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Welcome Back

It was great to see the smiling faces of students as they returned to school this week.  The school is always buzzing with excitement when everyone comes back to the building. This week many classes went through a reteaching of the school’s behavior expectations.  The activity was modeled after the CBS show Amazing Race.  Students […]

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Holiday Season

There has been a lot of holiday activities at Kelso over the past two weeks.  First graders have been learning how holidays are celebrated around the world.  They had a special guest come in and share about living abroad and what that cultural experience was like.  Second graders visited a local retirement community as part […]

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Reading proficiency is a major focus for Kelso.  Teachers, staff and the KCC work hard to support students to become proficient readers.  Pictured in this update is Ms. Johnson’s 2nd grade classroom using Really Good Reading curriculum that was provided by the KCC.  In addition, dedicated volunteers help run the Bookworm Program.  The program encourages […]

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Kelso had a lot of activity last week in preparations for Thanksgiving.  Kindergartner and SLC classes  participated in several hands on learning activities that culminated in their own Thanksgiving meal on Friday afternoon.  Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make this happen.  Other classrooms were writing about the Mayflower, Thanksgiving poems, and […]

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This year the district purchased a new science curriculum for elementary schools.  The curriculum is heavily focused on science investigations where students explore the world around them, making observations and educated guesses.  Check out some of these pics of 3rd grade students getting their hands dirty as they explore seeds and learn about plants.  

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Kelso had quite a week last week.  There were celebrations throughout the week that highlighted how students can stay away from using drugs.  In addition, we had our conferences on Wednesday night.  Thank you to everyone who came out and supported their student that evening.  Please be sure to contact your teacher if you would […]

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Kindness Counts @ Kelso

We had our PBIS assembly this past Monday and featured our new character trait focus at Kelso–KINDNESS.   Ms. Johnson’s class presented a short poem that demonstrated how “Kindness is Free” and also gave practical examples of how to be kind in different areas of our school.  Ms. Hatfield and Ms. Haney demonstrated how kindness fills […]

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School Safety at Kelso

At Kelso we take school safety seriously.  Some of the activities and drills we do with kids to help keep them safe include: fire drills, bus evacuation drills, and run, hide, fight drills.  In addition we have an emergency operations team and work with our communications director to plan for disaster like scenarios.  We want […]

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Successful Jog-A-Thon

Thanks to everyone for making the 2017/2018 Kelso Jog-A-Thon a success.  While we don’t know the totals yet, what we do know is the event was well planned, organized, and “ran” smoothly.  Teachers and parents were running with kids on a day suited perfectly for the event–sunny and about 80.  Below are some pics of […]

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Thank you to all of the volunteers from the KCC who helped organize the assembly this past week.  Our Jog-A-Thon occurs this Thursday afternoon.  Please help your student secure pledges for the Jog-A-Thon this week and be sure to have your student wear their red Kelso t-shirts on Thursday.  Thanks.

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