Dancing at the Pancake Breakfast

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The students performing I’m Better When I’m Dancin’ at the pancake breakfast

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Sunizona Association

We here at Ash Creek Elementary School would like to thank the Sunizona Association for their kind donation to the school.  This organization has been a regular supporter of our school for years now.  They not only donate money, they also support us by hosting the student performances, coupled with dinners they provide, at their association building several times a year.  The traditional Christmas show put on by the students was accompanied by a ham dinner on December 12th of last year.  The ladies of the association baked cookies and made sure all the students got a bag of goodies.  It was well attended and enjoyed by all.  On Tuesday February 6, 2018, the students will put on a Valentine’s show and the Association will be providing a spaghetti dinner for all who wish to join us.

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Pancake Breakfast!

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Ash Creek Elementary School District 53 is excited to announce that our students, teachers, and staff will be celebrating National School Choice Week 2018, (January 21-27), with a special celebration.

This event will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30 am in the gym. A student presentation of song and dance will accompany posters decorating the gym, in addition to a pancake and sausage breakfast.   We here at Ash Creek would like to thank board member Carolina Tolby for the donation of pancake fixins’ and syrup.  The Mustang Mall donated the sausage for which we are very appreciative.

National School Choice Week is a non-partisan, non-political effort that raises awareness about the importance of effective education options for students.  This event commemorates National School Choice Week 2018, which is America’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in education. Choice in education means better outcomes for families.

Ash Creek Elementary is an arts integrated school, meaning art, cooking, and agriculture are incorporated into the curriculum.  We have small class sizes, great teachers and staff, individualized student computers with state of the art learning software, and highly advanced curriculum standards.  With an on campus public library and multiple field trips, our students are exposed  to culture, science, history and nature.

If you would like to see what Ash Creek Elementary School has to offer your children, we invite you to join us January 25th at 9 am.  Please phone: 520-824-3340 to let us know you will be attending.

 

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Barry Ward is Back!

Cowboy poet Barry Ward, with a little help from Izabella Rubio, entertains the students and staff.

On Tuesday January 16th we were honored by a visit from Barry Ward. He shared some new music with us and played some old standards. The children helped him write an impromptu song about cats, (amidst lots of laughter). Before they knew it, an hour and a half went by. Barry travels the country most of the year singing his music and telling his stories. He is at the yearly Cowboy Poetry festival going on in Sierra Vista again this February; but even when he is not performing, he makes it a point to stop by to share his gift with us.

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Family Math Night

Join us for our second family math night on Thursday January 11th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

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Everyone had a good time at our first family math night.

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Family Game Night!

Please come join us on Thursday January 25, 2018, 6:30-10:00 pm. Enjoy a good old-fashioned game night. It’s so much fun to get together with family and friends and laugh the night away. Popcorn, nachos, hot chocolate, and coffee will be provided. Students MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Any questions, please call Mrs. Shepard at 520-824-3340. Hope to see you all there!

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Cochise Cowboy Poetry Awards

Western Heritage Schools Outreach Program writes: Each year the Western Heritage Schools Outreach Program volunteers have the opportunity to nominate one educator who has facilitated our outreach to the schools, who exemplifies the qualities of a true mentor to his/her students, and who has gone above and beyond to support their students. Congratulations to our own principal, Sue Shepard, who was voted as the Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering’s Educator of the Year by the WHSOP volunteers. She will be recognized at the Gathering on Sunday February 4th at 1:00 pm at Buena HS.

Congratulations to Chase O’Neil for Honorable Mention for his poem “Cowboy Jack”.  Chase will have his poem and photograph published in our annual Saddlebag of Poems, and Chase will recite his poem on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at Buena HS in the entertainment pod, at 11:00am.

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Ag Education at Ash Creek School!

IMG_0673.JPGI want to start by introducing myself. My name is Moiria White. I was born and raised on a beef cattle ranch in Northeastern Arizona. I attended college at the Colorado State University and graduated with a degree in Animal Science. After college, I worked on a couple ranches and had a variety of jobs until I found my passion for education. I begin in education as a special education teacher’s aide and then went on to get my teaching certificate. I taught Ag Education and Science at Willcox High School for 6 years until I was given an amazing opportunity to work for Riverview LLP at our Coronado Site here in Kansas Settlement.

Riverview is an agricultural partnership based out of Morris, Minnesota.  We have an open-door policy and want to be involved as much as possible in our local communities. One of the most important goals of our organization is community outreach and education, especially focused on helping young people understand the importance of agriculture.

And the most exciting part of my work is collaborating with local schools.   We have begun a special partnership with Ash Creek Elementary. I will be coming into the classroom once a week to teach the students about agriculture.  Because I work in the industry and I have an education background, I hope to bring a unique and engaging energy to the classroom to get the 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students energized about the opportunities that Agriculture in Cochise County has to offer. I plan to work closely with Ms. Marvick and align my lessons with State Academic Standards in both Science and Math. We also plan to take as many field trips as possible to let these young people see and learn firsthand about the agricultural industry in and around our community.

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School Choice Week Performance

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Visitors, staff, and students gather after our pancake breakfast and student performance on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, for National School Choice Week.

 

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Ash Creek Celebrates National School Choice Week

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Ash Creek Elementary School District 53 will hold a special event at the school on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM to celebrate National School Choice Week.

This event will feature a pancake breakfast and student performance.

National School Choice Week is a non-partisan, non-political effort that raises awareness about the importance of effective education options for students.

Ash Creek Elementary is an arts integrated school, has small class sizes, great teachers and staff, individualized student computers, state of the art learning software, highly advanced curriculum standards, on campus public library, and multiple field trips exposing our students to culture, science, history and nature.

This event commemorates National School Choice Week 2017, which is America’s largest- annual celebration of opportunity in education. Choice in education means better outcomes for families.

Please RSVP no later than Tuesday January 17, 2017. Phone: 520-824-3340

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