YSD Stories

  • STEAM Happenings

    Posted by Dr. Andie Webb on 2/6/2023

    Our STEAM specialists have been hard at work creating amazing engineering, art and math activities and lessons for our K-5 students. Hoover staff member David McCracken combined art and math for composite fish. Gilbert staff member Heather Lee creates great activities for Autism Kindergarten. MLK staff member Amylyn Bryant combined art and science with paint with chemical reactions. McKinley staff member Breena Nye creates awesome opportunities for design and engineering with fourth grade. Adams staff member Raul Hernandez teaches math and art with “pizza” paper. Roosevelt staff member Amae Merrill combines math and design to create living spaces. We celebrate our fabulous STEAM staff! 



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  • Family Night with STEAM @ Roosevelt

    Posted by Dr. Andie Webb on 2/6/2023

    Congratulations to Roosevelt Elementary and STEAM specialist Amae Merrill for a fantastic and successful family night with STEAM! Over 500 students and their families experienced animal skulls and pelts, built rockets and paper chains, designed frames with marshmallows and spaghetti, learned about healthy teeth and salmon, got to code and make slime. If your elementary school would like to do a STEAM night, your STEAM specialist can make it real! Huge shout out to Roosevelt staff who all jumped in to present and support and Kudos to first year principal Cheryl Jordan who was a fantastic support! 



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  • Nob Hill Students Win National Imagine Learning Awards

    Posted by Ari Vazquez on 2/6/2023

    Nob Hill Elementary is excited to announce that students from our school have been identified as
    the winners of two national awards from Imagine Learning. First grader, Wesner Nelson, was
    selected as one of 10 students nationwide to win a contest for his dedicated math work during the
    month of December. We are so proud of Wes for passing 40 math lessons in December, which is
    equivalent to over one year's worth of work. Wes earned a Kindle Fire, a Solar Charging
    backpack, and a framed certificate. Wes was honored at The Hill's celebration assembly on
    February 3rd. When he received his awards, he told his principal, "This is the best day of my

    Wes and his award prizes

    Also honored at The Hill's celebration assembly was Mrs. Suhm's first-grade class. Mrs. Suhm’s
    class worked together as a team to win an Imagine Learning award in the "1, 2, 3, Count With
    Me" national math contest for successfully earning 100+ learning tokens within the first 100
    days of school.  Mrs. Suhm's class will be awarded a gift card of their choice for
    a class celebration from one of the following: Amazon, Pizza Hut, Papa John, or Dominos.   

    Award winning class
    Keep up the great work, Nighthawks!

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