March - April 2018Garfield Palouse High School and Palouse Elementary News
January and February have flown by, congratulations to all of our students who have participated in winter activities! Both boys and girls basketball had successful seasons, Robotics is well on their way with their new challenge, the Band just finished with the Lional Hampton Jazz Festival, and FFA has started their Spring competitions; taking 2nd at District in Ag Mech.
As we look ahead toward March and April, our kids don’t slow down with Baseball, Softball, Track, FFA, Robotics, Drama and Band performances. We will once again be hosting the Middle School Choir/Band Festival for the SE Washington Music Association (March 15), the public is welcome to attend and contact the school, or visit our website for more information.
The elementary is just as busy as we plan for Grandparents day Friday, March 30th. Lunch for student guests is provided and we look forward to having a lot of visitors. The end of the second Trimester is March 9th, and report cards will be mailed by March 16th, if you would like to conference with your son/daughter’s teacher please contact them to set up a date.
Spring Break is the first full week of April (April 2-6) this year. Toward the end of April, students in grades 3-11 will begin state assessments and testing. May 4th we will also participate in College Signing, celebrating those who are moving on with further education, apprenticeship and/or trade school. During March and April, many are receiving acceptance letters and want to acknowledge their choices as they enter this next stage.
One of the goals of our ASB has been to incorporate more Character Education, utilizing speakers and including all student’s in assemblies. This fall James Layman of AWSP Leadership visited with students about making a difference and taking on leadership. We are looking to follow that up with a speaker in March/April, focusing on the Electronic world and how Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and other mediums have changed the world around us. When we confirm the date we will provide more information and the public is welcome to attend.
As you can you see we are not slowing down. Our kids continue to do great things and we are excited at the opportunities we are able to afford them. Thank you for all of your continued support, GO VIKINGS!Mike Jones, Palouse Principal