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Jan 18, 2018
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Jan 14, 2018
Joanie Seavey, Xplore program director at Edison, received the 2016 Program Line Staff of the Year award from the Arizona Community Education Association, for consistently going above and beyond to deliver outstanding programming to children.
Logan S., a sixth grader from room 25, became a two time winner for the Edison Spelling Bee. He will represent us at the MPS Regional Spelling Bee in January. 2nd place went to Katie P. from room 23, also in 6th grade.
Thanks to Ms. Jenni and Ms. Cobley for sponsoring the event and to our judges for their effort to help host the competition.
Congrats to our PBIS drawing winners... Jody's red wagon, Daymi's bike and Sebastian's bike. Thanks to our donors for these prizes our kids were excited to win.
At School, On Time, Ready to Learn
December K-2 Room 13 Elmer 2nd grade 3-6 Room 21 Robertson 3rd grade
November K-2 Room 10 Johnson 1st grade 3-6 Room 14 Hall 4th Grade
October K-2 Room 9 D'Anna 1st grade 3-6 Room 28 Scott 5th grade
September- K-2 Room 8 Rednour 1st grade, 3-6 Room 14 Hall 4th grade
August - K-2 Room 8 Rednour 1st grade, 3-6 Room 21 Robertson 3rd grade
Donors Choose Grant for 2nd Grade
Mrs. Elmer recently received news that her ELD students will be working with robotics in the coming months thanks to her STEM project design. He 2nd grade class of ELD learners will use the robotics lessons to be a tool for language development. Thanks to the generous donors for making this dream project a reality. Mrs. Elmer, you rock!
5th Grade - Art Project Edison Rock Garden-
Thanks to our parent volunteers for helping to make this happen for rooms 27 and 28. The students had a blast making these creations.
Edison Teacher Gets Grant for STEM Activities from Donors Choose. Read the story.
Mrs. Soloff, fourth-grade teacher, (left) was named an Honorable Mention finalist for Science Teacher of the Year in 2016-17 from the Arizona Science Teacher Association (ASTA) at their November awards banquet.
Donors Choose Snap Circuits
Mrs. Soloff's class was awarded funding for Snap Circuit to enhance the 4th grade electronics and problem solving units for science and critical thinking skills. Thanks to those that supported her class in this project. Some donors were from our community and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Edison Teacher Earns ADE STEM Scholarship
Ms. Freshley (above) was recently awarded a scholarship to cover the costs of her future learning to earn a STEM certification from Rio Salado. Mrs. Freshley is her third year teaching 4th grade at Edison. We look forward to her sharing her courses to bring these kinds of activities to our campus.
Donors Choose Funded Grant
Ms. Freshley also got her Donors Choose project funded for light inserts for her classroom to help set the environment for learning in her room.
to Edison Art teacher Shelley Richardson who was recently recognized by the MPS Governing Board for 30 years of perfect attendance to her work duties. Mrs. Richardson is dedicated to our students and works at five schools each week to teach student the skills needed to be successful artists. Thanks for all you do Mrs. Richardson.
Mr. Livingston- Music Conference Presentation
Edison students (left) performed for the AZ Music Educators' Conference under the direction of Todd Livingston. Todd is the Band Director for both Edison and Kino. He presented to the conference to highlight elementary band skills.
Constitution Week @ Edison
This year, local attorneys gave of their time to visit and teach Edison students about the U.S. Constitution. We appreciate them giving this experience to our students so we can help develop an informed citizenry.
Right - Abigail Adams visits 5th and 6th grades to teach students about the history behind the era of the framing of the U.S. Constitution.
Local Attorney Teaches Edison 6th graders About the First Amendment.
Colin Kapernick, Dress Codes for Work and Campaigning for President were topics explored within the First Amendment.
Thanks a Bunch!!!
Edison would like to thank the Assistance League of the East Valley for their support of our families with clothing and shoe needs this school year. The organization hosted 30 students and their families last week at the Gilbert and Southern Target to allow them to shop. Students loved the new items they were able to select.
Edison students were the lucky recipients of school supply donations from the Mesa First Church of the Nazarene. Pastor David Caudle leads the local congregation .
Edison families were very thankful for the wonderful school supply donations from the Breakfast Optimist Club of Mesa. Students received backpacks of supplies and others added to their class supplies form their generous donation. Last year they donated both supplies and coats for our Edison students. Thanks for all you do for Edison students.
Edison would also like to thank AT Still for their dental care support for our students. We had 30 Edison students receive extra special treatment this past week. We know healthy and happy students do a better job learning and we appreciate our community partners for their support of education and our community.
