Every morning our fifth-grade students produce our Skyhawk Live news program, which is live-streamed on YouTube. Students learn to speak in front of a camera, write articles, interview adults and work cooperatively with their classmates to create Skyhawk News.
Athletics are a fun way for students to learn sportsmanship and get exercise. Girls and boys in fourth and fifth grades can participate in volleyball, basketball and track at Sacajawea.
Skyhawks will be able to sign-up for a Music and Dance Club during the Winter term. Ms Bravo and Ms Mattos will be working together to bring a creative and fun experience for 4th and 5th graders who are interested in singing and dancing. Information will be sent home in November.
The after-school Music/Dance Club meets once per week for 15 weeks. Students learn a variety of songs and dances centered on a common theme. Students have performed at the district dance festival and district choir festival. The season concludes with a performance for family and friends.
Sacajawea fifth-graders have an opportunity to show their responsibility and leadership as members of the school’s safety patrol. Working with adults, the safety patrol helps students and parents safely cross nearby streets before and after school.
The Multicultural Club gives students opportunities to explore other people, places and ways of living in the world that might be different from their own cultures. Students learn how to respect and appreciate similarities and differences through videos, projects, music, cultural artifacts and guest speakers. The club starts meeting after winter break, so check back later for more details.
The Green Team holds monthly meetings with students and teachers to discuss and plan eco-friendly activities, as well as ways to improve current processes and enhance the school’s green efforts.
In April 2013, Sacajawea Elementary School was one of 64 schools recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Education as a Green Ribbon School. Sacajawea was chosen for exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health and ensure effective environmental education.