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Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Happy Holidays! “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a song written by John Lennon, released as a single in 1971 by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and the Plastic Ono Band on Apple Records. Although a protest song about the Vietnam War, the song has become a holiday standard. The lyric is based on a campaign […]

Winter Solstice

The earth orbits around the sun once a year. As it does, day by day, our planet experiences a variety of changes in the weather. The cold months of winter weather slowly come to an end as the air begins to warm and it becomes spring. These cool spring conditions continue to change into even […]

Earth Kids Club: Session 2, Week 10, 12/19

We can’t believe winter break is just a few short days away! We are having a blast!  The club will continue into the New Year, the last day of the second session is Wednesday, January 23, 2019. “Hello Sun! Hello Earth! Hello Rain! Hello Wind! Hello Ocean! Hello Wind! Hello Rain! Hello Earth! Hello Sun! […]

See the World: Kenya

See the World: Kenya

Second stop…..let’s board the plane and head to Kenya! When visiting another country it is always helful to know a few basic words in order to effectively communicate! What language is spoken in Africa? Do you know any African words? What are they?  Can you share them with your classmates? Let’s look at the video […]

Gingerbread House Day: Books & Coding & Challenge, Oh my!

Gingerbread House Day: Books & Coding & Challenge, Oh my!

Gingerbread House Day is observed annually on December 12. Gingerbread was a favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis. Gregory brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it. Gingerbread was often used in religious ceremonies and was baked to be sturdy as it was often molded into […]

William O. Schaefer Library Renovation

William O. Schaefer Library Renovation

One of the mindset mantras at  William O. Schaefer (WOS) is, “We don’t do EASY, we make easy happen through hard work and learning!” As learners, students at WOS are curious and always looking for ways to better understand their surroundings. Our students are social, expressive and creative. They strive to better understand the school […]

Dewey Decimal System Day

The Dewey Decimal System Day is observed every year on December 10th in honor of Melvil Dewey. December 10, 1851, is the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification. Dewey’s interest in simplification led him to create a system that revolutionized library science. Born Melville Louis Kosuth Dewey […]

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