Edison is proud to be an AVID campus. We are building a culture of student performance and college readiness. We will develop students with the skills needed to organize their work, study for exams and apply their thinking to a variety of learning tasks.
Edison has been selected to be an SRP energy conservation school. Mrs. Delmoe and Mrs. Rednour are leading our efforts to conserve and have attended SRP training sessions to lead our school. We are learning about our campus electricity use and how to do a better job in efficiently using our tech tools for learning.
Service Learning-Thanks to all of our Service Learning student interns that are working on our campus this semester. We really appreciate the effort you have shown our community with your service and student support. Our kids love having you on our campus and teachers enjoy hosting.
This year we host interns that represent Grand Canyon (GCU), Arizona State (ASU), and Northern Arizona (NAU).
PTO Food Truck & Math Night
Thanks to our PTO and Kona Ice for their first cool off of the new school year. Lines stretched across the basketball courts to get the yummy frozen treats. Thanks to our PTO for braving the heat to give our kiddos these fun experiences.
We had a blast at our first Peter Piper Pizza night in September. Students had fun at the contests for dough, bingo and ice cream eating to challenge Edison staff. We had a lot of fun playing the games, visiting and seeing who was the best in each contest.
Thanks to Hungry Howie's for their support of student awards.
Edison students that reach each 25% level will be listed here for their accomplishments each quarter. We are glad to keep this program for our students. Rock on Jiji!!!
ALEKS Math - grades 4-6
Students at Edison will practice their math skills using a program called ALEKS. This web based program allows each student to work at an individual pace following a unique learning path as they advance their skills and close any knowledge gaps they have in specific math concept areas.
Soaring Eagles - Math Facts
Edison Math Facts Star Students
MPS Governing Board Award Winners
Edison was honored to be a spotlight school at the 9-26 MPS Board Meeting. We were able to honor a student (Eseta T.) a volunteer, (Mrs. Peterson), a teacher, (Ms. Gramstad), and our Customer Service champ (Mrs. Maldanado). We had a great turn out of family and staff to support our winners.
Each person received an award and got to meet the MPS Board members as part of their recognition. We are so proud to have them represent us as Edison Eagles.
Red Ribbon Week
Congrats to our Red Ribbon Poster Contest Winners for 2017.
K- Kaylee K.,1st- Chloe L.,2nd- Jillian P.,3rd- Annie D.,4th- Elizabeth V., 5th- McKenzie M.,6th- Katie P.
Our motto was "The Drug Free Force is With Me."
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Head Start @ Edison
Edison hosts Maricopa County HeadStart in room 5 on our campus. This year, there is one class session for all students attending the preschool.
Peter Piper Pizza 9/6/17
Teacher's Talent Show 2017
“We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”—Pablo Picasso
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. - Fred Rogers
Shake It Off
Cotton Eye Joe
Give Them 20
Edison recently completed our Track and Field events and our grade level champs for the 50 yard dash were recognized at an evening awards show. During the assembly, Mr. Capon (PE) and Mrs. Soloff (4th grade) were recognized by the University of Arizona for their work with students in teaching nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Congrats to them for their efforts to make our kids better prepared for healthy living.
Edison Dash Champs
Kinder boys - David K. and Max S. Kinder Girls- Sundee S. and Julia M.
1st gr. boys- Landon H. and Julian D. 1st gr. girls- Nelly B. and Jeniah T.
2nd gr. boys- Santiago V. and Isaac R. 2nd gr. girls- Allison M. and Yaquelin B.
3rd gr. boys- Shawn S. and Nathaniel P. 3rd gr. girls- Amia B. and Juelz M.
4th gr. boys- Victor L. and Isaac M. 4th gr. girls- Charlotte L. and Darla M.
5th gr. boys - Chris V. and Luke M. 5th gr. girls- Lilliana P. and Emily E.
6th gr. boys- Kaden W. and Ricardo D. 6th gr. girls- Yuridia G. and Tabi L.
Mr. Capon and Mr. Henderson hosted a PE demo night for our 3rd and 4th grade students and their families. Students went through the lesson components for all MPS PE blocks with a warm up, strength and conditioning, and then a fun unit using the ropes for swings and climbing. The families had a great time and we really appreciate them putting in the effort to host for the evening.
Skateland - Student Council Night
Edison's Student Council hosted Skateland costume night in October. We had a great turnout and a fun costume contest for those that made it out.
Ms. McCullar, Ms. Jenni and Mrs. Delmoe help take orders at the Mesa Drive McDonald's.