These outstanding 5th and 6th graders have been nominated by their teachers as Students of the Month at Salt Creek Intermediate School. They always model what it means to be Responsible, Respectful, and Ready. Congratulations!
The 6th grade students have all unknowingly drawn giant 9’ x 7’ portraits of their teachers. Each student in the class took a 1” x 1” square from a photo and had to draw it large onto a 1’ x 1’ piece of drawing paper. After the class completed all 63 pieces, they put the giant puzzle together. They were surprised to see how well their pictures came together. Mrs. Huysman’s class was voted as the best drawing. The students in her class received ice cream sandwiches.
Dear Parents and Friends of Salt Creek Intermediate School,
It is hard to believe that we have already started the second quarter of the school year. Football season has concluded and boys and girls basketball are already underway. Our football team and cheerleaders had another amazing season. Wrestling Tryouts continue through Saturday, November 7 from 11 am until 12:00 noon at the Sports Barn at McDowell Middle School.
The fifth and sixth graders have been very busy learning here at Salt Creek Intermediate School. Our fifth graders attended an experiential outdoor leadership activity on Friday October 30th. Students and teachers traveled to Camp Oty’ Okwa for the day. Students worked with camp counselors on a variety of leadership activities including team work as well as other environmental education experiences. The team building initiatives encouraged students to work together to complete a number of challenges in the field and on the trail. Together, they developed and practiced problem solving skills, active listening, trust, positive support, leadership, and teamwork. A good time was had by all.
The Circleville Pumpkin Show was a huge success. Congratulations go out to two of our fifth graders for awards earned at the 2015 Circleville Pumpkin Art Show. Salt Creek’s very own Taylor Salyers won first place in her division for her colorful drawing of a girl. RJ Harris won first place in his division for his pumpkin watercolor! Congratulations to Taylor and to RJ! Great job! Our new physical education class has been a big hit with students and staff alike. Students have had the opportunity to play golf, analyze their personal level of physical fitness and have even worked on running the mile!
Our Junior Naturalists program is off to a terrific start! One student journaled, “Yesterday was our first Jr. Naturalist meeting. We did so many things such as making a raised garden bed using our surroundings with such items as twigs and rocks. We also were able to use a pair of binoculars to go bird watching. We saw a hawk and multiple butterflies. I found a bug and when you look through the hand lens you could see its eyes. I went to show Mrs. Bethel and it jumped at her and she screamed!”
I would like to highlight a few upcoming dates and times in November and December.
November 9-13 Grand friends/Grandparents week, daily by your child’s homeroom
November 9-13 Fall Book fair in the Salt Creek Gymnasium
8-8:45 am and during Parent Teacher Conferences.
Students will attend the book fair with their language arts classes.
November 10 Junior Naturalists meets after school
November 12 Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30
November 12 Bookmobile
November 13 5th Grade travels to BizTown (9 am to 2 pm).
November 25-30 No School, Thanksgiving Break
December 10 Band Concert, Salt Creek Gym
December 17 PTO presents, “Mingle With the Jingle”
Dec. 21-Jan. 1 No School, Christmas Vacation
It truly has been a pleasure getting to know all of the students and families her at Salt Creek Intermediate School. I am looking forward to all of the events that we have planned for our students, families and staff here at Salt Creek Intermediate School. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am reminded of all that our students have accomplished. During the first quarter alone, students completed several charity fundraisers including Penny Wars which goes toward promoting literacy to those in need as well as our Pink Out Day which raised money for breast cancer awareness.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. My office is always open to you!
With Thanksgiving and Brave Pride,
Michael D. Eicher,
Salt Creek Intermediate School
On Saturday November 21st, the Salt Creek Intermediate Junior Naturalists had their first weekend hike of the school year. The 6th grade students selected Cross Mound Park near Tarlton due to its proximity to the school.
While on the hike, they explored the natural surroundings of the park. They focused on tree identification and bird identification, as well as other signs of life in the park. Part of the hike also included viewing and discussing the ancient earthworks found along the trail.
Fifth grade students who attended Biztown will take a post test.
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Back Row: Haley Simpson, Avree Entler, Nathan Edge, Rachel Hanley, Gavin Griffey
Middle Row: Jesse Kingery, Calla Ebert, Jayley Matthews
Front Row: Lana Smith, Timberlee Jenkins, Jude Braun, Zack Parks, Jillian Ayers
Congratulations to two of our fifth graders for awards earned at the 2015 Circleville Pumpkin Show Art Contest. Taylor Salyers won first place in her division for her colorful drawing of a girl. RJ Harris won first place in his division for his pumpkin watercolor.
Junior Naturalist Hike:
Saturday November 21st, 9:00 a.m.
Interim Grades Sent Home: Tuesday Nov. 24th
Thanksgiving Break: 11/25 - 11/30
Blizzard Bags will be sent home Tues. 12/2: Please keep these in a safe place until needed. You will be notified when they should be completed.
PTO Meeting: Tues. 12/1, 6:00 p.m.
JYC Club: Wednesday 12/2, 2:15-3:30, in Mr. Weller's room
Book Club Begins! Thurs. 12/3, 2:15-3:15 -- See Mrs. Blubaugh, school librarian, for more information! A signed permission slip must be returned. This club will meet on Mondays and Thursdays beginning on 12/3.
Bookmobile: 8:30 -1:15
Christmas Band Concert:
Thursday 12/10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Salt Creek Gym
Mingle with the Jingle Chili Dinner:
Thursday 12/17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS BREAK: December 21 - January 3
SCHOOL RESUMES: Monday January 4, 2016