We were busy this past November and December, and we're excited for all of the activities that Spring 2023 will bring!
In November, we celebrated a number of things, including "Kindness Week." The Learning Center and Elementary buildings had several activities throughout the week designed to spread kindness and gratitude. In addition, both buildings had a change drive that collected approximately 400 lbs of coins. With the help of United Financial Credit Union, all of the coins were counted and we raised a total of $4,489.14, all of which was donated to the Michigan Epilepsy Foundation! We could not be more proud and grateful for our community’s participation!
Mrs. Dake’s 5th grade Social Studies classes at Freeland Elementary School enjoyed designing and creating their own totem poles in November, too. The projects turned out great!
In December, the Freeland Lego League teams competed in the Nexteer Ready Set LEGO competition at Freeland High School. Freeland had four teams competing representing 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Each of these teams are considered "rookie teams", having never competed previously. All teams did a great job and we congratulate them on an amazing robotics season. A couple of our teams earned additional awards. - The 2nd grade team, Freeland Lego Force, won the Rising All-Star award. - The 5th grade team, Freeland Formulators, won the Best Robot Design award. They also qualified for advancement to the State Competition that took place in mid-December.
We also had author Aron Nels Steinke visit Mrs. Quast's 3rd grade class. Mr. Steinke read from his book, "Mr. Wolf's Class: Snow Day" and facilitated an art lesson. The kids had a blast!
We are thankful to our incredible staff and the community members who support our learners.