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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

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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Thanksgiving

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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Science

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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Conferences

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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