Mr. Melvin’s Tie Contest

As in every year, Mr. Melvin needs his students’ help to design a tie for him to wear!  Stop by his classroom to get a sheet and design a tie based on a great book you’ve read.  It can feature characters, scenes, or battles from your book.  On a separate sheet of paper, write one paragraph about your drawing and how it represents your book.  Entries are due by March 6th at the end of the school day.

Go to for more rules and to see pictures of past winners.

Staff E-mails

Dear parents and students

I have few inquiries about how to access teachers’ and staff E-mails on the school’s blog. It is really quite simple.

  1.   Select Contacts from the Main Menu.
  2.   Select Emails from the sub-menu.



A Fragile Planet

Leave Planet Earth behind as you fly to the farthest reaches of the Universe.  Float up through Earth’s atmosphere, and gain an astronaut’s view of your home — the only planet currently known to support life. Then travel to the Moon, Mars, and even beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might support extraterrestrial life.  Inspire your students with this stunning HD film, available for free for educational use.

Watch the movie at this link:

A Fragile Planet

Create a home library for your child

Set aside part of a bookcase for your child. Or, you could have him or her help decorate a box to keep things in. Fill it with a variety of reading materials:

  • Look for deals on used books and magazines at tag sales, thrift stores, and book swaps.
  • Also get a library card for your child so he or she can borrow books, magazines, and other materials for free. Get one for yourself, too! Visit together often.

Do you know a talented 7th grader?

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is in search of high-achieving 7th grade students to apply to this unique five-year, pre-college scholarship. Students selected to be Cooke Young Scholars will receive academic and college counseling, funding for enrichment activities, and the opportunity to join a community of ambitious peers.

All parts of the application must be submitted by March 21, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) ET. If you or your students have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to reach out to us at or call 800-941-3300 for more information.

Thank you for helping us find the next generation of Cooke Young Scholars!