Friday, March 29, 2013
Students are taking inventory, making change, and more.
Evergreen Elementary students are learning real-world skills working in their school store, according to the Perkiomen Valley School District. Bill McGill’s third-grade class, along with several parent volunteers, opened the store. The store helps students to order items to be sold, take inventory of existing items, total merchandise for customers and collect the proper amount of money. Math, organization, and interpersonal skills are practiced when the store is open, the school district said.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Students celebrated Dr. Seuss, ‘Read Across America,’ PSSA testing.
Evergreen Elementary School students had a lot to celebrate at their reading pep rally and parade on Friday. The students were partying in honor of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, who celebrated a birthday Saturday, and the National Education Association’s annual celebration “Read Across America,” and they were also pepping themselves up for Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) testing, which will occur in March and April. Students in kindergarten through second grade started the fun with a parade through the school’s hallways, wearing headbands displaying their favorite book characters and carrying signs and flags to encourage the third, fourth and fifth graders to do well on their upcoming standardized tests. When …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A Schwenksville woman was transported to the hospital after being struck by a school bus en route to Evergreen Elementary School.
One woman was sent to the hospital after a school bus collided with a Toyota Camry at the intersection of Plank Road and Rt. 29 in Perkiomen Township at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday according to the Pennsylvania State Police. According to police, the front end of a school bus, driven by a 28-year-old Harleysville man with six student passengers headed for Evergreen Elementary School, collided with the rear end of the 2003 Camry at the intersection. The 30-year-old Schwenksville woman driving the Camry was transported from the scene by Lower Frederick Ambulance to Phoenixville Hospital for evaluation. Evergreen Elementary Interim Principal Amy Sacks was as the accident scene, along with the Evergreen school nurst, check on the students who were on…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Students dressed the part of an artist with flowing scarves, sunglasses and beads, and shared poems they wrote that included poetic devices such as repetition and alliteration
Friday, June 15, 2012
Evergreen Elementary School third-graders transported parents and other guests back to the era of the Beatniks, during a Poetry Café held in Mrs. Kelly Voicheck’s classroom on June 7. Students dressed the part of an artist with flowing scarves, sunglasses and beads, and shared poems they wrote that included poetic devices such as repetition and alliteration. They encouraged visitors to snap instead of applaud for each student’s performance, and turned down the lights to create a dim and theater-like setting. The afternoon of poetry was capped off with an interpretation of “Street Music” by children's author Arnold Adolf. Students used maracas, tambourines and a plastic tub to create rhythm.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Saturday's show to include unique performances by K through 5 grades
Performers ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade will take the stage on Saturday night at the Evergreen Elementary School's annual Variety Show. The show will be held at Perkiomen Valley Middle School East, 100 Kagey Road in Collegeville. Students have been practicing for weeks to prepare for the big night. A sneak peek at the upcoming highlights include this video of the fifth grade's dress rehersal performance. Choreographed by Ursinus Professor and mother Jen VanGilder and Michelle Burke, the fifth graders are scheduled to display an amazing flashlight dance to Katy Perry's "Firework." For a quick glimpse of the unique show, click play above. Each grade will have special acts to impress the crowd with on Saturday. The show will…
Monday, March 5, 2012
Students rally to celebrate reading and encourage strong test performance
Monday, March 5, 2012
Evergreen Elementary School students celebrated their love for reading with a festive parade and spirited pep rally on March 2, which was also the birth date of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss and the National Education Association’s annual celebration of “Read Across America.” During Evergreen’s celebration, students in grades K-2 began the fun with a parade through the school’s upstairs hallways, passing by third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms. The children carried links, each of which featured the name of a book the child has read, and wore necklaces or paper crowns that displayed the titles of their favorite books. Once the students made their way into the cafeteria for the pep rally, the links were hung up around the room …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Fifth graders guide potential 'tourists' through the annual Colonial Expo
Families had a chance to take a different sort of "vacation," with their fifth graders leading the way, at Evergreen Elementary School's sixth annual Sail for America. Fifth graders worked as teams to pick one of the original colonies from an assigned region, and put together presentations in which they acted as "travel agents" trying to entice visitors to Massachusetts, South Carolina, Delaware or another destination. Before entering the expo, fifth-grade teacher Steve Lycosky addressed the parents and other relatives, thanking them for their support and assistance at home. Lycosky said the project taught the children about collaboration and teamwork, in addition to their learning about the colonies. The lessons will serve them well …
Monday, January 30, 2012
School community contributed to Treats for Troops
With Valentine's Day a few weeks away, Evergreen Elementary School students, parents and teachers shared the sweetness of their hearts with care packages for military personnel. The cafeteria/auditorium was a flurry of activity as Jenny Cochran and her fourth graders, Home and School members Heather Lewis, Katie Kupetz and Dana Gergel and one of Evergreen's "adopted" Marines Billy Holdsworth, filled packing boxes with snacks, baby wipes, canned food, magazines and crosswords, toothpaste and brushes, handmade cards, coloring books, notebooks and envelopes. Kupetz, Gargel and Lewis gave special acknowledgement to Snyder's of Hanover and Gemini Salon for their respective, large donations of snacks and shampoo and conditioner. The care …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Congresswoman talks with third graders about her work in Harrisburg.
Standing before a group of Evergreen Elementary third graders Monday, state Rep. Marcy Toepel got to partake in what she said was one her favorite aspects of her job – going into the community and talking to people. At the start of her visit, Toepel complimented how the teachers got the students to quiet so quickly – they had to stop talking as they raised two fingers in the air. “We need to do that Harrisburg … it gets very noisy,” Toepel said. Toepel told the students about the basic tenets of her job – she’s one of 203 representatives, she represents about 64,000 people, a PA House representative runs for election every two years and that she has been in office for about a year and a half. She also brought along House Bill 9, the teen …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Students perform their winning song on the B101 morning show.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The following was submittted by Kathleen Malchitsky: Thirty-eight students from the “award winning” Evergreen Elementary School's Fifth Grade Chorus woke up at 4 a.m. Monday to perform live on the B101 radio station’s morning show with DJs Tiffany and Michael. The chorus (90 members strong) recently won first place in the B101 Christmas Choir Contest, receiving a check for $5000.00 and a chance to perform live with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops. Fire codes permitted a maximum of 50 students to perform at the Kimmel Center, however, B101 graciously invited the remaining members to perform live at their studio. The students were very excited to perform “Blitzen’s Boogie,” meet the station personnel, the B101 Bee, and a representative from…