Logan Elementary School students showcased their academic talents on April, 29, during the Leader-In-Me Workshop.
Parents and community members were invited to learn about the students’ leadership skills and roles. Guests were greeted by student leaders Caden, Ramey, Rebecca Senator, Nicky Sadler, Madison Adams, Kaylin Vincel and Mason Skidmore.
Mrs. Natalie Sheppard’s and Mrs. Brenda Farley’s kindergarten class performed a list poem. The children each selected a letter, and using words with their respective letters, designed their letters into animals or objects. They also did an accompanying recitation using the letters.
The kindergarten class of Mrs. Kathy Adkins shared their data notebooks with parents and visitors. The notebooks are a means of charting their academic progress.
They sang the “Seven Habits” to the tune of “Dynamite” and the song: “I am a Leader” by The Happy Kids.
Ms. Jennifer Marcum’s kindergarten students participated in writing and making speech presentations about themselves, and their families, hobbies, and communities.
Mrs. Tera Adkins’ first grade class wrote, illustrated and presented an oral reading of a book titled: “West Virginia, West Virginia, What Do You See?”
Mrs. Danielle Mullins’ first graders did a presentation on the origin of pepperoni rolls in West Virginia and the process for making them. The children sold the pepperoni rolls for fifty cents, and donated the money to the Backpack Buddies Program.
Ms. Samantha O’Neil’s first grade class shared their knowledge of “Famous Places in WV.” Students learned about Seneca Rock, The Greenbrier, New River Gorge and the Gauley River. Mrs. Jamie Tomblin’s second grade students participated in a research project about various countries and cultures, taking visitors on a trip around the world. The class, of second grade teacher, Sherri McDonald, did presentations with art work and facts about various insects, reptiles, and jungle animals.
Ms. Jan Jones’ students became entrepreneurs, by participating in a student operated lemonade stand, after learning about procedures, consumers, advertising, and banking. The students each chose a job and were employees for a day. The lemonade stand was the class community project. All proceeds were donated to the LES Book Bag Buddies program. Ms. Jones’ class offers a special thanks to LHS Coach, Gary Mullins and LMS Principal, Ernestine Sutherland, for their help and support.
Mrs. Leslie Music and Miss Jimi Bailey’s third grade classes held a multicultural fair. Students researched a country and presented their projects, which included authentic foods and costumes.
Mrs. Kelly Bryant’s class researched important historical figures, crafted a biography, and designed a visual display to represent a chosen historical figure.
The fourth grade students of Mrs. Jennifer Wooten, Mrs. Lisa Prichard, and Mrs. Angie Butcher participated in a wax museum. Students portrayed past and present historical figures, and celebrities from sports, music, and theater.
LES is an active participant in the 7 Habits Leadership Program. According to author Stephen Covey, “the leadership theme can help improve academic success by instilling self-confidence in students and by creating a safe learning environment.”
The annual event was attended by 157 parents and community members.