The students are part of a group of volunteers from around the country who are joining the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children's Heart Foundation, to celebrate American Heart Month.
A steering committee was formed in the fall of 2016 called Voices for Education (VFE). Made up of students, teachers, school administrators, community members, and school board representatives, VFE is in the process of being actively involved in helping to facilitate dialogue and other engagement opportunities to help the EWSD. Learn more about VFE and the activities that they are taking part in.
Ben t. Matchstick, founder and professor of the Cardboard Teck Instantute, visited Essex Elementary School for five days, bringing cardboard pinball, marble maze games, and paper folding into Journey Blain’s art classes.
Students wrapped up a recent math unit, where they had to create board games that involved answering questions about fractions.
Two third graders at Hiawatha School came up with the idea of adding a 'buddy bench' for their playground. The McDonald's on 106 Pearl Street in Essex Junction has partnered up with the school and will be donating 10% of its sales from January 12-14, 2018 for this effort.
EWSD Co-Director of Student Support Services Dylan McNamara was featured on Vermont Public Radio on January 9 as part of Vermont Edition in an episode titled "'Emotional Disturbance' Among Vt. Students: What It Means And How The State Helps."