student to be Published for Poetry

Lauren Ramsdell, Marshall 6th grader, has won the Southern Lakes Anthology Writing Contest for her poetry submission. She will be published in the Anthology and honored at a reception at UW-Whitewater in the spring.

Computer Innovations Classes Participate in “Valentines for Vets”

The Computer Innovations classes, under the direction of Teachers Jan Wagner and Deb O'Leary at Edison, Franklin and Marshall participated in the National event, “Valentines For Vets.”  After discussing the definition of a Veteran, students used Microsoft Publisher to create cards wishing veterans a Happy Valentine’s Day and thanking them for serving our country and keeping them safe.  Along with enthusiasm to create these cards, it was nice to see the sixth graders understand the importance of this program and thanking veterans for all they have done to serve our country.  The cards were sent to the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI.

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