Churchill County School District News: Greenwave Special introduces student clubs

Lahontan Elementary School students are involved with music and physical education classes.

Lahontan Elementary School students are involved with music and physical education classes.

Churchill County High School
The first Greenwave Special was held last Friday. Students were given a list of clubs available and signed up to attend one that sounded interesting to them. Staff accessed student survey results from last year to give them an idea of what students wanted.
“Our teachers were creative when coming up with what clubs they wanted to host, and took into consideration what the students asked for which was really great to see,” Vice Principal Reema Pulsifer said.
Greenwave Friday clubs included origami, American Sign Language, fishing/casting, wilderness survival/camping basics, Picasso and punch, sewing, esports, jewelry making, murder mystery, Herpetology/reptiles, and many more.
“This was a great way to build our school community and culture,” Pulsifer said. “It was also fun to see what skills and hobbies our students and staff are interested in outside of academics.”


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Alyssa Tousignant’s third-grade students learned about the heroes from 9/11.

 

Churchill County Middle School
Students in Courtney Aguilera's class participated in an exciting game of “Steal The Bacon” this week. Within this unit, students learned how to use the RACE writing strategy.
During this game, the last question was a truth or dare RACE question. There were two students up to the challenge of answering a dare question.
“I asked them, on the spot, to create and sing a song about the RACE strategy and they totally blew their DARE out of the water,” Aguilera said.
Check out the Churchill County Middle School Facebook page for more information.
Numa
Students in Travis Ryness' fourth grade class are using Minecraft Education to build their social skills, content knowledge, and increase their discourse through collaboration with their peers.
“Students work independently or collaboratively on tasks. They can create and set up their own worlds and have students join their world,” Ryness said.
Each lesson created for the platform is aligned with the standards for each content area. Their first lesson was to help each other show empathy by visiting each other's homestead.
Ryness said his students are engaged and thoroughly enjoying this program.
"It is really fun and we are actually learning a lot of new things when using it, I really like it,” student Alexi Swanson said.


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A fourth grade class at Numa is using Minecraft Education to build their social skills, content knowledge, and increase their discourse through collaboration with their peers.


E.C. Best
Most people remember where they were on Sept. 11, 2001. However, today’s students don't have those memories of that heartbreaking day that shook the world. Third grade students in Alyssa Tousignant’s class learned about various heroes from that day, picked out the important information, and chose which part of the hero's story to illustrate. Tousignant said it can be a struggle to teach this subject matter to younger students because you have to make sure they understand while also being mindful of their emotions.
“You don’t want to completely traumatize them, but you also want them to understand why that day was so tragic and recognize how it helped to unify our country and taught us how to lean on one another in a time of despair,” Tousignant said.
Lahontan
Music and physical education classes are in full swing at Lahontan this week. Students learned how to read music notes and practiced playing them using drums in Heather Sorensen's class.
In Jenny Cole’s PE classes, students learned how to move their bodies in fun and different ways and played a game where they mirrored each other’s movements. Students took turns coming up with a fun movement for other students to mirror.
“It was lots of fun and I made it more fun because I would make a silly face and then they would have to do it too,” said kindergarten student Kennedy Downs.
Northside
Pre-K students in Sandy Wassmuth’s class came up with the idea to make a fireman to help put out the fires causing the smoke in Fallon.
“They are tired of not being able to go outside, so they brainstormed ways they could help,” Wassmuth said.
Not only are students talking about ways they can be helpful, but they are also developing their small hand muscles by peeling and manipulating stickers and working on hand-eye coordination by placing the stickers on the lines to bring some life to their fireman.

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