Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Education

November 2, 2012

GES dresses up for science program

Greensburg — On the heels of Halloween, Greensburg Community Elementary School’s fourth graders had another opportunity to dress in costume -- this time for science.

This Thursday the fourth grade class showed their parents the product of their hard work by staging a “wax museum” of scientists on which the kids had done reports.

From Einstein to Tesla, the fourth grade class dressed as their scientist of choice. Each student had a green button sticker for onlookers to press, queuing a spiel about the life and achievements of that particular noteworthy scientist.

Linda Mills, GES library media specialist, said the kids have been working on the project for around a month.

The fourth grade class made a timeline, poster, and wrote a report on their various scientist. The wax museum required the kids to memorize all of the information to recite to an audience, and also gave kids the opportunity to become familiar with public speaking.

“We tried to make the scientists ‘come alive,’” said Mills.

She said the teachers also tried to share odd facts, such as astronomer Tycho Brahe’s nose being cut off during a duel.

Greensburg Elementary has been holding the wax museum project for four years, though the reports on the scientists have been a project for longer.

Mills said the kids generally have a good time with the wax museum portion of the project, and that the older students had good memories.

Several nearby students who were there to see their younger siblings concurred that they remembered having fun with the wax museum.

“We appreciate all the parents’ support,” said Mills, “And we’re happy they could come tonight and see what their kids are up to.” Having their parents come see their hard work means a lot to the kids, said Mills, adding that parental involvement is always important.

Contact: Tess Rowing 812-663-3111 x7004

1
Text Only
Education
  • SDES “Pinocchio” is great family fun

    WESTPORT – Fifth and sixth grade students at South Decatur Elementary School (SDES) will stage a production of Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” at 7 p.m. on April 24 and 25 at the school.

    After the roles were cast, students began practicing under the tutelage of SDES music teacher Karen Meeker in September.

    April 16, 2014

  • AG-gb041114-Ag Day Fair pic 3- page 10 Ag Day planting seeds for future success

    GREENSBURG - The chill in the air didn't stop the fourth grade students of Decatur County from enjoying the 21st annual Ag Day Fair at the Decatur County Fairgrounds on Tuesday. More than 400 students, teachers and chaperones arrived at the fairgroun

    April 11, 2014 4 Photos

  • biz-gb040414-Goodspeed-Chadwick jpg Goodspeed-Chadwick named 2014 "Inspirational Woman" by IUPUI Columbus, IN--Dr. Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, associate professor of English and director of the Office of Student Research at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) received the Inspirational Woman Award during a recent leadership recog

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • calvin.jpg NDES seeking help for student's surprise

    March 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lunch Menus Good Shepherd Christian Academy Monday - Chicken tetrazzini, green beans, mandarin oranges, cookie, milk Tuesday - Cheeseburger, oven fries, tomato slices, fruit salad, milk Wednesday - Pizza, corn, romaine salad, chocolate chip cookie, milk Thursda

    February 15, 2014

  • SDES students put on Christmas concert

    WESTPORT - On Dec. 12, the first through third grade students of South Decatur Elementary School (SDES) put on their annual Christmas concert. Dressed in their best, the young boys and girls of SDES took to the risers to showcase their musical talent

    December 17, 2013

  • NDES fifth graders saving the world, one recycle bin at a time

    December 12, 2013

  • nws-gb112913-GJHS Concert pic- page 1 GHJS students enjoy the “Concert of a Lifetime”

    GREENSBURG – Students in grades six through eight at Greensburg Junior High School (GJHS) who didn’t miss any assignments during a two week period were given the opportunity to attend the “Concert of a Lifetime” on Nov. 27. Special guest performers surprised students

    November 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • Lunch Menus November 25 – November 29 Good Shepherd Christian Academy Monday - Cheese pizza, roasted apples, broccoli, milk Tuesday - Chicken and rice casserole, peas, whole grain roll with apple butter, pears, milk Wednesday - No hot lunch Thursday - Thanksgiving break Friday - Thanksgi

    November 23, 2013

  • Oldenburg Academy First Quarter Honor Roll Senior First Honors - GPA of 3.75 or above Courtney Cull, Claire Dickey, Nichole Flaspohler, Isaiah Frey, Madelyn Hunger, Joshua Kinker, Meredith Maier, Daniel Mullen, Gabrielle Mungcal, Elizabeth Siemer, Briana Tindall, Peter Weisbrod, Cora Weisenba

    November 19, 2013