"Bancroft Elementary School is dedicated to creating a safe and rewarding educational experience for all children. Our goal is to focus on student success by fostering a positive, accepting and supportive learning environment where students are proud of the work that they do each day."
- Principal Leah McComsey,
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"We pride ourselves on meeting ALL students where they are and helping them grow as students and people. I promise you that our commitment to your child will never waver. Lets work together to ensure that KMS remains the best school for your child."
- Principal Jake Moore
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New Garden Elementary School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month, which occurred from September 15th to October 15th. According to some research done by some enthusiastic fifth graders, the observation of Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.
Every grade level at New Garden, either decorated their classroom door or a section of the hallway, with something then gleaned from research about this special topic. Books were read and grade levels collaborated together to complete relevant projects. As you peruse the creativity below, you will see there was much learning and discovery going on at New Garden.
Mrs. Sarah Hannagan’s 5th grade classes have been studying Earth Science. To further peak their interests, over the weekend, students were asked to create a sundial. A sundial, the earliest type of timekeeping device, indicates the time of day by the position of the shadow of some object exposed to the sun’s rays. As the pictures detail, you can actually use one of these sundials to tell the time of day.
Recently two classes, Mrs. Melissa Ricketts and Mr. Troy Harris, partnered to become buddy classes for this school year. Once a month, these two classes will come together to complete a fun activity. On their initial meeting, Mr. Harris’s class helped Mrs. Rickett’s class learn how to log on to the computer and to a computer program called Reading Eggs. The first graders also read a book to the fifth graders. As the pictures show, it was a mutually beneficial time. The fifth graders had the chance to be excellent role models for the first graders. Another activity is planned for later this month. Both classes are bubbling over with excitement for this next activity.